The work of the P.A.L.S group includes Leadership and Training, Diocesan and Parish Surveys, Attending to Diocesan and Parish structures and Parish Pastoral Councils. There are nine members of this group.
Since the last Bundoran gathering the group has focussed on
issues relating to Parish Pastoral Councils—from talking about them to bringing them into existence, and working on the
celebration of Parish Pastoral Council Sunday which was
celebrated on Sunday 29th October, 2006.
At present the P.A.L.S. group has been considering the
implications of ‘Clustering and Rationalisation’ and ‘New parish structures and ministries’.
The group held an informative workshop session on 1st October and is at present assimilating the information it gathered there.
There are many aspects to the idea of Clustering and
rationalisation including the pivotal role of the Parish Pastoral Council,
necessary consideration being given to the priest and ensuring that prayer is a part of the process.
May the Saints of our Diocese intercede for us.
May all who live in our Diocese pray for us.
Chair: Rev Michael O’ Dwyer