Parish Council Development

Pastoral Council
A pastoral council is to be established in every parish of the diocese, designed to foster the pastoral activity of the parish, in keeping with the general law of the church and diocesan guidelines (Acts of the Synod of the Diocese of Helena, August 1988). The Director of Pastoral Planning Services offers support, through workshops and other resources, to parish pastoral councils to develop appropriately as consultative bodies.

Finance Council
A finance council is to be established in every parish of the diocese, designed to assist the pastor in the administration of the temporal goods of the parish, in keeping with the general law of the church and diocesan guidelines (Acts of the Synod of the Diocese of Helena, August 1988). Pastoral Planning Services, together with the Business Administration Division and Parish and School Financial Manager, provides support and resources to parish/school finance councils to develop appropriately as consultative bodies.