Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 0st July 2018.  £649 per person sharing.  Price includes flights with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 5 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening.  All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included.  Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel.  Limited single rooms at supplement of £100.  Groups and Individual bookings welcome.   Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.  Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.


CATHOLIC BIBLE SCHOOL – The Mass Revealed in Scripture

How were God’s promises in the Old Testament fulfilled in the New Testament? – Did Jesus really tell the Jews to drink his blood? – And where do we get all those symbols at Mass?

Alan de Ste Croix will be exploring these and other questions as we take a look at the scriptural basis for our belief as Catholics that the Blessed Sacrament is Jesus, the Lamb of God.

We will meet on Saturday 26th May at 10am in at Saints Francis Xavier St David Lewis Catholic Church Hall, Porthycarne Street, Usk, NP15 1RY (Next to the Three Salmons)

Please see the poster for more information or visit

National EUCHARISTIC Pilgrimage and CONGRESS: “Adoremus” – Liverpool 7th to 9th September

Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of Clergy, Religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The Archbishop invites every parish to send two representatives. Can we find two volunteers from our Parish? Please speak with Fr Mark and visit the website https://rcadc.org/national-eucharistic-pilgrimage-and-congress for further details.


Wales and the Marches Catholic History Society

Guided visit to Newport Cathedral, St. Woolos, on Wednesday  16th May  2018 at 10.45 am.

Legend has it that Gwynllyw (Woolos) founded the Cathedral in c. 500. He was told in  a dream to search for a white ox with a black spot on its forehead and to build a Church there, as an act of penitence. The mud and wattle structure subsequently erected became his grave, the foundation for a succession of churches built on the site at the top of Stow Hill. The extant Galilee Chapel (now called St. Mary’s Chapel) still bears evidence of its early Celtic foundation, although the main construction is Norman.
We have a few spare places for this event and will allot them on a first come first served basis
There is no charge for the day but we will make a collection for the Cathedral.
We have arranged to have lunch in Vittorio’s Restaurant opposite the Cathedral but this is optional.

To book a place and for further information contact ASPA :Tricia Coulthard: email –  triciacoulthard@outlook.com
phone – 02920 595 899



What role does Our Lady play in our salvation? Why does she have such a special and unique place in the Catholic church? And how do we explain to our non-Catholic friends and family why we revere Mary?

On Saturday 28th April Alan de Ste Croix will take us on a tour of Mary’s role in sacred scripture and give us a greater understanding of why we, as Catholics, hold her in such reverence.

We will meet in in St David’s Priory, St David’s Place, Swansea, SA1 3NG at 10am until 3pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but please bring your own packed lunch.

For more information visit catholic-bible-school.org/south-wales-events<http://catholic-bible-school.org/south-wales-events> or email catholicbibleschooluk@gmail.com<mailto:catholicbibleschooluk@gmail.com>.



The adult education department of the diocese is running a pilgrimage to the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020, travelling from Cardiff across Europe by coach and visiting shrines and other sites including Ghent, Namur, Cologne, and Amsterdam. The tour runs Wednesday 16th – Thursday 24th September 2020. Places are limited and can be reserved now. The group chaplain will be Cardiff priest Revd Gareth Leyshon; contact him on 029 2073 1061 or email gareth.leyshon@rcadc.org for details. If the tour is filled, shared rooms are available at £1295 and single rooms require a £315 supplement.


Do you deal with members of the public who may be suffering from mental health issues? Are you unsure how best to respond? The Archdiocese of Cardiff is subsidising a 2-day Mental Health First Aid course which will run 11 am – 5 pm on Friday 15 and Friday 22 June 2018 – the course runs in parallel at two venues on the same dates, in Cardiff at the Pastoral Resources Centre, and in Pontypool at St Alban’s High School. You can learn more and book online via the Diocesan Website RCADC.org; if you don’t have web access, call Madeline Page on 029 2036 5965. The course normally costs £120 but the diocese is making it available at £30 per person. There are currently 9 spaces available in Pontypool and 4 in Cardiff, so do book quickly.



Saturday 5th May, Mass at 7am, bus departs at 7:30am and returns by 10pm. Tickets £25 (under 16’s free when travelling with a parent). This is a particularly important year as it is the first time the march is in London and is an inspiring day out for all the family to see that we are not alone in our fight for the most vulnerable members of society. If you would like to book a ticket on the bus please contact Brother Ambrose, brambrose@cardifforatory.co.uk