About our Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)
What is a Parish Pastoral Council?
The Parish Pastoral Council is a recommended structure within the church concerned with the pastoral activities of parish life. It is made up of a representative body of the faithful and must include the parish priest. The Parish Pastoral Council shares the responsibility for building the parish into a vibrant Christian community that promotes Gospel values of love, justice and peace. It is a consultative body of leaders who actively seek the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and are guided by the teachings, laws and recommendations of the universal church and the local diocesan church.
Each parish is obliged to establish Parish Pastoral Council under Canon Law 536. The PPC is governed by the norms determined by the PPC Constitution approved by The Most Reverend William Goh, Archbishop of Singapore.
The PPC comprises the Parish Priest, Assistant Priests, elected members from ministries, organisations and groups within the parish, and elected members from the parish community.
There are 50 members in our PPC. Councillors are appointed for a 2-year term.
The aim of the PPC is to serve the vision of the Church – Mystery, Communion, Mission. In other words, to be Christ-centred, Community-spirited and Mission-oriented. The function of the PPC is to investigate, ponder and propose practical solutions on pastoral matters affecting the parish.
This covers many areas such as the proclamation of the Word of God, faith formation and catechesis liturgy, justice and peace, family life, evangelisation,caring for the sick and the poor and encouraging parishioners to become actively involved in the mission of the church.
Members work together for the good of the community, sustaining it in all its many needs: from catechesis to liturgy, from the education of the young to the widest array of charitable works.
We thank the previous PPC members, for their service to the parish and welcome our current PPC members. The present PPC Chairman Is David Nayar. Together, David and the new team of council members are excited to be working with our Parish Priest, Father Eugene Vaz, to realise the vision of the church.