Find out more about the Catholic Faith

Thinking about the Catholic FaithAdults who wish to explore becoming a Catholic, or who simply wish to find out more about the Catholic faith, are welcome to ‘come and see’, as Jesus invited his first followers. The RCIA (Rite of Cristian Initiation of Adults, or Looking Into The Faith) group is run by Father Kelly and is aimed at those who would like to become Catholics or who would just like to know more about the faith. We should hasten to add that the group is also made up of people from the parish who come along to learn and to support those who may enter into the church. Our meetings are very informal and take place every other Thursday – we’ll even make you a cup of tea and offer you some biscuits!

Father John is always there (except when he attends meetings) as we explore the faith through a course called Evangelium (and the excellent Catholicism series), which offers an excellent grounding in the full panorama of Catholic beliefs. This course is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and covers many of the questions you have about the Catholic faith. The RCIA has had a very good year in 2016-2017 and we have received into Communion and welcomed into the Church 6 new members in a glorious celebration of Easter 2017.

Here’s a trailer of the series that we watch:

If you’d like to know more, visit our Looking Into the Faith page on this website. And please let your friends and family know about this group.

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The week ahead at St Helen’s

Being basic is good

“There’ll Be Trouble About …!! ” …
Yes, Tuesday is All Hallows Eve, the day we gather up all we know or love who have died, and work to pop them out of purgatory by persistent prayer: Then we can remember most of them the next day, All Hallows, and continue to pray for the rest the following day, All Souls.

Wednesday is the lovely Feast of All Saints, celebrating all the famous ones, and also the holy people we have been privileged to know, people like our parents or our teachers, or fellow – parishioners who have shared God’s love with us, “All Hallows’’. We are called to celebrate the feast with Mass at 10am or 7pm, and with family celebrations of our own between. Happy Feast Day!

Then on Thursday we celebrate the Feast of All Souls, a chance to pray for all who have died, and the start of a month of prayer for all our loved ones who have gone to God. Mass through the month will be offered for the Holy Souls, except where there is a pre – booked intention: – Please place th e names of the members of your family and friends whom you would like prayed for in the basket on the corner of the altar.

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Proclaim ’17

Archdiocese of Cardiff Evangelisation Conference

Come and be equipped to share the Gospel! Practical steps forward in pursuing the Church’s mission – to make disciples of all nations. After a keynote address from Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, we will be split into the five tracks that are designed to meet the needs of all parishes at different stages; Evangelising as an Individual, Teams for Mission – What can we do first?, The Unchurched, Non-Churchgoing Catholics, and Growing Parishioners into Disciples. Each track consists of a seminar and workshop which will inspire you but also give you practical help and resources as you take up the Church’s mission. With wonderful speakers from across the UK it really is an event not to miss! For further information and to book, head over to the Proclaim ’17 page.

Click here to see more information about the different speakers.

To book and for further information please go to www.tinyurl.com/cardiffproclaim

Date: Saturday 21st October

Venue: St David’s College, Cardiff.

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Strictly Come Dancing…

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!

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St Helen’s Church AGM

Yes, is that’s time of year again and it offers an opportunity to look at what has happened over the past year, think about what we would like to happen in this coming year, and start planning it, will be on the evening of Tuesday 26th September. Reports from the parish groups and ministries will be published shortly. Meanwhile, please book the date.

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Welcome!

This weekend, we welcome two people to our church.

Firstly, we welcome Fr Angelo, a Comboni missionary, who has spent much of his apostolate in Egypt. He will be celebrating Mass for us and will tell us about the work his order do in mission territories throughout the world. Please keep him and all who work to spread the Good News of Christ in your prayers.

Secondly, we welcome Zachary Good into the church as he is baptised. We also extend a warm welcome to his parents, godparents, family and friends joining us for this celebration. Please pray for him as he begins his journey with the Lord. If you would like to know more about the Catholic faith, click here.

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Discover more about the Catholic faith

Copy of Thinking about the Catholic Faith-2Adults who wish to explore becoming a Catholic, or who simply wish to find out more about the Catholic faith, are welcome to ‘come and see’, as Jesus invited his first followers. The RCIA (Rite of Cristian Initiation of Adults, or Looking Into The Faith) group is run by Father Kelly and is aimed at those who would like to become Catholics or who would just like to know more about the faith. We should hasten to add that the group is also made up of people from the parish who come along to learn and to support those who may enter into the church. Our meetings are very informal and take place every other Thursday – we’ll even make you a cup of tea and offer you some biscuits!

Father John is always there (except when he attends meetings) as we explore the faith through a course called Evangelium (and the excellent Catholicism series), which offers an excellent grounding in the full panorama of Catholic beliefs. This course is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and covers many of the questions you have about the Catholic faith. The RCIA has had a very good year in 2016-2017 and we have received into Communion and welcomed into the Church 6 new members in a glorious celebration of Easter 2017.

Here’s a trailer of the series that we watch:

If you’d like to know more, visit our Looking Into the Faith page on this website. And please let your friends and family know about this group.

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