Saint Joseph’s R.C. Parish, Cardiff

The Altar During Advent

Friday

John was a lamp alight and shining ... [Read the whole of Today’s Gospel]

3rd Week of Advent, Year B

God of power and mercy, prepare our hearts and remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling the joy and hope which Jesus will bring.

Quote of the Week

“A man came, sent by God. His name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness to the light, so that everyone might believe through him.”

John chapter 1, Verses 6-7 (NJB)

Masses & Services this Week [Sundays: Yr B, Weekdays: Yr 2]

Bible Study

The next Bible Study will take place on Thursday 18th of December in the Chapel at 7.30pm. We will look at the readings for the following Sunday - 4th Sunday of Advent (Year B):

These readings can be most easily found in an ordinary Sunday Missal.

Do you sometimes hear a reading at Mass and find yourself a bit puzzled by it? Do you sometimes feel that what you hear doesn’t quite seem to ‘ring true’, but have a sense that ‘perhaps there’s more to know’ that might make things clearer?

The homily (‘sermon’) at Mass isn’t the place to try to explain everything about all the readings. Its purpose is to draw something out for us, and to lead us into the celebration of the Eucharist. There are, of course, some questions about the faith that remain with us, but the Bible Study is very much the place to look at many of the others. Each week then, our Bible Study looks at the readings for the coming Sunday Mass with the underlying question, ‘How will these readings make us better Christians?’

 

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If you’re a first time visitor, welcome to our website. If you’re a regular, welcome back. For a general overview of the site, or for help to find what you’re looking for more quickly, use the ‘tabs’ below.

  • links - links to websites for children.
  • art - christian art by the masters, plus a short reflection.
  • books - book recommendations covering serveral categories.
  • poetry - original poetry, mostly by people in the parish.
  • photos - original photography, mostly in and around cardiff.
  • stories - original prose/fiction by people in the parish.
  • q & a - why fast? what does ‘magnum pietatis opus’ mean? etc.
  • services - times of masses and confessions in the parish.
  • joseph - a short article about our patron, saint joseph.
  • sisters - a little bit about the Sisters of st. joseph of annecy.
  • clergy - a little bit about the clergy in our parish.
  • chaplaincy - information about hospital chaplaincy services.
  • contact - a few ways to contact us.
  • magazine - the magazine page, which changes each week.
  • work - information about parish projects.
  • views - short essays on some interesting topics.
  • fr. chris - regular updates from our parish priest.
  • sisters - news from the sisters of st joseph of annecy.
  • diary - events coming up in the parish and the diocese.
  • girm - short articles on the general instruction of the roman missal.
  • commentary - a commentary on the mass.
  • prayers - prayers useful for occasional liturgies.
  • reflections - reflections useful for various situations.