Parish, Vicariate and Archdiocesan Councils Handbook

Pastoral Council Resources

Parish, Vicariate and Archdiocesan Councils Handbook

Archbishop Allen Vigneron has identified pastoral planning as a high priority of our Parishes. We must move from maintenance to focus on our principal mission: For Church to serve Christ and bring others to know Christ.

This handbook includes information on parish councils, implementation, how to set them up, and operational procedures. New information in this handbook includes information on Parish Finance Council and Evangelization Committee.

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Please note: Any changes in the handbook are designated by a “rev. 10/13” in the lower left hand corner of those pages affected.

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