Lay believers are in the front line of Church life; for them the Church is the animating principle of human society. Therefore, they in particular ought to have an ever-clearer consciousness not only of belonging to the Church, but of being the Church, that is to say, the community of the faithful on earth under the leadership of the Pope, the common Head, and of the bishops in communion with him. They are the Church. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 899)
Community and Pastoral Care Commission
The responsibility of the Community and Pastoral Care Ministries is to draw together the parish family in mutual support, activity, celebration and growth.