Very good question! Normally, we would be well into our second Parish Pastoral Council meeting by now. Why haven’t we met yet?
With careful attention to the Archbishop’s pastoral letter “Unleash the Gospel”, the Amazing Parish recommendations, and the distinctive history and current needs of our Clustered Parishes, our Parish Leadership Team has been considering how to best implement an even more effective Parish Pastoral Council! PPC will be looking very different from what we have seen in the past. We have consulted other parishes, had numerous long meetings, and now have some good ideas on paper! Our next step is to gather with several leaders from the parishes to firmly set the unique vision and methodology of our re-imagined parish council. This will most likely include “Unleash the Gospel” formation and “Called and Gifted” Training.
We expect the full process to take up the rest of the school year and to involve everyone (No bystanders!) in some way; the whole new plan should then fully launch in September of 2018. We will continue to fill you in about the progress the parish leaders and staff are making.
With confident hope,