In keeping with the policies of the Archdiocese in relation to Parish Pastoral Councils, our PPC is concerned with building our parish into a welcoming Christian Community that promotes Gospel values of love, justice and peace. The PPC is concerned with Faith formation, liturgy, justice and peace, family life, safeguarding, care for the sick and the poor as well as our environment. The primary ministry of the PPC is to collaborate in discerning and planning for the pastoral needs of the parish, in accord with the mission of the Church.

The spiritual and prayer life of the parish is fundamental for our community. In addition to the celebration of Mass and the Sacraments, the Church of the Holy Family provides a place for private prayer, reflection and growth. The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the introduction of the Divine Mercy prayer space and the Commemorative Space for babies who have died before, during or after birth – help to foster prayer and reflection.

We are fortunate in that there are many committed parishioners who are involved in various ministries and groups in our parish – ministries and groups whose interests and work cover a wide range of pastoral issues, from the spiritual and prayer life of the parish to the practical aspects including finance, hospitality, grounds keeping and church cleaning. The council members are involved in one or more ministries in the parish and this together with reports from the priests and the deacon helps to keep the council in touch with all aspects of parish life.

Reviewing and evaluating are part of the ministry of the PPC and the council recognises that there is always more to be done. The PPC would like to express deep gratitude to all the volunteers, past and present for their vital role in our parish.