PARISH COUNCIL NEWS & MESSAGES – JULY 2022
The Parish Council met on 6 July 2022 mainly to discuss the organisation of an event to mark the Feast of our Parish of the Holy Cross in September as well as some other issues which were raised by members.
Regarding the Feast of the Holy Cross, it was decided that instead of having a disco night with catering to celebrate on the Saturday evening after the mass (like we did before the pandemic in 2019), we will have this time an event which was proposed to be organised on the Sunday, 11 September 2022, starting at 12.30pm featuring a Parish Lunch and Entertainment. An announcement with details will follow in due course.
For the entertainment there will be a programme of 5 minute presentations (and for the lunch the food will be provided also) by the many different parish groups, communities and parishioners who would like to offer and are welcome to contribute in this respect, to share with everyone else in this celebratory event.
Those who would like to contribute on this occasion, to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross, with the lunch and the entertainment proposed to be organised on Sunday 11 September 2022 from 12.30pm, would be asked in due course to fill the appropriate form which would be in the Sacristy of the Holy Cross – one form for the food to be offered and another form for the presentation to be performed.
It was noted also that the plans of the Parish Council for the Parish Lunch and Entertainment on the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Cross proposed to be organised on 11 September 2022 at 12.30pm, would of course be subject to any pandemic restrictions and regulations which may be introduced and apply on the specific date, an issue which needs be reviewed nearer to the date of the event.
The Parish Council also discussed briefly the enrichment of our website of the Holy Cross with more standing information which would be helpful and planned to work on this issue in the Autumn.
It was also mentioned that the Holy Cross YouTube channel sound strength during live broadcasts of the liturgies, which has been weak more recently, needs to be improved the soonest.
Finally it was decided for the next meeting of the Parish Council to take place on 2 September 2022 to deal with the Lunch and Entertainment planned on the occasion of the Holy Cross Feast.
We pray that the Lord may bless each one of us in our Parish and that we may trust Him above all else in our lives and experience the power of His mercy acting in us and around us always.
(Chairman of the Parish Council – email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The QR code of the Holy Cross Android Application is given here below and we encourage everyone with an Android smartphone or tablet to scan this QR code and install the Holy Cross application on their Android smartphone or tablet now. You can also download and install the Holy Cross Android Application from the website of the Holy Cross at www.holy-cross-nicosia.com on the web browser of your Android smartphone or tablet – click HERE for the link. If you do not yet have the application, please seek help in order to install it. Also, any member of the Parish Council can help you.
We encourage everyone, to regularly use the Holy Cross Application and website to benefit from the various items thereon. You can find news items about the Church and the Pope, the Parish Newsletter, articles on the faith, the lives of the saints, videos and meditations, the mass times, links for the daily mass readings in the Eucharist, the Divine Office link and other prayers, like the morning and evening prayer of the Church, as well as some references to the saint or feast of the day.