The Parish Advisory Team provides the Priest with and avenue of close collaboration with his people, providing information and offering support in his process of decision making for the good of the Parish. The Parish Priest has the ultimate responsibilty for all decisions in a parish, and any good and wise Parish Priest will know that there is a wealth of skills and knowledge amongst his people that he can tap into, to ensure that he has as much advice as possible.
In our parish, the Advisory Team is not an elected or representative group. Rather, just as Pope Francis has a group of selected Cardinals to work with him, Fr Linh has a small group of people whom he has chosen to work with him. They bring a wealth and breadth of life experience, they share their skills and knowledge, and they dispute and contest issues as and when necessary.
The current team is comprised of Fr Linh Tran, Veronica Biddle, Greg Carty, Paul Daffey, Brian Keane, and Fred Vahland, and the the team usually convenes on a fortnightly basis.