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


Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024 — 17 June 2024

Divine Mercy


Newman Reader

Sacred Space
The Catholic Lectionary
Times of Service

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5.00pm Cwmavon (Jim & Jean Evans), 6.00pm (Parish)
Sunday: 8.30am (Collin Joseph Crowley), 10.00am (Michael Justin Schmidt)

Monday: 10.00am (PI)
Tuesday: 10.00am Adoration and Mass (Rika Schmidt)
Wednesday: 9.30am (Agnes 0’Callaghan)
Friday: 10.00am Adoration & Rosary and MASS (Deceased Clergy)
Next weekend
Saturday Vigil Mass at 5.00pm Cwmavon (Parish), 6.00pm (Bernard Holmes)
Sunday: 8.30am (Mgr Joe – A. R. - Anniversary of his Ordination), 10.00am Family Mass (David Ejimofor)

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim & Jean Evans; Collin Joseph Crowley; Michael Justin Schmidt, Rika Schmidt; Agnes O’Callaghan.

Recently dead: Billy Humphries RIP.


Day for Life
will be celebrated this Sunday. Special prayers during our Masses.
Father’s Day:
Our prayers and best wishes to all fathers. May St Joseph bless all fathers and accompany them in their mission.
General Election:
As you will know, the Prime Minister has called a General Election for 4th July 2024.  A webpage has been created on the Bishops’ Conference website with information about the issues important to Catholics Prayer: As we approach the general election, let us pray for our country: that all who have a right to vote may be guided by prudent judgment, and that those who are elected to public office may strive to uphold the common good, and protect the most vulnerable in society.
Author Talk:
"Dead Reckoning" (Internment, Deportation of Italo-Welsh, Arandora Star) Friday 21st June 7pm-8.30pm FREE event. Venue: SMA Parish Church Hall, Cardiff, CF11 9BX.  In 1940, Italian and German ‘enemy aliens’ in the UK were being sent to Canadian camps, but their ship, the SS Arandora Star, was torpedoed by a Uboat. Over 800 were drowned. This new book tells fictional human stories behind a terrible injustice of war.
Prayer, Praise and Healing Gathering
Saturday 22nd. June 10.00am at St. Dyfrig’s Church, Pontypridd. All welcome.
The Parish Safeguarding Representative is Hannah Murtagh. Her email : She will ensure that all those who carry out parish visiting, or taking holy Communion to the sick, or any ministry that involves working with children or vulnerable adults, will have a DBS.
Food For Thought:
Forgiveness is not a one time thing. You will choose it repeatedly, over and over again – even if the offence and sin happened years ago. So, it is good to be reminded that every time you remember, choose to forgive again. For your freedom, joy and peace. Don’t allow bitterness and pride to be planted and grow in your heart. Surrender it quickly to the Lord.
Do your part by taking care of the possible. Let God do His part by taking part of the impossible.