Entries by Haydn Blackey

Happy Easter – Pasq Hapus

A blessed and happy Easter to you all.   Pasg Hapus I bawb.   We especially celebrate with Erica and Mel who were received into the Church at the Easter Vigil. And with Erica, Mel, Kirsty, Alun, Kathryn and Matthew who were confirmed and received the Lord in Holy Communion for the first time last […]

Holy Saturday

On Holy Saturday the Church is, as it were, at the Lord’s tomb, meditating on his passion and death, and on his descent into hell, and awaiting his resurrection with prayer and fasting.   The image of Christ  lying in the tomb, which mystery Holy Saturday recalls, is placed in the church for the veneration […]

Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Gospel for the fifth Sunday of Lent continues to offer lessons about God’s mercy and forgiveness. Last Sunday we heard the Parable of the Prodigal Son from the Gospel of Luke. Today we hear not a parable, but the report from John’s Gospel of an encounter among Jesus, the scribes and Pharisees, and a […]

Laetare Sunday

Yesterday the Parish celebrated Laetare Sunday with Canon Isaac in Rose vestments and younger members of the parish being reminded to mark the celebration of Mothering Sunday. The image above is from one of our Parishioners who has agreed to it being shared. The images below are the Mothering Sunday Prayer Card we used as […]

Fourth Sunday of Lent

The parable Jesus tells in today’s Gospel is unique to the Gospel of Luke. Jesus has been teaching the crowds as he journeys to Jerusalem. As he teaches, the Pharisees and scribes complain and challenge Jesus because he is welcoming sinners at his table. Today we hear the third of three parables that Jesus tells […]

The Annunciation of the Lord

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. Mass will be celebrated at 10.00am at St. Teilo’s   The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and […]

Third Sunday in Lent

Now that we are into the third week of the Season of Lent, our Sunday Gospel prepares us to hear Lent’s call to conversion and repentance. Today’s reading is found in the chapters of Luke’s Gospel that describe Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. During this journey, Jesus teaches and heals. He must also respond to those […]

Second Sunday of Lent

On this second Sunday of Lent, we move from Jesus’ retreat to the desert and temptation by the devil to the glory shown in Jesus’ Transfiguration. On the first Sunday of Lent, our Gospel always tells the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. On the second Sunday, we always hear the story of Jesus’ […]

First Sunday of Lent

In each of the first three Gospels, after his baptism, Jesus is reported to have spent forty days in the desert, fasting and praying. In Luke and in Matthew, the devil presents three temptations to Jesus. The devil tempts Jesus to use his power to appease his hunger, he offers Jesus all the kingdoms of […]