As a consultative body “representative of” the whole parish community, the purpose of this Council shall be:
To maintain, as individuals and as a body, an active life of prayer and discipleship in response to God’s call;
To assist the pastor in assuring the effectiveness of the parish mission through recommendations and active cooperation in setting broad policy directions for the parish;
To provide an open, honest, mature, confidential and respectful forum for communication and dialogue regarding parish affairs;
To actively encourage the engagement of all parish members in the life and ministry of the parish;
To take whatever action it may deem appropriate to fulfill the purpose of this Council.