Parish Assembly

Our Mission is to bear witness to the faith by creating a sense of togetherness as a community inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit.

The 5th term of the parish assembly began their meetings on the 1st November, it will run until the 1st Sunday of Advent 2027.  The parish assembly members are elected by the parishioners for a period of one term – 3 years. However they are permitted to run for a second term and in fact are encouraged to do so in order to have continuity. It is recommended one third of assembly members serve for a second term. Members, on completion of their second consecutive term of office, are ineligible for immediate reappointment but may be reappointed after three years has elapsed. The assembly meets monthly, except during the summer months of July and August. 

The parish assembly assists with community worship especially the celebration of the Eucharist. The group meets once a month but more often during the seasons of Advent and Lent to help plan and organise the Christmas, Holy Week and Easter Liturgical ceremonies. They also organise the annual Healing Mass in February, the Cemetery Mass in St John’s Cemetery, Ballinrea in August, and the Bereavement Mass in November. 

Part of the group’s remit is hospitality and they organise and provide refreshments – assisted by the other parish groups and individuals – in the parish centre, after various liturgical services throughout the church year.

Members of the assembly can be contacted via the parish office or through the parish clergy.