St Cecilia’s Parish Forum Minutes, Wednesday 26th  November. 

Present: Fr. Conor, Dcn Eddie, Dcn Ronnie, Lyndsey Woodward, Sr Petrina, Marie Crist, Mary Dillon, Mary Kenny,  Rachel Griffiths
Apologises: Teresa Routledge, Simon Holleron,       
Eucharistic Ministers: Rachel will ask for volunteers for the Christmas Masses this week.   
With You Always: Fr C will arrange a meeting with parents after Christmas.  Bishop Tom is confirmed as doing the Confirmations at one of the St Cecilia Masses.                           
Baptism Group: A meeting is arranged for Friday 9th January in St Matthews at 7pm for all Baptism catechists.  
Little Church: Last weekend there was no Little Church; Fr C suggested a rota for Catechist’s.  Sr Petrina requested more cushions for the children to sit on.                   
Altar Servers/Guild of St Stephen:  Mass in October went well.  Everyone has now rec’d their medals.                    
UCM: Bi Monthly Mass went well.                 
Legion of Mary: The president has asked Lyndsey to advertise the Legion in the newsletter again.                 
Safeguarding:  Nothing to report.             
Readers:  Marie mentioned no readers are down for Midnight Mass, a list will go up for volunteers.                    
Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 16 people have put their name down so far for the trip.      
Confessions:  Fr C cannot praise Confessions here enough!          
Bereavement Group: To be reviewed at a later date.            
Bereavement Mass:  Went really well.                         
Family Shoe box appeal: 115 boxes have been sent from the 2 parishes.            
Missionary Appeal: £179.14 collected.          
Memorial for Deceased Infants: Received the quote of £5300 which split between the 2 parishes is ok.  Work will start next week.  Fr C is hoping to have a ceremony around Christmas time to officially open the garden.  People can donate towards the cost of plants and shrubs.                                                                                                               
Sr Roseleen: Will leave on Tuesday to go on her sabbatical year to Kenya after being part of our community for 7yrs.  We wish her a safe journey and hope to see her soon.                       
PA Events: Thursday 4th December – A spiritual talk by Sr Maria Natella O.P. to talk to us about St. Dominic,  Wednesday 10th December – Reconciliation in St Oswald’s at 7pm                                                                                                                                
Hymn Book: Fr C will order new hymn books for both parishes, Marie will do a count.
Weekday Mass: After much deliberation it has been decided Mass will change to the new time of 9.10am from Monday 5th January 2015.  
Christmas Masses:                          
6.30pm Christmas Eve Family Mass  St Matthew’s                        
10.00pm Midnight Mass   St Cecilia’s                      
9.00am Christmas Day   St Matthew’s                                  
10.30am Christmas Day   St Cecilia’s

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday 2nd February at 7pm