Welcome

to the Catholic parishes of Monmouth & Ross-on-Wye

Welcome to Visitors: we extend a very warm welcome to you and hope you enjoy your time in these areas of outstanding beauty. Both our churches, one in Wales and one in England, are in the Archdiocese of Cardiff.

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.

We welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy learning more about our communities.  We warmly welcome both new parishioners and visitors from all over the world to our parish.

22nd May 2022

6th Sunday of Eastertide

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CELEBRATING MASS FOR OUR PARISHES

Whilst it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask in church, the Welsh Government “strongly recommend that you consider wearing one in places of worship”
It would be much appreciated if those attending church would continue to wear masks to help everyone to feel safe.

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Sat 21st, 6:00 pm: VIGIL MASS, Monmouth (Intention: People of the parish)

Sun 22nd, 9:15 am:  MASS in Monmouth (Intention: Nonie Colbert)
     11:00 am: MASS in Ross-on-Wye (Intention: Gordon Amand) This Mass is LIVE STREAMED.

LIVE STREAM: To view Mass online, click here.

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WEEK 23rd-29th May

Mon 23rd: NO MASS

Tues 24th, 10:00 am: MASS in Ross-on-Wye (Intention: Patrick John Walsh)

Wed 25th, 10:00 am: MASS in Monmouth (Intention: Donald Derricott)

Thurs 26th, THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD – SOLEMNITY
     9:15 am: MASS in Monmouth (Intention: People of the parish
     11:00 am: MASS in Ross-on-Wye (Intention: Barbara Wareing)
     7:00 pm: MASS in Monmouth (Private intention)

Fri 27th, 10:00 am: MASS in Monmouth (Intention: Rodney Chard)

Sat 28th, 6:00 pm: VIGIL MASS, Monmouth (Special intention)

Sun 29th, 9:15 am:  MASS in Monmouth (Intention: Bertorelli family)
     11:00 am: MASS in Ross-on-Wye (Intention: People of the parish)

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SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Father Nick is normally available for confessions as follows:

Ross-on-Wye: Tuesdays, after the 10:00 am Mass (10:30 – 11:00 am)

Monmouth: Saturdays, before the 6:00 pm Mass (5:15 – 5:45 pm)

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Should you need to contact Father Nick, please do so by phone (01600 712029) or by email (monmouth@rcadc.org)

If you are new to the parish and would like to be included in the parish register, please contact the parish secretary (sec.stmarysrc@gmail.com).

REQUIESCANT IN PACE

Please pray for the repose of all who have died at this time, especially for those who died very recently, especially

Bernard Gregory (Ross-on-Wye)

Vic McGrath (Monmouth)

Pam Johnson (Ross-on-Wye)

Judy Bennett, sister of Diana Turnbull (Monmouth)

THOSE WHO ARE SICK

Please pray for all those in our parishes who are not well and would like to be remembered, especially:

John Cotterell (Ross-on_Wye)

Pat Fennessy (Ross-on-Wye)

Kathleen Robinson (Ross-on-Wye)

Michael Hargaden (Monmouth)

Bernadette Price (Monmouth)

Caroline Walters (Ross-on-Wye)

Jacob Sprackling (aged 2 1/2 years), great-grandson of Nell Tregaskis (Monmouth)

Eithne Holcom (Ross-on-Wye)

Honor Houghton (Ross-on-Wye)

Elizabeth Allcock (Monmouth)

Without doubt, holiness is our greatest ecological contribution. Without it, we shall never balance the needs and rights of our diversified world.

Holiness is restoration of order in its most searching and creative form, an unfailing source of respect for others.

The reason why Francis is such an appropriate patron for ecological movements is not so much because he preached to the birds and rescued worms from the dangers of the road, but because he approached all that is made with a respect bordering on reverence.

Beyond that, he preached reconciliation to us all: Let us love our neighbours as ourselves, he says and adds realistically: and if there is anyone who does not wish to love them as himself, at least let him do no harm to them, but rather good.

Put like that, it sounds minimal; put into practice, it would solve many of the problems we anguish over.

Living The Incarnation, Sister Frances Teresa OSC

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Welsh National Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Save the dates: 25th – 30th July

We are travelling to Lourdes in 2022 – Come & Join Us!

A full religious programme, all transport, travel and full board 4* accommodation are included in the pilgrimage package. Detailed information will be shared & booking forms available from next week.

Subscribe to our new website, to receive our pilgrimage newsletter for further updates: www.welshnationalpilgrimage.com

 

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Pope Francis appoints Bishop Mark O’Toole
as Archbishop-elect of Cardiff
and Bishop-elect of Menevia

Full details of the statement from the Archdiocese of Cardiff can be read HERE.

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ARCHBISHOP GEORGE STACK – JUBILEE

On Saturday, 21st May, at 12.00 noon in St David’s Cathedral, Cardiff, Archbishop George Stack will celebrate a mass of thanksgiving for the golden jubilee of his priestly ordination followed by a reception at The Cornerstone, Charles St, Cardiff.

War in Ukraine

We share the world’s dismay at the terrible events taking place in Ukraine. We pray for peace and a change of heart in those who wish to pursue a path of violence and destruction.

PRAYER FOR UKRAINE

Mary, Our Lady of Kiev, Mother of God,
We ask you to intercede for the people of Ukraine,
For their government, and all who suffer as a result of war.

Be with them as you stood beside your Son,
Suffering on the Cross at Calvary.

Give them strength and courage
Through faith, hope and justice.

May we, in our turn,
Support them through prayer and generosity
That human lives may be saved,
That the injured may be healed,
That the dead may rest in peace,
That there will be peace after war.
Amen.

The Lenten Alms collected throughout the Archdiocese of Cardiff will this year be allocated to the Ukraine Relief Fund.

Click KYIV  to read about OUR LADY OF KYIV, probably the most famous icon in the world, made by a Byzantine artist about the year 1132.

PARISH UPDATE 20/5/22


READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

These are needed in both Monmouth and Ross-0n-Wye parishes. Please contact Father Nick if you are interested.

Monmouth Wyedean Catenians

On Saturday June 18th we are holding a Royal Ascot Race Night at Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall Doors open at 7pm for the first race at 7.30pm. Admission £5.

Click HERE for further information!

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ST MARY’S R C CHURCH, MONMOUTH

MASS IN ST MARY’S

Please continue with the Covid-safe advice currently in place in our church. Click MONMOUTH for full details.

WELCOMERS AT ST MARY’S

We need more Welcomers at St Mary’s for the weekend Masses.  If this is something that you used to do, or would like to do, please contact Gail Wright as soon as possible at gailpw53@gmail.com or on 07580 557579.

THE LATEST WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR ST MARY’S CHURCH is available here: Monmouth Newsletter 22nd May 2022

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ST FRANCES OF ROME, ROSS-ON-WYE

CONGRATULATIONS to the children and their families who made their First Holy Communion this week.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY WILL BE RE-STARTING SOON! Details to follow.

TEA AND COFFEE will be served after Mass. Everyone welcome.

CRAFT GROUP has started again in the Parish Room on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Contact Janet Baker for further information: mrsjanetbaker6@gmail.com

THE SOCIAL GROUP: The next Social event will be a barbecue on 10th July after Mass.  More information to follow when tickets go on sale.

CONCERT FOR UKRAINE – Ross Choristers Community Choir will hold a concert on Saturday 21st May at 7.30 pm. All proceeds will be donated to support Ukraine’s Humanitarian Needs.

THE LATEST WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR ST FRANCES OF ROME CHURCH is available here: Ross Newsletter 22nd May 2022

PARISHES’ INCOME

ST MARY’S, MONMOUTH

Click here for full details of ways of contributing to St Mary’s.

ST FRANCES OF ROME, Ross-on-Wye

For full details of how to contribute to St Frances of Rome, click here.

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