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. Thus the nature and function of the Parish Pastoral Council are drawn from the nature and mission of the church and its role in the Parish community is to make present the ‘servant leadership’ of Christ in collaboration with the overall pastoral leadership of the Parish Priest.

For a deeper understanding of the Parish Pastoral Council, its theological basis, its role, function and life cycle, please click on the relevant links on the left.