The mission and purpose of PPC is to investigate
pastoral matters, evaluate
them thoroughly, and to propose
conclusions - called pastoral planning. The council then recommends to the pastor a set of actions to take for implementation. These may include everything that pertains to the Liturgical celebrations, the sacraments, caring for the faithful, and being a good steward of parish resources. The scope includes all practical matters of parish life (corporal & spiritual).
Council members may assist him, but implementation is not the responsibility of the PPC. At the Pastor's direction he may form a committee or assign any of the other ministries.