Welcome to the Pastoral Development Office
. . . of the Catholic Diocese of Port Elizabeth
The role of the Pastoral Development Office (PDO) is to evangelise. It exists to help develop catechesis, youth, marriage and family life and ministries within the Diocese of Port Elizabeth.
- collaborates with the parish priest in the mission of the parish so that the pastoral welfare of all in the parish community may be promoted as effectively as possible and community life promoted and enhanced
- acts as a planning body, to study the life and activity of the parishes, research their needs, and establish short and long-term goals to enable the parishes to be faithful to their mission
- is a link between the parishes and the Port Elizabeth Diocese, to participate through the PCC (Parish Core Communities) in the deliberations and bible study workshops in the Deanery Pastoral Development Office.