The parish Pastoral Council's purpose is stated in Canon 536. The fundamental activity is rooted in an individual and corporate response to the activity of the Good Shepherd. The concern of each member and of the whole council is the welfare of the entire parish. This is especially true in regard to community, worship and prayer, service, faith formation, and leadership/administration. The council is the primary consultative body to the Pastor in matters that touch the pastoral life of the entire parish.