Entries by Haydn Blackey

Third Sunday of Advent

Today, the Third Sunday of Advent, is also called Gaudete Sunday. This name comes from the antiphon we use at Mass today. The antiphon, in Latin “Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete” or in English “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice” has been used on this day since the ninth century. […]

Second Sunday of Advent

Today we begin the second week of Advent, looking towards the coming of the Lord at Christmas, and his Second Coming at the end of Time. Today the Gospel focuses on John the Baptist, who comes to prepare the way for our Saviour. St Luke is very specific about where and when these events took place, reminding […]

The Season of Advent

Today we begin the season of Advent, a very special time of prayer and preparation for the coming of the Lord. Both in commemoration of his Nativity and of his coming again as Judge of all creation. Far too often we Catholics can get caught up in the secular practice of starting Christmas early. For […]

All Saints and All Souls

All Saints Thursday is the Solemnity of All Saints, a Holyday of Obligation on which all Catholics are expected to attend Mass. There are five Masses here in the parish. A Vigil Mass at 7.00pm on Wednesday evening at Our Lady of Lourdes and Masses at 10.00am and 7.00pm on Thursday at St. Teilo’s. In […]

Congratulations

We offer best wishes and congratulations to Matthew Hall and Rhiannon Bayliss who will be married at St. Teilo’s Church this morning. Their nuptial mass is at 10.30am. Best wishes too to Stephen Connors and Maggie Ann Smith who are getting married at Our Lady of Lourdes Church tomorrow (Saturday 23rd of October). Please keep both […]

Grandparents’ Week

This weekend sees the start of Grandparents’ Week, October 21st – 28th 2018. To celebrate the generous commitment of the grandparents in our parish we will have Coffee after Mass. At each Mass this weekend we will invite God’s blessing on all the grandparents of our parish by praying the Prayer for Grandparents composed by […]

Canon Isaac Returns

Canon Isaac returned to the parish on Thursday and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who prayed for him during his operations.  Canon says: I was bolstered by the prayers of so many generous people and by the best wishes expressed in the large number of get-well cards and messages. Thanks be […]

October – The Month of the Holy Rosary

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary and to mark the month the Parish will pray the Rosary together in the Church twenty minutes before the weekday Mass each day. Today is the start of the month, so our recitation of the Rosary will begin before Mass and continue on each weekday throughout the month, […]