The present Parish Pastoral Council was formed in 2005 at the request of Archbishop Martin, as happened in many other parishes in the Archdiocese.
In the first few months of its existence, the members of the Parish Pastoral Council developed a mission statement for the Parish and looked at the purpose, objectives and areas of concern for the council.
Parish Mission Statement
Our aim in this parish is to become a community of people who are consciously moved by the Spirit of Jesus to care for one another personally and in community, and share responsibility for the growth of the Kingdom of God.
Areas of Concern
- Proclaiming the Word of God
- Developing programmes of faith formation, especially for the young
- Fostering the sacramental, liturgical and prayer life of the parish
- Supporting marriage and family life
- Fostering the role of the single person in the parish community
- Young people: encouraging leadership in reaching out to young people and engaging them in their questioning and deeping in their faith
- Caring for the sick and elderly in our parish
- Looking for ways to welcome and include new members to the parish community, especially the new Irish, to ensure that people of different nationalities and cultures find their place in the liturgy and life of the parish
- Enabling the lay faithful to carry out their particular vocation of shaping society in accordance with the Gospel
- Fostering effective ways of communicating with members of our parish community
- Strengthening commitment to social justice; caring for the marginalized, thereby ensuring that the parish community is a true witness to the love of Jesus.
- Addressing the particular social challenges of the parish and ensuring that the parish community is sensitive to the needs of all.
- To review life and activities of the parish on an ongoing basis.
Members of the Parish Pastoral Council
President: Fr Fergus O’Connor PP
Chairperson: Peter Flanagan
Secretary: Gerry Duffy
Fr James Hurley CC
The Parish Pastoral Council normally meets once a month (10 times a year).
People who would like to help with their talent and energy are more than welcome. Please contact Gerry in the Parish Office