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St Agatha’s Parish Finance Council

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 3 to 4 times per year.

St Agatha’s Parish Pastoral Council

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:

  • Listen and respond to the hopes, ideas, needs and concerns of parishioners.
  • Encourage and support the continuing good work of existing groups within our parish.
  • Provide opportunities for parishioners to:
    • grow in their relationship with God and with each other
    • support and encourage them in their continuing efforts to be a Christian influence in the wider community.
  • Set short-term and long-term pastoral goals for our parish community within the framework of diocesan priorities.
  • Contribute towards making parish decisions that reflect the values of the Gospel and the teachings of the Church.
  • Provide support for our Pastor, working collaboratively with him and with each other.

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:

  • Attend the regular meetings of the Parish Pastoral Council.
  • Provide input to deliberations of the Council.
  • Develop a spirit of enquiry and the ability to listen and understand the issues affecting the lives of parishioners.
  • Provide prayerful support and encouragement for other members of the Parish Pastoral Council.
  • Embrace opportunities for personal faith development and for gaining skills to assist with effective participation in the Council’s operations.
  • Represent the Parish Pastoral Council when required.
  • g. other parish meetings, deanery or diocesan meetings.

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.

 

St Agatha’s Parish Office

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  clayfield@bne.catholic.net.au

Office hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 8.30am-12.30pm; 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Friday 8.30am-12pm

 

St. Agatha’s Parish National Trust Conservation Appeal

The current proposed conservation and maintenance works includes:

  • Church roof restoration – remove and replace the terracotta roof tiles as the existing tiles are brittle and becoming porous and salt damaged. Estimated cost: $228,000
  • Light restoration in the Church – rewiring of non-compliant lighting electrical wiring and the replacement of pendant light fittings. Estimated cost: $87,000

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:

BSB:  064-475

Account Number:  1039 1903

Reference code:  0660-013 and SURNAME

A reminder that donations are tax deductible.

For anyone who has any queries regarding the Appeal, please feel free to contact us below.

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