The Pastoral Council provides pastoral planning for the faith community it serves. Through extensive prayer, listening and learning the council assists the pastor in identifying and assessing the gifts and needs of the faith community; to clarify the parish's mission, and to develop and initiate pastoral plans to serve the mission for the Kingdom of God.
The membership of a Pastoral Council includes a wide variety of people. The member's objective is to always strive for the common good of the people they serve - to seek the best interest of the entire community of faith. Of most importance, membership of the Pastoral Council members are appointed on the basis of a discernment of gifts that are necessary for pastoral council members to possess. The recommended length of membership is three years.