The Parish Pastoral Council




t. Jude’s Parish Pastoral Council was formed in 1992, when Father MacNally gathered together a group of people who represented the active secular and spiritual groups working in the parish.


Since Vatican II, priests and people have been encouraged to work together in a "common effort to attain fullness in unity". The Parish Pastoral Council is one way of doing this. With a number of spiritual and social groups within the parish, and the wide range of contacts spreading out from those groups, it is a central point through which information about the running of the parish can be fed in and out, thus creating recognised channels of communication.






The PPC creates a platform for discussions, a voice through which individuals may air their views and so the Parish Priest is helped and supported in making decisions that are appropriate for his community.



The Parish Priest is the Chairperson of the Council and there is an elected Secretary. Other members, as previously stated, are named representatives of the various parish groups and they report back to these groups after each meeting.


The PPC meets in the Presbytery four times a year - on the last Monday of the months of January, April, July and October. If a member is unable to attend a meeting, it is possible for another member of his, or her group to act as substitute for that meeting. Written into the Constitution is also the facility to call extra-ordinary meetings if, and when required.



A full list of current members of the PPC to follow shortly . . . .