In the Diocese of Scranton, a Parish Pastoral Council is to be established and operative in every parish to serve and unite laity, religious and clergy in community prayer, servant leadership, service and pastoral action.
The Parish Pastoral Council, a body of parishioner-representatives serves in a consultative role to the pastor. As such, it exists as a wisdom group commissioned to discern, proclaim, and manifest the presence and action of the Spirit within the parish community.
The Parish Pastoral Council is to be in communication with and sensitive to the needs and concerns of parish members and parish staff. All council members work together to discern what is best for the parish in light of the Gospel and the Church’s teaching, as they listen to what the Spirit is saying to them as the People of God.
The Parish Pastoral council meets four times a year. For 2016, the meeting dates are as follows:
March 15, 2016 7:00 pm, Holy Family Hall, 150 Terrace St., Honesdale
June 7, 2016 7:00 pm, Holy Family Hall, 150 Terrace St., Honesdale
September 6, 2016 7:00 pm, Holy Family Hall, 150 Terrace St., Honesdale
November 8, 2016 7:00 pm, Holy Family Hall, 150 Terrace St., Honesdale
Currently 36 individuals serve on the Parish Pastoral Council representing parishioners and the multitude of parish organizations and groups, as well as, clergy and parish staff.
For more information, please contact Judy Poltanis at 570-470-1536