A big thank you to every one who completed our Parish Survey. 394 of our parishioners completed the survey. Your contribution will help us as we plan ahead for the future. In October, the Parish will begin to provide courses and outreach based on your feedback, particularly in the area most requested, that of Handing on the faith.

Keep an eye on the parish website and bulletin for further details.

In particular, we are most grateful to everyone who volunteered in any capacity and we will be in touch with you very shortly.

The results are as follows: 





Q8 – Which weekend Mass do you normally attend? 



Q9: If our current Mass schedule was to change which other Mass times would suit you best ? Please indicate in order of preference?

From the list of options in the current schedule presented to parishioners they chose the following in order of preference.

7:30 -> 9.30, 10am

9.30 -> 7.30pm, 10am 

10:00 -> 7.30pm, 9.30am, 10am

11.15 -> 9.30am, 7.30pm, 10am

12.00 -> 9.30am, 10am, 7.30pm

12.30 -> 9.30am, 10am


Q10: If we were to have a Sunday evening Mass which time would you prefer?         

Q11: If you attend Mass during the week, please indicate the churches that you attend in order of preference.

46% of Church of the Immaculate Conception parishioners also attend St Columb’s.

25% of St Columb’s parishioners also attend Church of the Immaculate Conception.

47% of St Oliver Plunkett parishioners travel to St Columb’s and 15% to St Mary’s Oratory.

St Mary’s Oratory parisioners travel to the other Churches in an equal spread.


Additional periods of prayer: 80 (25.4%)
Group Guided Prayer 51 (16.19%)
Devotional Prayer (21.27%)
Contemplative Prayer 80 (25.4%)
Building Community 89 (28.25%)
Other 41 (13.2%)


Support to family life    142 (39.66%)
Home Visitation           71  (19.8%)
Young People              192 (53.63%)
Focus on Older People     94  (26.26%)
Sacramental Preperation   49  (13.69%)
Social Issues             95  (26.54%)
Addictions                66  (18.44%)
Special Needs             38  (10.61%)
Support Mental Health     112 (31.28%)
Other                     34  (9.5%)

Yes 42  (11.54%)
No  319 (87.64%)

Yes 164 (43.4%)
No  217 (56.96%)

Yes 132 (36.36%)
No  231 (63.64%)