Parish Council Update and Update on Changes to Mass Times

The Parish Council met on Tuesday.
Much of the meeting was devoted to forming Mass times recommendations following our recent five week Mass discernment and workshop. Good progress was made, several variations of schedule considered, and some draft recommendations formed.

Although announcement of Mass times was scheduled for this weekend, the Council has decided to meet again next week on Thursday 1 December. The Council has been considering the matter of Mass times deeply and at the conclusion of Tuesday’s meeting we felt we needed to allow further time for prayer and reflection–consistent with the process of discernment–before final recommendations are made.

We know Mass times affect our communities and Parish in a significant way and we wish to make the best recommendations we can at this early stage in our formation as a Parish.

The Council also:
– appointed John Whiting to join the Finance Committee’s Planned Giving subcommittee.
– discussed matters relating to the earthquake of Monday 14th November — for more information see the update on our parish buildings.