Many people ask the question: what does the Parish Pastoral Council do?
The Pastoral Councils role, as described in the Handbook for Parish Pastoral Councils by Cecilia Anning, is to promote the church’s mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ. The council therefore seeks to enrich the quality of parish life and provide opportunities for parishioners to grow, discover and live out their own personal and community call to mission.
In order to carry out this role the Pastoral council endeavours to seek out and respond to the needs, hopes, ideas and concerns of parishioners while growing in awareness and knowledge of what is happening within the life of the parish. The Pastoral Council strives to support and encourage the good works and existing groups within our parish, while setting short and long term pastoral goals to provide opportunities for parishioners to grow in their relationship with God and one another.
Can. 536 - § 1. If the diocesan bishop judges it opportune after he has heard the presbyteral council, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish, over which the pastor presides and in which the Christian faithful, together with those who share in pastoral care by virtue of their office in the parish, assist in fostering pastoral activity.
Parish Pastoral Council Member List 2022
- Fr. Junjun Amaya, PP
- Fr. Uday Kumar Marneni, ALCP/OSS
- Fr. Adi Indra
- Jacinta Bartlett (Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council)
- Sr. Eileen Reardon, RSM
- Lindsay Tremethick
- Issy Swanson
- Anna Moran (CEW Parish Representative)
- Jean Tabra
- Yves Nkoranyi
- Des Lonergan
- Mikaela Ward
- Sonia La Motte-Schubert (Office Manager)