Purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council
The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is to assist the Parish Priest in the administration
of the pastoral aspects of parish life.
The Parish Pastoral Council is consultative. Its areas of concern include:
• The Promotion of Christian life in the Parish.
• Supporting and collaborating with existing Groups.
• Planning for future needs.
• Listening carefully to the needs of the people of the Parish.
• Communicating well with the Parish.
Parish Mission Statement
" I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learned from my Father.
You did not choose
me, no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear my fruit,
fruit that will last; and then the Father will
give you anything you ask him in my name.
My command to you is to love one another."
Gospel of St. John the Evangelist Ch 15 Vs 15-17
Inspired by these words in the Gospel of St. John the Evangelist, Patron Saint of our Parish in Ballinteer, we
strive to follow Jesus by:
Building a community which gives expression to our faith in
Jesus where each person feels welcomed, accepted and valued in their own right.
Promoting a greater sense of togetherness and participation
as we gather in our Church.
Spreading this togetherness in church out into our Parish
Community in a way that is inclusive and all-embracing.