CAFOD is running a taster session which is  open to anyone who wants to find out more about CAFOD’s volunteer work in schools and parishes. The session will be held next to St David’s Cathedral in Cardiff on Monday 17 Sept (11-4pm) and will be a great way to find out more about CAFOD’s educational work, meet other volunteers, unpack resources and see first-hand what this vital volunteer role entails.  It’s an ideal opportunity for those who are interested in becoming a volunteer, but want to find out more first.  Please contact CAFOD at or 029 20 344 882 to find out more and book your place.


We are currently recruiting volunteers interested in joining our Marriage Preparation team. As the provision of lay led preparation across the diocese is expanded and developed, we need to recruit more volunteers. CAN YOU HELP?

Could you work with engaged couples as a facilitator?

As a volunteer facilitator you would:

Become part of the developing network of Marriage Preparation providers

Deliver Marriage Care programmes to engaged couples of your deanery

Help engaged couples discern their readiness for the Sacrament of Marriage

Deepen your own appreciation of the Sacrament of Matrimony

Training and support will be provided by Marriage Care in partnership with the Archdiocesan Family Life Worker.

For more details pick up a leaflet at the back of church, speak to your parish priest, contact either or in the diocese Joanne White, Family Life Worker,
Tel: (029)20 365964, e-mail:


ACE Archdiocesan Certificate in Evangelisation

The Evangelisation Department is excited to announce that in September we will be launching our very own Certificate in Evangelisation. This short course will give people in the diocese a fantastic background in the history of evangelisation, the importance of evangelisation, Church teaching on evangelisation and will also be packed full of practical tips and ideas on how to evangelise. The course will take place fortnightly on Monday evenings, 7pm – 9pm throughout Autumn in the Pastoral Resources Centre, CF3 1XQ (we are investigating the possibility of live streaming sessions to those for whom the location would make it near to impossible to do the course). An assessment day will then take place on Saturday, December 8th. This course is a fantastic way to not only hone your skills and knowledge but also to have them formally recognised in the Archdiocese.


The Catholic Bible school are running a weekend retreat in Our Lady’s Parish in Hereford from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October. Parishioners from other parishes are very welcome to join us. Information on the weekend can be found at On Saturday 6th October, from 9am there will be workshops entitled “Know your Bible ABS’S – Achieving Bible
Confidence”, “The word for Children”, aimed at helped parents and catechists share the Bible with children and young people, and “”Gospel Parables”. There will also be a session on Lectio-Divina, or the prayerful reading of scripture and a presentation on the Parable of the Sower. There will be special prayer stations in the Church, adoration and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and all meals and refreshments provided. There will be special sessions for children when the adults are gathered together for their workshops. If you would like to come along just ring Fr. Matthew on or
01432 265177, or e-mail numbers to<> – just so that we can plan numbers for meals.

Praise & Worship

A group of people from several Parishes within the Archdiocese meet to Praise & Worship the Lord. My personal experience of this is that even when I go on occasion with a burdened heart, I leave with joy & peace. Interested? We meet twice a month 7pm – 8.30pm.
Every first Monday of the month at St. Helen’s RC Parish Hall, Court Road, Barry, CF63 4ET.
Every third Monday at Holy Family RC Church, Carter Place (off Keyston Road), Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3NP.
All invited & welcome.
For more information contact Deirdre on 01446 793224.