Saint Joseph’s R.C. Parish, Cardiff

The Altar During Advent

Immaculate Conception of the BVM: Solemnity

Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you ... [Read the whole of Today’s Gospel]

Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you ...
[Read the whole of Today’s Gospel]

2nd Week of Advent, Year A

God of power and mercy, remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him.

Quote of the Week

“While you are waiting, do your best to live blameless and unsullied lives so that he will find you at peace. Think of our Lord’s patience as your opportunity to be saved.”

2 Peter chapter 3, Verses 14-15 (NJB)

Carols By Candlelight

We will be having a service of carols and readings here at Saint Joseph’s this coming Sunday (11th 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 A, Weekdays: Yr 1]

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for December 2016

Universal: End to Child-Soldiers - ‘That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.’

Evangelization: Europe - ‘That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.’

Bible Study

The next Bible Study will take place on Thursday 8th of December, 7.30pm in the Chapel. As always, we will look at the readings for the coming Sunday - 3rd Sunday of Advent:

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


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.