The Pastoral Parish Council is the consultative body of dedicated parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish representing the total Parish community in its work of reflection, decision-making, and evaluation of policies and programs that affect the people in their worship of God, in Christian education, in living the Gospel values of peace, justice and love, in personal contacts that allow the parishioners to grow more fully human and Christian and in providing the material needs for these purposes.
The purpose of the Pastoral Parish Council is to assist the pastor in the pastoral care of the parish. The council is only an advisory body. It advises and offers its opinion. It does not have legislative or decisive power. The governing of the parish is, by law, in the hands of the pastor.
A consultative body established to advise and assist the pastor and the Parish Pastoral Council in matters pertaining to financial affairs of the parish including but not limited to preparation of a budget, review of financial reports and making recommendations concerning the viability of large item maintenance and project expenditures. Membership is by appointment by the pastor and limited to active members of the parish. The relationship between the pastor and the committee is one of support and collaboration. The authority of the pastor, as defined by Canon Law, to act on behalf of the parish, is not changed by the establishment of this committee.
To advise the pastor, finance council and facilities manager regarding the maintenance of parish properties and to study the necessity and/or advisability of certain building projects.
The SPP’s Worship Commission, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Worship Office, assists the parish in matters of liturgical renewal, guidance, and direction by providing ongoing liturgical formation. The Commission serves by informing pastoral ministers of official directives, modifications and changes to the liturgy and coordination of programs.