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Council Responsibilities to The Society

Council Responsibilities to The Society 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Two documents on the National Council website — What Is Expected of an Archdiocesan/Diocesan Council and What Is Expected of a District Council — clearly explain what a Council should be doing. A few key reminders are listed below. As part of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Council will:

  • Accept and strive to achieve our stated missions.
  • Operate within the Rule, Manual, Nationally Approved Bylaws, and Resolutions of the Society.
  • Report annually on a timely basis on its activities and results.
  • Take part in the larger Society by attendance at meetings and participating in Regional or National Committees when asked to do so.
  • Share all best practices, processes, or procedures with other Councils whenever possible.
  • Actively promote training and formation of its members.
  • Develop a program of extending our work to those parishes within our Diocese that have no Conference.
  • Do everything possible to strengthen the spiritual life of its members.

We thought focusing attention on these expectations at the start of a new fiscal year would be helpful.

In addition to the documents linked above, another useful areas of the website that’s worth checking out is: https://members.ssvpusa.org/information-for-members/standards-of-excellence/.

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