Entries by Haydn Blackey

The Canonisation of St John Henry Newman

The Canonisation of St John Henry Newman will take place in St. Peter’s Square, Rome on Sunday the 13th of October at 10am (Rome Time) 9am BST. It is a cause of great joy to English speaking Catholics throughout the world. The rich theology, spirituality and pastoral practice of the new Saint remains an inspiration […]

The Assumption of Our Lady

Thursday, August 15th, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven and is a Holyday of Obligation when all Catholics are obliged to do all in their power to attend Mass. Masses for the Assumption take place at Our Lady of Lourdes at 7pm on Wednesday (Vigil Mass) and at St. Teilo’s […]

Corpus Christi

Today, we celebrate the solemn feast of Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi is three feasts in one: the feast of the Eucharistic sacrifice the feast of the Sacrament of the Eucharist the feast of the Real Presence of Jesus in this Sacrament Corpus Christi is a feast established for three purposes: to give God thanks for […]

Trinity Sunday

Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday, which is officially called “The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity”.   The Solemnity is one of the few celebrations of the Church’s Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event. On Trinity Sunday, we remember and honour the eternal God: the Father, the Son, […]

World Communications Day

Today the Church celebrates World Communications Day when we are asked to pray for those who work in the media. The Church recognises that we live in a digital world and since the launch of the Internet, the Church has always sought to promote its use in the service of the encounter between persons and […]

If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him

Today, in the gospel of the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus talks about his relationship with the Father. He reminds us how the disciples’ relationship to him connect the disciples to the Father as well. Jesus promises to send an Advocate or intercessor who will remind the disciples of everything that Jesus taught them and […]

Fundraising Concert for The Wallich

The parish has received a thank you letter from Sian Kinsey, Fundraising Officer, of The Wallich for the £705 donation the Local Voices Choir raised at the recent concert at St Teilo’s. Ms Kinsey reports that the charity is facing “an unprecedented demand for services. At 7.30 this morning (13th of May) our Rough Sleeper […]