Canon  Michael  Evans  2017-

Over the years St Patrick’s  Catholic Church Grangetown  has seen many  changes with its clergy.  After the sudden death of Fr  Bogdan Wera in  early  September 2017,  it is pleased to welcome Canon Michael Evans who returns to St Patrick’s  where he was a young curate 30 years ago   under the watchful eye of Canon David O'Flynn.

Since those days  Canon  Mike  has ministered in a wide variety of Parishes:   Dowlais,  Ebbw  Vale,  the Valleys, Barry  and  latterly  in  Newport,  where  he  was  responsible  for  six  Parishes.

Canon Mike has a wonderful sense of humour and is very much  a ‘people’ person.    He  would like to extend a warm invitation to the Christmas Services at St Patrick's to everyone.   There will be carols, old and new,  and a large Nativity Scene to remind everyone about the focus of Christmas.

Message from Canon Mike

“ For the many people reading this who have fallen away from the Faith, this is a time for coming home. When you look at the crib you will find an open door --  the  Infant Child with open arms welcoming home all those people who have wandered away. Why don’t you come home for Christmas? No-one is going to question you about where you have been or what you have been up to---  just a warm welcome  and an assurance of continued love and friendship. In the words of the Angels  ‘Today a Saviour has been born to us, He is Christ the Lord’. 

 

Grangetown becomes Bethlehem this Christmas,  if you,   like the shepherds, accept the invitation of the Angels to ‘Come to the stable’.     Happy  Christmas to you all.

Your Friend and Priest,  Mike Evans

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