THE PASTORAL COORDINATION DIOCESAN SERVICE
This service is an organ used by the bishop to coordinate the pastoral activities of the diocese. It has at its head a priest as a pastoral coordinator whose main responsibilities are the following:
1. Coordinate pastoral planning and monitor the progress of the diocese action plans;
2. Oversee the timely availability of periodic and annual reports, summarize and analyze them on behalf of the Bishop;
3. Coordinate the implementation of the pastoral strategic plan of the diocese;
4. Ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the diocesan pastoral activities;
5. To animate the decentralized structures of the diocese (Parishes, Outstations and Basic Christian Communities (BCC) which are the pastoral instruments on the grassroot level;
6. Coordinate the Commissions’ pastoral activities and the diocesan Chaplaincies;
7. Coordinate the development of pastoral and social projects;
8. Harmonize the composition and functioning of parish pastoral councils;
9. Coordinate the development of planning, monitoring and evaluation tools for pastoral activities at the diocesan and parish level;
10. Foster unity, and pastoral assistance among fellow priests.
11. Foster unity and pastoral assistance among fellow priests.
12. Coordinate and make the follow up on the implementation of proposals from the Synod and from advisory councils of a pastoral character and of the diocesan entities which have received the Bishop’s approval;
13. Oversee the preparation and restitution of periodic and annual narrative reports by parishes, services, commissions and diocesan entities for the Bishop;
14. Ensure that the application of pastoral procedures is put in place by the diocese;
15. Ensure that the decisions of the pastoral Council are implemented;
16. Prepare and submit long, medium and short term strategic plans to the pastoral council;
17. Coordinate the mid-term and final evaluations of the diocesan five-year and strategic plans;
The orientations or directives of the pastoral activities of the diocese are given by the Bishop through the Pastoral Council and other competent authorities.