The Parish Pastoral Council is a faith-filled leadership group through which priests and people work together as co-responsible partners in furthering the mission of Christ in our parish. Through this partnership we aim to create a vibrant Christian community, rooted in baptism and marked by its faith, worship and service. The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body with the role of evaluating the current pastoral needs of our parish, developing a pastoral plan and co-ordinating its implementation, drawing on the gifts and talents of the parish.
Membership of the PPC President: Fr. Paul Johnstone, , Chairperson: Peter Robinson Vice chairperson: Jim Savage, Secretary: Gillian Finlinson Remaining Members:Sean Close, Paul Hurst, Jamie Riley, Mary Caroll, Helen McCrory, Barry Close.
PARISH VISION STATEMENT ‘Christ is life, we exist to bring his life to our part of God’s creation’
PRAYER We ask all to pray for the work of the parish that we may bring God’s word to the world and build his kingdom. We encourage parish groups and individuals to use the parish prayer.
Review of 2017-2018 Action Plan During the last year we have been able to achieve many of the objectives that we set ourselves to enable us to play our part in bringing Christ’s life to our part of God’s creation. We have:
Written a parish vision statement.
More people are singing with the choir at the 10:30am mass, now 12 members.
A welcoming team has been established at the 10:30 mass.
Run two well attended Alpha courses.
Updated the website, it is now bright and welcoming.
Continued to develop our use of social media, with almost 300 people following us on Facebook.
Ensured parish complies with relevant health and safety requirements.
Found new purpose for some of our buildings.
In 2019 – 2020 our aims are: YOUTH MINISTRY
To fully support the development of a Youth Ministry in the parish.
To continue to develop the confirmation programme.
To engage parents in the life and message of the church through the baptism, confirmation and First Holy Communion programmes.
Grow the children’s liturgy and encourage more people to help.
Support the development of the Priory Club
WEEKEND MASSES: We aim for excellence in all of our weekend masses and look to encourage greater participation. We want our churches to be welcoming to the stranger, with highest quality liturgy.
Establish welcoming teams at the 7:00pm vigil and 5:30pm Sunday Mass.
Continue to grow the number of people who are involved in music in our masses.
Create a programme of attractive / simple liturgies outside of mass.