GPC Meeting Minutes – 01st March 2016

Meeting on Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 6.00pm
Present: Canon Michael, Father Paul, Deacon Mark, Paul Burnard, Owen Lee, Pat Devenport.
1. The meeting opened with a prayer from Paula Brierley (read by Pat Devenport in her absence)
2. Apologies for absence from Paula Brierley.
3. The minutes of the last meeting were approved.
4. Matters arising / Action Plans
a) Called and Gifted.
Deacon Mark will have more details of the weekend in the near future and will then know what assistance he will require.
5. Correspondence and Communication
An e mail was received from Anita Carey, re Befriending for adults with learning disabilities/autism, wondering if it would be possible for Kristin Dowling to speak to parishioners about the work of the group. As there is already an active Befrienders group within the parish, and Deacon Mark is hoping to extend the work of this group, it was felt that it would be more beneficial to concentrate efforts on the parish group. An e mail will be sent to Anita informing her of the decision taken.
6. Youth Ministry
Paul Burnard had sent members of the GPC a copy of the notes of the meeting between himself (Line Manager) and Tom Saddington (Youth Minister)
The first Youth Mass will take place on Passion Sunday and then on every 3rd Sunday of the month at St Joseph’s at 6.30pm.
No real progress had been made with CATHSOC but work is in progress.
The Youth Club has a regular attendance of about 12 members. The age range may be extended to include Yr 5 pupils.
There has been good interaction between the Cygnet group and the Befrienders group.
Guernsey will be represented at World Youth Day by 7 young people.
Tom liaises with the Catholic schools and meets with the students.
7. Mary’s Meals
A check was made on the Minutes taken on 3rd February 2015 regarding the decision taken for Parish almsgiving during Lent 2016 to be in aid of Mary’s Meals.
8. AOB – None
9. The date of the next meeting will be Tuesday 5th April at 6.00pm. and prayers will be led by Paul Burnard. The meeting closed at 6.35pm.