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The Pastoral Council of St.Ignatius of Loyola

The purpose of the Parish Council is to have an overall view of the Parish and to identify the way forward for the good of all Parishioners by consulting as widely as possible and gathering and co-ordinating ideas from al sources, both inside and outside our Parish. This will assist with the formulation of the policies and strategies whose implementation will achieve the vision of the way forward. The Parish Council is also a resource for all agencies in the Parish, providing help, information and training programmes where requested.. The Council meets on a monthly basis and its members are responsible for liaising with the Agency heads, to assist them and to represent them at the Council meetings. The Agencies are composed of various groups, each having an individual team.

Administration

This agency deals with all the administrative work of the Parish and is concerned with Finance, all correspondence with the Diocesan authorities and with other Parishes and organisations. It is responsible for all Church records relating to History, to Births, Marriages and Deaths; it prepares the weekly newsletter and all communications and notices presented on the Noticeboards in the Church.

Caring

This agency is involved with the Caring aspects of the Parish, assisting the poor and needy through the St.Vincent de Paul; visiting the sick and lonely, through our Home Visitation Group visiting those who have been bereaved involving the Bereavement Befriending Group; and through the Pro Life Cell, ensuring ongoing support for single parents.

Liturgy

This group is responsible for the form of the services in the church, for music, decorations, Eucharistic Ministers and Lay Readers; for ensuring all are welcomed to the church and for the comfort of those attending the church services.

Outreach

Ensures that all Parishioners, active or otherwise, are kept in contact with our Parish life. It also includes assisting those seeking entry through the R.C.I.A. programme; assisting parents seeking Baptism for their children; helping those seeking to deepen their Faith through sharing Faith experiences in small groups; ensuring that support is available to the divorced, separated and widowed; making a systematic visitation of our Parish.

Church and Hall

Concerned with the maintenance of the fabric of our buildings and grounds.

Social

Has the task or arranging and developing the wide and varied social life, which we enjoy in the Parish.

The Youth Agency

Repsonsible for the welfare of the youth of our Parish, in both uniformed and non-uniformed groups. Their task is to assist the parents of the Parish in the formation of our children and youth, and to help them to grow into socially responsible Christians.

Mission Awareness

Our newest Agency which is still under development but which will act as a liaison with all work with the Missions, arranging appeals and assisting Missionary groups working in the Parish and co- ordinating the work of Justice and Peace Movement.

Child Protection

The designated Child Protection person is responsible for ensuring that all children's and youth leaders in the Parish are aware of and are complying with the rules laid down by the Scottish Hierarchy for the Protection of Children and Youth.

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