parish pastoral council
What Is a Parish Council?
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a consultative body in the spirit of Vatican II and in accordance with the provisions of Canon Law. It consists of representatives from all sections of the parish, namely the clergy, the religious and the laity. It shares with the Parish Priest and his assistants, in a spirit of collegiality and collaboration, the responsibility for the growth of the Parish as a community of faith, hope and love.
The primary objective of the Council is to act in collaboration with the Parish Priest and his assistants in such a manner that the entire Vision and Mission of the Church is promoted in every parish of the Archdiocese of Bombay through the active participation of all members of the Parish Community.
Who is on the Parish Council?
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is made up of the elected representatives from the nine communities and representatives from associations of the parish as well nominated members as per the discretion of the Parish Priest. It also includes the members of the clergy and the Superiors of the Religious Congregations, who are ex-officio members.
As the Parish Pastoral Council begins a new year 2019-20, the SCC zones have been re-formed and re-organised for better co-ordination and to create a greater awareness in the community. For this purpose Zone 7 and 8 have been combined together to form one community. This has been effective from 1st October 2019.
What does the Parish council do?
Since the PPC is the apex body of the parish, every member plays an important role in making the body vibrant and effective in addressing various pastoral concerns.
The focus of every PPC member is:
To work as a community builder
To discern the needs of the parish community
To discover new talent
To prepare a pastoral plan based on the parish vision statement.
When does it meet?
The PPC meets regularly every first Thursday of the month after the 7 pm Mass. Duties and responsibilities include reporting/feedback on Parish and SCC activities, planning for future events and taking up issues that affect the Parish as a whole.