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

Divine Mercy

Caritas in veritate
Anglicanorum Coetibus

Newman Reader

Sacred Space
Times of Service
Commencing 13 July 2019

Saturday (Vigil Mass): 6.00pm (Ron Bradford K.W.)
Sunday: 8.45am (Cwmavon (Parishioners)), 10.00am (Kathleen Harrington), 6.30pm (Bishop Giovanni Cefai)
Tuesday: 10.00am (Henry Scicluna C.P.)
Wednesday: 9.30am (Jean Evans)
Friday: 10.00am (Cec Winters)

Commencing 20 July 2019

Saturday (Vigil Mass): 6.00pm (Bernard & Maureen Murphy)
Sunday: 8.45am (Cwmavon (Jean Evans)), 10.00am (Bishop Giovanni Cefai), 6.30pm (Parishioners)

Let us pray for: the sick of the Parish and the Clergy of the Diocese; the Benefactors of the Parish and for the repose of the souls of Kathleen Harrington (Birthday); Cec Winters (Birthday).

Recently Dead: John Hartop.

Adoration: Friday after Mass and Saturday 11.00am

Confessions: Saturday at 11.00am and 5.30pm and on request

Baptism: Saturday at 2.00pm


This week:
Tuesday School Leavers Mass (Juniors); Wednesday School Leavers Mass (Infants).

Bishop Tom's Retirement
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop George Stack to be Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Menevia, on acceptance of the resignation of Bishop Tom Burns in accordance with Canon 401 §1, on the grounds of age (75 on 03 June 2019). Bishop Tom has
welcomed the appointment of Archbishop George, who will assume his additional responsibilities with effect from 11 July 2019, the Feast of St Benedict, Patron of Europe.

On this date, after 17 years as a Bishop (of the Armed Forces and then of Menevia), Bishop Tom will relinquish all responsibility for the Diocese of Menevia, and will move into retirement as Bishop Emeritus of Menevia.

New Pilgrim Path Website
This website is inspired by Pope Francis’ enthusiasm for the internet. He urges Christians to ‘walk the streets of the digital highways in order to dialogue with people today and to help them encounter Christ.’ New Pilgrim Path explores and shares the rich spiritual resources of the internet. Visitors are helped to find sites that are relevant to them at the particular stage of their journey. They have pages devoted to a range of resources, including daily prayer, online retreats, inspirational reflections, spiritual poetry, religious broadcasts and many others. Each week they also feature a ‘Website of the Week’. Please go to for more information.

Evangelisation Day for our Deanery: 
thanks to those who attended and those who provided the refreshments during the day.

This weekend we celebrate Stella Maris (Sea) Sunday
All funds raised going to the Apostleship of the Sea to support their work. Today we remember and pray for seafarers, their families and all who support them. For further information and resources please visit:

Re Advertisement:
The Governors of St Joseph's Catholic Junior School, Nobel Avenue, Port Talbot are seeking to appoint a Temporary Class Teacher (Covering Maternity Leave) from 1st September to 15th July, 2020 (or on the earlier return of the existing post holder). Only Catholic Education Service Application Forms will be accepted which can be downloaded from or Please contact the school on 01639769743 for more details