Parish Pastoral Council

Ballyclog Donaghenry

imageThe 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 new ways, in consultation with the parish team, of bringing the gospel more alive within our parish.

They are about finding a vision for our parish that gives our daily lives a renewed sense of the Spirit of God working within us.  The PPC meets on the first Monday of each Monday at 8.00p.m. in the Upper Room of the Holy Family church.

Chair: Shane Gervin

Some of the 2012 PPC programmes were:

• Zambia Outreach.
• Lenten Programme
• Year of Faith Initiatives
• Stewartstown Youth Activities Initiative
• Establishment of new parish liturgy team
• Brackaville Cemetery Sunday
• Parish Survey


And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.”And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out [a] and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

Mark 9: 17 -27

Ballyclog Donaghenry