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Parish Pastoral Council

Is consultative in nature and made up of a group of leaders of the parish who assist the pastor in fulfilling the mission of the Church.

Diocesan Parish Pastoral Council Guidelines
“View from the Pew”
– Parish Pastoral Council Input reporting format)

A Pastor's Toolbox by Paul Holmes ISBN 978-0-8146-3808-8
(Mark Fischer)
ReVisioning the Parish Pastoral Council
(A Workbook) by Mary Ann Gubish and Susan Jenny, S.C. with Arlene McGannon ISBN 0-8091-3957-X (leadership & parish life, guide to pastoral planning, creating a pastoral plan, parish roles and responsibilities)
Four Ways to Build More Effective Parish Councils
by Mark F. Fischer ISBN 978-1-58595-194-9

Blessings for Leaders by Dan R. Ebener ISBN 978-0-8146-3507-0

For more information, please contact the Office of Development and Planning at or call 614-241-2550.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus 197 E. Gay Street Columbus, OH 43215

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