Parish Pastoral Council Constitution
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this body shall be the Parish Pastoral Council of the Church of St. Mary, hereinafter referred to as the “Council.”
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The general purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is to investigate, under the authority of the pastor, all those things which pertain to pastoral and temporal works of St. Mary’s Parish Family, to consider them, and to propose practical conclusions about them.
The specific purposes of the Parish Pastoral Council shall be the following:
ARTICLE III: AUTHORITY
The authority of the Council is derived from the authority of the pastor of the Church of St. Mary.
The authority of the Council is consultative and collegial.
The Council shall operate within the framework of the laws and teachings of the Church, Diocesan regulations and the policies of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.