Religious Education in our Catholic Schools

The Welsh Government wants to take away the rights of parents to withdraw their children from both Religious Education and Relationships and Sex Education. They also want to dumb down the subject of RE and force schools to teach children about worldviews instead. Archbishop George is asking parishioners to urgently contact their Assembly Member and demand that the state does not usurp parents’ rights to decide how they teach these sensitive topics to their children. To contact your AM about this issue please visit the Catholic Education Service


Advent 2019 – Parish Programme

Walk With Me Advent & Christmas 2019: booklets available for £1 each.

CHRISTMAS CARDS are still available to purchase from the Piety Stall. Do your part to evangelise and send religious Christmas cards!

Café Faith Programme entitled ‘Let it be done unto me’ continues on Thursday at 7pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome!

HOLY ROSARY: During Advent and the Christmas season the Joyful mysteries will be prayed before Mass on a Sunday

Our Lady & St. Illtyd: Sunday from 3.00pm to 4.00pm
St. Cadoc: Thursday from 10.30am to 11.00am
N.B. No Wednesday Adoration during Advent

The Parish Ladies Guild are presenting “The Nativity” with festive refreshments on Sunday 8th December at 4pm in the Parish Centre.

THE LIGHT IS ON for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) with the Deanery Priests on Monday 16th December from 7pm to 8pm in Our Lady & St. Illtyd

PARISH READERS involved in proclaiming the Word of God at Mass are encouraged to attend a talk with Deacon Anthony Martin on Tuesday 17th December at 7pm in
St Cadoc.

FESTIVAL OF READINGS & CAROLS: Friday 20th December at 7pm in Our Lady & St Illtyd.


The Year of the Word

The First Sunday of Advent sees the launch of the Year of the Word, under the title of The God Who Speaks. There will be Solemn Evening Prayer & Benediction at 3.30pm in Cardiff Cathedral presided over by Archbishop George.


First Scripture Study Day: Saturday 7th December, 10am to 12 noon, at the Cornerstone. Fr. Laurence Bryce will be talking about the documents ‘Dei Verbum’, promulgated by Pope Paul VI and ‘Verbum Domini’, an apostolic exhortation by Pope Benedict XVI.   Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Archdiocesan Advent Retreat: O come, O come, Emmanuel Saturday 14th December from 10.30am to 3pm (registration 10am) at St David’s Catholic College, Cardiff CF23 5QD. There will be two talks, imaginative contemplation and silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The retreat is free and lunch will be provided. To attend please contact Christian Mahoney on 07764515864 or email


Autumn Coffee Morning