Parish Pastoral Council

A PPC is a faith-filled, stable community of the faithful through which priests and lay people pray and work together as co-responsible partners in furthering the mission of Christ in their own parish. A PPC involves committed people of God (clergy, religious and lay people) being called upon to serve their parish, to pray and reflect on pastoral matters and collaborate in planning the way forward for the benefit of the parish and all parishioners.

The PPC should be a representative body in which the diversity of the whole parish community is reflected. It is a means whereby all parishioners can take part in discussions that relate to the spiritual and pastoral development of the parish. The Council is “Pastoral” in that its primary concern is pastoral issues, not administration, buildings, management or finance.

Current members of St Bernadette’s PPC are:

  • Very Rev Brendan Hickland P.P. (President of the Council)
  • Fr Paul Morely
  • Michael Doherty (Chair)              
  • Eamon Foster (Vice-Chair)             
  • Patricia McFlynn (Secretary)                             
  • Delores McFadden
  • Bernie Farry

If you would like to get in touch, you can reach the PPC by email at

PPC Mission Statement

“We, the Pastoral Council of St Bernadette’s Parish, inspired by the love of Jesus, will try to develop a vibrant and inclusive spiritual community which welcomes the active participation of everyone in the faith life of the parish.”

Annual Reports

The PPC publish an annual report in June of each year, summarising the work carried out over the previous year. Please find the latest annual report below, including previous annual reports.

Parish Mission Statement

We the Parish of St. Bernadette, inspired by the Gospel, seek to give witness to God's word. In so doing we will strive to enhance the Spiritual, Pastoral and Community life within the Parish, enabling all parishioners to grow in their relationship with God and with one another.

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