The spiritual vision of the Church cannot be separated from its presence in the world and its effective management of material resources. The responsibility for such management lies in the hands of the Parish Priest or Administrator, but needs the assistance of a Parish Finance Council which is a canonically necessary part of the overall structure of every Parish.
The Parish Finance Council is essential for the effective management of a modern Parish. Without its existence it is impossible for Priest and People to work together responsibly in the overall mission of the local Church. In future Episcopal visitation of parishes, contact with Parish Finance Councils will be an integral part of the process.
The Parish Finance Council meets 5 to 6 times per year.
The role of the Parish Pastoral Council is to promote the Church’s mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ in the world around us.
The Pastoral Council shares in the responsibility for the ongoing life and development of our parish community, working together with parishioners to provide support for their efforts to live as followers of Christ.
Our Parish Pastoral Council seeks to:
There will be twelve members consisting of our Pastor, and eleven members chosen by parishioners. The term of membership is two years. To facilitate continuity, it is anticipated that approximately half the Pastoral Council members will choose to continue for a second term. New Members
In a spirit of prayerfulness each member of the Parish Pastoral Council will:
There are a minimum of ten monthly meetings of the Pastoral Council each year with the Pastoral Council reporting to the parish community regularly. It seeks the input of parishioners through various means, e.g. parish consultations, focus meetings and conversations.
The parish office is the business hub of the parish community with its many and varied operational activities. More importantly however, it plays a significant pastoral role in the life of the church often being the first point of contact for the milestones of one’s faith journey – baptisms, sacraments, marriages, funerals – and as such has been described as the ‘Face of the Church’
The parish office can be contacted via telephone on 3262 2859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The current proposed conservation and maintenance works includes:
If you would like to contribute to the National Trust Appeal, donations can be made via the National Trust Website: www.nationaltrust.org.au/donate/?donation_state=Queensland
Or via the National Trust Appeal bank account, details below:
Account Number: 1039 1903
Reference code: 0660-013 and SURNAME
A reminder that donations are tax deductible.
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