The Parish Pastoral Council
Description: The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a ministry that desires spiritual growth in ourselves and our parish. A dynamic and common denominator is endless enthusiasm about the future of IHM!! We meet the last Tuesday of each month (nothing in July/August) with Father about the short term and long term plans for IHM and its role in renewing its spiritual life as well as meeting our parishioners' needs and hopes. We collaborate with the finance council, parish staff, and other ministries to review and discuss issues of mutual interest and concern. Together with the pastor, we help parishioners embrace the pastoral mission and invite all to be an active participant in its success.
We use the seven elements of parish life as a tangible guide for developing plans and they are the following: Word; Service; Worship; Community; Leadership; Stewardship; and Evangelization. Each and all of these components lead us back to the center of Catholic life, the celebration of the Eucharist.
Each year in May we endeavor to reach out and recruit new members to help us achieve our mission which is the following: "WE THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ARE A REPRESENTATIVE BODY OF THE PARISH WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO ASSIST THE PARISH IN FULFILLING ITS MISSION. AS A CONSULTATIVE BODY TO THE PASTOR, WE PRAYERFULLY AND COLLABORATIVELY DISCERN THE PARISH VISION,DIRECT AND PLANNING; AND WITH THE PASTOR, INVITE PARISHIONERS INTO THAT VISION AND ITS ACCOMPLISHMENT!
Please know that you are important and we value your interest and active participation.