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Planning the Future of Our Parish


Our Parish Vision

A faith community growing with Christ and His Church, building the Kingdom of God, in the Salesian charism.

Parishioners are encouraged to nominate themselves or other parishioners for a 3-year term of service with the Parish Leadership Team (PLT). Complete the nomination form (overleaf) or fill out the online nomination form.    Please ensure completed nomination forms are received by the Parish Office by Wed 1st Aug.         Nominees will be contacted to ascertain their willingness to become a candidate for discernment.

A formal discernment evening will be held at 7.30pm on 8th August 2018, in the Parish Centre when nominees will be asked to pray and reflect on the role and responsibilities of the PLT; and discern whether or not they feel called to this ministry of service and leadership. Any Parishioners accepting a nomination are asked to be present at this discernment meeting.

We are inviting people who possess the following qualities to consider nominating:

  • An enthusiasm about the future direction of our Parish;

  • Active Catholic Parishioner of St John Bosco Engadine for at least four years.

  • Active member of one or more Parish Ministry Group.     

  • A strong understanding of the role of many of the Parish Ministries.

  • Organisational and leadership skills

  • Clear thinker with ability to problem-solve

  • Strong facilitation and collaborative skills

  • Intermediate PC skills

  • Current, verified Working With Children Check, or a willingness to obtain this.

Key roles of the PLT are:

  • To work in close collaboration with team colleagues, in providing support for the Parish  
                                Priest with respect to his responsibilities for parish administration.

  • Calling all to plan and engage in the Parish Vision and Mission  

  • Linking, encouraging and growing parish ministries

  • Discerning ministry leaders

  • Develop and maintain a record of key parish ministry roles, and the role definitions and
                                succession planning for those ministries  

  • Maintain communication with the Parish Associate Organisations through attendance at the
                                developing educational leaders meetings to unify and complement the Parish.

  • Operational troubleshooting

  • To represent the Parish as appropriate

Click to make a copy of the above roles and criteria and a nomination form to give to someone you believe could be part of the Parish Leadership Team (PLT).  

Key dates  for which successful candidates need to be available:

Discernment Evening

Wednesday 8th August 2018 – 7.30pm – Parish Centre

Commissioning Ceremony

Sunday 12th August 2018 – 9.30am Mass - Engadine

PLT Retreat

Date to be confirmed dependent on availability of team members.

First PLT Meeting



June 3   1st Major bulletin sharing - + Date Claimer

June 24 Celebrating Parish Life - planned by the PPC.  A sharing from a member of the team to parishioners.

July 1 (Welcoming new Catholics is the theme) -  

Reminders at Mass.

July 8 Naidoc - theme.

July 15 Masses - Sign up to come to the 29/7 for Catering and Showing Support.

July 22 Reminder it is next Sunday … Please come.

July 29 Parish Gathering   

Aug. 8 Discernment evening 7.30pm-9.30pm

           Aug. 12 Commission Ceremony at 9.30am mass