Parish Leadership Vicariate

The Parish Leadership Vicariate provides pastoral support for Parishes and Parish Leadership Teams. It facilitates a focused delivery of resources and services that best reflects the changing needs of parish life. It does this by:

Helping embed and bring to life Cardinal John Dew’s vision of collaborative leadership teams of priests and lay pastoral leaders ministering together.

  • Creating a framework to better connect the Vicariate with the Diocese by improving communication, enhancing presence and visibility, ensuring parishes have a sense of being ‘heard’, and providing prompt follow-up.
  • Keeping parishes updated about Archdiocesan priorities.
  • Bringing the Vicariate team together to provide ongoing formation, support and mentoring for each other and, in particular, for the lay pastoral leaders.
  • Organising ongoing formation for parish leadership – Clergy, Lay Pastoral Leaders, Pastoral Councils, Parish Secretaries/Office Administrators and those involved in liturgy.

The Vicariate includes:

The ministries of the Samoan Chaplaincy, Lay Pastoral Leaders, and Launch Out Formation Programme.  In the Parish Resources pages are many examples of best practices and samples of mandates to guide parish leadership teams.  The Vicariate team includes:

Mary-Ann Greaney: Leader, Parish Leadership Ministry Vicariate

Lay Pastoral Leaders (LPL)
Joe Green
– Catholic Parish of Wellington South
Merrick Mitchell – Our Lady of the Bays
Sharon Penny – Catholic Parish of Wairarapa
Fiona Rammell – Sacred Heart Cathedral
Barbara Rowley – Catholic Parish of Te Awakairangi

Debbie Matheson: Consultant, Parish Leadership Support
Joan McFetridge: Launch Out Formator/Manager
Mika Teofilo: Samoan Chaplaincy Team Leader
Ann Williams: Secretary

Parish Leadership Vicariate contacts:
Mary-Ann Greaney: Leader, Parish Leadership Vicariate 04 496 7784 m.greaney@wn.catholic.org.nz
Debbie Matheson: Consultant, Parish Leadership Support 04 496 1706 d.matheson@wn.catholic.org.nz
Joan McFetridge: Launch Out Formator/Manager j.mcfetridge@wn.catholic.org.nz
Mika Teofilo: Samoan Chaplaincy Team Leader 04 4961707 m.teofilo@wn.catholic.org.nz
Ann Williams: Secretary a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz