** Arrangements for the next few months **

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 will be Morning Prayer on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.15am and Rosary on Thursdays at 7pm. There will be Friday Masses at 12 noon once a month on the following dates: 13 October, 10 November and 15 December.

From this coming Saturday (23 Sept) there will be 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 the following Saturdays: 14 October, 11 November and 23 December.

Eucharistic Ministers - While Fr Jerome is unable to visit the sick people in the parish, it would be really helpful if our team of Eucharistic Ministers could provide more support and take communion to them. Please liaise with John Kent (07855 572697) if you are able to help.