As amended at A.G.M. on 27 June 2010
1. These standing orders shall have neither force nor application until specifically adopted, either in total or in part or as the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles have decreed. They shall not be amended or varied in any one year subsequent to their adoption, unless a motion to amend or vary them has been carried at an Annual General Meeting or a subsequent Special Meeting called for that purpose.
2. Name of Group.
(1) The name of the group shall be "Our lady and St.Mun’s Pastoral
(2) The council structure will consist of twelve members from the
parish, plus the Parish Priest as ex-officio.
3. Number of meetings
The council shall meet quarterly and more frequent if required.
(1) Liturgy of worship. To build upon existing good practice by consolidating the organisation
of Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Passkeepers, Offertory Procession, Music, Church cleaning, Ground maintenance;
and by providing training where necessary to encourage wider participation in and development of these ministries,
especially by involving the young.
(2) Education in faith.
To set up an education programme to meet the needs of adults, youth,
children and catechumens, based on R.C.I.A. and related courses.
To review the resources available for these developments, within the parish,
so that the best use might be made of human talents, material
facilities(Parish Centre)and existing groups (CaFE, Children’s Liturgy, Pro-Life, Prayer.)
(4) To further these aims by a yearly meeting with the parish and to give an
account on what the council has organised or dealt with, commencing 1996.
5. Officers and Councillors of the Council
(1) The officers of the council shall be the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and
the Secretary. They shall hold office until they resign or until the next
annual general meeting, which ever comes first.
(2) In the event an officer shall resign or be unable for any reason to
continue to act during their term of office. the council may appoint
someone from the council, to serve the remainder of the term of office in
whose stead they have been appointed.
(3) In the event of a council member resigning, the council may appoint
a replacement from within the parish who will have the term of office of the
6. Duties of the Council Officers
(1) The Chairman shall chair all council meetings and any meetings held in
the name of the council.
(2) The Vice-Chairman shall in the absence of the Chairman preside at all
(3) The Secretary shall prepare and keep all minute books and records of the
council (except financial records); give notice of all meetings of the
council and be responsible for all the arrangements therefore; and be
responsible for the interpretation of said rules.
7. Voting procedure at meetings.
(1) Voting shall be decided by a show of hands unless a secret ballot is
asked for by two or more councillors.
(2) The Secretary will record in the minutes the number of votes for and
against the motion, also any abstentions.
(3) Each councillor shall have one vote, the Chairman will also have a
(4) No business can be discussed without a fifty per cent quorum.
8. A.G.M. of council.
(1) The annual general meeting of the council shall be an open meeting, to be held in the month
of June each year for the purpose of transacting any annual business of the council.
(2) The Secretary of the council shall give at least twenty one days
notice in writing of the A.G.M., specifying the business to be transacted at
that meeting to every member on the council.
9. Appointment of new Council members
(1) Councillors will be appointed initially for a two year term. Thereafter, at two yearly intervals, a
parish-wide appeal will be published in the Parish Bulletin in April for volunteers to serve on
the council and, depending on the results of this appeal, an appropriate number of
serving councillors will be invited to stand down to make room for the new volunteers.
(2) Every parishioner of Our Lady and St.Mun's will be most welcome to apply to join the council.
Constitution and Standing Orders
Our Lady and St. Mun’s, Duoon