Parish Pastoral Council

Chairman: Rory McDermott
Tel: (087) 290 5874

Secretary: Grainne Power
Tel: (086) 604 5207
Email: grainnepowermc@gmail.com

The parish pastoral council for Castleconnell Ahane and Montpelier was founded in 2005

In 2003 the diocese of Killaloe set out a vision for the development of the Church in the diocese. This vision is outlined in the Diocesan Pastoral Plan. At the heart of this vision is the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus, the Christ and his message of hope, freedom and of new life. The Diocesan Pastoral Plan identified the need for the development of structures at parish level to do the work of Pastoral planning.

In 2005 a Pastoral Council for the parish of Castleconnell, Ahane and Montpelier was formed. Its primary purpose is pastoral i.e. to build up the local Christian communities characterised by faith, prayer, worship, service and mission. In this regard its purpose has moved beyond the “maintenance and management” model of the Parish Councils. Now is a time of change and challenge .The Church is being asked to change from being a maintaining Church to one of mission, reaching out, nourished with the message of Christ and the Spirit of the Gospel to meet the real needs of the faithful and humanity. The primary role of the Pastoral Council is to plan for enabling the fulfilment of the pastoral and spiritual life of the people of the parish.

The four key areas of focus and commitment are…..

GROWING THE FAITH

Looking at new ways to assist adults and young people to know faith today.

WELCOMING AND BELONGING

Finding ways to convey a feeling of community and being included.

LITURGY AND PRAYER

Helping people connect with God through the Mass and other liturgies.

FAITH IN ACTION

Developing a caring response to human needs both inside the parish and beyond

 

YOUR PASTORAL COUNCIL

Pastoral Council meetings are held once a month for one hour. Members may serve for a maximum term of 3 years. The number of council members is limited to fifteen.

If You feel you have an idea that would enable the work of the Pastoral Council, please contact the secretary at grainnepowermc@gmail.com or Father Brendan Kyne, P.P.at the Parochical House Castleconnell.

More detailed information on the Diocesan Pastoral plan and Pastoral Councils is available at www.killaloediocese.ie

The Chairman Castleconnell, Ahane, Montpelier Pastoral Council.

Current members of the pastoral council : (November 2015)

  • Kay Barry
  • Gerry Sheeran
  • Jim Sexton
  • Clare McInerney (Hickey)
  • Elaine O’Leary
  • Sean Crowley
  • Rory McDermott
  • Grainne McConnell
  • Fr. Brendan Kyne
  • Fr. Tom Whelan
  • Liz Shine
  • Mairead Ryan Wheelan