The primary task of the parish council is to enable parishioners to fulfill their baptism call of building up the Kingdom of God in the local community.
† The pastor is ultimately responsible to the bishop for all decisions made in the parish; all councils and commissions are consultative to the pastor. † Effective parish pastoral councils require collaboration among clergy and laity which calls forth their gifts of vision and to plan, empower and evaluate the parish’s programs and initiatives in light of the parish mission. † Together they lead the parish in the ongoing discernment and realization of it mission. † They are servants of the Gospel.