There have recently been a lot of requests for weekend Mass Intentions. I must remind you that requests for Mass Intentions are based on the principle of “first come, first served.” However, where an Intention is unable to be scheduled on the date requested, then it will be offered on the nearest available date to that requested which might not, necessarily, be on a weekend.
Please kindly note the following facts:
(i) The Sacrifice of Mass is not bound by time and/or space:
(ii) Whilst it is a good idea to be present at the Mass you have requested for a family member/friend, if you are unable to be present, neither the efficacy of the Sacrifice nor the salutary effects of the Mass are diminished in any way.
First Holy Communion; Confirmation and the RCIA Programme
Classes for these Programmes will commence at the end of September. Registration is ongoing. Registration Forms are available in the porch. Please take a form, complete it, and return it to the parish office.
NB: The RCIA Programme is also open to anyone wanting to learn more about their faith.
First Holy Communion, 2022: Parents’ Meeting
There will be a meeting for the parents of pupils wishing to make their First Holy Communion in 2022. The meeting will be held in The ‘Holy Family Hall’ at 6 p.m. on Monday 11th October.
NB: Children must be in school year 3 or above in order to begin preparation for the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Please ensure you complete the Registration Form and return it to the parish office together with a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate. Alternatively, you may bring the Baptismal Certificate with you and hand it in when you come for the meeting. Many thanks - Maria Davies
Appeal to Parents of Babies and Young Children
Please, I appeal to you . . . when your child creates a disturbance and can’t be quietened, always take them into the porch. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation. It’s surprising how distracting those little voices can be, especially when relayed over the livestream. Please always show consideration towards others. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Although Wales is now at “Alert Level Zero” our instructions from the Archbishop are that while Covid is still circulating , we must continue with the safe practices that we have been following. This means until we receive further instructions, we must continue to sign-in; keep to the one-way system; and maintain social distancing (including no congregating in the aisles and porch areas). Congregational singing is allowed, but face coverings must remain in place. NB: The wearing of masks indoors in public spaces is, of course, a legal requirement and not optional - unless you are exempt for medical reasons.
Pilgrimage of Relics – Ss. John Lloyd & Philip Evans:18th-25th October 2021
The sacred relics have been loaned by Stoneyhurst College and will tour the Archdiocese of Cardiff & Diocese of Menevia between the dates above, calling at various venues, including the cathedral, on 18th October 2021, before culminating in a Mass at Cardiff Castle. Mass will be offered in the cell where the martyrs were imprisoned before their martyrdom. Following this, there will be a procession to their place of execution - that which is now known as Richmond Road, Cardiff. You will find the outline programme on the noticeboard at the back of the church. NB: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, re-imposition of government restrictions could necessitate changes to the programme at short notice.
Bishop Tom’s Golden Jubilee Mass
We will be hosting Bishop Tom’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass here in the cathedral on 16th December at 11:30 a.m. Apart from the Cathedral Stewards and Volunteers, if there is anyone else who would like to attend, please kindly inform Canon Benedict. We have tickets for eight parishioners