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

Parish Assembly meeting

February 19, 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 a meeting for new Ministers of the Word planned for Mon 19 th Feb. We are encouraged to spread the word as much as possible. St Michael’s is ok for readers. Readers needed for 9am
and 10:30am in St Joseph’s.

The correct chairs for the new parish centre have now been ordered. The tea and coffee station is yet to be finalised. The The centre is now used regularly for meetings.

Three talks on family have been organised by the parish catechists on Tuesday 27 th Feb, 6 th
March and 13 th March at 7:30pm. These will be publicised in next week’s newsletter. A letter with Gospel readings for weekday masses in Lent 2018 can be signed and returned to ‘Priests for Saving the 8 th ’ after Easter. A mass will be offered for the retention of the eight amendment.

Masses on St Patrick’s Day will be as per Sunday mass times. There is no need for vigil on Friday 16 th March. Mass numbers will be checked this year across all 3 mass times at St Joseph’s with a view to reviewing the masses for St Patrick’s day in the future. Any changes will be communicated well in advance.

The ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter were discussed with a member of the parish assembly taking charge for each ceremony.  The Good Friday Walk of the Cross will start at St Joseph’s this year. The involvement of St Mary’s and All Saints is awaiting the arrival of their new Reverand.

 Palm is provided from two sources; Mrs O’Mahony and Mrs. Mulvihill.

There was some discussion on the optimal way to distribute these envelopes.

The dates & locations for Confirmation and Holy Communion were confirmed (available on this website)

A draft Data Protection policy has been developed and needs to be reviewed.

There was discussion around how the parish assembly could support SAFE and other related organisations.

Financial accounts will soon be available

For the next meeting, one of the items to discuss is how to welcome and include more people in the church.

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