Bereavement Group:

The last few years have been difficult ones and Bereavement work has become  a more crucial ministry. We are therefore running a one day course for anyone wishing to  either join the parish group. or to set up a new group This will be run on Saturday 10th September in  the PRC to start at 9.30. The cost per person is £25. This includes all materials, and lunch. The morning will be run by Care for the Family and they will discuss coping with Bereavement and then after lunch we will discuss how to be part of a Bereavement group. Details can be found on the Archdiocesan  web site where you can register.

HOLY HOUR OF PRAYER WITH OUR SEMINARIANS

… will take place on Wednesday, 10th August  from 7pm to 8pm, at the Aquinas Hall (behind the Catholic University Chaplaincy, 62 Park Place, Cardiff.) The annual Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life has been restored following its absence for the last two years. Fr. Nicholas Williams, the Archdiocesan Vocations Director, encourages all those who can to attend this hour of prayer as a support for the Archdiocesan seminarian and those who are in the process of discernment of vocations at this time.

 

The Diocesan Evangelisation Commission

The Diocesan Evangelisation Commission has planned a Mission from the 8th -10th August 2022 in Cardiff.  On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th August, there will be training in the morning, Mass at 12.45pm, lunch in the Cornerstone and Mission in the street in the afternoon, accompanied by a member of the team.  On Tuesday evening, 7pm – 9pm, there will be Open Church in the Cathedral – inviting people into the Cathedral to light a candle, say a prayer and maybe have a chat. You are invited and are very welcome to participate in this Mission. You can do all of it, one day or a part or parts of a day. Many parishes’ Synodal Reports mentioned the need for formation/training, including training in how to evangelise. This Mission will
provide such training. For more information and to book, please email madeleine.walters@rcadc.org

 

Community Formation Project

One of the partnerships which the Centre for the Art of Dying Well has established is with the St Vincent de Paul Society to train their members to become end of life companions for hospital, hospice, care home and parish settings (and there is an associated practitioners conference, evaluation and academic papers which sit alongside the training programme).  The SVP is putting on a series of online taster sessions for
parishioners who are thinking of getting involved in their local community and as you can see, one of those taster sessions is in end of life companionship.

Do you feel called to reach out to people in need in your community?

For nearly two centuries the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) has been seeking and finding those in need and responding in love. Today, the SVP in England and Wales represents almost 10,000 members across around 1,000 groups. It is rare for one corner of the SVP to encounter a need which has not also been seen and responded to by our members.

Join the movement

This autumn, you can take part in a range of free online taster sessions, including: ‘community formation’, ‘support with fuel poverty’, ‘end of life companionship’, ’offender care’, ‘care for young families’, and ‘support for refugees and migrants’.

To discover more: www.svp.org.uk/discover or email your interest to discover@svp.org.uk

If you are aware of a need, please contact us at request@svp.org.uk

 

Foodbank – August

There are Foodbank donation boxes now in both of our churches. The need is great and will only get greater as the autumn and winter approaches.

August shopping list:
Tinned meat
Rice
UHT fruit juice
Pasta bake sauces
Tinned spaghetti
Macaroni cheese
Ravioli
Custard
Tinned tomatoes
Conditioner.

Bless you for caring and sharing.
Ewa Thomas