WHY DOES the Parish Pastoral Council EXIST?

To LEG up the parish groups!

To link, encourage and grow our parish groups!

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council Sept 2017 to Sept 2018

PPC Responsible for Different Areas (Sept 2017- Sept 2018)
Leadership and Structure - Joe Dal Forno & Alison Grant
        Liturgy & Worship - Fr Leo & Ed Noack

                Youth - Raqael Lisboa & Ian Anderson     

                           Pastoral Care - Brian Anderson & Kim Mannix

                                            Formation & Education - Sr Hieu &

                                                            Mission  - Fr Jose &

Parish Priest - Fr Mick Court

August PPC Meeting Summary

Apologies: Marcel Arendse, Alison Grant, Ian Anderson, Kim Mannix, James McMahon  Kim Mannix, James McMahon

Present: Fr Mick, Ian Anderson, Joe DalForno, Sr Hieu, Fr Jose, , Brian Anderson, Ed Noak, Raqael Lisboa,  Fr Leo

Guests: Kevin Grant,  Anthony Weir

1. Matters arising:

Fr Mick accepts the minutes and Sr Hui seconds them.

2. Link

- Welcome visitors

Parish Groups:

  1. PPC connections to Groups

  • 1.1   Leadership and Structure - Joe Dal Forno & Alison Grant
    1.11  Retreat (Brendon Mannyx) & Commissioning mass

Support the PLT and know about it more. 24th August 7:30PM - 6:00Pm Sat, 9am to 7pm (including mass)

          1.12 PPC Representative for the PLT?   Discussion of the path


The position was discussed - all discussion was pointed towards Kevin Grant

  • 1.2 Liturgy & Worship - Fr Leo & Ed Noack

1.21   Sacrament of Reconcilation  4, 6, 8 Sept
1.22   Confirmation report.

A new initiative from our Youth Minister and the assistant Youth Ministers to encourage them to share in our worship.  Planning that on the 4th Sunday of the month - inviting the Connect Y9’s, followed by a supper at Youth Matters. They are picking them up with a bus!

  • 1.3    Youth - Ian Anderson & Raqael

1.31    Ignite Conference 4 days in Sept.   Raqael and Ed are attending.

1.32     Raqael to PLT - James to the PPC.


  • 1.4   Pastoral Care - Brian Anderson & Kim Mannix

1.41   JPV update about provider.   

Comments on letter sent by Fr Mick - Link, Encourage, Grow.

Some are excited.  They see stability.   

  • 1.5   Formation & Education - Sr Hieu   

1.51  Schools - College anniversary celebrations.

1.52  40th Anniversary for the college approaching.

Two big events - mass on Wed at the Cathedral going by train.  10.30am on 5th Sept.

On a Sunday a gathering of past pupils and BBQ.   9th Sept.

Catechists had their quarterly meeting with Liz Payne.  There is always a need for support as they lack people in the classroom and helpers.   Is it possible to tap into retired teachers?


  • 1.6   Mission - Fr Jose
    11 groups …

1.61   RCIA update … This year we have fortnightly meetings happening - with quite a few inquiries.   The team is a highlight of the group.

1.62   Social Justice update …  Once every 2 months.

Knights - Men’s Shed, and Piety stall and also Men’s group from Men Alive,

Vocations - monthly vigil.

2.      Formation

Our Vision Statements: do we know these?

Parish -

PPC - Link  Encourage Grow our Parish Groups

Safeguarding -  Welcoming, cherishing and protecting our children and the vulnerable so they may worship and grow with Christ.

Youth - Supporting our youth in a catholic faith journey, by being the face and hands of Christ, in a Salesian community.

Possible to hear the music - and dance to the songs.

3. Encourage

3.1    Safeguarding competition - spread awareness … and focus on Listening.

3.2   Bosco Parish Competition - We Will Listen To You

This also overlaps with the Salesian Strenna for 2018.

We will get a list of emails of all who have been involved, and those who missed out - they can do it on-line.

3.3   Other groups who need encouragement?

Heathcote church cleaning ladies.  Concerned about their numbers and their aging - and the cleaning equipment.  

4. Grow

 4.  Any new initiatives for the Parish?

Maybe a slide

4.1  Grow the PPC

New members for Sept.?  

Ask Debbie Strudwick to give a little more balance.

Kevin, Brian, Hieu to bring a plate …

Fr Mick some drinks …

5. Prayer

Ed to do Prayer next meeting - September