Manual for Parish Pastoral Councils
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Assistance in Setting up a Parish Pastoral Council

If you would like assistance in forming a Parish Pastoral Council, please contact:

Maria Elena Uribe
Pastoral Councils Office
3424 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2202
Office: (213) 637-7321
Fax: (213) 637-66321
E-mail: meuribe@la-archdiocese.org

Tips for Parish Pastoral Councils

The following guidelines should help you plant and grow an effective Pastoral Council:

  • Principles of Catholic Teaching
  • How to Build Trust Among Members
  • Communication Among Community Members
  • When and How to Assess the Parish Plan
  • The Advantages of Working in Groups
  • About the Parish Mission Statement
  • What is Consensus?
  • Parish Planning