Welcome back - To Fr Geraint John who joins us today from his Parish of Llangynwyd with Maesteg. We are delighted to have been a part of his journey in faith and wish him every blessing in his priestly ministry.
Farewell to Fr Phelim - we will have a special celebration after mass on 18 July to say our farewells to Fr Phelim and his family. His last Sunday will be on 25 July and last service on 30 July before he takes the first weeks of August for a holiday and some retreat time. His licensing in Birmingham will probably be in the first week of September.
Refreshments - Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after mass is unfortunately not currently permitted by the Church in Wales. Deanery Chapter was reminded this week that we need to abide by CinW Covid guidelines as well as those from Welsh Government.
Ministry Area - in preparation for joining the new MA of Cathays and Roath a decree has been passed by Bishop June and the diocese formally separating St German’s and St Saviour’s who will now be known by their previous parish titles.
Summer Fayre - Despite our best efforts we will have to cancel this year’s Summer Fayre as we have struggled to recruit enough volunteers as well as the ongoing changing circumstances around Covid and social distancing and how these may be relaxed.
Foodbank Collections - Donations at the back of the church. Help us support the hungry.
Covid Risks Update - Please continue to adhere to social distancing and so go straight to your chair and at the end of the service leave in orderly and socially distanced manner.
Singing - The CinW guidelines only permit singing in our churches if the local 7 day Covid case rate is below 50 per 100,000. Currently, it is 158 and so congregational singing is suspended this week. This will change week by week. Our 6 voice choir can still lead us in singing and today’s hymns are: Come down O love divine, Lead us heavenly Father, lead us; Be thou my vision, Onward Christian pilgrims.
Recently Departed - Maggie Davies, David Pine, Doris Rose Tweney.
Here can be a found a copy of the news items of events and services taking place in each of our churches. Sometimes there is overlap (baptisms, visiting the sick, pilgrimages etc) but mostly events are pertain mostly to one place.