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Together in Ministry


These resources are free to download. Printed copies can also be ordered through the Office of the Lay Apostolate.

Parish Pastoral Council Reference Handbook (May 2017)

A quick reference that is especially useful for new members of Parish Pastoral Council. (PDF, 16 pages)

Together in Ministry Manual

A guide to the orientation and training that is provided for incoming members of Parish Pastoral Council through a TIM workshop. (PDF, 29 pages)

If you are a new member of Parish Pastoral Council, you have made a generous commitment of your time and talents to the parish, in the service of Christ and his Church. Now what can you expect?

It's important first to understand your role and responsibilities on parish council so that all your gifts and talents will be put to the very best use.

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has developed a continuing program of formation and support for all Parish Pastoral Councils (PPCs) called Together in Ministry. It consists of workshops delivered throughout the Archdiocese, with guidance and reference provided by the Parish Pastoral Council Handbook and the Together in Ministry Manual.

The Office of the Lay Apostolate is here to support you and your Parish Pastoral Council.

Coordinator: Lucy Kaakyo

Administrative Assistant: Barbara Cartwright

Phone: 780-469-1010 ext. 2129

Or email using the Contact Us link and selecting Lay Apostolate.

Available Workshops

Together in Ministry (TIM) - Parish Pastoral Council as Ministry

TIM Information Workshop - 4.5 hours approx.

  • Review and renew our commitment to our shared mission
  • Explain the structure and leadership of the local Church (our Archdiocese) and parish, and the role of PPCs in the Archdiocese
  • Relate the archdiocesan priorities and volunteer management program to the mission of the universal Church
  • Provide an opportunity for PPC members to become familiar with the Together in Ministry (TIM) Manual

Discernment for Goal Setting

Goal Setting Workshop - 6 hours approx.

  • How to be good stewards of  God’s gifts
  • The work of our parishes
  • The concept of consensus decision-making
  • Visioning the future of our parish
  • Setting goals to reach this vision

Workshops are presented by teams of trained volunteer facilitators.

They can be booked by contacting Barbara at 780-469-1010 ext. 2129.