PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL UPDATES

Each month we’ll put the updates from our Parish Pastoral Council here to keep everyone informed as to what we’re working on, as we go through the year in our Parish.

November 2022:

  • Census on mass attendance for Saturday Night and Sunday morning masses has finished. The average for the 3 ‘Sunday’ masses is 598. Numbers have been declining year on year with a marked downturn since covid.
  • Dates for Holy Communion 2023 have been issued to parents/schools. This will be the first year using the new Accompanying Families directive from the archbishop in preparation for the sacrament.
  • Mass times for Christmas to be decided in conjunction with Newtownpark, Guardian Angels parish.
  • Recruitment drive looking for volunteers has started. There is to be a series of notices by a team member given from the alter and in newsletters etc from various parish groups e.g. Funeral Team, Altar Servers, Baptism, Family Mass group etc.
  • Enticing individuals back who have previously volunteered in a ministry is also a priority. If you are someone who helped previously, we would ask you to consider doing so again.
  • Parish website is to be upgraded to make it more user friendly.

Paul Markey,
PPC Chairman.