Parish Pastoral Council

The pastor identifies his Parish Pastoral Council and presides over the Council, which serves in an advisory capacity. The Parish Pastoral Council assists the pastor in serving the parish community by exploring the needs of the parish and responding appropriately. This is accomplished through prayer, listening and dialogue.

The pastor determines the size and membership of the council through a selection process of his discretion. Structure of the Council is formalized through bylaws with an elected Chairperson and a regular meeting schedule.

Parish Pastoral Council Guidelines were approved and promulgated by Bishop William K. Weigand on November 21, 2005 and revised by Bishop Jaime Soto on October 2, 2013. Please use the following links to download the Guidelines in English or Spanish:

Come to the Table Parish Pastoral Council Convocation

Bishop Jaime Soto's Call to Holiness