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St. Peter's Church - Cardiff

 Upcoming Events & News: 


  

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION BUT ARE UNABLE TO WALK TO THE ALTAR, PLEASE EITHER RAISE YOUR HAND, OR STAND UP AT YOUR  SEAT (IF YOU ARE ABLE) AND A PRIEST OR EUCHARISTIC MINISTER WILL COME TO YOU.



TODAY IS THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

 

A Message from Fr. Saji:-“Dear Parishioners,

I hope that you all had a very happy Christmas. I was totally overwhelmed by your very kind and generous donations towards my leaving gift.  The £700 which was collected will make such a difference and will be put to great use as I continue my studies.  Words cannot express how I feel, or my gratitude to each and every one of you.  Please keep me in your prayers.  I wish you all a very happy, prosperous and peaceful new year.”

 

READERS

If you have not yet collected your rota for January and February, please pick it up from the Sacristy.

 

FAREWELL TO Fr. SAJI:

Last Sunday we bid a fond farewell to Fr. Saji. Besides being a dedicated and caring priest, he devoted himself to the huge task of organising the much needed  refurbishment of St. Peter’s.

 

Like many old Grade 2 listed buildings, St. Peter’s has suffered from the elements over the years. Issues with roofing, water ingress, deteriorating masonry, drainage etc. have all played their part in creating a long list of problems that needed urgent  attention. Fr. Saji relentlessly pursued a program of organising these repairs and refurbishments leaving the fabric of the church and property in a much improved position, the legacy of which will be felt for many years to come.

 

Listed below are just some of his achievements (some of which are still ongoing), made possible by the help from donations & benefactors:- Repairs to Church roof, lightning conductors, Bell tower structure, stained glass windows and grills and stone arch at rear of church. Saint David’s Chapel painted; new carpet and chairs installed. Outside of Presbytery painted and rooms  renovated.   Other projects include upgrades to office  equipment and sound system, new tables and chairs installed in the Community Hall, renovation of  the ‘12A’ building and a CCTV system.

 

We are most grateful to Fr. Saji for all his hard work and wish him every happiness and success in the future.


SCRIPTURE STUDY DAY

On Saturday, 11th January from 10 am to 12 noon at The Cornerstone, Charles Street, led Mrs. Sarah Beresford of the Catholic Bible School, the Study Day will be about “The Gospel of  Matthew.


CHILDREN’S LITURGY

We have now broken up for the Christmas season and return on January 12th, 2020.


MONTHLY ADORATION FOR FAMILIES

There are always some kind of problems in families to pray about so you are invited to join us at St. Teilo’s Church, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1AD from 1.30 - 2.30 pm on Monday, 13th January. There will be time to chat over a cuppa afterwards in The Fox and Hounds, next door to the church.  All are most welcome.


PLYGAIN SERVICE

On Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church. All are welcome - see poster at back of Church. This interdenominational, traditional bi-lingual Welsh service is for unaccompanied carols and prayer. For more information please contact Christine at plygainstpetersroath@gmail.com


COFFEE CONCERT

All are invited to St. Edward’s Church, Westville Road, Penylan on Saturday, 18th January at 11 am for a concert with Esther Walker and Elizabeth Williams (clarinet and piano), which should last approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Following the concert there will be time for a coffee and to meet with the performers.


WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2020

To celebrate the week of prayer for Christian Unity, there will be an Ecumenical Service here at St. Peter’s on Sunday, 19th January at 3.00 pm.  All parishioners are very welcome.

 

PEACE SUNDAY 19th JANUARY

On Sunday 12th January there will be donation envelopes available for Pax Christi and these will be collected at church on Sunday 19th January.The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms. Rooted in Catholic Christianity, we work with all who share our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice. Please be generous


WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2020

To celebrate the week of prayer for Christian Unity, there will be an Ecumenical Service here at St. Peter’s on Sunday, 19th January at 3.00 pm.   All parishioners are very welcome.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020

The next meeting for the children ONLY will be Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 4.00pm in St David’s Chapel [entrance via gates in Bedford Street] At this meeting the application forms for the children’s First Holy Communion dates will be given out.

 


CYCLE OF PRAYER FOR THE PARISHES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE

This week, please pray for the Parish of Saint Joseph of Arimathea, Pyle; Rev Timothy McGrath, Rev Silvio Briffa (Rtrd).

 

SVP

We are looking for a local driving instructor  who could assist in supporting a parishioner with the practical test after passing the theory exam. If you know of anyone who can help please contact Damien on 07913 630683

 

RCIA MEETINGS

These are for adults who wish to look more closely at the Catholic Communion at Easter 2020.  Leaflets are available at the back of Church giving more details and the dates of the weekly meetings, which start in November. This course is directed at those who are not baptised and may wish to know more about Christianity, those who are from other Christian religions who are attracted by Catholic life and also Catholics who may feel the need to deepen their knowledge of the faith. As you can see, there is room for people at different points in their journey of faith. Please pray for the success of this year’s recruitment and let people know about this programme - they may just be waiting for that word of encouragement.


CATHOLIC PEOPLE

There are still some copies of the December issue of the free Archdiocesan newspaper at the back of the church.  On Page 7 you will find an article about the response of  the parishioners and children of  St. Peter’s to the call of Pope Francis regarding the World Day of the Poor.

 

DIPLOMA IN RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

Are you looking for an opportunity to extend and develop your counselling skills into the field of relationship counselling? Marriage Care’s Diploma in Relationship Counselling will train you to counsel couples and will provide you with a placement to put your skills into practice. You will receive an exceptional standard of training, residential training with accommodation and meals included, travel expenses, supervision and insurance, local and national support. There is a poster in the porch giving full details or visit www.marriagecare.org.uk/get-involved or Rebecca@marriagecare.org.uk


GOOD COUNSEL NETWORK

We are in need of your prayers and support.  If you can donate, join the Adoration Rota or the Rosary Rota or help in any other way, please contact The Guild of Our Lady of Good Counsel, P.O. Box 46679, London, NW9 8ZT, telephone 020 7723 1740 or email info@goodcounselnetwork.com

 

THE YEAR OF THE WORD 2020

The next scripture study day at the Cornerstone, Cathedral Road, Cardiff is on Saturday 15th February 10 am—12 noon. The topic is “ How the Old Testament helps us to understand the New Testament” by Fr Nick James. All are welcome.

 


General News:


SISTER MARY PETER

Many of you will remember Sister Mary Peter who was the head of Heathfield House in Cardiff, who died after a long illness at Loughborough.


ARE YOU SIGHT OR HEARING IMPAIRED?

If you have problems with your sight, the weekly Mass Sheet & Newsletter has been printed in large print and there are some copies at the back of the church.   If you are hard of hearing and need to make a confession, let a priest know and you can arrange to come to the Presbytery for a more private reconciliation.


ADORATION

This is held on Wednesdays in  St. David’s Chapel from 10.30 am to 8 pm.  More committed adorers are needed for one hour at a time, especially at 12 noon or 1 pm, as the Blessed Sacrament cannot be left unattended at any time whilst it is exposed. Please leave a message in the office for Cath Daly if you are interested.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

This was read out last week and you are asked to continue saying the prayer...


Father, Lord of all creation, we praise you with all your creatures and the whole universe that comes forth from the work of Your hands.  We acknowledge the privilege and responsibility that You give us as stewards of Your creation.  In our ignorance we have done damage to our common home and our brothers and sisters are suffering.  Through faithfully following your Son, guide and direct us to prepare for a better future.  Teach us to contemplate You in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of You.  Give us the grace to recognise, respect and protect all You have created, using wisely all that You have entrusted to us.  Holy Spirit, who first hovered over the dawn of creation and drew order out of the chaos, help us to build your kingdom of justice, love, peace and beauty where the poor of the earth are crying out.  You, who live and reign, world without end, Amen

 

CATHOLIC ONLINE RADIO

Heaven’s Road Catholic Online Radio featuring prayers, interviews and music to appeal to a Catholic audience, can be accessed on www.heavensroadfm.com.  They always need volunteers and funds as they are a non-profit organisation run by unpaid volunteers, so any donation would be very welcome. Visit admin@heavensroadfm.com for more information.

 

PARENTS’ RIGHTS

The Welsh Government wants to take away the rights of parents to withdraw their children from classes in both Religious Education and Relationships and Sex Education.  They also want to dumb-down the subject of RE and force schools to teach children about world views instead.  Archbishop George is asking parishioners to urgently contact their Assembly Member and demand that the State does not lusurp parents’rights to decide how they teach these sensitive topics to their children.  To contact your AM about this issue, please visit the Catholic Education    Services’s website:- catholiceducation.org.uk.

 

PARKING !!

 A reminder to all that it is very important that we stay on good terms with our neighbours by parking considerately.  Please do not block the entrances to houses or to the lane next to the church.  Please respect “Residents Parking” zones.  You are only able to park on double yellow lines if you have a Blue Badge.  Traffic wardens are on duty on Sundays and many of our parishioners have been booked in the past.


WELCOME TO STUDENTS

Now that the term is well underway and you are settling in, we wish to extend a warm welcome to all new students to Cardiff.  Please make yourself known to one of the clergy or complete a registration and consent form which is at the back of the church.  There are several opportunities for social gatherings in Cardiff for young Catholics - contact Fr. Nicholas Williams: Nicholas.williams@rcadc.org or Facebook: Catholic Youth Cardiff.

 

GIFT AID

There is a letter to be collected from the back of the church for each of you who gift aid your donations.


CURVE WALES

We are looking for people to join a brand new community choir, which will feature in a new television series.  Call 07384 575846 or email sing@curvemedia.com.  Poster on notice board in the porch

 

PETER’S SENIOR CITIZENS

We meet every Wednesday in St. Peter’s Hall (Spiro’s) from 2 - 4 pm. New members are always warmly welcomed


CARDIFF FOOD BANK

Many of you are already supporting Cardiff Foodbank, either by donating via the receptacle at the back of the Church or by leaving food at supermarkets.  We have recently been advised that there are certain foods which are urgently needed and these are:-


Tinned Fruit  -  Long Life Fruit Juice - UHT Milk -  Rice Pudding - Sponge Puddings - Tinned Potatoes - Tinned Fish


Should you wish to donate any of these items, you can either take them to the Cardiff Foodbank warehouse at Unit N5, Cardiff Bay Business Centre, Titan Road, CF23 5EJ between 9.30 and 13.30, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday or you can leave it in the container in the church porch and we will arrange for it to be collected. 


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 30th September 2019, on the feast of St. Jerome, the great scholar of the Bible and the first to translate it from the Hebrew into Latin, and will end on 31st December 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.  We are planning events and initiatives to celebrate, live and share God‘s Word and this 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.  

 

If you have any questions and/or any ideas for the year, please contact:  Kate Duffin at kate.duffin@hotmail.co.uk or Madeleine Walters at madeleine.walters@rcadc.org

 

PARISH S.V.P

The Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a new website www.stpetersroathsvp.org.ukso why not visit the site and see what we’ve been doing. Can you support us?   Donations can also be made in person to one of the SVP  Parish team or there is a collection box on the wall at the back of the church.


Old Mobile Phones

If you have a mobile phone which you are no longer using or are about to upgrade to a newer phone, could you please consider donating your old one to the Parish SVP Please contact Paul O’Brien on 07545 230711


CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE

Would you be interested in helping to prepare couples for the Sacrament of Marriage?  There are leaflets at the back of the church giving more information, a poster on the notice board, or you can contact Joanne White, Family Life Worker, Pastoral Resources Centre, 910 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF3 3LL, phone 029 2036 5964 or email parenting@rcadc.org

 

COMMUNITY HALL BOOKINGS

To book the Hall, please either phone the Office or email Maria on stpeterscardiff@gmail.com

 

ST PETER’S SICK LIST

It has been decided to re-introduce the “Sick Book”, in which you write the names of those who you wish to be included in our prayers for the sick.  The book will be left in the porch and all you have to do is write in the name of the person you wish us to pray for (you do not have to write in any dates, this will be done by the office staff).  They will then be included in the Sick List for three consecutive weeks.  If you wish them to stay on the list after the three weeks have elapsed, please write their name in the book again. 

 

8.00 am MASSES

Just a reminder that all 8 am Masses are held in St. David’s Chapel

 

BEREAVEMENT BEFRIENDING GROUP

St. Peter’s Bereavement Befriending Group which offers a listening ear. Please speak to Paul Warren (Music Group) if you are interested phone him on 029 2049 8016 / 07582 478742 or email pwarren77@tiscali.co.uk


NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

Please note that the new permanent e-mail address for the Parish is roath@rcadc.org

 

FUNERAL HELP

Are you free during the daytime? Could you attend the occasional funeral to place the pall on the coffin. Contact Teresa Hurley on 2041 0092 for more details.

 

READING ROTAS

For January and February are now ready for collection from the Sacristy

 

THERESA HILLIER

For those of you who remember Theresa a long standing parishioner here at St. Peter’s, you may like to know she is residing at Nazareth House.


THANK YOU

  • To Anthony Wijaya who generously donated  towards our new computer system for the office.
  • A massive thank you to all volunteers who joined our Altar Linen Laundry Team. The new rota is ready for collection. It would be lovely if we could all meet together and discuss further arrangements. Please contact Val on 07790064315 or email:valeria.gyurovics@hotmail.com. 


 

ST PETER’S SOCIAL GROUP

Every Saturday Evening in the community Hall, Bedford Street,  6.30pm - 8pm. Come along to socialise, learn some Line Dancing or play Table Tennis. All Welcome

 

CHURCH GROUPS

If any of our Church groups are holding an event, we’d love to have a photo of it, together with a short descriptive note from you, to put in our future newsletters. Please leave it at the office or email to cardiffrosminians@gmail.com.


FAITH AND LIGHT

Faith & Light is an international ecumenical Christian organisation for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and friends. The Cardiff branch meets on a Sunday afternoon each month for friendship, sharing, festivities, celebration and prayer. If you would like to come to our next meeting do contact our Cardiff coordinator, Norbert Flynn, on 029 2075 7387 or you can email norbertflynn@gmail.com Be assured of a warm welcome!


NEWSLETTER

If you have any items for the newsletter, please leave a note at the office or email us at cardiffrosminians@gmail.com. We are always interested in knowing what goes on in our many and varied Parish Groups so that we can share this with everybody and perhaps more people will be encouraged to join your group.  If you wish to attach a photo, we will try to publish it, depending on available space.


NEWLETTER TEAM

We are looking for volunteers who can use a computer (Windows 10), have some time to spare on a Friday and would be interested in putting together the weekly newsletter.  Training and support will be given - please email or phone the office, giving your contact details. 


If you have any items/photos for the newsletter, they’re always welcome. Please email them to cardiffrosminians@gmail.com or leave a message in the Church Office.

 

CATHOLIC PEOPLE

Don’t forget to pick up your free copy of the Diocesan newspaper from the back of the church today. 


 



2020

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

The “September Pilgrimage” is going on 22nd - 30th August, 2020.  Please either call William Gill on 029 2059 3555 or email w.g.gill@btinternet.com for a detailed itinerary and costs.

 


PILGRIMAGE TO THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

There will be a coach trip from Cardiff , calling at numerous shrines across Europe from 16th - 24th September, 2020.  A deposit of £500 will be needed towards the cost of £1,295 (pp in twin room).  Group chaplain will be Revd. Gareth Leyshon and full details can be  obtained from either gareth.leyshon@rcadc.org or Tangney Tours on 01732 886666.





Parish Office Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday : 9.15 am-1.15 am