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 2018 to Sept 2019

PPC Responsible for Different Areas (Sept 2018- Sept 2019)
Leadership and Structure - Fr Mick Court, Kevin Grant
         Liturgy & Worship - Fr Leo, Gabrielle Kingsley

                Youth - James McMahon, Ed Noak     

                            Pastoral Care - Sr Hieu, Kim Mannix

                                      Formation & Education - Ian Anderson, Marcel Arendse

                                                Mission  - Brian Anderson, Anthony Weir

Parish Priest - Fr Mick Court

January PPC Meeting Summary

Present: Fr Mick, Ian Anderson, Gabrielle Kingsley, Kevin Grant, James McMahon, Anthony Weir, Marcel Arendse, Ed Noack, Kim Mannix, Fr Leo, Brian Anderson, Sr Hieu

Invited:  Fr Nick and Fr Peter Hoang and Deacon Jack

Matters Arising:

Kevin accepts the minutes and Fr Mick seconds them.    

Action item from Dec. - Ian to gather a group for Engadine Fair. Proposal

    • ACTION: Let’s get a list again of groups that need to be safeguarded. Kevin to talk to Gayle. Also about to what extent is the online course appropriate. Gayle provided Kevin with a self assessment plan. We as the PPC do not need to chase people up for safeguarding. They will do it. There is an extensive list that has been given by the Archdiocese. They would like us as the PPC to introduce Gayle with her role and what needs to occur in safeguarding with each group.

  • 2 Face to Face sessions this year and everyone will have to do it. It is encouraged if you do the online course to go to face to face anyway.

2. Link

Check - where are we?

  • 1.1   Leadership and Structure - (Kevin Grant & Fr Mick)

    • PLT - Report on Tuesday night meeting.

Only four people due to holidays and other circumstances.

Still defining the role. Looking at the sale of the John Paul Village and then its continued connection. The statutes document had some inconsistencies. By next meeting, all should be organised.

  • 1.2   Liturgy & Worship - (Fr Leo & Gabrielle Kingsley)

  • 1.3   Youth - (Ed Noack & James McMahon)

    • 3rd March - Sports mass - Mitch Worsley is in. - Looking to meet.

    • Looking Back - Again how to say thanks?  January camp and Cabaret - everything was good. Leaders at camp made it really good. Create a follow-up for leaders. There were new faces to the Parish.

    • Antioch weekend in March but no date set yet. Looking like it will be between 8th - 10th of March until maybe the last week of March.

  • 1.4   Pastoral Care - (Sr Hieu & Kim Mannix)

Make a List of things happening in the parish -

Saying thanks to Vinnies efforts.  

Know the Festival Mass for Vinnies - They appreciate this.

  • 1.5   Formation & Education - (Marcel Arendse & Ian Anderson)

1/ Combined Church Ladies Fellowship - I made contact with Judy via email and haven’t had a response as yet. Will leave it for a week or so and then try via phone.

2/ Women & the Australian Church - I made contact with Margaret Keyes to touch base and to offer any support and to find out some more about this group. Margaret has responded  :’Very tied up at the moment with looking after grandchildren in the holidays. Our group meet monthly and at this moment we are not clear when we are getting together this year as I’m pretty sure all our group are grandparents, and I know for a fact that a few of them are planning to go on holidays when the kids go back to school, me included. So will have to get back to you on a date for our next meeting. You are very welcome to come along to one and meet us, you won’t have to stay for the whole meeting.’ I will certainly attend when I have a date.

Margaret is going to send me their latest Newsletter which came out in December, which will give me an idea what they are on about.

Simone Fry - New initiatives for 2019 - Year 6 Students to assist with Children’s Liturgy. Still wish to catch up with Simone and Liz about more options to grow the groups. - Year 5’s? Maybe community service before applying for Student leader.

Liz Payne - Students and the concept of social justice - assist with catechists

CCD - Student catechist programme. Come to the school and run them through the programme and give a certificate. Issue? Rolling timetable at Bosco.

  • 1.6   Mission - (Brian Anderson & Anthony Weir)

    • RCIA team up to date

    • Bosco Social Group - expressed some reservations about not feeling supported by the PPC?? Anthony committed to going along to their next meeting (or two) to Link, Encourage and help them Grow. Movie night ‘I will Push You” in the 2 March 3:00 PM and 7:30PM book online or at the gate theatrette. $20.00

3. Encourage

What has happened in our groups during Christmas and New Year - and how can we thank them?

Christmas Lights and Nativity:  [Dominique (nee Burgess), Brian Egan and Stewart Munn, Sue Cheadle]

Family Mass


Altar Servers


Music Ministry

Liturgy Committee

Youth Ministry

Vinnies Group

Action - Kim Make a simple thank you card to send to our groups.

What issues are coming up where we might be supportive?

4. Grow
  • Parish Calendar

    Heartbeat and overview tabs

    New initiatives for the Parish

       JPV 3 day accreditation visit in Jan - share result. Best result they have ever seen and the accreditor has given.

    Changes to JPV with a new provider - Update.      

    New Kindy Families - helping them connect to the Parish  - Welcome mass on 17 Feb.

    Any ideas?   

    Book the Primary school hall for after mass

    Toddlers liturgy is on and so is tea/coffee

    Year 6’s coming along

    Stand them up make them feel special

    Lion King presentations

    Invite to groups

    Leaflet about groups from our Parish

    THink of ways to work with the unchurched

    Opening schools + JPV mass on 29 Jan at 9am.     

    What can we do to help them link to our parish?

    Parish theme?


    Lectors - training and nurturing?  Can we help?

    Lent -  including Lenten Groups - Lawrie and Anne Daly.

    Are there any continuing issues or queries with Safeguarding within our parish groups

6. General Business

How to decluter the foyers?

Take boards outside?

TV screens with a PPT or network?

7. Prayer next meeting: Marcel