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…
Veronica McParland – Chairperson
Theresa McNamee – Secretary
Clare Donnelly – Assistant Secretary