Parish Pastoral Council


The PPC is responsible for organizing and implementing pastoral activities of specific ministries within the framework of the Parish Mission Statement. Members of the PPC also assist the priests by advising them on the various aspects of Parish Pastoral life.

The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body, pastoral in nature, because it strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God’s people in the Parish.  A Parish Pastoral Council gives its help to the Parish Priest in fostering pastoral activity; it investigates, under the authority of the Parish Priest, all those things which pertain to pastoral works to ponder them, and to propose practical conclusions about them.  It is essential that Council meetings occur in the context of prayer and openness to the Holy Spirit, so that at all times the common good will prevail. Specifically, the Parish Pastoral Council’s purpose is to enhance the process of:

  • pastoral planning
  • developing pastoral programmes
  • improving pastoral services
  • evaluating the pastoral effectiveness of various programmes and services

To contact the council, please email ppc[at]



We are always looking for faithful Catholics and parishioners who have the desire to assist the parish in serving local Catholics and evangelising Geneva and the surrounding area with the good news of Jesus Christ. If you are interested in volunteering to join the Parish Pastoral Council, please talk to me or email

All parishioners are welcome.

What is the Parish Pastoral Council? (PPC)

The Parish Pastoral Council is entrusted, in collaboration with the Curé Moderateur, with the leadership role to reflect, pray, innovate, and engage the faithful of St John XXIII Parish in the life of the local Church. Canon 536 §2 describes the function of the Parish Pastoral Council as a consultative body with norms established by the diocesan Bishop. 

The Parish Pastoral Council’s task is to bring together laypeople, clergy and religious who, together with the Curé, work collaboratively to support the life of the parish as a living faith community within the local and the diocesan church, ie the Liturgical, Pastoral and Catechetical life of the Parish

Parish Pastoral Council members invite the parish community to engage with other parish communities, share in the concerns of the Church, and strive to bring the Gospel message to all people and places in Geneva and the surrounding area. In fulfilling its mission, the Council considers the needs of the parishioners at all stages of faith development, from initial evangelisation, through discipleship formation, to apostleship and missionary discipleship.