If you were in church on Saturday or Sunday of last week, you will be aware that there will be a change to Sunday Mass times. As of the weekend of the 15th/16th June, Mass will start at the later time of 10.30 am. Here is a Pastoral Message (including revised mass times) from Archbishop Stack that we distibuted last week.
At the end of Mass today we will send forth 16 of our young members to be Confirmed: This Wednesday, 8th May at 7.00 pm Archbishop Stack is coming to the Parish to celebrate the Gift of the Holy Spirit with us and Confirm our young people.
Please make every effort to join the Parish celebration, to welcome and encourage these (very lively and joyful) young adults as they make this important step in faith and hope: Eiry Allender, James Bevan, Rachel Brenton, Charlotte Chowdrey, Callum Hallett, Eleri Jones, Joseph Jones, Nadine Jones, Katie Quinn, Daniel Roberts, Thomas Simmonds, Laura Stephens, Ffion Thomas, Aled Wathan, Huw Wathan, and Rhys Wathan.
Please keep them in your prayers all this week, and as we watch them continue to grow and serve in our Parish.
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Father John Kelly, on behalf of everyone at St Helen’s Catholic Church Caerphilly, would like to wish you a blessed and peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope to see you over Christmas and, if not, in the New Year. God Bless!
- Monday 24th December @ 6.30pm, and 12midnight (carols at 11.30pm)
- Tuesday 25th December @ 10.00am.
This Thursday, 6th November, is the Feast of Saint Nicholas, better known as ‘Santa Claus’, known for his generosity and care for the poor: His sign of three gold balls, nowadays associated with pawnbrokers, represents the bags of gold he secretly gave to three young girls whose father couldn’t afford their dowry to allow them to marry.
At the Sunday Mass on December 2nd, 2012 we enrolled Cherie Elsbury and Zoe Reynolds, two regular members of our community, as Catechumens, learners of the way of Christ (as we all are) asking for formation and initiation into the Sacramental life. We also welcomed Emma Yates as a Candidate, a Baptised adult asking for Confirmation in the Communion of the Body of Christ at Easter. They now have special status in the Family of the Church. Welcome! If you would like to explore becoming a Catholic, or simply to find out more about the Catholic faith, take a look at our RCIA page.
On Saturday evening, 1st December, the Parish Finance Committee made a small presentation to Mr. Bill Morrissey on his retirement from the Committee. The Committee is most grateful to Bill for his many years of Service, and the whole Parish thanks him for the great contribution he has made in the committee’s work, especially in care for maintenance and development of the church buildings and in monitoring the supply of gas, electricity, and water. Thank you, Bill.
Today is the beginning of our Church and Liturgical year. This year, ‘C’, we will be lead into the mystery of Christ by the Evangelist Luke: A gentle story-teller, anxious to present Jesus the Christ to people who might not know much about him or his background, Saint Luke is a great writer for our day (and he also has the best Christmas story and pictures).