What we do

Presence at Parish Level

Most centres have a monthly meeting to pray or read a short reflection, discuss the communication from Central Office and plan the various activities which are spread throughout the year. These include the Lenten Pledge, Youth apostolate, Annual Pioneer Mass and enrolment ceremony, Gradam, Magazine promotion and a Fund-raising event such as a Christmas Bazaar.

Youth are an important priority for many centers and many organize visitation programmes to local schools and clubs. For more detail of this activity click here.

In addition many members of the Pioneers are active in different ways within the parish – as Ministers of the Eucharist, readers, church collection collectors, etc. As Fr Micheal McGreil SJ, former chairman of the PTAA, has put it: “Pioneers are the backbone of many parishes”. For details of your local centre, email Roisin Fulham (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For details of how to Join the PTAA, click here.