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

Parish Assembly meeting

April 30, 2018

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.

The Parish Assembly meets every month.


At the most recent meeting,  we discussed the St Patricks’ day mass attendances. This information is required in case it proves necessary to reduce the number of masses on St Patrick’s day at a point in the future.

We discussed the Lenten talks and reviewed each of the Holy week ceremonies. All ceremonies went off succssfully and were well attended. There were some suggestions for improvements that could make these even better next year.

The confirmations are all progressing well in the parish. The confirmation for the Gael Scoil has been moved from St Joseph’s church to Mayfield.

The communions are taking place during May. St Joseph’s NS is scheduled for 9th May with 2 ceremonies and help will be needed in the carpark that day. This will be co-ordinated by Billy Meaney.

The May procession will be organised by the Grotto committee and will take place on Sunday 6th May, leaving St Joseph’s at 3pm.

Buses have been organised for the Papal Mass on Sunday 26th August. 200 tickets have been ordered for the parish. The cost of the day (ticket, bus and meal) is €50.  A desposit of €20 is paid to the parish office to secure a place.

We need to review how station mass communication is handled. When a station has to be changed it is very difficult to communicate with the present system. A text system was suggested.


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