THE SHROUD OF TURIN EXHIBITION
From the 6 – 20 April, throughout Holy Week there will be a unique opportunity to visit the Shroud of Turin Exhibition which is being held in the chapel at Nazareth House. Opening times are from 10.30 am until 5pm each day. On Sunday, the image of the shroud will be on display from Midday until 5pm. This will be a unique opportunity to see the only life size replica of the shroud in the U.K.
Sacred Paschal Triduum
Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7.00pm at Our Lady’s
The collection taken during Mass is for the SVP
During Mass the Rite of Renewal of Commitment by Ministers of the Eucharist will take place.
Watching until 10pm
Our Lady’s: 10am Morning Prayer
3.00pm The Passion of the Lord
St David’s: 4.30pm The Passion of the Lord
The retiring collection today is for Holy Places.
Our Lady’s: 10am Morning Prayer
7.00pm. The Easter Vigil.
The Easter Vigil
Easter is the original feast, and this vigil is ‘the mother of all vigils’. It is thus the most solemn, special and sacred celebration of the whole liturgical year. Tonight we welcome the risen Christ by using symbols of fire, light, water, bread and wine, and we know that he is with us. More than ever he is present in his celebrated word, as in the light of his rising we review God’s eternal plan of salvation, prefigured in the history of ancient Israel, achieved in the rising of the eternal Word, and present in the Sacraments of the Church. Our preparation for this feast must be sincere and faithfully done – because this is the feast which most clearly celebrates who we are as the holy people of God, gathered in the light of Christ by the power of the Spirit. Tonight the liturgy of the word is much longer than usual – the vigil is meant to last through the night, and to be a relaxed listening to the Word. Do not think that because there are more readings than usual you have to ‘get through them quickly’. Tonight, more than any other time, we must linger over the Word of God, allowing God to explain his plan to us. Ensure that you know which readings are being proclaimed, well in advance.
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 21stday of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On 30thday of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the 9thday of June, the feast of Pentecost.
On the 23rdday of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
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
First Holy Communion and Confirmation classes will resume after the holidays.
First Reconciliation Preparation
Preparation classes will commence on Monday 29thApril 5.30pm in Our Lady of the Angels Church for children from both schools and their parents.
Divine Mercy Prayer Group
The prayer group meet on Tuesday mornings after Mass in St David’s.
The prayer group meet on Wednesdays in St Anne’s room at 7pm. Please bring a bible
Intentional Disciples (FID) course
Mondays in St Non’s room at St David’s at 2pm on 8th & 15thApril
If you would like to know and follow Jesus better, and be part of this initiative, please reserve your copy of the book “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus” author Sherry Weddell by contacting Adrian Bold (ring 07803 853506 or email‘firstname.lastname@example.org’)
40 days for Life Prayer Vigil in Cardiff
Peaceful prayer vigil from 6thMarch until 14thApril. See notice for more information.
How Can We Share Our Faith Better? Forming Intentional Disciples (FID)
The Archdiocese of Cardiff has invited Sherry Weddell, the American author of the book “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus” to speak to clergy for two days (13th– 14thJune) as part of the Diocesan evangelisation outreach. On Saturday June 15thshe will speak about her book and conduct workshops with lay representatives of parishes at the Holiday Inn, Coldra, Newport. Sherry would prefer that people attending this event have read her book beforehand.
Therefore, a number of copies have been obtained for Our Lady’s and St David’s Parish and weekly sessions will take place during Lent to read, study and discuss the book. These will take place at 2pm on Mondays in St David’s and at 7pm on Thursdays in Our Lady’s. If you would like to know and follow Jesus better, and be part of this initiative, please reserve your copy of the book by contacting Adrian Bold (ring 07803 853506 or email‘email@example.com’)
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 –Sunday 7thJuly 2019
Travelling from Bristol Airport £649pp sharing. details on the notice boards
Our Lady’s Invitation To You
The parish of Our Lady & St Illtyd with St Cadoc (Llantwit and Cowbridge), is organising a pilgrimage to MEDJUGORJE from Mon 2ndSeptember – Tues 10th September . Approx cost £550. For further details, do please ring either Ewa Thomas ( 01446 771728) or Mike Snow (01446 793420)
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.