3. Overview of the Parish Pastoral Council Page.
Parish Pastoral Council is a group of parishioners consisting of the
Parish Priest, other religious within the Parish, and lay Parishioners.
Their goals focus on promoting the Church's mission; to live and spread
the love and values of Christ in the world. The Council achieves this
by supporting, steering and animating the parish groups, and linking
them to the parish. The functions of the Council include responding to
hopes, ideas and concerns of Parishioners, understanding and creating
awareness of activities in the Parish, encouraging and supporting groups
in the Parish, setting pastoral goals for the Parish and providing and
supporting opportunities for Parishioners to grow in their relationship
with God and each other.
What is the PPC focused on? It
is the body of people that assist the parish's mission of making the
gospel known and lived. We have over 50 groups in our parish and the
PPC in union with Jesus, assist in linking these groups to the parish
and being a tangible sign of the parish's support to them. They take on
the task of keeping the 'big picture' in mind and encouraging the
parish groups to contribute towards that vision. They review what is
happening in the parish; encouraging and affirming our strengths, and
looking for ways to respond to our gaps and weaknesses.
God is nudging you to 'step up' - and share some of yourself through
this body? If you are thinking 'I am not holy enough or not talented
enough' - then remember the readings about the 'two fish and five
loaves'. Let Jesus take your gifts, and bless them, and together you
break and share them - and the miracle of that gospel will continue to
happen for you and our parish.Our logo encompasses so much of who we are as a parish community ...
We would like the logo/symbol to speak for itself - but we will highlight a few aspects below.
The Logo is at the start of the Parish Groups page.
are 6 headings we have used to describe all the groups who make up our
parish family - these are not totally independent and overlap into each
other - but it helps highlight important aspects of our parish family.
Leadership and structure
Liturgy & Worship
For 2017 the following PPC members will be the links to these groups:
Leadership and Structure - Joe Dal Forno, Alison Grant
Liturgy & Worship - Fr Leo,
Youth - Peter Halpin, Ian Anderson
Pastoral Care - Bernadette Winn, Susan Van Duuren
Formation & Education - David Dunn, Kim Mannix
Mission - Fr Jose, Paul Henville