All the required information about the Sion Mission can be found on this Page.

WEEK ONE | 10th - 16th September 2016 | Visiting Week

During the first week the mission team, assisted by parishioners, will be visiting homes in our parish community in order to talk about the mission itself, share the faith with each other and to pray for those they visit. Following daily Mass, there will be a short time of 'Faith-sharing' or testimony where a member of the team will share a little of their journey with God with us. There will also be times of adoration in order to accompany the visiting team spiritually and prepare ourselves to receive from God over the mission!

Day Time Event
Sunday 11th Sunday Mass Welcome to visiting team
Monday 12th

9:40am

10:00am

10:45am, 3:30pm, 6:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Faith Sharing

Holy Hour(s)

Tuesday 13th

9:40am

10:00am

10:45am, 3:30pm, 6:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Faith Sharing

Holy Hour(s)

Wednesday 14th

9:40am

10:00am

10:45am, 3:30pm, 6:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Faith Sharing

Holy Hour(s)

Thursday 15th

9:40am

10:00am (South Petherton)

10:45am, 3:30pm, 6:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Faith Sharing

Holy Hour(s) (Yeovil)

Friday 15th

09:05am (St Gildas)

10:30am

School Mission Mass

Holy Hour

WEEK TWO | 17th - 25th September 2016 | Celebration Week 

During the final week of the parish mission, the Sion Community will lead the parish through various events in order to build up our communtiy and share the joy of the Gospel with us in various ways. In the mornings, daily Mass will be followed by an introduction into a different method of prayer each day. The evening service is an opportunity to hear the team give some input into the Good News! Do invite others to come along with you - all welcome! Parking permits are avalible for the evening services in the nearby hospital carpark, and transport can be organized through Danny Want on 01935 427572.

Day Time Event
Saturday 17th

09:15am

10:00am

3:30pm-4:30pm

5:00pm

6:30pm

Confessions

Holy Mass

Confessions

Youth Mass (All welcome!)

Youth event (Year 7+)

Sunday 18th

9:00am

10:30am

4:30pm

6:30pm

Holy Mass (South Petherton)

Holy Mass

Holy Mass (Polish)

Holy Mass

Monday 19th

9:40am

10:00am

7:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Prayer Experience

Mission Service "See how much the Father has Loved us"

Tueday 20th

9:40am

10:00am

7:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Prayer Experience

Mission Service "This is my Son, the Beloved"

Wednesday 21st

9:40am

10:00am

7:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Prayer Experience

Mission Service "Christ Reconciling the World to Himself"

Thursday 22nd

9:40am

10:00am

7:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Prayer Experience (South Petherton)

Mission Service "The Holy Spirit will teach you all things"

Friday 23rd

9:40am

10:00am

7:30pm

Rosary

Holy Mass with Prayer Experience

Mission Service "Follow Me" (Lightfever)

Saturday 24th

11:00am

7:30pm

Holy Mass with Sacrament of the Sick

Parish Social (Hall) (Please bring a plate of food to share)

Sunday 25th

9:00am

10:30am

4:30pm

6:30pm

Holy Mass (South Petherton)

Holy Mass(Farewell to Mission Team)

Holy Mass (Polish)

Holy Mass

The usual First Mass of Sunday will be on Saturday 24th at 5.00pm for Fr Patrick Kinoulty MSFS RIP 

Summary of progress for Sion Mission

 First meeting with Sion Mission at South Petherton.

 First distribution of Sion Leaflet. Collation of responses for general volunteers and co-ordinators.

 Creation of Parish Banner based on Father Jean-Patrice’s sketch (from Sion Weekend).

 Creation of Steering Group (Liela Hathway, Henry MacDonald with input from PPC chair Ernie Jerzykowski).

 Production of Census Document and planning of appeal weekend and creation of appeal text.

 Co-ordination of Census distribution, second Sion Leaflet, appeal and input / completion of forms during Masses.

 Collate completed 37 Sion Leaflets and 170 Census Documents, creation of Parish Data Base.

 Collation of Co-ordinator matrix, in preparation of actions for the Sion Mission.

 Creation of time line for Sion Mission and Parish involvement.

 Preparation for Co-ordinator’s Meeting and Second Sion Meeting.

Agenda for Sion Mission Co-Ordinator’s Meeting

20th May 2015 at 7.30pm

Parish Centre in the Marian Hall

 Summary of Sion Mission in September 2016

 Confirmation of Co-Ordinators and brief role Summary

 Confirmation of Parish Theme

 Parish Prayer and production of Prayer Cards

 Parish Poster (design, theme and production)

 Timeline Chart

 Plans for next meeting (17th June 2016) in advance of Sion Mission 2nd visit on 23rd June 2016

 AOB

 Any issues wanting to be raised please let Paul know or identify during AoB.

Issued on behalf of:

 Liela Hathaway

Parish Mission Co-ordinator

Paul J. O’Hara

Email: catanddog@btinternet.com

Mobile: 07801 475633 

Sion Community Mission - South Petherton Meeting.

Co-ordinators

  • Prayer – Theme Slogan / logo
  • Printing – Photocoping
  • Publicity – Testimonials, co-ordination with local press like Western Gazette
  • Hospitality – Co-ordination of meals. Hot meals between 5.30 – 6.30. Larder fridge for other meals on to go.
  • Accomodation – Bed & Breakfast. Up and out between 0830 – 1000. Some people may allow a key to the house allowing Sion to return without need to bother hosts. Need 8 places.
  • Census – Visiting lists, postman routes and knowing who to see in your community
  • Artwork – Displays, posters etc. There is a disk of examples. We already have a pictorial of the descent of the Holy Spirit.
  • Music – opening and closing events.
  • Transport – Enabling housebound / Elderly to come to events.

Volunteer visiting

  • Average of 500 visits per week. Parishioners can supplement Sion Community.
  • Will need to attend a training session.
  • DBS requirements will be in discussion with Parish Safeguarding Officer.

 

Last Saturday Social

  • Previous examples have included:

o   A hog roast

o   Elvis evening

o   International evening

o   Ceilidh (Irish Dance / Music)

Ecumenical Event (Thurs eve)

  • Thurs evening, not specifically a Catholic event

Youth Activities

  • St Gildas will have a Mission event during 1st week (Visiting week)

Initial Parishioner Feedback / discussion

  • Concerns about integration with South Petherton
  • Overwhelming, very daunting
  • Areas of operation driven by Census demography. Grace will have a rough idea based on info provided to her
  • 3 teams:

o   Visiting team

o   Celebration team

o   School team

  • Poster – come in for a chat, talk about faith etc
  • House visits – 15 minutes max

Mission Outline

  • Week 1: Visiting & faith sharing

o   Team prayer in the morning & afternoon

o   5 min reflection on the faith journey

o   Middle Saturday – Vigil Mass, Chose Life, Pizza Event

  • Week 2: Celebration (Allegra) – Kerygma theme (i.e. the preaching or proclamation of the Christian Gospel). Different themes per day:

o   Sun pm – Family Service, Parents etc

o   Mon – God the Father

o   Tues – Jesus

o   Wed – Salvation / Sacrament of Reconciliation

o   Thurs – Holy Spirit or Questions of Faith

o   Friday – Community Mission / We are the Church / Café Event (Out reach event – Priests, scripture, Blessed Sacraments)

 

Next Steps

  • 2nd Meeting Sunday 26th June 2016 (11 co-ordinators identified by date)
  • 3rd Meeting Sunday 14th Aug 2016