The Jesuit Parish of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
28 Commonwealth Ave,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Come journey with us, from disciples to apostles
Parish Pastoral Council
Theresa O'Keefe, Chair
St. Ignatius has had an ongoing parish council since the 1970s; the job of the parish pastoral council (PPC) is to advise the pastor. Members of the PPC serve for a three year term, which may be renewed once if desired. Any registered parishioner is welcome to serve on the PPC and we try to get a representation from the many different groups within the parish. PPC nominations are made in May of each year. The PPC begins each year with a weekend retreat and intersperses prayer and social gathering with its monthly agenda. Many important works have been initiated and supported by members of the PPC, especially outreach, educational, and social programs. The PPC is an invaluable help to the pastor in assessing the needs of the parish, ways of meeting those needs, as well as planning for the future.