St. Matthew’s Parish Forum Minutes: 31st March 2014

Present: Fr. Conor, Agnes Williams, Dave Cotterill, Dcn. Eddie Cawley, Joan Purcell, Paula Burke.
Apologies: Joe McGunigle, Paula O’Toole, Ronny Burke.

Women’s Group: Next meeting Wednesday 2nd April at 7pm. White Flower collection £203.00.

Prayer Group: Next meeting Monday 12th May at 7pm.

North Liverpool Foodbank: 48 full bags delivered to date.

Whitechapel Centre: 12 bags delivered to date.

Surveys/Work: We are still waiting for the outcome of the high level survey.

Bereavement Group: Cards continue to be sent out. A meeting is to be arranged.

Family Shoe Box Appeal: In progress 2014.

Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham: Dave to arrange a meeting to finalise plans for the trip.

Confirmations/1st Holy Communions – ‘With You Always’: Final session for St. Matthew’s – Thursday 24th April at 5pm. Dates of Confirmations/1st Holy Communions: St. Matthew’s Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June at 3pm. St. Cecilia’s Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June at 3pm.

Journey in Faith: 2 enquirers at present.


‘The Joy of the Gospel’: Fr. Conor is pleased with the sessions.

Friday mornings – Mass in St. Matthew’s at 7am.
Friday evenings – Stations of the Cross in St. Cecilia’s at 7pm.

Easter Triduum:
Holy Thursday (17th April) Mass of the Lord’s Supper in St. Matthew’s at 7pm – Watching until 10pm.
Good Friday (18th April) Morning Prayer in St. Matthew’s at 6am.
Stations of the Cross in the garden at St. Matthew’s, at 11am; followed by Confessions until 12.30pm.
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion in St. Cecilia’s at 3pm.
Holy Saturday (19th April) Easter Vigil in St. Matthew’s at 9pm.
Easter Day (20th April) Mass in St. Cecilia’s at 9am.

Pastoral Area Novena:
Tuesday 22nd April in St. Margaret Mary’s at 7pm.
Wednesday 23rd April in St. Paul’s at 7pm.
Thursday 24th April in St. Matthew’s at 7pm.
Friday 25th April in St. Sebastian’s at 7pm.
Saturday 26th April in St. Timothy’s at 10am.
Monday 28th April in St. Cecilia’s at 7pm.
Tuesday 29th April in St. Matthew’s at 7pm.
Wednesday 30th April in St. Margaret Mary’s at 7pm.
Thursday 1st May in St. Oswald’s at 7pm.

Fundraising: Fr. Conor is proposing a sponsored 5K, ‘The Dashing Father’, fun run for and between both our parishes on Sunday 7th December 2014 at 2pm. Avid runners and walkers will be encouraged to take part and dress as clergy or religious. The event can be as big as we want to make it. Ideas from all parishioners will be welcome, further details to follow.

Next meeting: Monday 2nd June 2014 at 7pm.