Grand prayers

Dear friends and parishioners

Monday is the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and therefore the grandparents of Jesus himself. So, it would be a good day to pray for our own grandparents – and grandchildren! Sadly, all four of my own grandparents were already deceased when I was born, but I will still pray for Annie and Tim, for Dan and Edie. What about you?

Fr Matthew

Sts John Lloyd and Philip Evans remains coming to Cardiff

Dear friends and parishioners

You may have read in the media that bones found in Jesuit care are now believed to be those of our Cardiff martyrs, Sts John Lloyd and Philip Evans. Archbishop George hopes that the remains will come to Cardiff in the autumn, and some will be enshrined in the altar recently installed in the cathedral. Their feast day we will observe on Monday this week. St John Lloyd and St Philip Evans pray for us.

Fr Matthew

Confirmation 2021

Dear friends and parishioners

On Thursday evening and Saturday morning, twenty-four of our young people will be confirmed. We have been very impressed by them during their preparation over the past weeks. We are very grateful to catechists Ansti, Megan and Ali for guiding them and planning the celebrations themselves. We all can play a part, too, by praying for them, not only up to but also after the Sacrament. Don’t forget!

A list of confirmation candidates’ names is included in the Order of Service for the upcoming Confirmation Masses on Thursday 15 July and Saturday 17 July 2021 at St Brigid’s and Christ the King Churches respectively.

Fr Matthew