Pastoral Council Information
What is a Pastoral Council?
In accordance with Canon 536 of the Code of Canon Law and the directives of the Diocesan Church of Altoona-Johnstown, a Parish Pastoral Council is established to study and reflect upon whatever pertains to parish pastoral ministry and to arrive at practical conclusions on how to help the People of God pattern their lives and actions more closely on the Gospel. By its study and reflection, the Council provides insights into how the parish community may be enabled to plan its pastoral ministries systematically and effectively.
In short, the Parish Pastoral Council helps the pastor set goals for the parish and help the parish achieve those goals.
Pastoral Council has 5 standing committees: Liturgy, Education, Social, Christian Service, and Maintenance.
Each of these committees helps the pastor manage the mission of the parish in those areas.
Pastoral Council Members