The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) is a consultative body, constituted in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, to provide greater collaboration and unity in the pastoral programs and works of the archdiocese, its parishes and Catholic organizations.
In order to achieve the goal of being an accurate reflection of archdiocese as a whole, the APC includes representatives from the clergy, archdiocesan committees, parishes, and Catholic organizations (consecrated and lay) that minister in the archdiocese.
The members of the APC are:
- the dean of each deanery
- all members of the Curia
- one representative of the Archdiocesan Finance Committee
- one representative of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Committee
- two representatives from each deanery council
- one representative from each archdiocesan committee: Communications, Faith Formation, Native Pastoral and Youth
- one representative from Catholic organizations in the archdiocese: Catholic Family Services, Catholic Women’s League, Cursillo Board, Grande Prairie Catholic School Board, Holy Family Catholic School Board, and Knights of Columbus
- one representative for Religious Sisters (Sisters of Providence, School Sisters of Notre Dame, and Sisters of the Holy Cross)
- One or more appointees of the archbishop
There is an executive committee of the APC, made up of the archbishop, three members of the Curia and/or deans, and five members of the APC. The executive committee sets the agenda for each APC meeting.
The APC meets four times a year (May, September, November and February) at the Catholic Conference Centre in Peace River.