Parish Pastoral Council
About the PPC
The Hawthorn Parish Pastoral Council provides the means for parishioners to come together with their priests and share responsibility for the development of their Parish community of faith and the mission of the Catholic Church in Hawthorn.
‘The Hawthorn Catholic Parish strives to be a Christian Community focused on Jesus, helping all celebrate God’s presence and expressing our faith through outreach, service and justice.'
We express our vision through prayerful liturgies, welcoming hospitality, ministering to young families, the youth, the elderly and the homeless and refugees in our area. Our parish groups are centered on those needs of our community.
Fr Des Dwyer SJ Parish Priest
Paul Docherty Chair of Parish Council
Parish Pastoral Council members
Fr Des Dwyer SJ
Paul Docherty (Chair)
Sharon Kenyon-Smith, Principal St Joseph's
We acknowledge that we stand on land for which the Wurundjeri people are the traditional custodians, we remember their forebears with respect and commit ourselves to working for reconciliation and justice.