Parish Pastoral Council

President:

Fr Edward Lim

Chairman:

Michael Chong

Vice-Chairman:

Vincent Especkerman

Secretary:

Jeanette Kong

Asst. Secretary:

Paulette Lirio

Councillors:

Alyssa, Huiyu Cher

Anathia Michaella Oreste

Angelia Choo

Cecilia James

Charmaine Hall

Cheryl Anne Sim

Christopher Johnson Soh

Clare Kong

Doreen Verghese

Elaine Soh

Elmer Hernandez

Evelyn Tang


Florence Nip

Helen Lee

Ian Binny

Johnson Yap

Juliana Jansen

Linda Leong

Marinisa Brunio

Monica Roch

Peggy Reginald

Peter Wong

Randall D' Souza

Theresa Payamel

Valerie Leong

Veronica Oreste

What is the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)?

  • Important means to realise the priestly, prophetic and kingly role of priests and laity
  • Structure of participation by its lay faithful
  • In collaboration with our priests to

- ponder

- investigate; and

- formulate

practical conclusions on pastoral concerns


  • 3 levels of lay participation in decision making

- Parish Assembly

- PPC

- Executive-Committee (Ex-Co)

Three Levels Of Lay Participation In Decision Making

Parish Assembly

  • Comprises of all lay faithful – anyone who is interested
  • To elect lay faithful to sit on the Parish Pastoral Council
  • Meets once a year or once every 2 years depending on the Parish Priest discretion
  • Consultation and feedback from Christ’s faithful
  • PA for this year 14 Jan 2017

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)

  • elected lay faithful from the Parish Assembly and 2 nominees from each ministry
  • meets 3-4 times a year
  • number of lay faithful to sit on the Council – min 40
  • Nature of the PPC – CONSULTATIVE
  • 3 main focus of the PPC

- Investigate

- Ponder

- Propose practical conclusions

Executive Committee (Ex-Co)

  • Head/President/Coordinator of each ministry sits in
  • meets every 1st Monday of the month
  • to put into action proposals set up by the PPC with regard to parish / pastoral concerns

So….Why Do We Need The PPC ?

  • Prayers and worship important – but not to be contented with solely
  • Communion with fellow Catholics
  • Relating to and uniting with fellow Catholics
  • Laity as prophetic people – responsible for faith formation
  • Plan and implement parish pastoral plans
  • Pastoral plans – involve development of the church / realisation of the Gospel values of love, peace, truth and justice in society
  • Enables and invites all Christian faithful to participation

Who Do We Nominate to the PPC?

  • A Parish Pastoral Council Member should be ……
  • Christ-centred, spirit filled, community minded, Eucharistic, a person of vision and reflection, broad-minded, outward reaching
  • A Parish Pastoral Council Member should have ……
  • A thirst for sharing the Good News, a strong sense of justice, Gospel values at heart, compassion for the weak, courage to speak out.
  • A Parish Pastoral Council Member should love ……
  • God, people of every age group, people of all faiths, his family, young people and children, reading the word of God
  • A Parish Pastoral Council Member should not ……
  • Focus only on the interests of his own organisation, family or neighbourhood
  • A Parish Pastoral Council Member sitting on the Council
  • does not represent his/her organisation, regardless of what title he/she holds in the organisation. He/she represents the whole Parish

Parish Assembly


  • Comprises of all lay faithful – anyone who is interested,
  • To elect lay faithful to sit on the Parish Pastoral Council (includes 2 nominees from each ministry),
  • Meets once a year or once every 2 years depending on the Parish Priest discretion

Parish Pastoral Council


  • Elected lay faithful from the Parish Assembly,
  • Meets 3-4 times a year,
  • Number of lay faithful to sit on the Council – min 40,
  • 3 main focus of the PPC,

-Investigate,

-Ponder,

-Propose practical,Conclusions

Executive Committee

  • Coordinator/President/Head from each Ministry,
  • Meet every 1st Monday of the Month,
  • To put into action proposals set up by the PPC with regard to parish / pastoral concerns