Mass cancelled on Saturday (16th February)

Please note that due to Canon Issac being bed-bound due to his suffering from a very heavy cold and a deep chest infection there will be no Mass at St. Teilo’s on Saturday the 16th of February.

Confessions and the Altar Servers Practice are also cancelled.

Priests have been found to cover the weekend so Mass on Saturday Evening and Sunday will continue at the normal times.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church – Patronal Feast – 11th of February

Monday is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, celebrated as a Solemnity in the Church of Our Lady of
Lourdes in our parish. On Monday, the parish Mass for the solemnity will be celebrated at Our Lady of
Lourdes Church at 10am.

The celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11th, is the World Day of the Sick, an observation
started by Pope St John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses.
People around the world take the time to pray for the sick and for those who work very hard to alleviate
the sufferings of the sick on this day. The first healings in Lourdes occurred during the Apparitions of
1858. They have not ceased since that time. The healing of bodies, however, cannot overshadow the
healing of hearts. Both the sick and the healthy find themselves in front of the Grotto of the Apparitions:
they are united through the exchange of smiles, through the sharing of gestures and prayers.

To mark the World Day of the Sick, the Sacrament of the Sick will be offered during Mass on Monday – why not come along to pray for all the Sick.

St Teilo’s Day

Saturday is the Patronal Feast of St. Teilo’s Church.

The day will be celebrated in the Parish with a solemn Mass at 10am.

Please come along to pray for our parish and its role in sharing the Gospel of the Lord with the people of our time, just as St. Teilo did in his own time.

Mass Times this week

Please take special note of weekday Mass times this week.

Monday 4th of February – St Teilo’s – Midday – Requiem Mass for Courtney Raymond Spencer

Tuesday 5th of February – St Teilo’s – 9.00am

Wednesday 6th of February – Our Lady of Lourdes – 7.00pm

Thursday 7th of February – NO MASS IN THE PARISH – There are Masses at St. Joseph’s, Cathays at 9.15am, at Christ the King, Llanishen at 9.30am, at Nazareth House at 10.00am, at the Cathedral at 12.45pm and at St Brigid’s, Crystal Glen at 7.30pm.

Friday 8th of February – St. Teilo’s – 10.00am

Saturday 9th of February – St Teilo’s – 10.00am – MASS FOR THE PATRONAL FEAST OF ST TEILO

For full details see the Parish Newsletter

Epiphany Greetings

Wishing that you and all your loved ones may be blessed with gifts of love, peace and happiness in this Epiphany season and always.

Today we celebrate the shining forth of the light of Christ to the whole world. As the Catechism says:

The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men, Magi, from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In the Magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first fruits of the nations who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation. The Magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the Messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations. Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Saviour of the world only by turning towards the Jews and receiving from them the Messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament. The Epiphany shows that “the full number of the nations” now takes its “place in the family of the patriarchs”, and acquires Israelitica dignitas (is made “worthy of the heritage of Israel”) [Catechism of the Catholic Church 528].

 

Let us pray:

O God, who on this day revealed your Only Begotten Son to the nations by the guidance of a star, grant in your mercy, that we, who know you already by faith, may be brought to behold the beauty of your sublime glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN

 

Mary, the Mother of the Lord

Today we honour Mary, the Mother of the Lord on the first day of the Civil Year. Let us ask Our Lady for her maternal care for our Parish and our families.
 
O God, who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary bestowed on the human race the grace of eternal salvation, grant, we pray, that we may experience the intercession of her, through whom we were found worthy to receive the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 
A Happy and Blessed New Year to all.

Christmas Greetings

Father, today with joy in our hearts at the birth of your Son, we give thanks in humble praise and adoration as we sing: O come, let is adore him, O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

 

Happy Christmas to you all

Nadolig Llawen i bawb

Wesołych Świąt dla wszystkich

Buon Natale a tutti

Frohe Weihnachten an alle

Feliz navidad a todos

Crăciun fericit tuturor

Maligayang Pasko sa lahat

Joyeux Noël à tous

 

Canon William J Isaac, Parish Priest

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Lord’s Birth is at hand. We are invited to come to the little town called Bethlehem, the town of King David and his family, it is where the great event we are about the celebrate takes place. The Prophet Micah proclaims in today’s first reading: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, the least of the clans of Judah, out of you will be born for me the one who is to rule over Israel; his origin goes back to the distant past, to the days of old.” Pray that we may all be ready to go out to meet him when he comes.

On this day the Church prays:

Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,
your grace into our hearts,
that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son
was made known by the message of an Angel,
may by his Passion and Cross
be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

We who celebrate his birth this week, are invited to come through his Passion and Death to the glory of eternal life.

 

 

Details of the Masses for Christmas can be found here:

 

Newsletter for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the Christmas Season

The Parish Newsletter for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (23rd December) until the Feast of the Epiphany (6th of January) is now available.

It includes all the Mass times for the Christmas and New Year period.

If you haven’t got time to click the link and read the whole newsletter, the Mass times for Christmas Day are as follows:

Vigil Masses on Christmas Eve
4.30pm at St. Teilo’s – Offeren y Nadolig (Mass in Welsh)
6pm at Our Lady of Lourdes with Carols from 5.30pm

Midnight Mass on Christmas Day
12am midnight at St. Teilo’s, with Carols from 11.30pm
12am midnight at Our Lady of Lourdes – Msza w języku polskim (Mass in Polish)

Daytime Masses – Christmas Day
9am at St. Teilo’s – Mass of Dawn
10.30am at St. Teilo’s – Mass of Christmas Day
10.30am at Our Lady of Lourdes – Msza w języku polskim (Mass in Polish)
12pm midday at Our Lady of Lourdes – Msza w języku polskim (Mass in Polish)

 

St Stephen’s Day – Boxing Day
10.30am at Our Lady of Lourdes – Msza w języku polskim (Mass in Polish)
12pm midday at St. Teilo’s – Our Altar Servers, as members of the Guild of St. Stephen, will renew their promises to serve on the altar during this Mass.
12pm midday at Our Lady of Lourdes – Msza w języku polskim (Mass in Polish)

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. So today reminds us both of the joy of expectation of the coming of our Saviour at Christmas and of the traditions of our ancient faith which we continue to celebrate in our Mass today. In the spirit of the joy of expectation the Church marks today with rose-coloured vestments and we light the rose-coloured candle in our Advent Wreath.