Other Resources

Diocesan Guidelines and Documents

Archdiocese of Brisbane. Handbook for Parish Pastoral Councils, 2007 Edition

Diocesan Training Programs

Archdiocese of Brisbane. 1. Serving God’s People. 2. Beginning Theology

Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Catholic Adult Faith Formation I

Handouts/Information Sheets

Archdiocese of Adelaide: Mini formation sessions for use at PPC meetings


Fostering Leadership Skills in Ministry. Jean Marie Heisberger, Ligouri, 2003

Collaboration – uniting our gifts in ministry. Loughlan Sofield, Carroll Juliano, Ave Maria Press, 2000

Re-visioning the Parish Pastoral Council – a workbook. Mary Ann Gubisch, Susan Jenny, Arlene McGannon [Diocese of Greensburgh, Pennsylvania, US], Paulist Press, 2001

Re-Imagining Evangelisation. Patrick Brennan

Parish Pastoral Councils. William Dalton. Dublin: Columba Press, 1989

Called to be Church in Australia. Denis Edwards, Paulist Books Sydney:, 1987

Four Ways to Build More Effective Parish Councils Mark Fischer, ed. Twenty-Third Publications, Mystic, CT, 2002 ?

Creating an Effective Parish Council Robert Howes, Liturgical Press Collegeville, MN, 1991

Parish Planning: A Practical Guide to Shared Responsibility Robert Howes. Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN:, 1994

Bridges Towards the Inter-Parish Regional Community Robert Howes. Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN: 1998

Sharing Wisdom: A Process for Group Decision Making Mary Benet McKinney, Tabor Publishing, Allen Texas:, 1987

Discerning God’s Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church. Danny Morris and Charles Olsen, Upper Room Books Nashville 1997

The Church as Communion and Mission Ecclesiology . Morris Pelzel.:. Loyola Press Chicago, 2002

The New Practical Guide for Parish Councils William Rademacher, Twenty-Third Publications Mystic, CT, 1995

Tomorrow’s Parish Adrian Smith. Sydney: Movement for a Better World, 1994

Parish as Covenant Community. Thomas Sweetser..

Excellent Catholic Parishes. Paul Wilkes, Paulist Press

The Catholics in Australia. Robert Dixon, 2005

Academic Courses

Brisbane College of Theology, www.bct.edu.au


The Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development [CPPCD] in the United States

Holy Family Parish, Inverness Illinois (Patrick Brennan)

Various documents by Mark Fischer.