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

Mission statement for parish assembly

Glanmire Parish Assembly promotes the Catholic faith in the parish.  It recognises the challenge of changing times and aims to provide a structure for priests and people to work together for the enrichment of parish life.  It aims to identify the talents within the community and inspire and empower others to become involved in all aspects of parish life.


What is a parish assembly?

The parish assembly is a leadership group through which priests and people work together as partners in furthering the mission of Christ in their own place. It does so through building up a vibrant Christian community that is rooted in baptism and marked by its faith, worship and service. To fulfill its role the assembly needs to be a representative body in which the diversity of the parish community is reflected. To take on the task of the assembly, members need to be baptized Catholics who participate in the life and worship of the parish, who have a loving concern for the parish and are willing to be part of a parish leadership group.

The Glanmire Parish Assembly is a body of people; priests and parishioners, who have accepted their nomination by their peers, to lead and support the development of the parish as a faith community.

Members are nominated for a three-year term (the priests of the parish are members by virtue of their office).

Members of the parish assembly beginning 2019 are as follows:

Loughlin Ryan (Chair)

Rosaleen Murphy (Vice chair)

Catherine McGovern (Secretary)


Niamh Buckeridge (Pastoral Area representative)

Attracta Burns

Ger Hayes

Helen Harrington (Pastoral Area representative)

Maria O’Keeffe

Miranda O’ Keeffe

Kathleen Twomey

Fr John Newman

Fr Pat Nugent