PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

 

Canon Law provides for the formation of Parish Pastoral Councils in Canon 536 #1.

"In every parish of the diocese, a Pastoral Council shall be established, if the diocesan Bishop,after consulting with the Council of Presbyters, so decides.The pastor presides over the Pastoral Council.The Pastoral Council is composed of members of the congregation together with those of the parish staff who have pastoral care by reason of their office. The Pastoral Council assists in promoting pastoral action in the parish."

The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body, pastoral in nature, because it strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God's people in the parish. A Parish Pastoral Council gives its help to the pastor in fostering pastoral activity; it investigates, under the authority of the pastor, all those things which pertain to pastoral works to ponder them, and to propose practical conclusions about them. It is essential that Council meetings occur in the context of prayer and openness to the Holy Spirit, so that at all times the common good will prevail.

         Specifically, the Parish Pastoral Council's purpose is to enhance the process of:

  • pastoral planning
  • developing and implementing pastoral programs
  • improving pastoral services
  • evaluating the pastoral effectiveness of various programs and services

The pastor presides over the Parish Pastoral Council. The pastor is responsible for the final approval of Council recommendations concerning pastoral planning, programs, and services for the parish, as well as for their implementation. The Parish Pastoral Council assures the ongoing life and development of the faith-community, working together with parishioners, supporting their efforts to live as followers of Christ.

The Parish Pastoral Council regularly  meets every first Tuesday of the month for business matters and every third Thursday of the month with the Parish Finance Council for prayer meeting.

 

Chairman:              Msgr. Melchor David

President:               Francis Balagtas

Members:               Emilia Capito
                               Ramon Rafael Dolor
                               Carmelo Cabriga
                               Rommel Paul Adriano
                               Lourdes Yogore
                               Germanito and Ma Joyce Pavino
                               Princess Mae Panesa

Secretary:               Ma. Nanette Mojica

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