Short Summary of the DUTIES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS – UPR ARTICLE 29
Assist the Priest in the administration of the affairs and ministries of the Parish. Work in cooperation with the Parish Priest and Parish Council in order to fulfill the purposes of the Church. Establish and supervise all committees of the Church. Engage in appropriate discussion, cooperate and support all majority decisions of and Parish Council.
According to the Uniform Parish Regulation (UPR) ARTICLE 25,
A CANDIDATE FOR THE PARISH COUNCIL MUST:
1. BE IN GOOD STANDING SPIRITUALLY & CANONICALLY: You must live your life and activities in accordance with the Faith and Canons of the Church. You must fully participate in the Sacramental life of the Church, which includes regularly attending services; thereby, setting an example for upholding the Teachings and Traditions of the Church. (To be verified by the priest)
2. BE IN GOOD STANDING FINANCIALLY: You must have been a Parishioner/Steward in good standing with the Parish for at least one (l) year immediately preceding the date of the election. This means actively and fully participating in the Stewardship program. (To be verified by the priest)
3. ATTEND A SEMINAR conducted by the Priest (prior to the election) at which the Priest shall discuss and explain the Uniform Parish Regulations, and the significance of the affirmation of office. This seminar will be scheduled together at a time to be determined. Following the seminar all candidates must sign a statement acknowledging that they understand the Regulations and will abide by them and the affirmation of office.