Sisters of St. Francis
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812-934-2475
Mailing Address:
Sisters of St. Francis
P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street
Oldenburg, IN 47036

PLC?

By: S. Shirley Gerth

PLC stands for Parish Life Coordinator. The simplest way to describe the role of a Parish Life Coordinator is to say that they are basically the pastor of a parish assuming all the responsibilities and duties of a pastor except celebrating Mass and the sacraments. Of course, the title of pastor is not used. A priest moderator is named as the canonical pastor. My moderator lives in Indianapolis. My parish, St. Maurice, is in Napoleon, Indiana. As PLC I plan the sacramental portion and participate in the celebration of the sacraments in some way. I work closely with the Sacramental Minister keeping him informed of all parish happenings. One image I have of a PLC is as a bridge-builder, being the person who connects the sacramental minister with the people. It’s my responsibility to know the names and something about my parishioners and see that the Sacramental Minister knows those things also. I’m presently in my “brick and mortar” stage. Recently we had a mortgage burning service and we built a new parish center. It is a great responsibility to participate, encourage and minister to the people of St. Maurice. It is one I do not take lightly, but enjoy immensely.

Sisters of St. Francis
Contact Us
812-934-2475
Mailing Address:
Sisters of St. Francis
P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street
Oldenburg, IN 47036