Today is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Pope Francis has asked us to pray for all those who are affected by political, social and economic pressures to leave their homes. The Holy Father has decided that the theme for this year’s day is “Towards an ever wider we”.
Pope Francis says:
In the Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti I expressed a concern and a desire, which still occupy an important place in my heart: Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation. God willing, after all this, we will think no longer in terms of “them” and “those”, but only “us”. (Fratelli tutti, 35). That is why I decided to title my message for the 107th World Migrant and Refugee Day “Towards an ever wider we”, wishing in this way to indicate a clear horizon for our common journey in this world.
The full text of the Holy Father’s message for the day can be read here.
Mass at St. Teilo’s
Mass today will be at 10am and 6pm.There is no need to book to attend Mass. However, face coverings/masks are still required. You are also welcome to join us online.
If you are coming to one of the Sunday Masses, you still need to record your attendance for the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service. This can be done in one of three ways:
- Registering for Mass via the online system.
- Using the NHS Track and Trace app and the QR code at the Church Entrance.
- Writing your name and email or contact number on the sheets at the back of the Church.
Mass this week is celebrated at St. Teilo’s at 10am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and on Wednesday evening at 7pm. There is no need to book to attend weekday Mass.
Time for Private Prayer
St. Teilo’s will be open for private prayer on Monday and Friday from Mass time until 5.30pm. You will need either to ‘Check-in’ using the NHS Covid-19 app to log the QR code in the Church porch or to add your name and phone number to the sign in sheet. You are required to sanitise as you enter and leave the Church. You may remove your face covering if you are alone in the Church but if someone else is present you will need to wear your face covering.
This week’s newsletter can be found here.