For God to plant the seed of his law of love deep within our hearts, we must prepare the ground , so we complete our Lenten scrutinies, and maybe try to redouble our Lenten efforts for these last ten days. Jesus is the seed of that love; he dies to bear fruit in us. The cross is the pattern he gives us, and the Easter call, for us to be able to live his risen life: Ten more days’ grace to enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery, sharing the Easter Sacraments: Then come to (his) life:
Maundy Thursday – Mass of Our Lord’s Supper 7.30pm
Good Friday – Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion 3.00pm
Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil and Paschal Mass 8.30pm
Easter Sunday – Morning Mass of the Resurrection 10.30am
St Helen’s may be a local church in Caerphilly but did you know that we receive visitors to our website from all over the world? In fact, over the course of the last year we have received visitors from 56 countries, including Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Brazil and Brunei.
These are some of the countries with the most visitors.
And what are the people who visit our website looking at? Here are the top pages that they viewed over the last 365 days. It’s not surprising that the home page is top but notice that the Parish Newsletter generated 3,749 views and Mass and Services This Week 1340. The Community Hall and one of its activities, Parents and toddlers, are popular and directions to find us and contact us are also important. Of the Sacrament pages Baptism is top with 97 views, whilst the next spot is occupied by Becoming a Catholic – 3 views ahead of Marriage! If only we could get more people to come along to our Becoming a Catholic sessions!
And how are they finding us? Well, it looks like they are mainly finding us through the search engines – Google accounts for 5231 of those search engine queries. However, the number of people coming here from Facebook is also on the increase: 351 over the last year but 33% came in the last quarter and 20% in the last month.
And one final stat.. Our website has 78 pages (newsletter, sacraments, etc) and 278 blog articles.
We hope you found that useful and don’t forget to let people know about this website!
On Friday, 13th October at 7pm, we will have our parish ceilidh in the church hall. While there may be no food provided at the ceilidh, we can offer you a bar and a good dance! Tickets are available in the porch at £2/person or £5/family after Masses over the following weekends. We look forward to seeing you there!