Bible Study Group Starts Thursday

Got any plans this Thursday? If not, you may want to join Father John and other parishioners for Bible Study. We’re going to be doing it on Zoom and all are welcome.

Message us on Facebook or send Father John an email at caerphilly@rcadc.org and we’ll send you an invite. And we will even give you some tips for using Zoom.

Hopefully, we’ll see you on Thursday.

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord 12 April

 Let us receive the special grace of this moment. We pause in reverent silence before this empty tomb in order to rediscover the grandeur of our Christian vocation: we are men and women of the resurrection, not of death. From this place we learn how to live our lives, the trials of our churches and of the whole world, in the light of Easter morning. Every injury, every one of our pains and sorrows, has been borne on the shoulders of the Good Shepherd who offered himself in sacrifice and thereby opened the way to eternal life. His open wounds are like the cleft through which the torrent of his mercy is poured out upon the world. Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of the basis of our hope, which is this: Christos anesti! Let us not deprive the world of the joyful message of the resurrection! And let us not be deaf to the powerful summons to unity that rings out from this very place, in the words of the One who, risen from the dead, calls all of us

“My brothers” (Pope Francis, The Gospel of Matthew—a Spiritual and Pastoral Reading p 239).

Become silent, aware of the awesome presence of God who never ceases to be with us.

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Easter Vigil – Live Mass Tonight

 We celebrate the Paschal Mystery of the saving Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ and our own Sacramental Initiation with the marks of Baptism into his new life and Confirmation in the Communion of his Body the Church. 

Sadly this year we have a very limited, virtual celebration.  

We remember with sympathy Evie, who was due to be baptised tomorrow, and her family,  the 21 children who hoped to celebrate Communion this Easter-tide, and the 9 young adults who hoped to be Confirmed in the Communion.

Despite disappointment and distance, we are invited to be renewed individually and as a community by all these gifts and graces of our original and annually repeated  initiation into Christ’s Paschal Mystery.

🎥 Don’t forget that Mass will be broadcast live this evening at 8.30pm. You can either watch it live on this site (just turn up a little before 8.30 pm) or you can head over to our Facebook Page.

✝️ If you would like to download tonight’s liturgy, please click on the link below. You will be able to follow the services on your tablet, smartphone or computer. Alternatively, you might want to print it off and have it by your side (that’s what I’ll be doing!).

Liturgy for the Easter Vigil (Pdf)

Liturgy for the Easter Vigil (Microsoft Word).