The Parish Pastoral Council is the consultative body of the parish and shares responsibility with the pastor for the pastoral life of the parish. St. Hubert Parish Pastoral Council strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God’s people in the parish for the purpose of investigating and weighing matters that bear on pastoral activities and formulating practical conclusions regarding them. It is a representative body rather than body of representatives.
The function of the Parish Pastoral Council is to provide the climate in which parishioners can grow in a deeper relationship with God and each other, and to minister to the total well being of parish members, be they individuals or families. Through research, prayer, study and discernment, the parish council recommends policies, services and support programs to meet the needs of the parish and reaches out to the larger community. The Parish Pastoral Council encourages and supports parish ministries and identifies and provides for the communal, social, spiritual and educational needs of all of the parishioners. Regular meetings of the Parish Pastoral Council are held monthly, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the parish center.
The meeting agenda is decided in advance by the Pastor and Chairperson, based on an understanding of the ongoing needs and concerns of the Parish.
To serve on the Parish Pastoral Council, members need the following attributes
- WE ENGAGE in the ongoing process of pastoral planning to assess parish needs, determine priorities and options for meeting those needs.
- WE SERVE as a conduit for ideas, feelings and concerns among our diverse St. Hubert faith community, pastor and staff.
- WE ACT as liaison between St. Hubert Community, the larger church (deanery) and archdiocese.
To learn more about the Parish Pastoral Council, please complete the form below or contact the Ministry Coordinator at email@example.com.
“The mission of the parish pastoral council is to ‘examine and consider all that relates to pastoral work and to offer practical conclusions on these matters so that the life and activity of the People of God be brought into greater conformity with the Gospel.’ It is to provide a means by which the full parish can participate in discerning the mission of Jesus and how this particular parish membership is being called to carry out that mission in this particular time and place.”
- Pope Paul VI as quoted in The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown’s A Guide For Parish Pastoral Councils: A People of Mission & Vision (p.2)