Parish Pastoral Council

 

 

Pastoral Council for 2017

A TEAM OF FRIENDS IN THE LORD who minister to and SERVE the local community In the discovery of how much God loves us and how He is inviting us to care for each other.

Parish Pastoral Council Members
Charles Costello - Chair Joe Crowley Joe Foley
Robyn Emerson - Secretary Shelly Duffy Rosanna Powell
Karin Chai Paul Enever   

Ex Officio Members
Fr Stanislaus Lim sj - Administrator
Fr Gaetan Pereira SJ - Assistant PP
Roycelyn Wilden - School Principal

Our Parish has an active Pastoral Council sharing the responsibility for the building of a vital Christian community in the Parish, focused on living and promoting God’s values of love, justice and peace.

Guidelines of St. Ignatius Parish Pastoral Council - Toowong and Auchenflower

The Spirit of the Parish Pastoral Council

A TEAM OF FRIENDS IN THE LORD
Who minister to and SERVE the local community
In the discovery of how much God loves us and how He is inviting us to care for each other

The Members of the Parish Pastoral Council

bring their individuals energies, talents and abilities as
LEADERS to the healing of divisions
Working to help create TOGETHERNESS OUT OF DIVERSITY
Fostering the JESUS VALUES in the Parish family life among groups and individuals

The Purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council will be:-

To provide the opportunity for laity, religious and clergy to meet together to share responsibility for the whole Parish life and for the community as a whole by:-

  • Endeavouring to involve the whole of the Parish in the work of the Church
  • Growing into a team of co-working, praying discerning people, committed and pastoral in spirit, assuming responsibility for Parish growth in faith, justice and a sense of community

Toowong, 17 March 1983
As Amended 4 August 1991
AGM Minutes 22October 1995 to be discussed at PPC Meeting in 1999

A full copy of the Guidelines can be obtained from the Parish Office or from any of the Pastoral Council members


The word “Pastoral” emphasizes that the focus is on people.

The tasks of a pastoral council are:-

  • To listen, search and respond to the hopes, ideas, needs and concerns of parishioners.
  • To grow in knowledge and awareness of what is already happening in the Parish.
  • To evaluate carefully information gathered in order to make decisions that reflect the values of the Gospel and the teachings of the Church.
  • To develop, implement and improve Parish initiatives that assist parishioners in their continuing efforts to live as effective Christians in society.

Members of our Parish Pastoral Council meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm, in the Horstmann Room.

A valuable resource for information on Pastoral Councils is the book titled “Handbook for Parish Pastoral Councils” 3rd Edition.

 

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