The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is celebrated throughout the Church in England and Wales as Peace Sunday. This year, the Holy Father has asked us to focus on the ‘Dialogue Between Generations, Education and Work: Tools for Building Lasting Peace’. The full text of Pope Francis’ message for the 55th World Day of Peace (Peace Sunday) can be read here.
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, the National President of Pax Christi, the International Catholic Movement for Peace, says:
This year has been one of unprecedented and continuing challenges. We are all conscious of the need to restore and rebuild our communities here and around the world, accepting that we need new ways of working and relating to each other. The Christian message of peace, through reconciliation, justice and nonviolence, can offer hope and direction in these times.
In this country, we have an active Catholic peace movement in Pax Christi, which does a great deal of good work to promote peace and nonviolence through parishes, schools and social media.
Their website suggests many ways we can all become better peacemakers. There are activities for families to do at home, including a peace liturgy for young children.
Mass at St. Teilo’s
Mass next weekend will be on Sunday at 10am and 6pm. While we are Alert Level 2 in Wales, you must book in advance if you wish to attend Sunday Mass at St. Teilo’s.
Bookings for the next Sunday are now open here.
Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes
Mass next Saturday Evening will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 6pm.
There is no requirement to book in advance at Our Lady of Lourdes but you will be asked to register your attendance when you arrive. Please be ready to give the Welcomers your name and email or phone number for the Parish Records.
Covid rules at both Churches
- Continue to wear a face covering when attending Mass.
- Keep a two-metre distance from other households/groups within the Church and on entry and exit from Church.
- Do a lateral flow test before seeing others who you do not see regularly (e.g. before Sunday Mass) and only attend Mass if the result is negative.
- If you have symptoms or suspect you have symptoms, please attend Mass online rather than take the risk of infecting others by attending in person.
- If you have a positive lateral flow test or symptoms of Covid, please do not attend Mass until you have quarantined for at least 7 full days after a positive test and have two negative lateral flow tests on Day 6 and Day 7 or beyond.
Fr. John is away this week, there will be no Weekday Mass in the Parish on Monday or Saturday morning.
Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be at 10am.
We will record attendance at Weekday Masses during the period of Alert Level 2, but there is no need to book to attend Weekday Mass.
Full details are available in the Parish Newsletter.