At their meeting on Wednesday night last the PPC passed the 2017 financial report which will be published shortly. Thanks were expressed to all who are involved in distribution, collection & counting. The Marian Hall committee were commended for their work in the past year and a representative of the PPC was appointed for a twelve month period to the Marian Hall committee.
There was a lengthy discussion on questions that are forming the basis of diocesan area meetings in the coming weeks. These meetings will be consulting people in clusters across the diocese regarding changes to parish and cluster structure in the coming twelve months. The PPC decided to publish these questions and invite your responses to them ahead of our area meeting on 28 February. You can write or email the Parish office with your contribution on any or all of the following.
If our parish was to be part of a group of parishes, working together into the future, which parishes surrounding us are the best fit to our parish? Which are easy to access and which are difficult?
What do you think will make a Christian Community, viable and sustainable into the future? – People, Sacraments? Priests? Churches?
If there was no priest in our parish, where would we find our Christian Community - In our own parish? - In a neighbouring parish?
How can parishes support each other in the changes which will occur into the future?
How can Liturgy led by Lay People deepen the sense of a local Christian Community?
What investment needs to take place in People as opposed to Buildings to prepare for the future?
Note - the Brendan cluster as it currently stands is made up of the parishes of Birr, Kilcolman, Kinnitty and Shinrone.