Executive Committee (EXCO) of the Church of St Anthony
Welcome to the Executive Committee (EXCO) of the Church of Singapore
“I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength for my work. I thank him for considering me worthy and appointing me to serve him.” 1 Timothy 1:12
The Executive Committee or EXCO of the Church of St Anthony is one of the 3 arms of the Parish Pastoral Council which includes the PPC, EXCO and the Parish Assembly. EXCO serves to discern, plan and execute pastoral plans based on the pastoral needs of the church which the PPC determines from surveys and inputs from the Parish Assembly.
We work under the direction of the Parish Priest who is President of both PPC and EXCO and we work with the ministries, focus groups or Keystones, communities and other church entities to execute plans, events and programs in the best possible way and to ensure that all our key organisations are on the same page and are involved in the deliberations and planning.
We direct our efforts towards the realisation of the Vision and Mission of the Church of St Anthony by ensuring our events and programs include at least one of 3 keythrusts – forming disciples, building community bonds and facilitating God encounters.
Vision of the Church of St Anthony: “A Participative Christ-centred Community of Disciples Building the Kingdom of God.”
Mission of the Church of St Anthony: “To invite and facilitate God-encounters and to build Christ-centred communities.”
Like the Parish Pastoral Council, our Vision is the Vision of the Church of St Anthony which is “A Participative, Christ-centered Community of Disciples Building the Kingdom of God”.
The Mission statement of EXCO is also the Mission of the Church of St Anthony which reads, “To invite and facilitate God-encounters and to build Christ-centred communities.”
The Executive Committee or EXCO for short, is the working body of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). The president of both the PPC and EXCO is the Parish Priest and we work under his direction. Some of the roles we play are as follows:
- We follow up and implement the recommendations of the PPC.
- We meet to foster continuing pastoral activities at the parish level.
- We also handle sudden emerging urgent and important pastoral concerns of the parish.
We receive feedback on the pastoral needs of the parish from the PPC through its surveys and its running of Parish Assemblies and take this into account in formulating pastoral plans.
Our monthly meetings start with prayer and reflection before attending to matters at hand. Some of the matters we have discussed and acted upon in the past include:
- Promoting the growth of Catholic Neighbourbood Communities or CNCs.
- Training of leaders to plan events so that all our events meet at least one of the key thrusts that promote the Vision of the Church of St Anthony. The 3 key thrusts are Forming Disciples, Facilitating God Encounters and Growing Community bonds.
- Special liturgical events such as the Blessing of the Church, the mass with the Nuncio and the Chrism Mass
- Preparations for the resumption of masses in our parish, suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemi
Members of EXCO are assigned to different focus areas such as Catholic Neighbourhood Communities and some are heads of Keystones such as the Development Keystone, the Communications and Publicity Keystone, Youth Keystone and Events Keystone. These keystones are focused on formation, communications and publicity, the youth and the running of parish level events based on the calendar year such as the Feast Day of the Church, workshops and programs.
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EXCO is run by a small committee of 5 office bearers. The Parish Priest is president of EXCO and PPC.
- Asst Secretary
- Executive members
Some members of EXCO also function as Pastoral Leaders to look after the logistical and pastoral needs of the various ministries under them. The Parish Priest remains the Spiritual Director of all ministries.
Our meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
The agenda of these meetings is as follows.
- Prayer – scripture reading and reflection/sharing
- Confirmation of minutes
- Matters arsing from minutes
- Matters for discussion
- Any other matters
- Closing Prayer.
Our meetings include heads of the Keystones, other EXCO members, the chairperson of the PPC and the Parish Priest which facilitates discussion and decision making and also allows the flow of information to the members of the keystone, PPC and the ministries so that all our major organisations are on the same page.
Our members include heads of the keystones, chairpersons of the Parish Pastoral Council and those appointed by the Parish Priest.
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EXCO serves the Parish Priest and the PPC and works with other groups such as the ministries, our communities and the keystones to execute our pastoral plans.
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