The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body in which the faithful, exercising their baptismal responsibilities, collaborate with the parish priest in the development of the parish.
The parish pastoral council is a leadership group through which priests and people work together as partners in furthering the mission of Christ in their own place. (Parish Pastoral Councils – Bishops conference no. 3.1 page 18)
Guided by the values of the Kingdom of God, the Parish Pastoral Council helps to build up a vibrant Christian community that is rooted in baptism and marked by its faith, worship and service.
2.1 The Role of the Parish Pastoral Council
The role of the Parish Pastoral Council is outlined in Canon 536 of the code of Canon Law:
§1. If, after consulting the council of priests, the diocesan Bishop considers it opportune, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish. In this council, which is presided over by the parish priest, Christ’s faithful, together with those who by virtue of their office are engaged in pastoral care in the parish, give their help in fostering pastoral action.
§2. The pastoral council has only a consultative vote, and it is regulated by the norms laid down by the diocesan bishop.
You can read the full Diocesan Guidelines for Parish Pastoral Councils here
You can contact the Parish Pastoral Council by phone through the Parish Office.
The Chairperson is Marcella Moore and the Secretary is Liz O’Donohoe-Byrne.
You can email the Parish Pastoral Council on: email@example.com