The Presbytery, Water Street, Port Talbot, SA12 6LE, Wales
Commencing 13 April 2019
Saturday: 6.00pm (Joseph Harrington C+J+C)
Commencing 20 April 2019
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass: 8.00pm (Denis Rees)
Tuesday: Confessions after Mass. Stations of the Cross with other churches at Cwmavon at 7.00pm
Adoration during Lent: Fridays after Mass and Saturdays 11.00am - 11.30am.
Stations of the Cross: Wednesday after Mass and Friday before Mass.
Let us remember in our prayers: Joseph Harrington; Fr Liam Gavigan; John Crowley; Doreen Folland, Denis Rees. Recently deceased: Geoff Grimes. Our condolences to Elizabeth, Richard and rest of the family; the sick of the Parish and the Clergy of the Diocese; the Benefactors of the Parish, all deceased on the Easter Flowers’ List.
Fr Giovanni Cefai MSSP appointed bishop:
Bishop Mario Grech (Gozo): “The Lord once again blessed our local Church in choosing Fr Giovanni Cefai MSSP for the episcopal ministry. I am very grateful to all those who helped to form this missionary priest chosen for the Apostles’ College. We cherish the beloved memory of his parents and his family who gave him the first Christian upbringing. His parents and family together with the ecclesiastical community of his village were the first seminary. Keep bishop Giovanni in your prayers; I personally place this young bishop under the protection of Our Lady of ta Pinu”.
Archbishop of Malta Charles Scicluna, Bishop Mario Grech, and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi (Maltese Bishops’ Conference) published this statement: “we congratulate Fr Giovanni Cefai MSSP on being appointed a bishop of Huancana. We keep the bishop-elect in our prayers. May the Lord be with him in this new mission as a successor of the Apostles”.
Bishop Elect Mgr. Giovanni Cefai sent us a message: "My gratitude and thanks to God, our Most Holy Mother Mary, the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Girasole for their confidence and trust placed in me. I accept this call with great humility to continue serving the Church and the people of God. I feel humbled with this call, but with the grace of God – together as Bishop, clergy, religious and lay people - we can do something beautiful in this new mission and spread the Kingdom of God, his love and his mercy among us. Please keep me in your prayers”.