Priests are called upon to engage in various forms of ministry in service to Christ’s faithful. Included among these forms is the office of Pastor. This description focuses on the substantive responsibilities of priests assigned as Pastors as distinct from other ministries within a parish and non-parochial ministries.
There are many sacramental, liturgical, and spiritual obligations that a priest freely undertakes upon his ordination and upon assuming the office of Pastor (see, for example, Canons 528-530). This statement does not seek to focus on those obligations which are commented upon in the Personnel Policy Handbook for Priests. It does seek to enumerate those responsibilities unique to the office of Pastor which are carried out within the context of the local Pastorate.
With the Archbishop
With the Regional Vicar(s)
With the Associate Pastor(s)
With the Staff
With the Pastoral Council
With the Finance Council
With the Parish Corporators
Once a person has come to faith in Jesus (been evangelized) they are then in need of Christian formation/catechesis.
Adult Education/Continuing Formation:
Management of Temporalities:
The role of a Pastor is a multifaceted ministry. The full spiritual, administrative, human, and temporal components involved cannot be put into an exhaustive list. This document, along with the policies contained in this Handbook, seek to form a framework by which the ministry of Pastor can be exercised.