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1 Parish Pastoral Council Guidelines Committees August, 2009

2 History - Why are we doing this? Early Days: Communal Life Leaders Identified Distinction between clergy and laity Pre-Vatican II environment Vatican II: s: Parish Councils Today: Pastoral Councils Early Days: Communal Life Leaders Identified Distinction between clergy and laity Pre-Vatican II environment Vatican II: s: Parish Councils Today: Pastoral Councils

3 Parish to Pastoral Councils A Change in Focus From “hands on”, “doers” Reviewing Reports Monthly activity focus Business Approach Program/finance driven Crisis Management From “hands on”, “doers” Reviewing Reports Monthly activity focus Business Approach Program/finance driven Crisis Management To Setting Vision Activating Mission Long Range Planning Prayer & Discernment Mission Centered Pastoral Planning

4 Pastoral Council as Spiritual Leaders Primary Goal - Conversion and growth Parish is the framework for growth Council: A prayerful group Work is not our own Prayerful discernment of God’s will Take quality time for prayer Guidance from the Holy Spirit Primary Goal - Conversion and growth Parish is the framework for growth Council: A prayerful group Work is not our own Prayerful discernment of God’s will Take quality time for prayer Guidance from the Holy Spirit

5 Mission Statement of the Archdiocese of Dubuque Community Word of God Leadership Families Eucharist Worship Morality Faith Formation Service Community Word of God Leadership Families Eucharist Worship Morality Faith Formation Service

6 Committees From Spiritual Growth & Liturgy Education Social Concerns Parish Community Life Finance & Administration From Spiritual Growth & Liturgy Education Social Concerns Parish Community Life Finance & Administration To Liturgy Faith Formation Commission Social Justice Parish Life Finance Council Stewardship

7 Liturgy Committee Facilitate liturgical prayer Nourish & give direction to worship: Music Environment Liturgical Ministers Guidelines for baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. Follow liturgical norms Written report or liaison to Pastoral Council Facilitate liturgical prayer Nourish & give direction to worship: Music Environment Liturgical Ministers Guidelines for baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. Follow liturgical norms Written report or liaison to Pastoral Council

8 Faith Formation Commission Develop/Oversee comprehensive catechetical plan Provide for lifelong faith formation Separate Board of Education for Catholic School (if necessary) Chair is voting member of Pastoral Council Phased in approach Develop/Oversee comprehensive catechetical plan Provide for lifelong faith formation Separate Board of Education for Catholic School (if necessary) Chair is voting member of Pastoral Council Phased in approach

9 Stewardship Committee Promote stewardship as: An expression of gratitude to God A way of life for a Disciple of Christ Foster a sense of belonging/ownership Promote stewardship of resources Sponsor appreciation of those who offer their time, talent, and treasure Chair is voting member of Pastoral Council Promote stewardship as: An expression of gratitude to God A way of life for a Disciple of Christ Foster a sense of belonging/ownership Promote stewardship of resources Sponsor appreciation of those who offer their time, talent, and treasure Chair is voting member of Pastoral Council

10 Social Justice Committee Continue Jesus’ ministry through: Service to marginalized and special needs Promoting justice and charity to all Providing opportunities for service Educate and motivate members on issues Coordinate parish service programs Written report or liaison to Pastoral Council Continue Jesus’ ministry through: Service to marginalized and special needs Promoting justice and charity to all Providing opportunities for service Educate and motivate members on issues Coordinate parish service programs Written report or liaison to Pastoral Council

11 Parish Life Committee Activities to build/strengthen community Welcome new members Plan events that foster community Offer hospitality at parish events Coordinate visitation to elderly and homebound Written report or liaison to Pastoral Council Activities to build/strengthen community Welcome new members Plan events that foster community Offer hospitality at parish events Coordinate visitation to elderly and homebound Written report or liaison to Pastoral Council

12 Finance Council Advisory Body to Pastor/Pastoral Council Administration Human Resources Facilities Finances Budget Long range financial development Chair is voting member of Pastoral Council Advisory Body to Pastor/Pastoral Council Administration Human Resources Facilities Finances Budget Long range financial development Chair is voting member of Pastoral Council

13 Timeline Summer, 2009: Publication Deanery Council In-Services August: Committee Structure November: Mission/Vision February: Selecting Members April: Consensus Decision Making July 1, 2010: Implementation Total Implementation…TBD… Summer, 2009: Publication Deanery Council In-Services August: Committee Structure November: Mission/Vision February: Selecting Members April: Consensus Decision Making July 1, 2010: Implementation Total Implementation…TBD…

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