We began and ended with the Rosary this month and spent a short while reviewing our first year as a PPC. It was agreed that events and initiatives had been well received but that we needed to build on this. As 2015 has been designated the Year of Consecrated Life much thought would have to be given as to how we might celebrate our own missionaries and religious from the parish.
Subgroups : Witness and Outreach are working on an evening “with a difference” to attract the youth audience. Adult Faith group, as well as organising the Life in the Spirit series of evenings during Lent and the Tom Herron Talks are also collating names of all religious originally from the parish. It is hoped to celebrate this in some way later in the year and all groups would help out. The Liturgy group is to liaise with the cathedral altar servers’ coordinators having already had a very productive meeting over the holidays with the priests in charge of St Malachy’s and Knockaconey to express support and share ideas and concerns. It was felt that we could work on trying to make the twelve noon mass in St Malachy’s more participative and more family friendly. As always, parishioners are encouraged to feedback to the PPC on anything pertaining to the good of the parish. All ideas most welcome!