PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
At the initiative of the Diocesan Priests Council, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin mandated each of the 200 parishes in the diocese to set up a Parish Pastoral Council (PPC).
The PPC is a partnership of clergy and laity consulting working together to enable the Parish Community to fulfill its vision which is:
“To create a Welcoming, Growing, Compassionate
and Participating Christian Community
in a Changing Modern World”.
On November 17th 2019 10 Members were publicly commissioned in St.Mary’s Church, where they made commitment to serve the Parish community for the next three years.
You call each one of us to respond to our Baptism
by reaching out to others in service.
We thank you for the generosity of these new PPC members
who have come forward for service.
May all that they do in their ministry
be grounded and rooted in you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Pastoral Council was set up in early 2005. Since then lay people and clergy have been working together in the parish helping to sustain what is a vibrant and caring community.
A community: where people feel they belong and know God’s own welcome;
where people come into contact with Christ
and with the hope and joy of the gospel;
where people find their spirits nourished by prayer and liturgy;
where people find the extraordinary love of God
in the ordinary events of their lives;
where people are drawn into using their gifts
for the good of one another.