Welcome to St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Grangetown, Cardiff, is part of the Cardiff Deanery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff.
It opened on St Patrick's Day March 17th 1930.
St Patricks RC Primary School is in Lucknow Street, Grangetown
It has close links with the Church.
A school mass is celebrated in school during term times.
The school website. http://www.stpatricks-primary.co.uk/
second Sunday of Advent
“As the journey of Advent continues, as we prepare to celebrate the nativity of Christ, John the Baptist's call to conversion sounds out in our communities. It is a pressing invitation to open our hearts and to welcome the Son of God who comes among us. The Father, writes St. John the Evangelist, does not judge anyone, but has entrusted the power of judgement to the Son, because He is the Son of man.
“And it is today, in the present, that we decide our future destiny. It is with our concrete everyday behaviour in this life that we determine our eternal fate. At the end of our days on earth, at the moment of death, we will be evaluated on the basis of our likeness or otherwise to the Baby who is about to be born in the poor stable of Bethlehem, because He is the measure God has given humanity.
“Through the Gospel John the Baptist continues to speak down the centuries to each generation. His hard clear words bring health to us, the men and women of this day in which even the experience and perception of Christmas often, unfortunately, reflects materialist attitudes.
The 'voice' of the great prophet asks us to prepare the way for the coming Lord in the deserts of today, internal and external deserts, thirsting for the water of life which is Christ.” — Benedict XVI
The feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is ordinarily celebrated today, is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.
Last Sunday we lit the first candle on our Advent Wreath.
His Grace the Archbishop blesssed the wreath.
This Sunday we light the second purple candle.
The Advent wreath is created out of evergreens, symbolizing everlasting life in the midst of winter and death, as the evergreen is continuously green. The circle reminds us of God’s unending love and the eternal life He makes possible.
The most common Advent candle tradition involves candles placed within the wreath. A new candle is lit on each of the four Sundays before Christmas. Each candle representing something different,
Advent candles shine brightly in the midst of darkness, symbolizing and reminding us that Jesus came as Light into our dark world.
The second candle, also purple, represents faith. It is called the “Bethlehem Candle” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
Baptisms and Weddings
If you would like to arrange a Baptism or a Wedding please come to the 6.30 Mass on Saturday or the 10am Mass on a Sunday and you can discuss this with Canon Michael Evans after the service.
Arrangements cannot be made over the telephone.
Join us for a cup of tea or coffee after the 10am Sunday Mass
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We have a wonderful selection of Christmas items: cards, calendars, musical items, candles and many many more things.
Come and have a look. Also buy your new diary for 2020.
Weekday Masses: Please see newsletter
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm and by request
Parish Priest: Canon Michael Patrick Evans
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