The Pastoral Council exists to facilitate the sharing of talents by all members of the faith community. This occurs by means of dialogue within the community; opening up opportunities for both clergy and laity to fully participate in the life of the parish.
The nature of the Pastoral Council is both spiritual and temporal. The Council sets broad goals and policies for the growth and development of the parish, emphasis however is on the spiritual, keeping as a goal the “universal call to holiness.”
The Pastoral Council is a planning board. It does not manage the parish on a day-to-day basis.