Our New Parish Priest
His Grace the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Reverend George Stack, has appointed Fr. William Isaac as our new Parish Priest. We thank His Grace for the swift appointment of Fr. Isaac as our new Parish Priest and warmly welcome him to our parish.
Fr. Isaac has been Parish Priest of St. Mary’s, Bridgend since 1995 and we remember the people of this parish as they say farewell to Fr. Isaac, giving thanks for his years of dedicated and selfless service, and as they welcome Fr. Gareth Jones as their new Parish Priest.
The following is a message from Fr. Isaac, as he gets ready to take up his appointment as Parish Priest of St. Teilo’s with Our Lady of Lourdes:
“I am looking forward to celebrating the Masses in the parish next weekend and taking over and starting my responsibility as your parish priest. I look forward to meeting the parishioners of St. Teilo's with Our Lady of Lourdes.
It is my intention, in the first few weeks, to visit the sick and housebound of the parish, especially those who receive Holy Communion. I know that the spiritual backbone and strength of any parish are those parishioners who used to come to Mass every week and now receive the Blessed Sacrament at home. Their prayers and support for everything we undertake as a parish is absolutely essential and I look forward to meeting them. My intention is to briefly call in on each of them.
We have two important Feast Days coming up. The first one is Sunday 9th February
which is St. Teilo’s Day, therefore the Patronal Festival of our parish, and on that
day we will have special prayers for our parish and for our families and celebrate
our Parish name day. Tuesday 11th February is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes,
the World Day of Prayer for the sick and I hope that we can have a Mass at Our Lady
of Lourdes to pray for the sick of our parish, those who care for them, the professional
agencies, doctors, nurses and carers and all families who care for the sick and house-
With my best wishes and looking forward to meeting you all next weekend.
Fr. William Isaac.”
Fr. William Isaac will celebrate daily Masses in the coming week, Monday 27th January to Saturday 1st February.