The Parish Council met on Saturday, 20 October 2012. On the Agenda were various issues to be discussed, including the comments after the launch of the Holy Cross Parish Website on 4 October (Feast of St Francis of Assisi), the Parish Register, the catechesis for adults, the Advent Pilgrimage and the Holy Cross 2013 Calendar.
It was noted that Holy Cross Church’s new website was very well advertised and received, that many parishioners use it already (2 weeks from its launch it had more than 1500 visitors!). Now it has to be well maintained and updated, and various points were raised to this effect. Regarding the Parish Register, advice about appropriate software is being sought and in the meantime the forms are being reviewed and action is being takenon the requests made. The 2013 Calendar will be dedicated to the Year of Faith which the Pope opened on 11 October, and the Advent Pilgrimage for the whole Parish will also have Faith as its theme; this will take place on Saturday 15 December and more details will be available soon.
Finally, the proposal to launch, from November 2012, the Holy Cross Movie Nights as a catechesis for the whole parish, was met with excitement. The Movie Nights will be every first Friday of the month and will be dedicated to the lives of the Saints. The first will take place on Friday 2 November, after the evening mass (at about 7.15pm) in St Francis Hall and it will feature a movie on the life of St Francis ofAssisi.
The Parish Council meeting ended with prayer seeking the mercy and the blessing of the Lord for each one of us in our Parish.
Akis HjiIossif (Chairman)