Thomas More's Faith Community
|The leadership of the
parish is a collaborative model with a Pastoral
Leader, Priest Director and Parish Pastoral Council. The mission
of the parish is enabled through areas of ministry: All parishioners
are encouraged to take responsibility for the life of the parish.
Annually, all are invited to make a commitment to some areas of
St Thomas Mores Pastoral Council is formed by nine councillors with the
designated Parish Leadership personnel as ex-officio. Individuals and
groups within the parish will be connected to a particular ministry.
The areas of ministry
Each councillor is to
be a contact person for an area of ministry.
The task of the Council as a group is to ensure that the parish
faithful to its mission and that:
In a particular ministry the
councillor needs to be aware of:
- Parishioners are enabled to respond to their baptismal call
and so continue the mission of Jesus
- Vision and Direction are set for the parish and parish
policy is formed.
- Lines of communication within the parish are maintained.
- The areas of ministry within the parish are effectively
can consider initiatives that could be undertaken in a particular
ministry. Their ideas are then presented at council meetings so
there can be Council support or not, for the initiative. This
support to an individual councillor and also is a protection against
any one person doing something that is not in line with the mission of
the parish, or lacks the backing of the Council as a whole.
- what is being done
- who is doing it
- how well it is being done
- where there are deficiencies which need to be addressed.