Terri Paterson (St Kieran's Principal), Jordan Candido, SuEllen Garey (St Cecilia Principal), Mark Hansen,
Bernadette Hickey, Fr. Senan, Josephine Grafitti, Will Camphin, Jo Osborne, Fr. Brian, Nic Osborne (Youth Minister), Justen Sing, Margie McElhone, Lucy Osborn, Fr Dipi Kattathara (absent)
The current council was elected at the end of 2011 for a 3 year period, and strives to develop and implement strategies to meet the aspirations of the parish through prayer, discernment and ongoing formation.
The Pastoral Council meets once a month to look at issues facing the parish. Its key focus is providing assistance to the parish priest with pastoral planning, and developing liturgical and formation opportunities for the parish.
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The council comprises 14 members including parishioners, clergy and the principals of the two parish primary schools.
A Brief History
Renewal Of Our Places of Worship
The Parish has a Mission Statement that arose from a Parish Assembly held in 2005. This Parish Assembly was the first held by the newly formed Catholic Community of North Harbour which came about from the twinning of the parishes of St Cecilia’s in Balgowlah and St Kieran’s in Manly Vale.
The Parish assembled again in 2009 to address issues related to liturgical renewal. The impetus for this assembly was Aspiration One of the Mission Statement which states the parish’s desire “to be and to be seen as a community whose primary purpose is worshipping God, through Christ”.
The Assembly resulted in the formulation of a document “Concepts for Renewing Our Places of Worship” and is the document on which the liturgical architects commissioned by the Parish have based their Concept Designs for the Church of St Kieran.
In 2012, the work of the Renewal Team has been furthered by the proposed renovations to St Cecilia's Church involving a Working Party of congregation members with an eye to completing interior refurbishment by the end of 2012.
Plans for St Kieran's Church are presently being revised in the light of recent expert technical advice and will soon be progressing.