A message to all Parishes from Bishop Fintan Gavin
“The time has come, I believe, to remove the last remaining covid restrictions. “
The Parish Assembly has served much longer than its three-year term – due to Covid19 – so it’s time to nominate new members for the next assembly.
What is the Parish Assembly?
A Parish Assembly is a group of people who are representative of the faith community — of the parish. Working closely with the priests, they help to create an experience of belonging and participation in the life of our parish. An assembly is normally set up every three years (Covid caused the last term to be extended!).
Members meet once a month from September to May inclusive. Members of the assembly spend part of their time discussing and planning church tasks/events and part of their time implementing these tasks/events with the help and support of other parishioners.
What is the Assembly about?
The Assembly is about pastoral, spiritual and the faith life of the members of our parish. It will address and identify the needs of our parish and support all age groups in their faith journey. The members will work together to sustain a vibrant faith community in our parish which is in tune with the Gospel.
What is the Assembly not about? The Assembly is not responsible for finances, employees, buildings or maintenance of the parish. It also will not duplicate services which other people already involved in various ministries provide in the parish.
Clink this link to get the Nomination Form where you can nominate three people (including yourself).
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post to “Parish Assembly Nomination”, Parochial House, Western Road, Clonakilty Co. Cork, P85 YN47.
There is a second collection at Masses in the diocese this weekend (March 11/12) to fund the work of working groups set up by the Irish Bishops’ Conference.
These are known as Bishops’ Commissions and they are involved in an array of activities in Ireland and abroad which provide leadership, formation, pastoral care and ministry to the People of God.
Each commission is served by lay people (who are paid) as well as by clergy and religious.
- Catholic Education and Formation
- Pastoral Care
- Planning, Communications and Resources
- Social Issues and International Affairs
- Worship, Pastoral Renewal and Faith Development
Thanks for supporting the work of the commissions.