WHAT IS A PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ?
The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body, pastoral in nature, because it strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God’s people in the parish. A Parish Pastoral Council gives its help to the priest in fostering pastoral activity; it investigates, under the authority of the priest, all those things which pertain to pastoral works to ponder them, and to propose practical conclusions about them. It is essential that Council meetings occur in the context of prayer and openness to the Holy Spirit, so that at all times the common good will prevail.
The Parish Pastoral Council will strive to accomplish the Mission Statement of Loughgilly Parish,
“To be aware of our Parish needs, bringing together God’s people to enrich and develop our faith, so that we may reflect the image of a true disciple of Christ.”
OUR CURRENT PASTORAL PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS…
Very Rev Malachy Murphy – Presider, Ann Marie Garvey, Pauline Ward, Sean Crilly, Helen Markey, Brigid Nogher, Rosaleen Quinn, Conor Loughran, Donna Smyth, Elaine Cunningham, Daniel McSherry, Clare Donnelly, Louth McMahon and Brendan McKernan.
Here you will find a synopsis of our Parish Pastoral Council Minutes, we hope these will allow you to keep up to date with the work of the PPC! (Please click on the image to access the minutes)
Here you can view our Parish Pastoral Plan which is a working document. This document was created as a direct response to the issues which were raised by Catholics across the Archdiocese of Armagh during the Synodal process. The purpose of this document is to allow us to address a number of items over the next two years which were highlighted by Catholics in this Diocese. (Please click on the image to view the plan. )