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

Parish Assembly meeting

March 14, 2019

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 2016. The chairman of the Parish Assembly is Peter Falvey, vice-chair is Tim Murphy with Claire Gibson as secretary. The full membership is Doris Murphy, Loughlin Ryan, Niamh Buckeridge, Linda Cashman, Carmel Cleary, Helen Harrington, Rachel Kelleher, Billy Meaney, Catherine McGovern, Catherine McPhillips, Maria O’Keeffe, 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 the most recent meeting, we discussed St Patrick’s Day and Easter ceremonies. The Walk of the Cross will start at St Mary’s and All Saints this year and end at St Joseph’s.

There was further discussion on the rationalisation of Mass times based on feedback from the Finance committee. New times were and these will be communicated at masses from the weekend after St Patrick’s day. The communication will be done by different members of the Parish Assembly

We discussed training for the new assembly which had commenced the previous night but with a very low turnout. It is important that people attend training if they intend to stay on.

We discussed keeping people involved after they’ve stepped down from a parish assembly and the hope that people who have been involved with ceremonies continue to be involved. A calendar of all planned ceremonies is on the website; it would be a pity if any of these weren’t retained.

We had a short discussion on involving younger people. Students from Colaiste an Phiarsaigh come up to the parish centre regularly.

 

 

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