The Parish Pastoral Council
St Joseph’s is an English speaking Roman Catholic Parish with parishioners coming from over 40 different countries and every continent in the world. A Parish Pastoral Council was established to advise and support the parish priest. This consultative body which is rooted in Vatican II provides advice on pastoral, administrative and structural development matters regarding the parish community (Code of Canon Law 536).
The criteria for becoming a Council member include being an active Catholic, being registered in the Parish, and being invited to serve in this capacity. Currently representatives of each Ministry are serving alongside the priests (Fr Aidan & Fr Francis) on the Pastoral Council, which reflects our multicultural diversity in its composition and do not represent any particular national, ethnic or age group in the parish.
The Pastoral Council works to foster a sense of unity and belonging within the parish by supporting opportunities for parishioners to contribute to and participate in the spiritual growth of St. Joseph’s. Council Members are also available to the wider Parish community to respond to general questions and to receive suggestions and comments. Contact information is available in the Parish Infosheet & Calendar leaflets provided in the reception
To ensure the continued success of Parish activities and our spiritual growth as a vibrant Catholic community we need your participation, support and prayers.
A PARISH GENERAL MEETING was held in St Joseph’s Hall on Sunday, 28th January 2018 at 1.30 p.m. a Parish Financial Report was presented; funding of window replacements and work on the street ‘grille’ needing attention; with over 200 CCD students, we examined use of available space; reduction to two Passionist priests at St Joseph’s since 2016; longer-term planning for our Mission; a committee also formed to prepare 150th Anniversary (2019) marking the opening of St Joseph’s Church in 1869. Other items for General Meeting will be welcomed. Please put dates into your agenda (website calendar and in church).