Welcome to the website of the Parish of the Holy Ghost, Yeovil with St. Michael's, South Petherton
We welcome Fr. Jean Patrice Coulon MSFS, the recently appointed Parish Priest of Holy Ghost Church,Yeovil. A warm welcome is extended to him in our Parish to continue his pastoral ministry and assure him of our continued support and prayers.
Please go to 'Notices' to view the Church Bulletin and Calendar of events, with additional information below. The navigation bar at side can also take you to find out Mass times (Service Times); ask questions (Comments and questions); read about recent events and outings (Parish Life); see who may require prayers especially at this time (Prayer), or find out some more about the history of our church building (The Church).
GAELIC PRAYER.May the road rise up to meet you;
may the wind be always at your back.
And the sun warm upon your face.
The rain fall softly upon your fields,
and until we meet againmay God hold you in the hollow of
Holy Week services, including those for Good Friday are in this weeks bulletin on Notices Page.
You have probably noticed that sessions of Children's Liturgy now only occur, on average, twice each month. Since many of the children who attend have not yet made their First Holy Communion, attendance at C. L. is all the more important, nurturing in them a love of Jesus and a sense of involvement in the Mass.There are some useful resources available to aid leaders and helpers in this valuable and rewarding work.
Fr Raj's new Appointment. Father will be leaving us on the 26th April for his return to India. He has been appointed Parish Priest & School adminstrator in the parish of Koppel. As yet there is however, no church building, but plans are underway for a new place of worship. As a sign of gratitude from the Parish for Fr Raj's ministry with us, there will be a 2nd collection on 26/27th April towards this worthwhile project. Again, full details in the bulletin.
Bishop Declan's Lenten Pastoral Letter is a very interesting reflection with mention of Pope Francis's teaching on three forms of poverty. This can be viewed on our page Pastoral letters.
Finance Matters Please think about making your donation monthly by bankers Order and if you are a taxpayer, gift aid it. The Church then benefits with 25p for every Pound donated from the Tax Office!
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - 21 JUNE 2014.
Classes for the preparation of First Confession and First Holy Communion began on the 15th January and will take place in the Library of St. Gildas Catholic Primary School at 3.35pm each Wednesday during term time.
Candidates must be baptised and should be in Key Stage 2 (7 - 8 years or older). Children from the whole Parish are welcome to attend.
For further information contact; Mrs. Margaret Want on 01935 427572.
Fr. Jean Patrice: 01935 423549. Mrs. Foxwell: 01935 423630.
CONFIRMATION - 9TH JULY 2014.
An Introductory meeting for parents, candidates and sponsors will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, 7th March, at 7.00pm.
Preparation sessions for candidates will be from 6.30 - 7.30pm on Thursday evenings, commencing on Thursday, 20th March.
All young people from Year 7 and above are encouraged to attend.
Contact Margaret Want: 01935 427572.
***For further information regarding 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation classes, go to the Notices page and look below the Bulletin.***
Why not look on the Archives Page at two of the previously confirmed candidates views of their experience.
LORD'S LARDER. You have probably read, or heard on TV, how the food banks for the needy are struggling to keep up with the demand. A larder helper reported that some people are so poor, that they do not have the luxury of being able to even cook pasta, but rely on the Larder's tins of pasta for their meal. So, please do not forget those in the Yeovil area and put tins of food, and cream crackers, anything with a shelf life, in the Lords Larder basket at the back of the Church or better still, leave your bags of goods beside the basket.
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