What do you feel about your experience this year?<br />Positive -6<br />Good Commitment -1<br />Lack of Enthusiasm -1 <br />Good Enthusiasm -2 <br />Good Feeling of Community -1<br />
What has given the most satisfaction this year?<br />Dedication - 2 <br />Generosity re. time -1<br />New ideas were welcome and embraced, e.g. Lavally Lake Mass -2<br />Advent and Lenten Prayer Meeting -1<br />Contributing to the future of the Parish -11<br />Working together for the better of the Parish -1 1<br />The Way of the Cross on Good Friday -1<br />Co-operate for a bigger gain -1<br />Bethany Bereavement Group -1<br />The updated website, facebook, recording of liturgies in the Cathedral -1<br />Progress on Mass streaming on the internet -1 <br />Improvement in sound ion Cathedral, re. hearing the choir on the radio -1<br />
What has been disappointing for you this year?<br />Sub-groups focus on their goal, forgetting overall Parish goal -1 <br />Concentrated too much time on reports -1<br />Too much discussion, not enough time on making decisions/resolutions -1<br />WOW programme was not taken up -1<br />Slow progress re. the new Parish Centre -2 <br />Lack of communication between sub groups -1<br />Lack of interest between sub groups -1<br />Lack of vigourand progress -2<br />None -1<br />Continuing reports about abuse allegations -1<br />Lack of young people attending Mass and getting involved in the Parish -1<br />
What do you feel you or your sub-group can do as part of the preparation for the Eucharistic Congress?<br />Invite people to volunteer their time and ideas -2<br />Research and introduce new forms of Prayer-1<br />Half day or full day of reflection, maybe Sunday afternoon -1<br />Help with Liturgy from children and youth -1<br />Address issue re. Mass cards; signed Mass cards, stipends -1<br />Events that will heighten awareness of the Eucharistic Congress -2<br />Events to grow parishioner’s spirituality and knowledge, e.g. Bible reading, scripture discussion -2<br />Emphasise the importance of the Eucharist in the Church -1<br />Sub groups to work together as one team to promote the Eucharistic Congress -1<br />
Ushers who have regular absences from rostered duty should be replaced.</li></li></ul><li>Report from <br />Liturgy Sub-group<br />
Report from Liturgy Sub-group<br /><ul><li>Alter preparation for Feast days, e.g. a display was done to show fruits of the Harvest.
2 members prepare and arrange Readers for the weekly introduction to Sunday Masses.
Assisted in decorating the Cathedral for Christmas.
Helped in the preparation for Holy Week ceremonies.
A trial of Friday evening Stations of the Cross .
Disappointment and frustration was expressed with regard to the progress on new Parish Centre, and the County Council questioning its necessity. </li></li></ul><li>Report from<br />Building and Maintenance <br />Sub-group<br />
Report from Building and maintenance Sub-group<br /><ul><li>May 2010 – Architect submitted detailed draft plans w.r.t the new Parish Centre.
Gate Lodge - Must be brought into design of Parish Centre, and new design not overshadow the Gate Lodge.
November 2010- After must discussion with County Council, a new design was submitted.