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


Second Sunday of Lent 2024 — 25 February 2024

Divine Mercy


Newman Reader

Sacred Space
The Catholic Lectionary
Times of Service

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5.00pm Cwmavon (P. Intention), 6.00pm (Attilio Viazzani)
Sunday: 8.30am (Clifford Davies, Hegarty & O’Brien Families), 10.00am (Parish)
Tuesday: 10.00am Silent Adoration and Mass 10.30am (Sam Osborne)
Wednesday: 10.00am Adoration and Rosary followed by Mass (Michael Daley)
Friday (St. David’s Day): 10.00am (Dennis Coonan). Schools attending Mass.
Next weekend
Saturday Vigil Mass at 5.00pm Cwmavon (Parish), 6.00pm (John & Nora Stitson)
Sunday: 8.30am (Kieran Hugh Underwood), 10.00am (Christopher Rees)


Michael Daley, Dennis Coonan RIP.

Recently Dead:
Michael Martin Funeral 7th. March. RIP. Condolences to the Family.
Confirmation Class:
next meeting Wednesday 6th. March at 6.00pm. Books will be checked for Lessons 4, 9 and 10. Please complete these 3 lessons.
CAFOD Family Fast Day Collection
this Sunday.
Please get a copy of We Dare To Say,
a faith sharing resource on the powerful words of the Our Father. Pope Francis has asked us to prepare for the Holy Year in 2025 by refreshing our prayer, the Our Father. Beautifully done.
Potential Legislation changes regarding Abortion:
From the end of February, it is likely that the Criminal Justice bill will return to parliament and that amendments will be tabled to decriminalise abortion up to the point of birth. As well as a direct attack on the dignity of the unborn, it is highly likely that these amendments, if passed, will have unforeseen consequences which could be very serious for both unborn babies and their mothers, especially given the increase in home abortions following the legalisation of the provision of abortion pills by post. Bishops wish to draw this to the attention of parishioners to contact Members of Parliament. Please collect a card from the back.
Next Friday, 1st March, at St. Catherine’s Church, Baglan, at 3.00pm. A Service for everyone. We hope some of you will represent our Parish community. The Christian Women of Palestine are calling us to connect with the land from where Jesus came and from where our faith began and is rooted. These women are there, and they want to give hope to everyone.
Coming Event:
Ecumenical Service at Cwmavon Tuesday 26th. March. Please join us to welcome the members from the other Christians community.
Food for thought:
Sometimes you must let go. So that God can fully do His work. If you truly believe that God is in control, you need to learn how to fully surrender: to His will. To His timing. To His plans. To His heart. Remember God’s greatest work happens in the most impossible situations.  The devil has two major tricks with you: One is “you are so good you don’t need to be saved”; the other is “you are so bad you can’t be saved”. He is a liar on both counts. Let Lent be Lent. Make time for God and for others. May this Lent be a time of great grace for our Parish, and for our absent brothers and sisters. I pray this will be a joyful season of Grace for us all—enjoy praying, find time for fasting and financially supporting others in need.
Hospital chaplains to contact when in hospital:
Neath Port Talbot: Fr. Andrzej Kuklinski. Tel. 07947685255
Morriston Hospital - Fr Jason Jones 07792003905
Singleton Hospital - Fr Clement Oloruntoba 01792 655336