9th May, 2024 . John Sixtus Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo
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  1. 2024 HARVEST AND BAZAAR: Haven received the 2023 Harvest reports, we agreed that the Committees are no longer 2023 Harvest Committees but 2024 Harvest and Bazaar Committees at all stations. The resolutions and recommendations we made at the joint meeting would be a guide to the Committees and they should start meeting immediately for proper planning. The Harvest Committee Chairmen should please take note.
  2. THE PARISH FEAST DAY: Our Parish Feast day celebration shall be on 15th of September 2024. Many Activities with Cultural celebration shall be used to mark the Feast. Hence, we agreed that the Committee that served last year would continue this year led by Cletus Iloh. We expect a detailed report in our next meeting.
  3. THE LAND AT NATAN CAMP: To inaugurate the use of the land for worship, we resolved to do May devotion with Rosary Procession from Parish Centre to NATAN Camp on 5th May 2024. Time will be 5.00pm.(Due to the Father’s Day celebration on 5th May, the Rosary Procession will then be on Sunday 12th May by 4.30pm). We agreed to use St. Vincent as the Patron Saint of the Station; that is St. Vincent’s Catholic Community Natan Camp. We also agreed to erect a batcher there to start with, subsequently, we shall start Mass there.
  4. SEND FORTH OF REV. FR. CHARLES K. ONYENEKE: The names of the Societies and Organizations that did not contribute to the sent Forth should be forwarded to the Parish Priest to know how to follow them if they approach him for Parish concerns. Meanwhile, we asked Bro. Kingsley Ugwu to address the issue at Laity Council meeting.
  5. CREATION OF REVENUE SOURCES IN THE PARISH: We resolved that Parish Finance Committee to brainstorm on possible alternative sources of incomes for the Parish and then submit a report to the PPC for further deliberations, review, and approval. We are to expedite action on this as the first quarter of the year is almost gone. We are very open to any good ideas on this matter.
  6. N19 MILLION ADDITIONAL DEBT TO THE PARISH: We resolved to invite the contractors for a round table talk after Easter. The following persons are to represent the Parish at the physical meeting discussion: Barr. Idoko, Sis. Chinenye Dike, Bro. Kingsly Ugwu, Bro. Sylvester Meka, Bro. Mnenge Peter Anaukyaa, Bro. Cletus Iloh, the Vice Chairmen and Rev. Fr. John Sixtus Okonkwo. We may convene for an emergency meeting, if need be, before meeting with the external people.
  7. SECURITY: For the importance of Security in our Parish, we resolved that the Security Committee would be reconstituted for effective security system.
  8. PROJECT COMMITEE: CHURCH OF ASCENSION: Public convenience at St. Anselm was recommended to be replicated at The Church of Ascension due to cost effectiveness and management. We agreed to continue work at the Stations as long as funds are available.
  9. LAITY COUNCIL: STATE ASSOCIATIONS MEETINGS: We agreed that First Sunday of every Month is solely reserved for Tribal/State Associations’ meeting. No other Society should meet on that very day. The Laity Council should address the Church two Sundays before the meeting day, as well as the Priest celebrating the Holy Mass on the importance of attending state Association’s meeting. The Laity Council also should call the leaders of all Tribal/States Associations and talk to them to address the Chuch in their local dialects and even canvas for members.
  10. STATE ASSOCIATIONS AT OUTSTATIONS: We agreed that each station should have their own leadership, form their own Tribal/State Associations. During Parish programme, the Heads should come together and decide how to represent themselves. They should be ready to identify with the Laity Council from each stations too.
  11. COMMUNICATION COMMITEE: The Parish has been sending Birthday/Anniversary messages to the registered Parishioners. So, those who have collected their membership cards and do not receive birthday/anniversary messages should approach the Communication Committee or Parish Office with such complaints for rectifications. We also agreed to put the already existing advert subscriptions on the Website as an added advantage for them until things normalize and we begin to charge for it.
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