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.
Parish Pastoral Council Member List 2018 (as at 12th April 2018)
- Fr. Junjun Amaya, PP
- Fr. Shibu Pezhumthottathil
- Jacinta Bartlett (Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council)
- Sr. Eileen Reardon, RSM
- Lindsay Tremethick
- Josh Baker
- David Seiter
- Marilynn Seiter
- Theresa Dorahy
- Issy Swanson
- Judy D’Astoli
- David Liorentas
- Sonia La Motte-Schubert (Office Manager)