The Announcements of Easter and Moveable Feasts
On the Epiphany of the Lord, after the singing of the Gospel, a Deacon of cantor, in keeping with an ancient practice of Holy church , announces from the ambo the moveable feasts of the current year according to this formula:
Know, Dear Brethren, (brothers and sisters,)
that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour
On the 1stday of December, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen
What’s on this week
Divine Mercy Prayer Group
The prayer group meet on Tuesday mornings after Mass in St David’s.
Guitar Lessons- Improvers class (from 8th October)
Tuesday 7.30-9pm St Anne’s room , Our Lady’s
Union of Catholic Mothers
The UCM meet on Wednesdays after Mass in St Anne’s room our Lady’s
Guitar Lessons- Beginners class (from 9th October)
Wednesday 6-7pm in St Anne’s room , Our Lady’s
The prayer group meet on Wednesdays in St Anne’s room, Our Lady’s at 7pm.
The SVP are meeting at 6pm on Thursday 17th October in St Non’s room, St David’s
Parish Meetings: Thursday 17th October
Building Committee will meet at 6.30pm
Finance Committee will meet at 7.00pm
Both meetings will be held in St Anne’s room, OLA
Who are the Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy?
What is their history and spirituality?
What does it say to you?
Find out more about these Sisters, their lives and their spirit, at three days of input and reflection
at Llantarnam Abbey, 4thSept, 24thOct, 8thNov.
Could their spirit enrich your lives?
Using Prayer, Talks, PowerPoints, the Sisters will share their spirit, their journey through history up to the present day, and especially their beginnings in England, Wales and Ireland.
All are welcome
Day begins at 10.30am and ends at 3.30pm
Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be supplied. There will be a Donation box for offerings to cover the cost of the day
Wednesday 23rd October Fish ’n’ Chips Harvest Supper
Churches Together Cwmbran is arranging a Fish ’n’ Chips Harvest Supper in the Parish hall. Menu posters are in the porches with lists for your names and choices. Orders can only be accepted with payment. Last orders by Sunday 19th October. Carole Morgan will collect orders and payment in Our Lady’s and Lucy Williams in St David’s.
Saturday 9th November 2019
Parish Frost Fayre will be held in the parish hall from 2pm
Wednesday 13th November – Service of Memories
We remember especially at this service our parishioners and who have died during the past year. If you are a parishioner who has suffered from a bereavement in the past 12 months and the deceased lives outside of the parish please give their names to the parish office (01633 482346) for them to be included on the list. Everyone welcome
The Year of the God Who Speaks
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated the year from September 2019 to December 2020 as the ‘Year of the God Who Speaks’. It begins on September 30th 2019, on the feast of St. Jerome, the great scholar of the Bible and the first to translate it from the Hebrew into Latin. The year will end on December 31st 2020.
Recently, the Archbishop appointed two Scripture Champions, Kate Duffin and Madeleine Walters, to promote the ‘Year of the God Who Speaks’ in the Archdiocese of Cardiff. During the year, we are planning events and initiatives to celebrate, live and share God‘s Word. It will be the opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God Who Speaks’. As these are planned, we will keep you informed.
Archbishop George will pre-launch the Year of the Word in the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the Diocese of Menevia at two events, which will take place on Saturday, October 19th.You are welcome to attend either of the events. The pre-launch takes place at St. Mary’s Church, Carmarthen at 11am and at St. Helen’s Church, Caerphilly at 3pm. The pre-launch in Caerphilly will be the Sunday Mass. There will be refreshments after each pre-launch. The plans to date for the Year of the Word will be unveiled during each pre-launch.
This month, each parish will be receiving copies of the Publicity Brochure for the Year of the God Who Speaks. In November, Fleur Dorrell, the Catholic Scripture Engagement Manager on the Bishops’ Conference will be coming to Cardiff to speak about the Year of the God Who Speaks, to the Laity on Monday, November 18th at 7pm in the Cornerstone, Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2SF and to the Clergy on Tuesday, November 19th.
If you have any questions and/or any ideas for the year, please contact:
Kate Duffin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Madeleine Walters at email@example.com
Pilgrimage to Oberammergau 2020
The adult education department of the diocese is running a pilgrimage to the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020, The tour runs Wednesday 16th – Thursday 24th September 2020. The group chaplain will be Cardiff priest Revd Gareth Leyshon; contact him on 029 2073 1061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.