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Welcome to our Parish Website and, indeed, a very warm welcome to our parish. The Parish of the Holy Ghost has served the Catholic community of Yeovil and the surrounding area for over one hundred years. We are privileged to be a Community that is rich in the diversity of God’s Gifts, as we are rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, too. We also have St. Michael’s Church at South Petherton.
The Parish is served by priests from the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), one of whom serves the adjacent Parish Community of Somerton and Langport as well.
The site will tell you about our times of Holy Mass, Confessions and any other services that may be required. The Parish has a volunteer-staffed Centre, where parishioners and visitors are welcome to spend some time making use of the different facilities available. In the parish itself we run various programmes of formation for both adults and young people, not forgetting our Friends in Retirement (F.I.R. Club). We hope that you will enjoy your visit to our site. Please contact us if you need further information or would like to register as a new parishioner.
“Blossom where you are planted” ~St. Francis de Sales.
Fr Martin, Parish Priest.
L-R: Fr. Martin, Fr. Peter Clarke, Fr. Andrew and Fr. Saji at the Ordination of Fr. Peter into the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
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).
Photo Copyright Derek Harper and licensed for reuse under his Creative Commons Licence=============================================
Next Saturday at the 11.0am (not 10.0am) Mass young people in our parish will be making their First Holy Communion. Please pray for them and their families, that they find this an up-lifting and spiritual occasion, and where they join us in our parish family.
Parish Family Dance.
'Will Antell and Teasing the Cat' will be making a very welcome return to the Marian Hall on Friday 5th July when you are invited to 'come to a Ceilidh' 7.00 for 7.30pm. Tickets will be £7 which includes light refreshments, and will be on sale from Sunday 16th June onwards after all Sunday Masses. There is no charge for children, who will all be welcome.
Diocesan Pilgimage to Glastonbury. You may have been on this pilgrimage before, or perhaps this may be for the first time, but you will find that it's always an uplifting experience. If you would like to go, and prefer to travel by coach, please write your name and telephone number on the list at the back of the church. There will also be a number of people who will choose to walk or cycle the route, as in previous years, so please add your names and phone numbers to the appropriate list.
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. Please do not forget the the needy of this area and put tins of food, cream crackers, etc in the Lords Larder basket at the back of the Church or better still, leave your carrier of goods beside the basket.
World Youth Day 2013: 23rd - 28th July.
You don't need to go to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil as you can experience that same carnival atmosphere and faith-inspiring programmes at that other great venue - Aylesford Priory. To discover more details about the great things that Clifton Youth Ministry will be doing for WYD, plus what they are doing in the Diocese, go to the Diocesan website: www.cliftondiocese.com and look for World Youth Day
Read the review of an Evening with Patrick Reyntiens, OBE, the world-renowned stained glass window artist. He discussed his life with Richard Davey at St Michael's Church, South Petherton on 18th May. His work includes windows in many cathedrals - Coventry, Liverpool and Washington State, to name but a few. See Reviews Page
When praying for the sick, please remember Fr George Sullivan MSFS who was our Parish Priest here about 25 years ago.
Also on News & Views, parishioner Richard Davey has been to Medjugore and tells of his experience.
Vocations. The Missionaries of St Francis de Sales are always looking for new members who will share in their mission. If you think that you might have a vocation, please contact Father Martin for more information.
Quick Link to Mike's Blog- click here mikeinsion.blogspot.co.uk
Mike would like to hear your opinions, so: when on blog, select title of post, write in the comments box, then from the drop down menu underneath select name/url and just write the name and leave url space blank, then click publish.
Evangelium 2012 - Read about the experiences of attending this academic Catholic youth conference on our News and Views page.
Glastonbury Pilgrimage - See Parish Life to find out how our band of eager pilgrims navigated through the floods for the annual diocesan pilgrimage.
Children's Liturgy - Discover more about what the children learn in their Liturgy of the Word, which takes place at the 9.00am Mass. See Children's Ministries.
Forgot the bulletin, or away from the parish last weekend? Fear not, for we have the bulletin uploaded on the Notices page for your convenience!
Order of Mass - available on the Liturgy page, where you can also research the scriptural roots of the words used at Mass.