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Becoming a Pastoral Parish Council: How to make your PPC really useful for the twenty-first century


Patricia Carroll

Foreword by Archbishop Dermot Farrell

This is a little gem of a book. It gives us an exciting understanding of what parish life can be.’  Africa magazine

‘a welcome resource…a dynamic and practice-oriented text, grounded in sound theological sources’  The Furrow

‘…well-produced and practical guide–an essential investment for any PPC.’   Intercom

‘this little volume is a cracker, and a timely gift to all who wish to enable true growth in a parish which is worthy of the name, truly synodal’.  Catholic South West newspaper

 ‘a call for changing ways in changing times… there are valuable overviews and insights in every chapter.’  The Irish Catholic

This book sets out to clarify and explore the role that PPCs can play in the future pastoral development of a parish. It focuses on the purpose of the parish community within the context of the five P’s of the PPC: Pastoral, Prayerful, Partnership, Planning and Participation, with a view to preparing for the reality that is the twenty-first-century parish.


210x 140mm