Entries by Haydn Blackey

Fourth Sunday of Advent – UPDATED

Please note that the Welsh Government has declared an Alert Level Four for the whole of Wales. This means there is a very high risk of infection by the new variant of Covid-19.   While churches may remain open under the new rules until further notice Mass will be live streamed only from St. Teilo’s. […]

Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday

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. […]

The Second Sunday of Advent

Today, the Second Sunday of Advent, sees us continuing on the Advent journey, listening to John the Baptist’s call to conversion sounding out loud and clear. It is a pressing invitation to open our hearts and to welcome the Son of God Who comes among us to make Divine Love manifest.   Pope Emeritus Benedict […]

The First Sunday of Advent

Today we begin the season of Advent, the start of the new Liturgical Year. The Church not only wishes to indicate the beginning of a period but the beginning of a renewed commitment to the faith by all of us who follow Christ, the Lord. While during the time of pandemic we are not all […]

Whitchurch, Rhiwbina and Birchgrove Worship Group – Service at St. Teilo’s – 11.15 to 11.45 Saturday November 28th

St. Teilo’s hosts the Ecumenical Prayer Group that gathers online monthly from the Churches in our area of North Cardiff. The Service begins at 11.15am. Please feel welcome to join in a brief time of worship and prayer with our Christian friends from the other churches in the area via the webcam broadcast on the […]

Remembrance Sunday

On this Remembrance Sunday we are very conscious of the strange circumstances surrounding this year’s Act of Remembrance in churches, chapels, memorials and war cemeteries as our churches remain closed and the annual memorial held by the Royal British Legion here at Whitchurch has been cancelled due to the ‘Firebreak’. For over a century the […]

All Saints

Today is the great solemnity of All Saints.   The earliest observance of a feast in honour of all the saints is an early fourth-century commemoration of “all the martyrs.” In the early seventh century, after successive waves of invaders plundered the catacombs, Pope Boniface IV gathered up some 28 wagon-loads of bones and reinterred […]