What is the PPC ?
The PPC (Parish
Pastoral Council) works in collaboration with the Priest/Clergy for
the time being of the Parish under the direction of the Bishop of Westminster.
The PPC is called to participate with the Priest/Clergy for the time
being in the Pastoral Ministry of proclaiming God's word, celebrating
caring for the faithful, promoting the mission of the Church to
the world, and being a good steward of parish resources. The scope includes
all the practical matters of Parish life, responding to the call of Christ
to Peter "Feed my lambs, feed my sheep."
PPC Priority Groups Six groups/activities were identified to be "priorities"
at the 2011 Parish Assembly. Click here to read about any of them
Contacting the PPC
Feel free to approach any of the PPC members after
Masss, or you can e-mail the PPC as a group at
The Youth Group
Background The parish assembly in 2008
confirmed earlier thinking that the youth of our parish are an important part
of parish life, the church of tomorrow so to speak, so Youth was identified
as one of the six priority groups to be represented on the PPC.
Youth Strategy Team Although in existence before the
assembly, the Youth Strategy Team, (YST) was enlarged to take new members
who had shown an interest in helping to make the provision for youth faith
development within the parish and beyond.
Our full time youth co-ordinator We are blessed to
have Sr. Anita O’Leary as a full time parish Youth-Coordinator working in
the parish and as a member of YST and the PPC. Sr. Anita is continuing the
good work previously done by Joanna French and Fr. Alan Neville MSC.
Meetings YST meets monthly (details to follow)
to help formulate new ideas, fix and repair where needed, and
provide support to those involved with running groups and sacramental preparation
within the parish.
More: There is too much to
list here as to what goes on in the parish for our youth so please visit our
separate youth website www.sasyouth.com
for much more information and details of what is happening here in the parish.
Minutes of recent meetings: We'll try to keep this webpage updated with minutes of
our most recent meetings. Click
here (opens in a separate window)