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

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Liturgy
Sacred Space
Pray-as-you-go
Universalis
Times of Service
Commencing 10 August 2019

Saturday (Vigil Mass): 6.00pm (James O'Sullivan)
Sunday: 8.45am (Cwavon (Priest's Intention)), 10.00am (Margaret Tyrell), 6.30pm (Kathleen O'Callaghan)
Monday: 10.00am (Priest's Intention)
Thursday: 10.00am ((St. Joseph) Michael Kirby -birthday), 6.30pm (St. Joseph (Paul Murphy))

Commencing 17 August 2019

Saturday (Vigil Mass): 6.00pm (David Rees Roberts -baby)
Sunday: 8.45am (Cwmavon (Parishioners)), 10.00am (Kathleen Harrington), 6.30pm (John Griffiths)

Let us pray for for the repose of the souls of Margaret Tyrell, Michael Kirby, Paul Murphy, David Rees Roberts (baby); Kathleen Harrington.
Recently Dead: Patricia Dobler; Sr Winifred Dwyer (Swansea) RIP.

Confessions: Saturday 11.00am and 5.30pm

Announcements

Thursday:
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is Holiday of Obligation to attend Mass. No Mass at Cwmavon but there will be 2 Masses at St. Joseph.

New Evangelisation Course:
following the Diocese of Menevia Evangelisation event which was held recently in our Hall, application forms are now available for the course on New Evangelisation, starting in September. Join this course and learn how to be an effective evangelist and catechist. Please pick up a form from the back of the Church or visit domsec.org.uk to apply for this course on New Evangelisation. Thanks to those who have already enrolled.

Congratulations
to Francesca Rabaiotti and Rhys Hopkins who were married yesterday and to Theodore Alexander Esaias who received the Sacrament of Baptism last weekend.

“The feast of the Assumption
is a day of joy. God has won. Love has won. It has won life. Love has shown that it is stronger than death, that God possesses the true strength and that his strength is goodness and love. Mary was taken up body and soul into heaven: There is even room in God for the body. Heaven is no longer a very remote sphere unknown to us. We have a Mother in heaven. And the Mother of God, the Mother of the Son of God, is our Mother.

“Being in God and with God, Mary is close to each one of us, knows our hearts, can hear our prayers, can help us with her motherly kindness and has been given to us, as the Lord said, precisely as a “mother” to whom we can turn at every moment. She always listens to us, she is always close to us, and being Mother of the Son, participates in the power of the Son and in his goodness. We can always entrust the whole of our lives to this Mother, who is not far from any one of us. Let us thank the Lord for the gift of this Mother, and let us pray to Mary to help us find the right path every day” (Pope Benedict).