17th December - All are most welcome at the School Nativity Play and Carol Service here in Church at 4pm
Gaudete means “rejoice”. Today we light the pink candle and the clergy wear rose-coloured vestments to emphasise our joy that Christmas is near. This day reminds us of the joy that is to come and serves, amid this season of penance, as a ‘break’ when we recall the hope we have because of the coming of Our Lord Jesus
WINTER NIGHT SHELTER
Many thanks for your generous response to our recent appeals. We appeal this week before we welcome our first guests this Friday is for 3 or 4 medium sized saucepans for use in the kitchen and a couple of large frying pans.
The first duty this year is on Friday, 22nd December
ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
Pressure on their finances continues, particularly at this time of year. There’s an SVP wall box near the main entrance of the church and even the smallest donations all add up. Please keep them in mind.
READING ROTAS - DECEMBER
There are still some December rotas to be collected from the Sacristy.
1) CAROLS AND CHRISTMAS BELLS CONCERT
Côr Meibion Taf with soloist Steffan Jones on Friday 15th Dec at 7.30pm here at St. Peter's. Proceeds to The Living Room Cardiff. Tickets £10 - can be obtained at the door on the night or from Simon and Geraldine Green who will be at the back of church today after both Masses.
3) CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 17th at 3pm in St. David’s Cathedral, led by St. John’s Choir and a brass ensemble. Refreshments at the
HOSPITALITY IN THE COMMUNITY HALL
Early next year we hope to start Thursday Coffee Mornings in the hall after the 10am Mass. Eventually, an Over 50’s luncheon club could well follow. However, we need volunteers who hold a "Level 2 Food Safety Certificate" to come forward to join a team of helpers. Qualified people, please contact Fr. Tony.
This is a series of monthly presentations suitable for adult Catholics who wish to engage in discussion on various aspects of Faith and Practice. The next one is on Sunday 17th December 3pm and is entitled “The First Christmas and the Way We Live”: the implication of Christmas for the Christian way of life.
All take place at St David’s College, Ty Gwyn Road [ [CF23 5JB].
BIG CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP
Please could anyone who is free on Monday, 18th December between 2 - 4 pm come and help to make our church beautiful for Christmas? Even if you only have half an hour to spare, that would be a great help. Thank you!
ST DAVID’S CATHOLIC COLLEGE COMMUNITY MASS AND TEA PARTY
Senior Citizens from the Parish are invited to the College (in Ty-Gwyn Road) on Friday, 22nd December for midday Mass, followed by tea and entertainments. Transport can be provided where necessary. Just put your name and address on the clipboard in the porch.
MASS ATTENDANCE OVER CHRISTMAS
Christmas Eve falls on the 4th Sunday of Advent this year. The Liturgy Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales says that you cannot fulfil both the Sunday and Christmas obligations in just one Mass.
You have four options:-
1. Attend Sunday morning (24th) and Christmas Day.
2. Attend Sunday morning and Sunday evening vigil.
3. Attend a Saturday evening (23rd) vigil and Sunday evening vigil.
4. Attend a Saturday evening vigil and Christmas Day.
We do not have a Saturday (23rd) evening vigil at St. Peter’s but there is one on Sunday (24th) at 6.30 pm. St. Joseph’s and St. Alban’s Vigil Masses on 23rd are at 6 pm.
MASS IN WELSH FOR CHRISTMAS
A Vigil Mass will be celebrated in Welsh on Christmas Eve at 4.30pm at St. Teilo's, Whitchurch (CF14 1AD). All welcome. "O denwch ac addolwn." Croeso cynnes i bawb
There will be NO Adoration on Wednesday December 27th
SEPTEMBER PILGRIMAGE 2018
A few vacancies are available for the 2018 Pilgrimage on 1st - 8th September with Canon Matthew Jones. The pilgrimage will be a spiritual and historical exploration of the North-East of England. We visit the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, centre of 7th century St Aiden and St Cuthbert's missionary work; Durham with its magnificent Cathedral, resting place of Sts Cuthbert and Bede; Bede's monastery at Jarrow; St Wilfrid's Hexham Abbey and nearby Hadrian's Wall. We stay at the Hotel Indigo in Newcastle. Any queries please ring Billy Gill 02920 593555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a detailed itinerary and cost.