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 13 April 2019

Saturday: 6.00pm (Joseph Harrington C+J+C)
Sunday: 8.45am (Parish), 10.00am (Fr Liam Gavigan), 6.30pm (Jim Connolly)
Tuesday: 10.00am (John Crowley), Stations of the Cross at 7.00pm (Cwmavon)
Maundy Thursday: 7.00pm (Doreen Folland)
Good Friday: 3.00pm & 7.00pm (Stations of the Cross)

Commencing 20 April 2019

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass: 8.00pm (Denis Rees)
Sunday: 8.45am (Parish), 10.00am (David Rees), 6.30pm (Delia & Pake Kerrigan)

Tuesday: Confessions after Mass. Stations of the Cross with other churches at Cwmavon at 7.00pm
Wednesday: Chrism Mass at the Cathedral Swansea at 11.30am
Maundy Thursday: 7.00pm. Mass of the Lord's Supper, Washing of the Feet, Adoration
Good Friday: Confessions at 11.00am. Liturgy of the Passion 3.00pm. Stations of the Cross 7.00pm
Holy Saturday: Confessions at 11.00am. Easter Vigil at 8.00pm

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:
The Holy Father announced that the Catholic Church in Peru has a new bishop. Both the Ecclesiastical Authorities in Peru and Malta were really excited. In being told the news, His Grace Javier Del Rio, Archbishop of Arequipa, said: "I am deeply moved. Once again, God has set his eyes on the Presbyterium of our Archdiocese to choose one of our members and make him a successor of the Apostles. Fr. Giovanni Cefai is an excellent priest and I am sure he will also be an excellent bishop, a "shepherd with a sheep smell", as Pope Francis wants the bishops to be like. The Archdiocese of Arequipa is losing a great parish priest, but the Church in Peru gains a great bishop. Let us pray for him and for the Missionary Society of St. Paul”.

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”.