THE ART OF DYING WELL.

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.

FLOWERS SPONSORSHIP.

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.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) in St Catharine's

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.

Please

Pray for us and the people we help.

 

RUH HOSPITAL CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY.

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 mandybaker@live.co.uk or by texting or leaving a message on 07775 895814.Our Choir

 

FOR PARISH HALL BOOKINGS PLEASE CONTACT 
HELEN SMITH TEL: 01373 472481

email: michaelsmith131@gmail.com

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION.

If you would like your child baptised this year before November please click on the Baptism Preparation link below where you can find all the information you need together with an application form. If you need any further help please contact Kay Rhodes on 07591 175774 Kay.rhodes@stcatharines.co.uk

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL.

At all parish Masses next Sunday, members of the newly re-formed Parish Pastoral Council will be saying a few words about their work. The purpose of the Pastoral Council is to discern ways in which the parish can grow and develop its mission as a Christian community. It is important that everyone in the parish has an opportunity to make suggestions to the Pastoral Council about how this can happen. Members of the Pastoral Council will be available before and after Masses next week for a chat or you can email Raymond Friel, the chair of the council, at raymond-friel@sky.com. The first event organised by the Pastoral Council is a parish retreat in Mells on Saturday 1 April. The theme of the day is deepening our prayer life. For more information or to book a place please email Jessie Alcaraz at jlalcaraz10822@gmail.com.

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR JOB VACANCY

For a job description for this position please click on the link below.

PARISH RETREAT DAY - 'A Call to Deeper Prayer'.

All are invited to attend a retreat day held at St Dominic's Chapel and Mells Manor on Saturday 1st April 2017 from 10am - 4pm. Sr Maria Natella of the Dominican Sisters of St. Joseph will be leading the day entitled 'A Call to Deeper Prayer'. Sr Maria is a lively and gifted teacher who will speak directly from her experience of community life and her own calling to pray. It is free to attend the day but donations for Sr Maria are most welcome. Refreshments are provided, please bring a packed lunch. For information and to reserve a place please email Jessie at jlalcaraz10822@gmail.com

GIFT AID.

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.

AFTERNOON TEA IN THE HALL.

Please join us in the Parish Hall. for a cuppa, chat and cake at 3.00 pm Monday 6 March

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)

PRAYER REQUESTS.

For prayers for someone sick or otherwise in need to be added to the Bidding Prayers in February then contact Edmund Costello ed.costelloe@btinternet.com

LECTIO DIVINIA PRAYER GROUP.

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 polliem@talktalk.net or Chris Kowalik kowalik@gmx.com

DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP.

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

St Vincent de Paul Society -

Meet on alternate Thursday's

sT cATHARINE'S WOMEN'S GROUP.-

Meet on first Thursday of the month.

 

About

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
Email: frome.stcatharine@parish.cliftondiocese.com

Deacon: David Brinn
Tel No: 01749 850984
Email: david.brinn@stcatharines.co.uk

St Dominic's Chapel
The Manor House.
Mells, Somerset
Served from FROME:

In residence in the village:
Bishop Crispian Hollis
Address: Stable House, Fairview, Mells,
Somerset BA11 3PP
Tel No: 01373 813411
Email: crispian.hollis@sky.com


Parish Administrator: Martin King
Tel No: 07749 254424
Email: frome.stcatharine@parish.cliftondiocese.com

 

For Parish Hall bookings please contact 
Helen Smith Tel: 01373 472481
Email: michaelsmith131@gmail.com

 

Map: St. Catharine's Frome

Map: St Dominic's Mells

SUNDAY MASS.

ST CATHARINE'S  9.30 am   5.30 pm

ST DOMINIC'S MELLS 11.30 am


WEEKDAY MASS.

18 Monday 9.30 am Parish Mass in the Oratory. Weekday of Easter.

12 Noon Funeral Mass for Anthony Fortune

19 Tuesday 9.30 am St Alphege, Bishop & Martyr. 9.10 am Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)

20 Wednesday 7.00 pm Weekday of Easter. 6.40 pm Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)

21 Thursday 9.30 am St Anslem, Bishop. 9.10 am Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)

22 Friday 9.30 am Weekday of Easter. 9.00 am Blessed Sacrament Exposition.

23 Saturday 9.30 am St George, Martyr, patron of England. 9.10 am Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)

RECONCILIATION Saturday 11.00 am until 12 Noon.

St Dominic's. 6.00 pm Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st April.

WEEKDAY MASS.

20 Monday 9.30 am. Weekday in Ordinary Time.

9.00 am Morning Prayer of the Church


21 Tuesday 9.30 am Weekday in Ordinary Time.

9.10 am Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)

 

22 Wednesday 7.00 pm The Chair of St Peter the Apostle.

6.40 pm Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)


23 Thursday 9.30 am St Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr.

9.10 am Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)


24 Friday 9.30 am Weekday in Ordinary Time.

9.00 am Blessed Sacrament Exposition.


25 Saturday 9.30 am Our Lady on Saturday.

9.10 am Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)

 

RECONCILIATION Saturday 11.00 am until 12 Noon.


St Dominic's.

6.00 pm each day Monday 20th until Thursday 23rd February.