Saint Joseph’s R.C. Parish, Cardiff

The Altar During Advent


Jesus is born of Mary who was betrothed to Joseph, son of David ... [Read the whole of Today’s Gospel]

Jesus is born of Mary who was betrothed to Joseph, son of David ...
[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)

Carols By Candlelight

We will be having a service of carols and readings here at Saint Joseph’s this Sunday (17th of December) at 5 pm, 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.

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

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for December 2017

The Elderly: That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

Bible Study

There will be no Bible Study this week, but we will be back to normal after the Christmas break.


saint joseph’s catholic church

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 menu 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.
  • 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.