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.

Loving God,

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.




The PPC meet at monthly intervals. The members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Pastoral Council are as follows:-

Fr. Bernard Kennedy (President)  

Fr. Hyacinth Nwakuna

Aideen Darcy (Area Pastoral Co-ordinator)

Herman van den Bergh(Chairperson)   

John Kelly (Secretary)

Gavin Barrett

Adrian Buckley 

Tom Carey                                                        

Ottalie Dwyer

Maura McErlane

Mairead Murphy    

The Parish Pastoral Council can be contacted through the Parish Office 01 276 0030  and Herman van den Bergh (Chairperson) 087 693 5347 or by email:<>;