The next meeting is on Tuesday 25th September, 7:30pm. We will be packing shoe boxes. This year the boxes are provided by The Rotary Club of Great Britain who will arrange their delivery. Please come along and help to pack a box. See poster on doors at back of church advising on contents. All parishioners are welcome to contribute contents or donations towards cost of delivery. Phone Sarah Sheils, 01904 424219 for further information.
HCPT – GREAT GADSBY BALL
Saturday 6th October – York Racecourse. Tickets £40pp and includes 3-course dinner. The is a casino, DJ/Karaoke, dancing and much more. If you are interested and would like a booking form please contact Claire or Irene Shanks – Group122@hcpt.org.uk or 07793 573259.
TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Starts again Tuesday 9th October. If you could help to prepare lunch for about 30 people please sign the list at the back of church. We also need table setters as well as diners. All welcome.
SVP PIE AND PEA QUIZ
Saturday 13th October in the Centre. Tickets on sale after Mass.
INSPIRATIONAL DAY FOR MINISTERS OF THE WORD AND HOLY COMMUNION
This will be at the Spa Conference Centre in Scarborough on Saturday 20th October. If you would like to go, please add your name to the list in the porch by the weekend 22nd/23rd September.
At a recent meeting of the Parochial Church Council, which in recent times has met very infrequently, it was agreed that a formal Parish Pastoral Council should be set up which is now standard for each parish in our diocese. A copy of the model constitution is available for anyone interested and if you are please contact me and I will make sure one gets to you.
The PCC is chaired by the Parish Priest in accordance with canon law but in his absence will be chaired by the Vice Chair Person who will be elected by the council from among its members. A Secretary will be elected from among the members and officers will serve for one year, but be available for a second but not a third without a break. Lay membership of the council should be elected. The PP may appoint advisers (parishioners) up to a maximum of half the council membership. Representation is encouraged from each major activity within the parish eg finance, liturgy (including children’s), SVP etc.
Total membership should be about twelve to include two or three members elected to represent general parish affairs. Members should be elected for three years and the Council should meet not less than three times a year.