Parish Pastoral Council

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Our parish is served by a Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) made up of our Parish Priest, Assistant Priest and representative parishioners from each of our two communities within the parish. The Principal of our Parish School is an ex officio member of the PPC.

Our PPC meetings alternate in their venue between the two churches in our parish.

The role of the Council is to provide advice and support to the Parish Priest in the areas of pastoral planning, parish administration and ministry, and parish mission.

A member of the PPC serves as a representative on the Parish Finance Committee and also on the School Board.

The Council welcomes ideas and issues from parishioners.

The Parish Priest is President of the Parish Pastoral Council, reflecting his role as President of the community, while Council meetings themselves are chaired by a chairperson elected by the members of the PPC.

The Current Members of the PPC (drawn from both communitiies in our parish) are:

  • Fr Colin Blayney PP
  • Fr Thomas Alackakunnel VC, AP
  • Bill Bye (co-chair)
  • Anthony Cassidy
  • Adrienne Connaghan
  • Gloria Cheung
  • Lou Dogao (Holy Family School Principal)
  • Margaret Frater (co-chair)
  • Fran Grant
  • Ilona Johnson
  • Brad Jones
  • Linda Kugel
  • Aaron Tang
  • Brendan Thomas
  • Clement Tsang
  • Margaret Willis (Secretary)
  • Bronwyn White
  • Matthew Williams
  • James Yu

Parish Finance Committee

The Parish Finance Committee is appointed by the Parish Priest in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, and assists and advises the Parish Priest on the financial administration of the parish. The meetings of the Finance Committee, like the meetings of the PPC, alteranate between the two sites in our parish and the members themselves are of course drawn from our two communities).

The current members of the Finance Committee are:

  • Maryanne Spring(Chair)
  • Anthony Cassidy (Secretary and PPC rep)
  • Don Cronin
  • Gloria Cheung
  • Laurence Perrin
  • Kieran Rodgers
  • Justin Walsh
  • Brian Wright