Parish Pastoral Councils

Each parish in the Auckland Diocese is expected to have a parish pastoral council. They were established in the diocese in 1971 and have been mandatory since then.

Members of parish pastoral councils are those who set the vision, and are "planners" and "enablers" who work collaboratively with the parish priest  to build community and serve the People of God in the parish.

In his introduction to the guidelines for Parish Pastoral Councils 2014 Bishop Patrick Dunn quotes Pope Francis

A parish is the presence of God in a given territory, an environment for hearing God's word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration.: (EG#28)

These guidelines offer a framework of principles, procedures and practical ideas for collaboration and co-operation between clergy and people in shared responsibility for leading the parish.

Click to download a copy of Parish Council Guidelines or email  the office  to purchase a copy for only $6.00.

Formation sessions for Parish Pastoral Councils offered, your place, your time, on request - contact Pat.

PPC guidelines