This is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Based in the Catholic tradition but open to all. It features real-life stories about dealing with the journey through death to eternal life and coping with grief. www.artofdyingwell.org. There are some prayer cards in the porch.
As we all know decent flowers are very expensive. The parishioners who do the flower on our behalf need more support. Could you consider sponsoring the flowers for a fortnight; maybe to remember a loved one, or celebrate a wedding anniversary or perhaps a birthday etc. If so please add your name to the list in the porch. The amount needed is £30 per fortnight which should be placed in an envelope marked "Church Flowers" and put in the offertory collection basket. It can be cash or a cheque payable to "St Catharine's Frome.". Maybe two friends, or two members of a family could join together to share the cost. Each being the sponsor for one of the two weeks. Please let Martin King know off your sponsorship and if you wish, any intention associated with it. The sponsorship will be acknowledged in the newsletter.
Christians are to follow Jesus. We are here to love and serve everyone - helping anyone who needs help. Asked "Who have you helped this week?" many of us could answer 'Quite a few.' There is a limit, though, to what the individual can do unaided.. Finding out who needs help, then finding the right means requires organisation.
To organise help by cooperation is the SVP mission. In the 17th
century St Vincent de Paul organised relief to the poor in
war-ravaged France. In the 19th, Frederic Ozanam founded the SVP to
fight the new poverty of industrialisation While things are better
nowadays, with our welfare state, helpless people still look to the
SVP. The world over, SVP helps.
The Frome SVP was re-founded in 2003 by Fr Joe and Colm Hand. What does it do?
1 We help people who need money.
2 We visit lonely and sick people of any or no faith and Catholics who feel forgotten and neglected when they can't get to Mass.
3 We run the 60's Club, a fortnightly social gathering for older people.
4 We have an annual summer outing and tea-party for older people.
5 We send money to our SVP twins - one in India, one in torn South Sudan, torn by war, from both outside and inside. Our Indian contribution gives poor girls without dowries a chance to marry.
6 Every few years we finance a larger project in India or South Sudan, a village store, for instance, or bore-holes for water.
7 We help special cases in parishes with no SVP - recently in Shepton Mallet, Street and Salisbury.
8 We give a percentage of our income to the national SVP towards their larger commitments, and implement their annual or occasional campaigns, like the Holiday Fund appeal for deprived families.
Pray for us and the people we help.
If you or a member of your family are staying as an inpatient at the RUH, then you can receive care, visits and the Sacraments from the Catholic Chaplaincy team. Please contact Mandy Baker of the chaplaincy team with your details. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting or leaving a message on 07775 895814.Our Choir
The minutes of the first meeting of St Catharine's new Pastoral Council are now available to be read. Simply click on the "Pastoral Coucil Minutes" link in the Downloads section below.
We have had to replace the heaters in the Hall This
has cost over £4000. We have been able to do this now through the
generosity of just a few parishioners. But that still left a
sizeable amount to be funded from the parish bank account. As
a result our current account needs a boost with contributions to
the heater fund from not just the few parishioners but the many.
All contributions of any amount will be most welcome. This
can be done in two ways.
1 By bank transfer directly into the parish Nat West account, sort code 52-10-03 Account No 66286956. Use "St Catharines" as the recipient and "Hallheat" followed by your surname; for example "Hallheat-King" as the reference. If you could also Gift Aid your donation please complete one of the forms on the table in the porch.
2 Alternatively for cash or cheque donations please put in an envelope marked Hallheat, or in one of the Gift Aid envelopes on the table in the porch, and place in the Sunday collection basket.
Are you a taxpayer? Do you contribute to the collection plate on Sunday? If yes to both these, have you signed a Gift Aid Declaration form? If you are not already aware; for every £1 donated the parish can redeem 25p from the taxman. How can I go about helping the parish - simple - just fill in a gift aid form. You can contribute as much or little as you like and this can be done by standing order (it doesn't matter how little or much) either monthly, quarterly or yearly - even weekly if you wish. You can stop at any time if your circumstances change. You can also choose to donate by envelope - you still fill in the form in the same way and we will supply you with enough stamped envelopes for the current tax year. If you are interested please call Helen Smith on 01373 472481. She can also be found in the choir most Sundays.
Please join us in the Parish Hall. for a cuppa, chat and cake at 3.00 pm tomorrow Monday 9 January.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY ON SUNDAY.
We only have two people volunteering to lead children's liturgy at present. For this valuable and appreciated ministry to continue in the future it is crucial that more people are willing to become involved. If you would like to help from September please contact Kay Rhodes (07591 175774)
For prayers for someone sick or otherwise in need to be added to the Bidding Prayers in January then contact Terry Burton email@example.com 01373 467466.
If you wish your child or expectant baby to be baptised before September 2017, please click on Baptism Preparation Courses 2017 under Downloads below.
You are warmly invited to join the Lectio Divina prayer group. Lectio Divinia is the prayerful reading of the Bible; it is your encountr with the Word, who loves you unconditionally and is ever present and real in your life. Meetings are on Tuesday's at 7.00 pm. For more information please contact Pollie Milligan on 01373 471386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Kowalik email@example.com
This parish prayer group meet on the first Friday of the month at 7.30 pm in the presbytery. New members most welcome For more information contact Gerry James Tel: 01373 812002
Meet on alternate Thursday's
Meet on first Thursday of the month.
This Catholic parish of the diocese of Clifton comprises the town of Frome, the villages of Beckington, Rode, Mells, Nunney, Wanstrow, Witham Friary, and several nearby hamlets.
Parish Priest: Father Joseph O'Brien
Address: 4 Park Road, Frome, BA11 1EU.
Tel No: 01373 462705
Deacon: David Brinn
Tel No: 01749 850984
St Dominic's Chapel
The Manor House.
Served from FROME:
In residence in the village:
Bishop Crispian Hollis
Address: Stable House, Fairview, Mells,
Somerset BA11 3PP
Tel No: 01373 813411
Parish Administrator: Martin King
Tel No: 07749 254424
Map: St Dominic's Mells
Mass today will be celebrated at St Louis School at 9.30 am.
10 Tuesday 9.30 am Weekday in Ordinary Time.
9.10 am Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
11 Wednesday 7.00 pm Weekday in Ordinary Time.
6.40 pm Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
12 Thursday 9.30 am Weekday in Ordinary Time.
9.10 am Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
13 Friday 9.30 am Weekday in Ordinary Time.
9.00 am Blessed Sacrament Exposition
14 Saturday 9.30 am Our Lady on Saturday.
9.10 am Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
RECONCILIATION Saturday 11.00 am until 12 Noon.
6.00 pm Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th January.
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