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Our Lady of Kirkstall Parish Council

It is a requirement of Canon law that each Parish has its Parish Council to assist the Parish Priest in responding appropriately to all pastoral concerns. It is desirable that each of the constituent church communities of the Parish of OLK (viz. Assumption, St Mary’s, Holy Name) has its own Pastoral Committee to deal with its local affairs and from which delegates can be nominated to represent their church at the OLK Parish Council. Where a local church has had an effectively functioning group – formerly known as its ‘Parish Council’ – this body is to continue to operate as before – but renamed as ‘_____ Church Pastoral Committee’. All 3 constituent churches of the Parish of Our Lady of Kirkstall now have their Pastoral Committee.

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 2.6.16

Pastoral Committee (Assumption)- Minutes September 2015

Holyname Pastoral Committee - Minutes September 2015

Holyname Pastoral Committee - Minutes May 2015

OLK Parish Council March 2015

Pastoral Committee (Assumption)- Minutes Jan 2015

Pastoral Committee (St Mary's)- Minutes Jan 2015

Holyname Pastoral Committee - Minutes Jan 2015

Parish of Our Lady of Kirkstall: Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting, October 2014

Parish of Our Lady of Kirkstall: Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting, 26th February 2014

Holyname Pastoral Committee Feb 2014

 

It is a requirement of Canon Law that each Parish has a Finance Committee. In line with practice at Diocesan level the OLK Committee will deal with Finance and Property. For fair and efficient operation each local Church community (Assumption, St Mary’s, Holy Name) in the new Parish of OLK should have up to four representatives with appropriate experience and skills in these matters. Offers to serve in this capacity should be made to the Parish Priest and/or the Chairperson or Secretary of the Church Pastoral Committees which have already been established in the three constituent Churches.

Local Church Pastoral Committees
The purpose of the Pastoral Committee is help the Parish Priest and his Assistant in the pastoral care of the Parish of Our Lady of Kirkstall which comprises the local Church Communities of the Assumption of Our Lady, St Mary (Horsforth), and the Holy Name of Jesus.
Each Church Pastoral Committee will:
Provide a sounding board for reviewing the welfare and progress of the local Church community.
Respond to any suggestions that are made or problems that arise within the local Church community.
Respond to any requests for local Catholic initiatives.
Liaise with groups within the local Church community, and with fellow Christian Churches within the local area (Abbey Churches Together, Horsforth Churches Together, Churches Together in Leeds 16).
Engage in the planning of principal liturgical events and assist in the worthy celebration of the Mass, Sacraments and other Devotions throughout the year at the local Church.
Be involved in the organisation of social life and events within the local Church community, including the best use and administration of its various facilities.
Each local Church Pastoral Committee should have appropriate representation on the Parish Council of Our Lady of Kirkstall. Initially four representatives is recommended, with continuity being sustained by two of these representatives attending every meeting in each year while the other two representatives change for each occasion.
Each local Church Pastoral Committee, through its representation on the Parish Council of Our Lady of Kirkstall, should contribute towards the consolidation and development of the Catholic Life of that Parish of which each local Church is a constituent part.
Those representing the local Church Pastoral Committee on the Parish Council of Our Lady of Kirkstall should share pertinent items from their deliberation with the Parish Council and convey proposals emanating from that Parish Council which it is appropriate for the local Church Pastoral Committee to deliberate.
If you feel you might be able to help please complete the form below by copying into your email and forward it to Fr Pat Smythe, the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Kirkstall, <patsmythe@btinternet.com> or contact one of the present members of the local Church Pastoral Committee.
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I would like to help our local Church community, and make a contribution to the development of the Parish of Our Lady of Kirkstall through membership of the Pastoral Committee of our local Church of _________________ (please indicate which that is).
Name: Address:
Phone number (s) Email address:

 

 

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