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  • Missionaries of Mercy

  • Our Lady’s Crownings

  • Our Lady’s Crownings

  • Our Lady & St Patrick and St Roberts churches, celebrate the Feast of St Patrick at the Parish Hall, Maesteg

  • Our Lady & St Patrick and St Roberts churches, celebrate the Feast of St Patrick at the Parish Hall, Maesteg

  • Our Lady & St Patrick and St Roberts churches, celebrate the Feast of St Patrick at the Parish Hall, Maesteg

  • Our Lady & St Patrick and St Roberts churches, celebrate the Feast of St Patrick at the Parish Hall, Maesteg

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s and St Robert’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Tea Party at the Parish Hall.

Welcome to the Catholic parishes of Maesteg & Aberkenfig

We are a Catholic community growing in faith, spreading the Gospel message of Love through our daily lives and by supporting one another and the wider community through prayer, fellowship and service.

PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS OF

OUR LADY AND ST PATRICK AND ST ROBERT’S  PARISHES

YOU ARE INVITED TO  PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY THURSDAY EVENING AT 6 PM TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

THE MYSTERIES OF LIGHT

1 THE  BAPTISM OF JESUS

2  THE WEDDING AT CANA

3 THE PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM

4 THE TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS

5  THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST

God Bless and stay safe

Father Edmund Neizer

TIMES OF HOLY MASS (See Newsletter)

IN NEED OF HELP?
– ARE YOU SELF-ISOLATING, BUT LONELY AND NEED A CHAT?
– NEED SHOPPING OR PRESCRIPTIONS?
– DOG WALKING
CONTACT MAESTEG CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY HELP –
 FAIRFIELD CENTRE
DAYTIME TELEPHONE 01656 856950
They are Special Families Maesteg Charity No 1171814

RETURN OF SUNDAY OBLIGATION FROM SUNDAY JUNE 5th – PENTECOST SUNDAY

Returning to Mass at Pentecost

An invitation from the Bishops of England and Wales:

This is the bread come down from heaven (John 6:58)

A beautiful hallmark of the Catholic faith is the profound desire to participate in the Holy Mass and share in the Eucharist. We do so with deep gratitude and joy. The Eucharist gives the Church her identity – “The Eucharist makes the Church, and the Church makes the Eucharist.” It enables us to worship Almighty God, to support each other on our journey of faith, and to be a visible sign of faith in the world. This hallmark is supported and strengthened by the precept that our fundamental Christian duty is to worship God by participating in the celebration of Mass. Attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is the greatest of all privileges, sometimes referred to as “the Sunday Obligation.”

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways. We thank God that this situation has now changed. The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures. We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.

We understand there will still be some members of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health, care for the sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation.

Our Catholic people and parishes have benefitted during these difficult times from the online streaming of Mass and other services. “Virtual viewing” of Mass online does not fulfil the Sunday Obligation. It may, however, be a source of continual spiritual comfort to those who cannot attend Mass in person, for example those who are elderly and sick, for whom the obligation does not apply. In this context, we recognise gratefully the ministry of those who administer Holy Communion to the elderly, sick and housebound.

We are grateful to our clergy, religious and lay faithful who have served our parishes, schools and communities with dedication and distinction throughout this pandemic. Now we look forward with renewed faith and confidence.

In the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Lord’s Supper, the Lord Jesus entrusted to us the precious gift of Himself. With humility, we glory in being a Eucharistic people for whom attendance at Mass is essential. Looking forward to the forthcoming feast of Pentecost, we now invite all Catholics who have not yet done so to return to attending Mass in person.

As the Church needs the witness of the presence of each person, so too each believer needs to journey in faith and worship with their fellow disciples. Nourished by our encounter with the Risen Lord Jesus, fed with His Word and His Body and Blood in Holy Communion, and supported by the presence of each other, we receive strength week by week, to serve the Lord and glorify Him with our lives.

Approved by the Plenary Assembly of the Bishops’ Conference�Friday 6 May 2022

Please arrive between 20 and 5 minutes before the start time of Mass.

Mass Times

Our Lady & St Patrick, Maesteg
Sunday: 11.00am & 5.00pm

Holydays: see Newsletter

St Robert of Newminster, Aberkenfig
Sunday: 9.00am

Holydays: see Newsletter

Confession Times

Our Lady & St Patrick, Maesteg
Friday: 11.00am – 6.00pm

St. Robert of Newminster, Aberkenfig
On request

Our Churches

Visit this section to find out more about the history of our churches, life within their communities and to see image galleries of both our spiritual homes.