2021 Parish Pastoral Council Formation Workshop



As part of its ongoing commitment to the formation of parishes, the Parish Renewal Team this year will be presenting workshops in both the southern and northern regions of the diocese. The workshops will take place at intervals over the next 2 years with each contributing incrementally to the knowledge and skills of parishes to become truly formed as mature and alive parishes.

Each seminar will explain and unpack the Parish Pastoral Council Constitution and information in the Pastoral Council Handbook. Each of these were initially introduced to the Diocese’s parishes in 2018 and this series of full day workshops will build on them in more depth. The seminars will take a practical skills based approach to strengthening parishes’ capabilities and operations and place them on the road to becoming fully formed parishes.

The seminars will address a range of issues including:

  • The central role of Prayer
  • The role of the Parish Pastoral Council and the difference in roles between it and the Parish Finance Committee
  • Becoming an effective Parish Pastoral Council
  • Working collaboratively
  • What it means to be strategic and operational and the difference between the two
  • Elements of good pastoral planning

This is an initial notice to all Parish Priests and Parish Pastoral Council members “to keep the date for the first 2021 meetings. The locations and dates are as follows:-

Southern Region:

Location:        Rockingham Parish

Date:               Saturday 27th February 2021

Time:              9.30 am to 3.30pm


Location:        Bateman Parish

Date:              Saturday 6th March 2021

Time:              9.30 am to 3.30pm

Northern Region

Location:        Balcatta Parish

Date:               Saturday 1 May 2021

Time:              9.30 am to 3.30pm


Location:        Kalamunda Parish

Date:              Saturday 8th May 2021

Time:              9.30 am to 3.30pm


While it is suggested that parishes attend the seminar location closest to their own parish they are free to attend another region if it is more suitable.

For our Parish Priests, we will appreciate if you are able to put these dates in you parish diaries and advise your Pastoral Council of the workshop dates. You will receive a reminder and RSVP during February 2021.

Warm regards


The Parish Renewal Team

Friday 15 January 2021

PPFW Registration Form – Archdiocese (parishrenewal.com.au)