ST MARY’S BRIDGEND

We believe that Christianity is a relationship –
something that touches the mind and the heart. Why not come and visit us?

Our 20th Anniversary Mass

Mass Times

All public Masses have been suspended until further notice.
Stay home. Stay safe. God bless.

DURING THE WEEK PLEASE DO NOT park in the Heronsbridge school grounds.

Guidelines Concerning Coronavirus

Those classed as elderly (65+) or with underlying health conditions please consider quarantining yourself to safeguard against this illness.
The best way of protecting us from spread is for everyone to use universal good hygiene. This will effectively disrupt spread of the virus – catch sneezes in a tissue, bin the tissue, wash your hands with soap and hot water, try not to touch your face unless you have washed your hands.

As you are probably aware by now the Prime Minister has placed the UK officially in lockdown regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.  The only reasons people should be leaving their homes are:

  • shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
  • one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
  • any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.

With immediate effect a whole category of businesses and services are to close, including places of worship.  This means where we have been keeping our churches open for private prayer, UK law temporarily inhibits this and is now enforceable by the police.  I have no doubt further news will follow in time but for now please see the implications as found on the UK government website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-23-march-2020

Please use the links made available to you on the website to help you through this difficult time.

God bless and, as the world is saying, “stay safe”.

St Mary’s Catholic Church

Our Church building is a real focal point on Ewenny Road.  The round tower, built from the Ewenny stone of the original church, with the cross, made locally at Merthyr Mawr, illuminated at night, is a fine symbol of our Catholic Faith.

The fine artwork in our church and the offering of the Mass and other Sacraments, the quiet prayer as people call into the church to pray before the Blessed Sacrament and the enjoyable gatherings and meetings in our parish hall, all remind us of the joy, beauty and liveliness of our faith.

Of course, we are the living stones of the Church.  St Mary’s is not just a building, a meeting place, a hall or community centre.  It is where we come together and where we encounter the living God and worship Him and share our faith with others.  It is a consecrated and holy place.  At its centre are the Tabernacle and altar, where we encounter the Living Presence of Jesus Christ. All are welcome – it is He who welcomes us and calls us to welcome others.

The parish supplies a chaplaincy at the Princess of Wales Hospital, it is important that if you have a family member or a friend admitted that would like to see the Chaplain please inform Father Tim McGrath on 01656 652034

contact us.

There is a long history of Catholicism around the Bridgend area.

Click here to find out more.

Intention for Prayer from the Holy Father

Funeral Announcements

Mrs Lena Mary Howells RIP

May she rest in peace. Amen.

First Holy Communion 2020

This year’s programme is currently suspended. Please continue to work through the ‘I Belong’ book with your child.

EU Settlement Scheme

EEA and Swiss citizens, and their family members in the UK, will need to apply to secure their rights through a free, simple, digital system. This will give them a status in UK law, once we leave the EU. There is plenty of time to apply – in a deal scenario, the date for applications to be made is 30 June 2021. In a no deal, applicants have until 31 December 2020.

Irish citizens do not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their status and rights. They are covered by Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangements.                                                                           

Please click the link below for more information:

Wales EU Citizens Settlement Scheme

Marriage care

“Do you have relationship problems? If so, Marriage Care have a team of voluntary counsellors trained to help you.
We are a nationwide group with over 65 years of experience.
Don’t struggle alone…. make an appointment for help on 0800 389 3801 www.marriagecare.org.uk”

You can now follow St Mary’s on Instagram

Catholic Singles

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit: www.catholicsingles.org.uk

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