The tradition of the Church urges those who exercise executive authority to seek counsel from those who are affected by their actions. This understanding provides a vision of faith which recognizes the movement of the Spirit in the midst of the community.
The establishment of the Parish Pastoral Council is to be reflective of the faith life of the community, its diversity and its special social conditions. A pastoral council is an exercise in faith sharing, and therefore is served best by members who are truly faith-filled.
The Parish Pastoral Council exists to advise the pastor who by virtue of his ordination and appointment is mandated to serve the common good of the community.