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, if possible.
The school website. http://www.stpatricks-primary.co.uk/
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Weekday in Ordinary Time
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Saturday 24th July
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Let the seeds of goodness and love grow in our lives.
Today we hear the words of the Lord speaking to us with regards to the matter of faith and believing in God, which is something that each and every one of us has to take seriously, and which we have to ponder and discern so that we know the path going forward in life as God’s faithful people, and not fall into the many traps or obstacles that threaten us in our way towards God and His salvation.
In the first reading today, we hear how the people of Israel made and renewed the ancient Covenant that their ancestors had established with God, as they all solemnly bound themselves to the Lord and committed themselves in that solemn Covenant, promising to obey the Lord and to follow His Law and Covenant as wholeheartedly as they could.
This is related to what we then hear in the Gospel passage today with the parable that the Lord used to teach His disciples and the people, regarding the sowing of seeds of good wheat and the sabotage by an enemy who sowed the seeds of weeds that would harm the wheat. This reference to faming and agriculture is used by the Lord often in His parables to explain His ideas and teaching, because many among the people would have been familiar with those concepts. Farmers always struggle to maintain the balance between the crops and the weeds, constantly making sure that the good plants thrive whilst the weeds are controlled, prevented from growing and thriving, and removed. Unless this is done meticulously and patiently, the wheat and all the good crops will perish or will not end up well.
We are the field on which the Lord had sown His good seeds, the seeds of faith, hope and love, the seeds of Christian charity, justice and righteousness. Yet, as we learn, the seeds of doubt, fear, infidelity and pride, the seeds of human greed and ambition, and the seeds of rebellion and selfishness, wickedness and evil are there too, waiting to thrive and grow, choking the good seeds and aiming to overpower them.
The words of Jesus remind us that we must put away from our hearts and minds, all the corruptions of selfish ways and turn wholeheartedly towards the Lord, allowing the seeds of goodness and the Love of the Lord to envelop our lives.
Mass can also be followed on these links.
http://www.catholictv.org/masses/catholictv-mass Daily Mass (On Demand)
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-mary-of-the-angels 10.00am Sunday and Daily Mass
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