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/
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
When Jesus began his public ministry of preaching and healing, John the Baptist had already been arrested, putting an end to John’s movement of religious revival.
At that point, instead of going back to Nazareth (i.e. instead of going home), Jesus went to Capernaum.
This marked a new beginning, whose purpose is described in a verse of prophecy:
“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, light has dawned.”
Jesus would later refer to himself as the light of the world; and, in commissioning his disciples, he would tell send us out also, to be light to the world.
His vocation is our vocation too.
This Sunday’s Gospel invites us to remember that our personal vocation is founded on God’s original and absolutely free choice.
His invitation towards us, therefore, is an invitation to us to make a positive choice; a choice where we let the light of Jesus shine brightly in our lives and turn to God in everything we do.
In times past the idea of “vocation” was focussed mainly on doctors, nurses, priests and religious. But now it has been restored to its original, wider application, and all our baptised people are invited to experience their calling from God.
There is nothing dramatic about this.
It just means that we don’t just stumble into the Christian way by default, but that God has chosen us: “I have called you by name; you are mine.” “You didn’t choose me; no, I chose you, and I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that would remain.”
This calling to us doesn’t just happen once, but it happens every moment of every day. We just need to listen and then….. answer.
Let us ask the Lord, for us and the whole Church, for the gift of a true conversion of our hearts enabling us to rekindle the light of Christ so that is dispels the darkness within and around us and bathes us in the love of the Lord.
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.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
A light of revelation to the Gentiles ,
And the glory of Your people Israel."
Join us for a cup of tea or coffee after the 10am Sunday Mass
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Come and have a look. Also buy your new diary for 2020.
Also available is the new Archdiocesan Year Book for 2020
Weekday Masses: Please see newsletter
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm and by request
Parish Priest: Canon Michael Patrick Evans
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