Parish Pastoral Council - Parish of Our Lady and the Saints of Sussex
1 December 2021: Nominations to the Parish Pastoral Council have now closed. Many thanks to everyone who has submitted a nomination. Fr Tom and the team will look at them in the next week, with a view to building the most balanced team possible, and nominees will be contacted as soon as possible, and the names of the new councillors then announced. It is hoped that the first meeting will be in January.
St Paul VI said: “It is the function of the pastoral council to investigate everything pertaining to pastoral activities, to weigh them carefully and to set forth practical conclusions concerning them so as to promote conformity of the life and actions of the People of God with the Gospel” and Pope Francis recalled that the purpose of such a Council “should not be ecclesiastical organization but rather the missionary aspiration of reaching everyone”.