Fr Jerome is recovering well from his surgery and is recuperating outside Cumbria. Please include him in your prayers - if you would like to send a card or message to him please either leave it in the sacristy or post it to St Catherine's Church and we will forward it to him.
As Fr Jerome will be “out of action” for some months, Fr Jim Allen (Dean) from Carlisle has organised a rota of priests to cover the Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm at Alston each week and also the 8.30 am and 10.30 am Masses on Sundays at St Catherine’s. This will run to and include Epiphany.
During the week at St Catherine's, there is Morning Prayer on Tuesdays at 9.15am and Rosary on Thursdays at 7pm. ** There will be Friday Masses at 12 noon once a month on 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December. **
On Saturdays there is Morning Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for vocations from 9am-10am. In addition a priest will come to hear confessions between 9am-10am and celebrate Mass at 10am on 23rd December.
Although it is a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, please note that there will be a Polish Mass at 3.30pm on Christmas Day.