Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Wentworthville - a Carmelite Family Parish

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Our Future

Pastoral Plan

Our pastoral planning vision statement:

That all families feel supported, connected and valued as they live and grow in their faith.

Through working with parishioners, our Parish Pastoral Council has now identified four key strategies that the parish will engage in to help realise this vision more fully:

  • Forming groups to support and connect young people
  • Establishing small groups formed around a commonality, providing opportunities for support, connectedness and growing in faith
  • Extending welcome to new parishioners and all who come to worship
  • Planning increased opportunities for the school to celebrate together with the parish.

Read more about this vision and strategies

The Diocese of Parramatta has two goals that will shape its life and structures over the coming five years: growing in faith and sharing our faith.

We are all invited to become part of this twofold vision, to become mature and missionary disciples. To grow and share our Catholic faith challenges each one of us to become intentional disciples, filled with the love of God and the love of our neighbour. It is a vision of a growing Church and an expanding mission, trusting in the diverse, Spirit-given gifts of our people and the graces we implore from God.

Our Parish Pastoral Council is leading a process of pastoral planning, determining how we will respond to the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, responding to the needs we can see as disicples of Jesus Christ here in Wentworthville. We seek your involvement and feedback in bringing new life to our parish community.

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Download the Diocesan Pastoral Plan

Visit the Diocesan Faith in Our Future Website


Parish Pastoral Council

The Council's aim is to support the parish priest in pastoral planning to guide and lead the parish in its faith, as well as its expression through missionary service.

Most members of the Council are nominated and elected by parishioners, in accordance with its guidelines. Several serve as ex-officio members. These people include the parish clergy, pastoral staff and school principal.

The members of the Parish Pastoral Council, appointed in October 2015, are:

Robert Barden (Deputy Chair) Charlie Micallef
Fr Paul Cahill OCarm (President) * Norm Norton
Cecilia Cotter Fr John Powell OCarm *
Fr Martinho Da Costa OCarm Frances Sullivan (Chairperson)
Dylan D'Souza David Touma
Danielle Gardner Paola YĆ©venes (Secretary) *
Steven Jones *  

(* denotes ex-officio members)

Parishioners are encouraged to raise issues with the council. Such issues should be addressed, in writing, to the council, care of the Parish Office.

Pastoral Council Guidelines

Visit the Parish Pastoral Councils in Australia website