Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council

Not to be confused with Parish council

In Catholic dioceses and parishes, Pastoral Councils may be established by the diocesan Bishop or pastor. They are consultative bodies which serve to advise them regarding pastoral issues.

The main purpose of a diocesan pastoral council is investigating, reflecting, and reaching conclusions about pastoral matters to recommend to the Bishop. The main purpose of a parish pastoral council is in some ways analogous.

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Resurrection Catholic Parish (Wilmington) - Pastoral Council
... This council acts in concert with the pastor to lead and guide the people by making decisions with him for the common good ... The Council consists of the Pastor, five elected Ministry Representatives, eight elected Stewards, two elected Trustees, two Pastoral Appointees, the Executive Officer of Finance Council (non-voting member), the Deacon ...
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... The purpose of the parish pastoral council, as described in canon 536, is the "fostering" of "pastoral activity" in the parish ... Because the pastor is the proper shepherd of the parish, it follows that his pastoral council possesses a consultative vote only ... Sacred Ministry of Priest states that, "It is for the Parish Priest to preside at parochial councils ...

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