Entries by Haydn Blackey

Spy Wednesday – Wednesday of Holy Week

There is a long tradition in the UK of calling this day, the Wednesday of Holy Week, Spy Wednesday. Spy Wednesday gets its name because this is the day on which Judas betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin. Because Judas is thought to be sneaky, his actions conjured up the image of a spy reporting to […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

On this day, the Church enters into the mystery of the Passion and Death of her Lord, bringing together the Triumphal Procession of Christ as King and the proclamation of His Passion. Both aspects of the Paschal Mystery are celebrated today as we recall the Lord’s Messianic entry into Jerusalem and His Passion and Death. […]

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Today is the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Mass will be live streamed from St. Teilo’s live at 10am today. The Live Stream will be above this post on the Parish Home Page. You are encouraged, not only to listen and watch the Mass, but to take part by making the responses in your own home. […]

Pope Francis’ Homily

As Canon Isaac mentioned at Mass today last night’s Prayer, Benediction and Urbi and Orbi in Rome was a very blessed event. Pope Francis’ Homily provided a prayerful reflection on the situation faced by the whole world. It is well worth taking the time to read it. The Catholic Herald provide it in full here

Adoration and Urbi et Orbi Blessing

Prayer at St. Peter’s, Rome Pope Francis has announced that this evening, Friday, March 27th at 5pm UK time (6pm Rome), he will pray on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica. Although the square will be empty, there will be a period of Adoration and readings from Scripture.   Plenary Indulgence At the end of […]

The Annunciation – Mass

Just a reminder that Mass for today – The Annunciation of the Lord – will be broadcast from St. Teilo’s at 10.00am on the Home Page of the Parish Website – https://stteilos-olol.co.uk/   The Pope will lead the world in praying the Our Father at 11.00am (Midday in Rome) – It will be streamed live […]

BOTH OF OUR CHURCHES ARE CLOSED

LATEST UPDATE:   IN ADDITION TO THE PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF ACTS OF WORSHIP BEING SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW ANNOUNCED THAT ALL PLACES OF WORSHIP ARE TO CLOSE.   THEREFORE ST. TEILO’S, LIKE OUR LADY OF LOURDES, WILL BE CLOSED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.   MASS WILL BE STREAMED ONLINE FROM THE CHURCH […]

Laetare Sunday – Mothering Sunday

Today is Mothering Sunday. We may not be able to celebrate with our Mothers and Grandmothers this year, but we rejoice with them even in their absence. Today is also a time to give thanks to God for our children, families and friends. As we will not be able to give out flowers or cards, […]