Apostleship of the Sea
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or race. In all the main ports in Great Britain our team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice.
We are very proud to have The Seafarers’ Centre at Immingham Docks as part of our parish. Fr Colum Kelly, and our port chaplains, Steve and Bryony, work tirelessly to support the seafarers who come into our local ports., Fr Colum is able to celebrate Mass with them either on board the ship or in the Centre. For some, this will be the first time they have been able to attend mass for up to a year.
During the Christmas season, gift shoeboxes which have been filled and wrapped by our schools and parishioners, are distributed amongst the seafarers to great delight and appreciation.
Throughout the year, Masses and services are held at the centre. Details are published in the weekly bulletin.
The St. Vincent De Paul Society
Turning Concern Into Action
We have an active SVP group in our parish of The Most Holy and Undivided Trinity who would welcome your support.
Our vision, which is inspired by Christ’s message to love our neighbour as ourselves, is for individuals and families who are in any form of need to have hope together with a sense of dignity, worth, well-being and peace of mind.
Our mission is to seek and find those in need, to help them in a spirit of justice and tackle the causes of poverty where we can, to visit, befriend and assist those in need with a spirit of love and compassion.
The SVP Society is non-discriminatory, helping those in need. It is non-judgemental and does not make value judgements about those asking for assistance. In short, the Society will aim to help anyone in need within our local community.
You can support the SVP in our parish by:
- Praying for our work
- Becoming a member of the SVP – to visit, telephone & befriend
- Providing lifts to the Holy Mass & social events, doctors & hospital visits
- Becoming a member to undertake a non-visiting role
- Becoming a friend of the SVP
- Financially supporting the SVP
- Remembering our work by including the SVP in your Will
- Telling your family and friends about our work
If you would like to know more about are us, please go to www.svp.org.uk or come along to one of our meetings (normally held on the first Thursday of each month)
Should you require help or a home visit - please contact Fr Andrew, Deacons, Parish Sisters, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or any member of the SVP. Alternatively, please contact Marie-Therese 07736 921676.
The Catenian Association
The Catenian Association is an international body of proudly Catholic laymen and is one of the best kept secrets within the Catholic Church even though it has existed for over 100 years. The local Grimsby Circle was inaugurated in 1958 and currently has over 40 members, with ages ranging from 18 to 80+.
The primary roles of the Catenian Association is to pass down the Christian faith to the young and to raise money to help Catholic and local charities.
The Association has a bursary fund with the aim of offering financial help to young people, between 16 and 24, about to volunteer to do something wonderful for others. Thousands of pounds are given to young people every year.
The Grimsby 185 Circle meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month (except August) at the Grimsby Golf Club, Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, DN34 4LU. The meetings start at 7.30pm with prayers and usually last about 30 minutes. After the meetings, we have dinner and drinks. This is an informal gathering when we are joined by our wives and our guests.
As well as our own meetings we also enjoy other social events and visiting Catenian circles around the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire area.
Members and their families partake in as much or as little of these events as they wish. The point of membership is to enjoy each other’s company, support charitable causes and of course build community and help people stay connected with the Church and our faith.