St Joseph's - Roman Catholic Parish - Port Talbot

The Presbytery, Water Street, Port Talbot, SA12 6LE, Wales
Tel. 01639 882846
Diocese of Menevia
Parish Priest: Monsignor J Cefai, MA, PhD

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Times of Service
Commencing 17 February 2018

Saturday: 6.00pm (Lorna Sheehy)
Sunday: 8.45am (Cwmavon (Parishioners)), 10.00am (P. I. Michael & Jane Evans - Golden Wedding), 6.30pm (Lynn Prendergast – G. & E. Grimes)
Tuesday: 9.30am (Olive Leyshon)
Wednesday: 9.30am (Funeral Service), 6.30pm (Stations of the Cross and Mass (P. I. Fr John P. Thomas))
Thursday: 6.30pm (Jack Corcoran)
Friday: 9.30am (Timmy Crowley)

Commencing 24 February 2018

Saturday: 6.00pm (Mary & John Williams)
Sunday: 8.45am (Cwmavon (Parish), 10.00am (Buckley & Roberts Family), 6.30pm (Deceased Clergy)

Confessions: next Saturday at 11.30am and 5.30pm; and on request

Let us pray for: the Benefactors of the Parish; the sick Clergy of the Diocese andof the sick of the Parish, and for those whose Anniversaries occur during this time of the Year for Olive Leyshon (Birthday); Jack Corcoran (Birthday); Timmy Crowley; Mary & John Williams; Buckley & Roberts Family.

Recently Dead: Kay Louise McLaughlin, aged 53 years. RIP. Funeral Wednesday at 9.30am. My condolences and prayers to her family.

Stations of the Cross: Wednesday after Mass

Adoration and Benediction: after the Mass on Friday


During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord:

  1. In prayer, reading Scripture, going to Confession and attending daily Mass;
  2. To service by giving alms. The giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446). Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ."-- Pope Francis
  3. To sacrifice self-control through fasting. Fasting, besides an abstinence of food, includes abstaining from extracurricular activities, reading anything other than inspirational or spiritual content, abstaining from social media, and fasting from anger, gossip, lies, revenge, hurting others.
  4. by Conversion of heart. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

Bishop Tom
sends you his thanks for helping with the Papal Nuncio’s Pastoral Visit to the Diocese.

"Leading to the Passion" - A day’s reflection for Lent
On Saturday 24th February, by Fr Tim McGrath at St Mary’s Church, Bridgend, at 10am until 3pm. For more information visit or email

St. Joseph’s Junior School, Port Talbot:
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