Mass – November and December 2015

The following Masses have been scheduled to take place in addition to the current regular Masses:

Requiem Mass
Our Ladye and Saint Michael, Abergavenny.
Saturday 28th November at 11.30am
Low Mass

Christmas: Dawn Mass
Belmont Abbey, Hereford
Friday 25th December 2015 at 7.00am
Low Mass

All Saints – All Souls


Yesterday was the Solemnity of All Saints, where the church recognises all those who have gone before us in faith and have not yet been beatified or canonised by the church.

Today we celebrate the feast of All Souls, where we are asked to pray for all the souls in Purgatory, as well as throughout the month of November – Month of the Holy Souls. Holy Mother Church reminds us that an indulgence is given in November between 1st and the 8th to those who meet the normal requirements. A Prayer for the souls in Purgatory is a requirement of Christian charity, and it helps us to call to mind our own mortality. This indulgence for a visit to a cemetery encourages us to spend even the briefest of moments in prayer for the dead.

To obtain the plenary indulgence on November 1-November 8, we must receive Communion and sacramental Confession (and have no attachment to sin, even venial). Communion must be received each day we wish to gain the indulgence, but we only need to go to Confession once during the period. And, as with all plenary indulgences, we must pray for the intentions of the Holy Father (one Our Father and one Hail Mary) each day we perform the work of the indulgence.

Young Catholic Adults – Aylesford 2015

YCA National Weekend at Aylesford

31st Oct – 1st Nov 2015

All Masses in the Traditional Rite

Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars – Aylesford Priory – is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th Century. Over the centuries and now today The Friars has become the destination for thousands of visitors.

At the 2015 Young Catholic Adult Weekend Pilgrimage, there will be:

  • Sung/High Masses
  • Talks, Rosaries
  • Confessions
  • Marian Procession
  • Socials

Cost for Shared Room: £89.00      Cost for Single Room: £95.00

To book on to the weekend please go to the automated booking system, CLICK HERE!

* Please note Aylesford Priory have a booking deadline of 18th September, otherwise they reserve the right to release rooms for sale to other guests as required. Also they do not allow last minute refunds so any non-arrivals and/or cancellations made up to 3 days before the event will be non-refundable.

Annual Requiem Mass Celebrated at the Chaplaincy

The Annual Requiem Mass for the deceased members of the LMS, the faithful who were attached to the Extraordinary Form and all the Holy Souls in Purgatory was celebrated by Father Gareth Jones on Thursday 20th December at Cardiff Catholic Chaplaincy. A relic was placed upon the Altar before Holy Mass, which was a relic of Blesséd John Henry Newman, although you may not see this from the photographs. Please see the gallery below for photographs of the Mass and Absolutions at the Catafalque.

Photographs taken by Mr Patrick Smalley
Used with permission