Glanmire Parish, County Cork, Ireland - part of the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.
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Parish Assembly meeting

November 4, 2020

The Parish Assembly is a group of parishioners who assist with the running and development of Glanmire parish. A new assembly is formed every 3 years. All parishioners are asked for nominations for the Parish Assembly; this nomination can be oneself or another parishioner. Nominees are invited to join the Parish Assembly.  The current assembly was formed in 2019. The chairman of the Parish Assembly is Loughlin Ryan, vice-chair is Rosaleen Murphy with Catherine McGovern as secretary. The full membership is  Attracta Burns, Niamh Buckeridge, Mirinda O’ Keeffe, Helen Harrington,  Ger Hayes, Maria O’Keeffe and Kathleen Twomey.  As priests of the parish, Fr. John Newman and Fr. Pat Nugent are automatically members of the Parish Assembly.

The Parish Assembly meets every month. At our most recent meeting, held remotely we reviewed the implementation of streaming within the parish and started planning for November ceremonies.

There will be a weekly rosary for the faithful departed during November – this is said each Sunday before 10:30am mass, starting 10:05am. The blessing of graves will be done by the priests in Rathcooney which will be recorded and made available to everyone.  The annual mass for the bereaved will be streamed this year on Wednesday 25th November.

The annual toy mass won’t be able to take place this year. The toy collection will happen at Crestfield on the afternoon of the day the mass traditionally happened.

Christmas was briefly discussed. At the moment we don’t know what level we will be at in December. The cribs will be put up in both churches as churches will, at a minimum, be open for private prayer. It is expected churches will be open for mass at Christmas but even with that the numbers will be restricted and we will will need to plan for a lot of people attending remotely.

Fr Pat Nugent wished to thank the parents and schools involved in the recent communions and confirmations and praised the preparation work that had gone into these.

Fr John Newman wished to thank all those who helped with stewarding and cleaning the church while it was open for public mass.

There will be another meeting in early December to plan Christmas ceremonies in greater detail.




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