Pastoral Council

Shrule Parish Pastoral Council

The Church’s call is to be missionary, ‘Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News’ Mark 16:15. In order to carry out this mission, the Church is made up of diocese which in turn are composed of parishes. The Code of Canon Law does not define a parish as a building or a set of structures but rather a specific community of the faithful. ‘The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration’. Evangelii Gaudium n.28.


The Parish Finance Committee is not the same as the Parish Pastoral Council. There is a clear distinction between the parish finance committee and a parish pastoral council. The parish finance committee is responsible, along with the Parish Priest for the management of the temporal goods of the parish. A parish pastoral council is responsible for supporting, facilitating, and developing the faith of the parish.


View booklet explaining the Pastoral Council and how to constitute one.

Download the booklet as PDF