What is the Parish Council?
Serving as advisers to the Pastor, the Parish Council is a group of parishioners who work on visioning for the future of the parish, strive to build a community of disciples and engage in a continuous process of pastoral planning, which takes into account the needs and priorities of its parishioners, the dioceses, the broader community, and the world.
Canon 536 defines the requirement for a parish council. Canon 536 says, ” If the diocesan bishop judges it opportune after he has heard the presbyteral council, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish, over which the pastor presides and in which the Christian faithful, together with those who share in pastoral care by virtue of their office in the parish, assist in fostering pastoral activity.”
Download the description for the Parish Council Nomination Process here:
Process for New Council Membership
Download the Parish Council Nomination Form here:
Parish Council Nomination Form