The vision at the heart of the Ossory Diocesan Forum, which was established in 2004, is one of collaborative ministry, where each member of the diocese, priest, religious or lay, is called and enabled to fulfill his or her baptismal role in bringing about the coming of God’s Kingdom. (Forum Constitution 2009)
The Forum is made up of:
- Parish Pastoral Councils in each parish (PPCs)
- Three Deanery Pastoral Councils:
- The Northern Deanery Pastoral Council (NDPC)
- The Middle Deanery Pastoral Council (MDPC)
- The Southern Deanery Pastoral Council (SDPC)
- The Ossory Diocesan Pastoral Council (ODPC) which is the central, coordinating body
These Pastoral Councils work to make the Forum vision a reality in the life of the Diocese.
The office for the Diocesan Forum is located on St Kieran’s College Campus.