Parish Pastoral Council Update

The Parish Council met this week to discuss next steps in the spiritual and community growth of the Holy Spirit Parish in the coming months and years.

We spoke of the emerging youth and young adult movement in the Parish. We are seeing the early sprouts of renewal among this key demographic through Morning Beans and other programs. Most importantly we are pleased to announce we have 10 pilgrims from the Parish heading to World Youth Day (WYD). We thank you for your support for our Pilgrims. As our crusaders, we will be holding a commissioning mass for them on 16 July 2023 before they depart. Join us to wish them the very best as they depart on 26 July 2023 for Portugal. We look forward to hearing about their experiences when they return in August.

Core to the agenda was the rejuvenation of the Parish Council, under Farther Troy’s guiding hand, as a voice for the Parish in the diocese and the Gungahlin-Hall community and how the Council should serve as Parish leaders. So we are still on the hunt for those who wish to join the Council as part of that rejuvenation. We ask you to express interest to the Priest and Parish Office before 1 July 2023 and then join us for a discernment night on 19 July 2023 to confirm the composition of the Parish Council going forward.

We also discussed the significance of 2023 to our Parish. This year marks 30 years of this Catholic beacon in the North. To mark this significant and momentous occasion we have commenced planning a week of faith foundation and community events between 15 and 22 October 2023. So please save the date in your diaries and send us through your ideas. More on the celebration will be coming out in July.

Lastly the Council would like to remind you that every second Sunday we have Mass at St Francis Xavier, Hall. It’s a lovely worship and community experience to attend Mass out at this heritage church. Please consider putting this in your diary in the coming months.

So please look out for the latest news from the Council in the Parish newsletter and on our Parish socials (Facebook, webpage).

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