St Joseph's - Roman Catholic Parish - Port Talbot

The Presbytery, Water Street, Port Talbot, SA12 6LE, Wales
Tel. 01639 882846
Diocese of Menevia
Parish Priest: Monsignor J Cefai, MA, PhD


Divine Mercy

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Caritas in veritate
Anglicanorum Coetibus

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Liturgy
Sacred Space
Pray-as-you-go
Universalis
Times of Service
Commencing 16 February 2019

Saturday: 6.00pm (Kian James O’Leary -baby)
Sunday: 8.45am (Parish), 10.00am (P.I. Angela & Jane), 6.30pm (Deceased Clergy)
Tuesday: 10.00am (Mary & John Williams)
Wednesday: 9.30am (Ernest Ghost)
Thursday: 10.00am (Josephine Brown)
Friday: 10.00am (Colin O’Leary), followed by Adoration and Benediction

Commencing 23 February 2019

Saturday: 6.00pm (Patricia Waterford)
Sunday: 8.45am (Parish), 10.00am (Gary Thompson), 6.30pm (Deceased Clergy)

Confessions: 11.00am and 5.30pm and on request (before or after Masses during the week)

Let us remember in our prayers: the sick of the Parish and the Clergy of the Diocese; the Benefactors of the Parish; thosewho died recently: Cassady Barry (19 years) Funeral next Tuesday at 11.00am (MargamCrem.); Gary Thomas, Requiem Mass Tuesday 26th. February at 9.30am; Josephine Brown; Patricia Waterford; and the Anniversaries of: Kian James O’Leary (baby); Mary & John Williams; Ernest Ghost; Colin O’Leary

Announcements

Confirmation:
programme starts next Wednesday in the Hall at 6.30pm till 7.15 pm.

Hospitals:
most of our people are being hospitalised at Singleton Hospital (chaplain Fr Clement Oloruntoba, Townhill, Tel: 07459335606); Morriston Hospital (Chaplain Canon Jason Jones Tel. 07792003905; Bridgend Hospital (Chaplain Fr Timothy McGrath Tel. 01656652034). If you or a friend or relative are going into hospital, please remember to inform the Catholic Chaplain as they do not have access to patients' details.

Deanery Lenten Station Mass:
Thursday 28th. March at Margam at 7.00pm.

Infants School:
governors are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher. Advertisement in Porch or ring the School 01639 882579.

Racial Justice Sunday 2019 – Dignity for all workers
Racial Justice Sunday is on 17 February 2019. The theme this year is “Dignity for all workers”, recognising the problems faced by people due to racism and ethnic discrimination in the workplace

In a world steeped in violence, conflict, and discrimination, the Gospel demands that we acknowledge the dignity of the human person, the necessity of building peace, prosperity, justice for all. In OctogesimaAdveniens and GaudiumetSpes, St Paul VI teaches that “all people have a right to work … to lead a worthy life on the material, social, cultural and spiritual level”. We are therefore called to ensure people are not exploited while they work, and to open our hearts to those who face this hatred. “As you did this to the one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me…”

In our task as disciples of Christ, our responsibility is to make sure people are treated with dignity at work and are not exploited. Migrant communities and those suffering from racial abuse are particularly vulnerable to being drawn into unjust working conditions and labour exploitation.

Bidding prayers
Please include one or both of the following intentions in your Sunday Prayers of the Faithful.

For all trapped in work which compromises their human dignity;
May they come to know liberty and justice

For legislators and law enforcement agencies;
may they strengthen and protect the rights of workers.

A prayer for those facing exploitation
O God,
Gracious God,
From your abundance all gifts and skills are bestowed,
Making us participants in your work of creation.
By the word of your Son,
Confront our greed,
Challenge us when we treat people as means of profit,
Or discriminate unjustly against our fellow human beings.
Raise us up to new life in your service
That in all our works
Begun, continued and ended in you
We may glorify your holy name.
Through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord,
Amen.