Management Committees

 PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

The Parish Pastoral Council shares in the responsibility for the life and development of the Parish, working to provide support for parishioners in their efforts to live as followers of Christ.  The PPC consists of the Pastor together with a group of parishioners nominated by the parish community.

The PPC meets monthly on the third Monday at 7.00pm.  There are two public meetings each year, one in the John Paul Centre (the annual parish assembly)  and the other in alternate years at Howard and Burrum Heads communities.

You are invited and encouraged to discuss any parish issues, suggestions, ideas or questions you may have with any of your representatives on the PPC.  For information please call the Parish Office on 4124 3334


PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL

General Principles:

  1. The code of canon law requires that every person who administers temporal goods on behalf of a group is to consult with that group in carrying out the administration (cf Canons 1280, 492-494,634-640). For parishes, Canon 537 makes it obligatory that there be a finance council to assist the parish priest.
  2. The parish priest is the administrator of the assets of the parish (Canon 532) He is to carry out this task in accord with the norms of canons 1281 – 1288. The finance council is an organ of collaboration of the parishioners with the parish priest in the administration of the financial matters of the parish.

Parish Finance Council:  Mr Tim McQuaid c/- Parish Office 4124 3334


CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE HERVEY BAY

Under the patronage of Our Lady Help of Christians our aim is to promote the goodness and values of Christian family life.  We are ever conscious of the words of Pope John Paul 11 “Let your ideal be the dignity of woman and her mission.”   Our role is to support our Parish and the wider community.

Our group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Sr Scholly  Meeting Room after the 8.00am Mass.  As part of our meetings we have Gospel meditations or other spiritual formation.  In helping to support the Parish, we are often involved with catering and some fundraising events.  Our membership at present is 17.

We have recently purchased replacement trees for along the front fence line of the Church. We also continue to make donations towards the upkeep and improvements of the Parish Land at Toogoom.

We encourage members to join in ecumenical gatherings.  Membership is open to all Christian  women.

Contact person:  Betty Pierce c/- Parish Office 4124 3334


ECUMENICAL PROJECT

An initiative to encourage closer fellowship and collaboration with other Christian churches in Hervey Bay.   Each year we participate in World Day of Prayer.  Also , we join with St John’s Anglican parishioners each Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

We also are represented on the Hervey Bay Christian Ministers Association, which meets monthly.

Contact person:   Betty Pierce 4124 9574 or Parish Office 4124 3334


PARISH MAGAZINE

The first edition of our parish magazine, “Connect”, was first published in November  2009.  The purpose of the magazine is for members of our parish family and parish groups to share news with each other, and help to build our ever growing and vibrant parish community.  We are always grateful for any articles or contributions from parish groups and parishioners.

Editor:  Parish Office 4124 3334


MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

  Church Cleaning At present we have 5 teams of volunteers who vacuum and clean the church. We are always in need of more volunteers. Please contact Parish Office.

  Mowing We have a team of volunteers rostered to mow the grounds. If you would like to help, Please contact the Office.

  Task Force  We also have a team of helpers, who empty bins and look after general duties around our buildings. Helpers always welcome!