GEC Meeting Minutes – 6th December 2017

Meeting of Tuesday 6th December 2016

Present: Canon Michael, Father Paul, Father Michal, Deacon Mark, Paula Brierley, Lucy Despres, Owen Lee, Pat Devenport.

  1. The meeting opened with a prayer led by Lucy Despres.
  2. Apologies for absence – Paul Burnard
  3. The Minutes of the November meeting were approved.
  4. Matters arising

a) It is hoped that 3 new members will join the Council early in the new year.

b) The timetable for confessions at the 3 churches will remain the same. When a supply priest is in the parish, it will be put in the newsletter at which church he will be hearing confession and whether there will be an extension of the time on that occasion.

c) The Catholic Church was represented in St Peter Port during late night opening on Thursday 8th December. It was a very successful and enjoyable evening with the Filipino Choir being much appreciated by shoppers. As a result, £200 was donated to The Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association -£100 from the sale of cakes and £100 donation from a parishioner.

Correspondence and Communication

*A letter was received from Liz Dene saying she has agreed to take over as CAFOD Parish Co-ordinator from Angela Le Page. The Parish would like to say a big “Thank you” to Angela for all her work over the years.


*Deacon Mark requested a heater be placed in the meeting room during the winter months.

*It is hoped to involve children from the Catholic Schools at special event masses in the future e.g. Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day etc.

The date of the next meeting will be 14th March 2017 at 6.00pm and prayers will be led by Paul Burnard.

The meeting closed at 7.30pm.

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