Entries by Haydn Blackey

Happy Easter – Pasq Hapus

A Happy and Blessed Easter to all the Parishioners of St. Teilo’s with Our Lady of Lourdes and to all those who have and are joining us via the live-streaming of the Mass. May the Risen Christ live in the heart of each of us as we gain the grace to overcome sin and death […]

Apologies for lost connection

Sorry to all those who were taking part in the Easter Vigil tonight when we lost connection just after the Gospel. Some fast work by the KT Electronics team and the parish webmaster has restored the picture, but to late for the rest of Mass or the Polish Vigil – sorry. When the webcam was […]

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is a long empty day in the Christian calendar, when we wait outside the tomb, wondering what will happen.   On this Holy Saturday we stand, sit or kneel outside the Lord’s tomb, meditating on his passion and death, and on his descent into hell, and awaiting his resurrection with prayer and fasting. […]

Good Friday

At 3pm today, the Church throughout the world gathers, virtually if not physically, to remember that “Christ our Passover was sacrificed.” Together we meditate on the Passion of the Lord, adore His Holy Cross and commemorate the origin of the Church, flowing from the side of Christ dead on the cross. We intercede for the […]

Maundy Thursday

Tonight, with the celebration of Mass on the evening of Holy Thursday, the Church begins the Easter Triduum, the holiest three days of the year. This evening’s Mass recalls the Last Supper at which the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, showing His love for those who were His own in the world, […]

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 […]