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

Parish Assembly meeting

December 3, 2017

hich washe 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. Ray Riordan are automatically members of the Parish Assembly.

There are 3 sub-groups within the Parish Assembly – Community Group, Liturgy Group and Communications Group. Each group aims to meet once a month.

The Parish Assembly, as a whole, meets every month with each sub-group submitting a report at this meeting. The meetings take place in the parish room across from St Joseph’s church.  When the new Parish Centre is completed, all meetings will take place there.

 

At the most recent meeting, the wedding booklet was reviewed and will be given to Eileen to start using for new bookings.

The annual blessing of graves in Rathcooney and Templeuisce was held 05-November. This was very well attended.

The bereavement mass took place on Wednesday 15th November at St Josephs. A big crowd was present and more help is needed in future years. All boxes of candles were needed as people were keen to remember others in addition to those named.  The choir were excellent.

Tea and a chat would be nice afterwards – this can be facilitated next year once parish centre is opened.

The services for the December were discussed with help organised for each event. The times and dates of events are on teh website, will be sent to Glanmire news and will be shared on social media.

World Meeting of Families 2018, the Holy Family Icon card will be delivered to all parishes for distribution in December. Prayer Cards, Baptism Gift Cards and Wedding Gift Cards will be ordered from the diocesan office.

Child safeguarding meeting planned for Monday 11th December will be rescheduled to January.

Garda vetting forms completed 18 months ago may require more input.

All church groups require a hazard policy.

The way in which parish dues envelopes are distributed needs to be addressed.

Progress on parish centre is that tea/coffee area is almost complete, power is installed and gas needs to be commissioned.

 

 

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