Parish Pastoral Council

Ballyclog Donaghenry

4784_150The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a representative body…and shares the responsibility for building the parish into a vibrant Christian community, promoting the gospel values of love, justice and peace… under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”

A PPC is not a fix-it group, but rather a team of people who want to find ways, in consultation with the parish team, of bringing the gospel more alive within our parish and of helping in the practical decision making and organisation of the liturgical life of the Parish.

Over the summer months a new Parish Pastoral Council has been formed and held its first meeting on Tuesday 24th September 2019.  It is hoped that over the next months the Pastoral Council will focus on preparing our November Remembrance Mass, helping in Advent and Christmas preparations, assist in the ongoing review of Parish Mass times and services, work towards the introduction of a Youth ministry and Youth Catechetical programme, assist in the development of our Annual Parish Mass for the Sick and above all help in the formation and development of new ideas to meet the ever changing needs of the Parish.

It can often be a case that a huge amount is expected from a very few, but this is not the case with our PPC.  Members have generously given their time to this initiative and even if only a very few things are developed this year, if those developments advance the life of the Parish even in a tiny way, then the work of the Council is a success.

.The Parish Pastoral Council consists of

Fr Eugene O’Neill

Fr Michael Seery

Deacon Malachy McElmeel

Mr Leo Daly

Miss Liza McKee

Mrs Helena Lowe  (Secretary)

Mr Paddy Linden  (Chairperson)

Mrs Kerry Campbell

Ms Roisin McCurry

Mr Dick Lee



“A lawyer, to disconcert Jesus, put a question , ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’  Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and the first commandment.  The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two hang the whole Law and the Prophets also’.

Matthew 22:35-40

Ballyclog Donaghenry