Parish News & Events
Gift Aid - Please help your parish by Gift Aiding your weekly offering. This means that your weekly offering will increase by 25%. Free money from HMRC!! Nobody likes paying tax, but this way the tax you have paid on your weekly offering will be paid back to St Mary’s Church at no extra cost to yourself. BUT you must meet these 2 conditions: (a) you must be paying tax in the UK, (b) the weekly offering must be given either in a special Gift Aid envelope or via a bank standing order. Please collect a Gift Aid mandate and a standing order form today and return it next week. If you want to ask any question concerning Gift Aid, or require further information, please contact Doreen Utley or one of the priests. Thank you for your continued help.
If are already Gift Aiding but no longer pay tax please inform one of the priests as soon as possible, this is very important, we must not claim a tax return on those who are non-tax payers. May I thank you for supporting the parish so generously.
Bible Study Group next meeting will be on Tuesday 4th June at 2pm. Details to follow.
Offertory Procession If you or members of your family would like to take part in this at one of the Sunday Masses please fill in the offertory procession list at the back of the church. Thank you.
Welcome to all newcomers If you are new to the Parish (within the last few years) but have not yet filled in a welcome form, could you please complete one today. The clergy and parishioners would like to welcome you and get to know you.
St Mary’s Parish Youth Club - meet on Wednesdays at 6.30pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The club is for all pupils in Primary 6, 7 & 8. All new members must register with a committee member. Parents will be required to sign certain forms in order to allow their children to take part in the various activities. To keep the youth club running we need adult helpers. If you would like to help please contact James Healan (email@example.com). for further details.
First Holy Communion Children will be presented to the parish at the 10am Mass on Sunday 16th June in celebration of receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 19th May. Please join together and support these young parishioners during this stage of their faith journey
News and Events
Vocation Discernment Group. Is God calling you to be a priest? If this is a real question for you and you don’t know what to do next; or if you want to find out more about the priesthood and explore the notion of vocation, then why not come along to the new monthly Vocation Discernment Meetings which will take place at the Cornerstone at St David’s Cathedral, Cardiff.
The first meeting will take place on Friday 7th June at 6.30pm and the second meeting will be on Friday 12th July at 6.30pm. For further information please contact Fr Paul Millar tel: 01656 782 789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CAFOD Walk of Witness - Saturday 1st June. G8 Rally Saturday 8th June For further details please contact CAFODSouth Wales tel: (029) 2045 3360. Web: southwales.wordpress.com
The Knights of St Columba Sponsored Golf Tournament. Monday 10th June at Radyr Golf Club. In aid of the Priests Training Fund. Entry £50. Open to all Clergy and Laity.. Entry forms must be returned by 31st May.
Parish Visit, on Tuesday 18th June, to St Cadog’s Church, Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan, to view the medieval wall paintings. Madge O’Keefe will give a guided tour of these recently discovered wall paintings at 11am in the church. Please sign the list at the back of Church indicating whether you need or can give a lift to this historic church. Afterwards there is the opportunity of taking lunch at the local hostelry; the Fox & Hounds. A two course meal is available for approx. £12.50. Please tick the relevant box to reserve lunch at the pub. Reservations must be made by Monday 10th June.
Finally - a suggested donation of £2 per head is requested to aid the continuing restoration work at the church.
HCPT Fete Saturday 29th June at 12 noon in Victoria Park. Stalls, games, refreshments, bouncy castle and a fire engine. Fun for all the family including the Cardiff Catholic Primary Schools Football Challenge Cup for both boys and girls teams.
Parking If you park on the double yellow lines outside St Mary’s Church, you will probably get booked. Free Sunday parking is available in St David’s hospital car park and the car park at the bottom of Wyndham Crescent.
Message for Polish Parishioners A confidential telephone answer-phone is in place (in St Mary’s Priory) to help with regards to any family, social or religious problems. If you have concerns please telephone 2023 0492 choose option 7 and leave your message in Polish or English. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Leaflets available at the back of the church.
LOOKING FOR A VENUE FOR AN EVENT OR A CELEBRATION?
St Mary’s Parish Hall
Available for hire at very reasonable rates!
Are you planning a celebration?
Visit the hall and see the facilities available.
Please contact hall manager Gill Miele. Tel: 2023 0492(option6) / 2033 2488.