The Parish Council met in June with an open agenda and dealt with various issues including the protective measures in relation to the pandemic as they relate to our Parish, the Holy Cross website and its restoration, the planning for the Holy Cross which needs to be prepared in the Autumn with an appropriate theme, the Movie Nights and the way in which the Feast of our Parish in September could be celebrated this year.
As regards the protective measures and possible activities at our Parish, including events to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross and the Movie Nights, after some discussion and proposals, it was decided to consider the situation in early September again, at the Parish Council meeting.
Regarding the Holy Cross website, it was noted, as it was previously reported, that it had suffered a serious server crash and a major loss of data due to hacking. However, after serious efforts on the technical side, it has been recovered and is working again – at www.holy-cross-nicosia.com its previous internet address. Nevertheless, it needs to be fully restored and we discussed the way forward and planned as a first stage, for information regarding the religious and community groups active in our parish to be drafted, reviewed and uploaded to our website. The general design of the webpages is to be reviewed also.
Currently on our website are posted various news items on the homepage, news items, the monthly Holy Cross Newsletter, the times of the masses at the Holy Cross, the daily mass readings and prayers, the Parish contacts as well as the link to the YouTube Channel of our Parish which transmits live the liturgies from the Holy Cross. Also, it should be noted that, on our website each month (instead of the Movie Nights which we cannot have at present due to the pandemic), there is a specific reference to the Life of a Saint posted, with appropriate videos, as well as other news and articles, to inspire us in the faith, the hope and the love we are called to live as Christians.
We pray for the hope and light of the resurrection to be our guide, consolation and strength every moment of everyday, in all the issues we face, today and throughout our lives. May abundant blessings from the Risen Lord be showered upon our Parish, our priests and religious, our families and children and every parishioner, the Parish Council too!
Chairman of the Parish Council