The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) is the major consultative body for the Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan, made up of representatives of the clergy, religious, and laity around the archdiocese.
Liturgy & the Mass are foundational to the Catholic faith and to our lives as members of Christ’s Mystical Body. The Liturgy Committee discusses a variety of concerns and protocols around the celebration of the Mass and liturgy in our archdiocese.
The Faith Formation Committee (FFC) principal purpose is to collaborate with and support catechesis throughout the Archdiocese, helping our pastors, parishes and people learn more about and grow closer to Christ and His Church.
Communication is a vital need in any organization. The communications committee is tasked with initiating and developing strategies for effective information sharing and event promotion throughout the archdiocese.
The Youth Committee was established to expand the benefits of youth ministry throughout the archdiocese. It acts as an advisory body to help plan and co-ordinate participation in events for youth and young adults, e.g. World Youth Day and One Rock Youth Festival.
The Indigenous Pastoral Councils project (IPC) was established, in 2009, to help the Church in the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan better respond to the needs of Catholics among our First Nations and Métis peoples. The IPC has two divisions: one for the southern communities of the archdiocese (those around Lesser Slave Lake) and one for the northern communities.
The Vocations Committee focuses on the encouragement and fostering of vocations, helping people come to know where God is calling them in their lives – whether that be to the priesthood, consecrated life, married life or elsewhere. The committee is made up of priests, religious and lay people of the archdiocese.
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle is a newly formed committee, led by Archbishop Pettipas, that seeks to grow and renew relationships with the Indigenous peoples of our region and church communities.
The Finance Council is made up of members from across the archdiocese, who discuss and make recommendations on various financial and monetary concerns that affect the archdiocese and its churches.
The Projects Approval Committee (PAC) exists for the purpose of examining and approving the projects of healing and reconciliation that are presented to the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan for funding from the CCCB’s Indigenous Reconciliation Fund.