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Parish Assembly meeting

June 16, 2021

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 how the return to mass had gone. All the feedback is positive. There will be either cantors or muscians at weekend masses in future. Altar servers will resume at masses in September. First confessions, communions and confirmations will happen in September and October.

We discussed options to faciliate a ceremony similiar to the annual cemetery mass, but in line with current guidelines. There will be an online only mass broadcast from St Joseph’s at 7:30pm on 6th July where we will remember those buried in Rathconney and also all our beloved departed.

We reviewed the ceremonies during lent, Holy Week and Easter, both at the parish and at the Cathedral. The feedback on all was very positive.

Fr John extended his thanks to the many who help out in the parish, with special mention to those who distributed all the dues envelopes, to those who steward at masses, who sanistise the churches and to the parish assembly. Fr Pat seconded this thanks and said there is much positive feedback relating to those who help out in the parish.

There is some structural work happening at St Michael’s, some of this is complete with some more works planned. Fr John thanked the parishioners who have helped with this.

The parish assembly will meet again in the autumn, but will meet sooner if there are significant changes to the current national measures in place.



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