Saint Joseph’s R.C. Parish, Cardiff

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John’s baptism: where did it come from? ... [Read the whole of Today’s Gospel]

John’s baptism: where did it come from? ...
[Read the whole of Today’s Gospel]

3rd Week of Advent, Year C

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: Year C]

Advent Retreat

On the Wednesdays of Advent we will be having what you might call spiritual stepping-stones. Each stepping-stone will last just an hour (7pm-8pm) and will give us time to think, to talk and to pray. The aim of these little hours is simple: to enrich our waiting and preparation for Christmas.

Christmas Mass Times

Monday 24th of December

6.00pm - Christmas Vigil Mass

11.45pm - Midnight Mass
      (with carols from 11.15pm)

Tuesday 25th of December

10.00am - Christmas Day Mass

Advent at Saint Joseph’s

We will be having a Carols by Candlelight Service here at Saint Joseph’s on Sunday 16th of December at 5pm, followed by refreshments in the meeting room. A great thing to bring friends and family along to, even if they are not churchgoers. All welcome.

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for December

Evangelization: In the Service of the Transmission of Faith That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

Bible Study

The next Bible Study will take place on Thursday 20th of December, 7.30pm in the Chapel. We will look at the readings for 4th Sunday of Advent:

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


saint joseph’s catholic church

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  • 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.
  • 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.