These guidelines are a sample format. Each parish will adapt them to fit their own situation.
The guidelines are an important resource for the pastoral council commissions and finance council committees, especially the chairpersons. They clearly define the committee responsibilities, manner of operation and expectations.
The Commission/Committee Guidelines should be reviewed in conjunction with the parish council's review of their constitution and bylaws. Committee chairpersons can alert the parish council chairperson to any discrepancies or problems in the guidelines.
These guidelines are taken from the current Parish Commissions & Committees Manual. Each parish will adapt them to fit their own situation.