Parish Council

AKAROA PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL  2015

A New Parish Council is now in place and is aiming to be a pastoral council – caring for the physical, Spiritual and development of the faith  in all who visit St Patrick’s Akaroa.

Members 2015 – 2017.

Robin Jones – Chairperson

Bernie Rennell – IPP

Kevin McSweeney – Secretary

Anne Dowell – Little River

Ged Foley

Fr Paul G Shannahan sm PP.

What is a Parish Pastoral Council?

The Parish Pastoral Council is a leadership body within the parish whose role is to develop and implement a mission-focused pastoral plan for the parish.

As servants to the wider community, Parish Pastoral Councils provide parishioners with forums for consultation and reflection on the mission of the Church in light of the signs of the times in the local neighborhood and the world.

Parish Pastoral Councils develop pastoral plans, based on the insight of the community, to enable the faith community to continue to live out the mission of the Gospel.

Parish Pastoral Councils then call forth leaders from the parish to implement and achieve the goals of the pastoral plan.

What do parish pastoral councils do?

Parish Pastoral Councils are charged with creating and implementing a pastoral plan in the life of the parish. Pastoral planning begins with a parish-wide dialogue on the mission of the Church, the perceptions of the community, and the current reality of the parish. This dialogue is facilitated by the Parish Pastoral Council.

When completed, the information gathered from these dialogues is taken by the PPC and the pastor and used to create a pastoral plan for the future. The pastoral plan articulates the goals and priorities of the parish community for the coming years.

The Parish Pastoral Council also calls forth individuals from the community to implement the goals of the pastoral plan. In this way, the Parish Pastoral Council members are parish leaders charged with developing other leaders.

St Patrick’s Parish Council

Robin Jones – Chairperson

Bernie Rennell – IPP

Kevin McSweeney – Secretary

Anne Dowell – Little River

Ged Foley

Fr Paul G Shannahan sm PP.

PARISH  GROUNDS  REPORT AND PROPOSALS

10  JUNE  2013

Introduction

Today John O’Connell and I met to inspect grounds and formulate proposals.

FRONTAGE
1.    Noted trimmings done on trees/shrubs by Derek Hayward.
2.    Recommend removal of shrubs by entrance and on left of drive. Used by date?
3.    Propose that the shingle driveway be formed and sealed – Seek quote Fulton Hogan.
4.    Propose curbing and channel lawn edge on main drive up to Church.   “     “       “.
5.    That a larger and prominent roadside  notice board be designed and installed.
6.    Remove  unkept and overgrown shrubs from left entrance of Church and work with Pompallier to remove rubbish  heap and rank undergrowth that borders the two properties at top left of sealed drive.

REAR OF PROPERTY

1.    Arrange for the removal of large heap of rubbish and cuttings from rear of Church.
2.    Seek Tree Doctor to trim large walnut tree now resting on stable roof.  Also to examine and probably remove old pear trees on back bank.   Consult City Care as the walnut tree is on Reserve Land.
3.    Plan to clean down and plant back bank with colourful shrubs and trees like Maples.
4.    To work with City Care to divert water that flows off the reserve and floods the stable- garage area. Already in contact with Tony Jackson of Parks and Reserves.
5.    Continue piping with Novatech(?) the water that flows from the back bank along about 7 metres of the fence behind the garden shed and presbytery.
Need to get local drain layer or plumbing quote?  (Any volunteers ?)

260114The Council members may need to physically inspect these spots before the meeting. We will need to prioritize these matters and formulate a time line?

Most of these matters need attention and would  not interfere with any long term landscape gardening plan that could be associated with the Church Restoration.

John O’ Connell and Fr Paul Shannahan sm    10 June 2013.