Pastoral planning is the core responsibility of parish pastoral councils. This activity moves the parish forward into God’s design for our future as we become Parish pastoral council members represent not one particular group or issue, but all areas of parish life: old and young; men and women; laity, clergy and religious; and people with divergent viewpoints, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.
Under the authority of the pastor, parish pastoral council seeks to serve at the heart of the parish in coming to know God’s will for the parish. Through prayer, reflection on Scripture and study of the teaching of the Church, council members reflect on the parish’s mission and plan ways to initiate or strengthen whatever is needed to fulfill that mission.
Collaborating with the parish finance council, parish staff, parish organizations and parishioners, the pastor and pastoral council of St. Wendelin Parish lead the parish to envision a fuller manifestation of the Kingdom and invite parishioners into both the vision and its accomplishment.