Archbishop-Elect Mark O’Toole

WELCOME/CROESO! Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Mark O’Toole as Archbishop-elect of Cardiff and Bishop-elect of Menevia. The installation will take place in Cardiff
Cathedral on 20th June 2022, the feast of the Welsh martyrs Saints Julius and Aaron. Let us keep him, the Priests, Deacons, religious and Lay Faithful of the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the Diocese of Menevia in our prayers.

 

Please click on the following press release to learn more

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Priest Training Fund Appeal

Fundraising

This year we will be piloting a ‘friends’ of the Priest Training Fund scheme. It costs around £78 per day to train a seminarian. We are therefore suggesting that parishioners set up monthly standing orders of £6.50 to support one day of a seminarian’s training per year. Naturally, this is only a suggested amount and all regular gifts are welcome.

With the support of the Director of Vocations, Fr Nicholas Williams, wider plans to acknowledge the support of parishioners are also being developed. As always, please explain the importance of this appeal to parishioners both in person and through all communication channels – when ‘live streaming’ Mass, in newsletters, on parish websites and across social media.

 

Aims and Objectives

To communicate the benefits of supporting the appeal as an investment in the future.

Updates:

  • Following the closure of Virgin Money Giving the QR Code on the former Priest Training Fund posters will no longer work. Please use the new Priest Training Fund posters that will be sent to your parish in the weeks ahead. The new QR Code will take you to a live donation page here.
  • For the first time parishioners will be able to make an automatically recurring monthly donation online via the diocesan website at Donate to Archdiocese of Cardiff | InvestMyCommunity. You may want to add this link to social media posts or emails.
  • Priest Training Fund leaflets, Gift Aid Envelopes and posters will be distributed to parishes ahead of the appeal. Leaflets and envelopes can once again be put out on pews or handed to parishioners as they come in for Mass.
  • Articles will be run in the April edition of the Catholic People and made available on the diocesan website. Special thanks are owed to Fr Nicholas and Deacon Elliot for their help.
  • Alongside materials supporting the Priest Training Fund appeal are three additional posters – one concerning Gift Aid, Gift Aid Myths and the other promoting Standing Orders – which you may find useful.
  • A limited social media campaign to promote the appeal is planned. Please reshare posts on your own social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), or create your own.

Thank you for your prayers and generous support of the Priesthood

We rely on the prayers and generosity of our parishes and parishioners to support the formation of our priests and deacons here in the Archdiocese of Cardiff.

 

Priest Training Fund Annual Appeal – 7th & 8th May 2022

If you would like to donate to the Priest Training Fund, you can do so via:

 

  • Cheque: made payable to Priest Training Fund – send to the postal address below with Gift Aid declaration.

 

If you would like to support the Priest Training Fund appeal you can also request a gift aid envlope at your parish church.

 

If you would like to become a ‘friend’ of the Priest Training Fund with a monthly gift, or are interested in supporting future priests with a gift in your Will, please contact the development team at donate@rcadc.org

 

Address: Priest Training Fund, Archbishop’s House, 41/43 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HD

 

Your generosity and prayers make this possible. Thank you.

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Bishops Conference – you are invited to attend the following liturgies!

Monday 2nd May

0800hrs                Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Simple Benediction

0900hrs                Morning Prayer

1245hrs                Mass

1845hrs                Evening Prayer

 

Tuesday 3rd May

0800hrs                Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Simple Benediction

0900hrs                Morning Prayer

1245hrs                Mass

1845hrs                Evening Prayer

 

Wednesday 4th May

0800hrs                Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Simple Benediction

0900hrs                Morning Prayer

1245hrs                Mass

No Evening Prayer

 

Thursday 5th May

0800hrs                Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Simple Benediction

0900hrs                Morning Prayer

1245hrs                Mass

1845hrs                Evening Prayer

 

Friday 6th May

0845hrs                Mass

Synod23 Diocesan Report

Synodal Update
30th March 2022

I write to thank you all, parish representatives, parish teams, parishioners, priests and deacons for all the time and effort you have put in to carrying out the synodal process in your parishes and in writing your Report and sending it in.  We received 41 Synodal Reports and one from the University Chaplaincy.  They were all most interesting to read, the characteristics of your different parishes, the methods you used and the views of your parishioners, under the headings of Communion, Participation and Mission.  It was a challenge to you all to start the “listening and discernment” process, to gather views in a variety of ways and to write a report, all in a reduced time frame.

Members of the Diocesan Synodal Team each took one of the themes and read that section across all 42 reports.  They wrote one or two pages about the emerging themes in their section.  These constituted Draft One and these pages were then considered by the Team this week.  One member has now written the final draft, Draft Two.  All members of the Team are reading that Draft and will produce their comments so that Draft Three, the Final Draft, will be produced this weekend.  This will then be sent to the Archbishop.  It will be sent out to parishes on the weekend of April 9th-10th.  The Report will appear in the May edition of the Catholic People and will also be put on the archdiocesan website.

I believe that all of you who have been involved, in any way, great or small can be rightly proud of your contribution.  You have responded to Pope Francis’s call to walk together and to enter into a “synodal” process of listening and discernment, walking humbly with God, being led by the Holy Spirit and recognising Christ in each other and listening to each other.

The submission of the reports and the diocesan report are not the end of the road.  It is hoped and expected that the synodal way of doing things will continue, that we will embark on an ongoing journey of synodal conversion and that we will work towards fulfilling Pope Francis’s dream of a wholly synodal Church.  You have begun at parish level and I wish you well as you continue to do things in the synodal way.

May God bless your synodal endeavours,

Madeleine Walters

Diocesan Synodal Co-ordinator

 

Diocesan Synodal Report