Father Ken consults pastoral councils in order to be a better leader. In most parishes, Bishops and Priests ask their councils to investigate some aspect of the church, reflect on it, and recommend their conclusions. In brief, the work of the pastoral council is pastoral planning.
St. Joseph Parish Council assist Father Ken by studying, reflecting, and recommending their conclusions. Pastoral councils were first recommended in Vatican II’s “Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops.” They exist in three-fourths of the 18,000 Catholic parishes in the USA.
Meeting minutes will be posted in the near future.