This commission is responsible for helping the pastor and pastoral council provide the parish and parishioners with individual and communal opportunities for spiritual growth. Among its specific responsibilities are:
enabling, promoting, and supporting the parish's continued growth as a faith community
assessing the effectiveness of all present programs and organizations in deepening the spirituality of the parish community
providing opportunities for the spiritual growth of parish groups such as the pastoral council and other committees and organizations
encouraging prayer and reflection groups in the parish
coordinating parish retreats and renewal programs
promoting, supporting, and aiding implementation of evangelization programs, ecumenical activities, and vocation-awareness programs within the parish.
Ministries typically associated with this commission are the following:
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Other standing committees may be established by the pastor or pastoral council as appropriate, but care should be taken not to create more committees than are necessary to carry out the work of the Spiritual Life Commission.
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