Parish Pastoral Councils
Parish Pastoral Councils are gathered by various means and in various forms in Catholic Parishes throughout Australia. They all have the single purpose of ensuring that the local church community, from among which they are called, has every possible opportunity to carry forward the mission of Jesus Christ.
Many resources are available to assist with the formation and development of Parish Pastoral Councils. Diocesan resources are particularly affirmed as the primary source to which Parishes might turn.
Prayer - Formation
Prayer is an expression of our realisation that God and we share this experience of life together.
From this resource, we hope a national discourse on Parish Pastoral Councils may develop.
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Parish Pastoral Councils are councils of the whole church, where priests, religious, church workers and laity all coming together and give leadership to the parish as it discerns its call to live the mission of the church in these times in this community.