Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many

In today’s gospel Jesus predicts his passion to the Twelve, who are amazed and afraid. Jesus’ words to his closest disciples are intended to prepare them for the events that will occur in Jerusalem.


In today’s Gospel, James and John ask to be given seats of honor when Jesus enters into his glory. Once again, the disciples seem to be selective in what they hear Jesus say. They want to share Jesus’ glory, but do not appear to understand that his glory will be preceded by his suffering. Jesus notes their lack of understanding and predicts the suffering they will endure for the sake of the Gospel.


Jesus explains the importance of service and sacrifice in the life of a disciple. In particular, he seems to be preparing the Twelve for their leadership roles in the emerging Christian community. In today’s Gospel, Jesus contrasts the dynamics within the community of disciples with those shown by the rulers of the Gentiles.


Following Jesus’ example of sacrificial love continues to be countercultural in our day as well. Are we ready to be servants of each other and all the brothers and sisters as Jesus asks us?


Mass Times


Mass times at St. Teilo’s each weekend are 6pm on Saturday and Sunday evenings and 10am on Sunday morning.


Weekday Mass is celebrated at St. Teilo’s at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and on Wednesday evening at 7pm.


You are welcome to join us for Mass at the above times online.


Attending Mass


Following a review of the parish procedures for Mass we will no longer be expecting people to register or sign in for Mass.


While it is good that we can ease some of the previous restrictions, you are still asked to be considerate to others and to remain at a reasonable distance from other attendees.


If you are a vulnerable person, printed cards are available at the back of the Church saying, “PLEASE RESPECT THIS SPACE”. You are able to take a number of these cards and place them each side of you to ensure no one encroaches on your safe space.


In the light of Welsh Government guidance face coverings/masks are still to be worn in Church and everyone is encouraged to sanitise their hands on arrival and departure from Church.


Children’s Liturgy


There was no space in the newsletter this week for the Children’s Liturgy links, you can access this week’s Children’s resource at this link and the Family resource here.



Private Prayer


St. Teilo’s is open daily for private prayer from 8am to early evening each weekday and 8am to 7pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Please feel free to visit the Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament, any time you are passing the Church or spend a longer time sitting or kneeling in the Lord’s presence.


In addition, Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place at St. Teilo’s on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 6:55pm and on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12.00 noon.


This week’s newsletter can be found here.


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