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. 

Our Vision

‘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
Fr Des Dwyer SJ

Fr Des Dwyer SJ Parish Priest

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Paul Docherty
Paul Docherty

Paul Docherty Chair of Parish Council

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David Doolan
David Doolan

David Doolan

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Liz Frazer
Liz Frazer

Liz Frazer

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Berny Kirwan
Berny Kirwan

Berny Kirwan

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Stephen Maule
Stephen Maule

Stephen Maule

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Tony Stolarek
Tony Stolarek

Tony Stolarek

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Parish Pastoral Council members

Fr Des Dwyer SJ

Paul Docherty (Chair)

Monica Anastasopoulos

David Doolan

Liz Frazer

Megan Gilmour

Claire Harrison

Sharon Kenyon-Smith, Principal St Joseph's

Berny Kirwan

Stephen Maule

Genevieve Passlow

Tony Stolarek

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.