3 Churches News
Sunday 19 March 2023
4th Sunday of Lent (year A)
Priests: Canon Fr Matthew Jones & Fr Andy Bord
|Christ the King
Assisting: Fr Peter Davies
Naming the nameless
This Sunday we hear the story of the healing of the man born blind. Like many of the people mentioned in the Gospels, especially those who meet Jesus, he is not named. However, by the early centuries Christian tradition could not resist giving names to all those who are nameless in the Bible. Many of the names have disappeared from current devotion but some endure. Which ones have you heard of?
Here are some of the names of the nameless…
• The Wise Men, Magi or Kings from Matthew 2: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.
• The Shepherds from Luke 2: Asher, Zebulun, Justus, Nicodemus, Joseph, Barshabba, and Jose
• Two of the Innocents who were massacred from Matthew 2: Sicarius and Memorius
• .A well-known one, Herodias’ daughter from Matthew 14 and Mark 6: Salome
• The Syrophoenician woman healed in Matthew 15 and Mark 7: Justa
• The child with Jesus in Mark 9: Ignatius, perhaps St Ignatius of Antioch
• The Woman with a hæmorrhage from Matthew 9 etc.: Berenice or Veronica
• The Samaritan woman at the well from John 4: Photini
• Woman taken in adultery from John 8: Mary Magdalen – this identification is discounted nowadays
• Pontius Pilate's wife from Matthew 27: Claudia Procles
• Thieves crucified with Jesus: Dismas and Gestas or Gesmas
• Soldier who pierced Jesus with a spear in John 19: Longinus
• Man who offered Jesus vinegar on the Cross: Agathon
• Guard(s) at Jesus' tomb in Matthew 27: Centurion Petronius and soldiers Issachar, Gad, Matthias, Barnabas, Simon
• And, last but not least, our man born blind in John 9 was often referred to as Celidonius
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3 Churches notices and events
Stations of the Cross Stations continue at 9.00 on Fridays at St Paul’s and 9.30 on Saturdays at St Brigid’s (also live-streamed)
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral Tuesday 4th April 11.30am
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Maundy Thursday 6th April 7.30 at St Brigid’s.
Commemoration of the Passion: Good Friday 3pm at Christ the King and St Paul’s.
Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter Saturday 8th April 8.30pm Christ the King
Please pray for the repose of the souls of the following whose funerals take place over coming weeks:
Eleanor Dean Service at St Paul’s this Tuesday 21st March 11am
Angela Baker mother of Mark of Sunday evening Mass; Funeral at Thornhill this Friday 24th at 2.15pm
Marie York Requiem Mass at St Brigid’s tba in Easter Week
Sarah Arthur, daughter of the late Christine Geen and niece of Bernard Shields
Eternal rest grant to them, Lord
As announced, preparation will take place between Easter and 8th July for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Watch the newsletter for the invitation to put your name down.
Crystal Glen traffic
It seems that the 18 month trial of restrictions on traffic in Crystal Glen may start soon. The accompanying yellow lines and markings have been put down. We will let you know when and if the restrictions come into force, so that we can make preparations.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross, led by the children of Christ the King primary school will take place at Christ the King on Wed 22nd March at 2pm. All are very welcome to attend.
The Quiz night at Christ the King has now become a vibrant, regular fixture on our Churches social calendar. It runs for 10 months of the year (no quiz in July/August), generally on the first (or second) Thursday evening of the month. We have 7 groups/people volunteering to be quiz masters at the moment but it would be great to have another 3 so that each group/person would only be hosting it once a year. The question is “excuse the pun” Could you be a Quiz Master at our monthly quiz? No previous experience needed!! If anyone is interested, please contact Simon on 07394 931097 or email@example.com
The Grapevine Magazine
The new quarterly magazine focusing on faith, hope and love in the 21st century church and wider faith community, can be accessed on the 3 Churches website. Work has started on the May issue and articles for inclusion (no more than 2 pages long) should be submitted by 31st March. For further information or to submit copy email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a “Virtual coffee” at approx. 11.30 every Sunday on Zoom. Use ID 865 017 3340 and passcode coffee to join.
Baptism preparation course
At Christ the King - for parents wishing to have their children baptised. It will be held over 2 sessions on Saturdays 1st and 15th April. You will need to attend both sessions which will start at 4pm and last about an hour. If you would like to attend please contact Brigid Lee at email@example.com.
50 Club winners (Christ the King)
112 Patsy Lydon
88 Bernard Adshead
25 Geraint Porter
7 Kath Lush
75 Mo Bryon
72 John Foran
The Junior Club at Christ the King will meet again after the Easter break.
Children's Liturgy at Christ the King
An informal exploratory meeting about restarting Children's Liturgy at Sunday morning Mass, this Thursday 23 March at 8pm at the Ty Mawr pub in Lisvane. Anyone interested is invited to come along. For further information contact Elizabeth Taylor (2075 1401) or the Parish Office.
Help needed at Christ the King
Grace Thomas, organiser for the APF (red missionary boxes) collection is stepping down. A new organiser is needed - not an onerous responsibility but some re-set required post pandemic. Offers of help please to the Parish Office. Bernard Adshead is stepping back from most of his responsibilities for the maintenance and running of the Parish Centre. Offers of help invited, particularly from anyone with building maintenance experience. Please contact the Chair of the PAC (Elizabeth Taylor - 2075 1401).
Please note that Easter Sunday morning Mass at Christ the King will take place at 9.30am and will be a family Mass. If any child or young person would like to take part please contact Marie (07753 439567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christ the King Parish Advisory Council meeting on 14 March
The main issues discussed included:
- the financial position, with approval given for replacement of the projector in the Parish Centre, replacement of the external CCTV system and repairs to 71 Heol Hir
- changes to diocesan safeguarding arrangements
- updates on the warm space and sustainable clothing and books projects and changes to the newsletter
To Oliver Todd of Christ the King, on the birth of his second daughter - Yara Nell Todd, who was born last week.
Retiring collection for Easter flowers after 9am Mass at St Paul’s, next Sunday 26 March. Many thanks for your contributions!
St Paul’s Ladies Group
Wednesday 22 March at 2pm at Pearl’s home.
Open to ALL Parishioners Friends and Neighbours
at Christ the King Parish Centre
Every Wednesday 11am - 2pm
Tea, Coffee, Hot & Cold Snacks
Crafts, knitting and crocheting Board Games,
Books, Newspapers & Magazines, Music,
Outside speakers e.g. Age Cymru
Diocesan and external events
The young people of St Joseph’s, Cathays invite all young people (and the young at heart!) to a Youth Mass to celebrate the Feast of St Joseph at 7pm this Monday 20th March, followed by a shared table of food and good company in the meeting room. Mass will be youth led with inspirational music from gifted young people. Come and be inspired for mission! The Lord Jesus is calling you by name to be present. Celebrant: parish priest Fr Jose Kuttikkatt, assisted by Deacons Mark Howe & Christian Mahoney.
Easter Tea Party
Seeds for the Future (Lesotho) is holding an Easter Tea Party - on Sunday 2 April from 3pm to 5pm in the Parish Centre at Christ the King to raise funds to support high school students and families living in the village of Ramabanta in Lesotho. Tickets £15 with a donation on the day for children. Booking required. For further information and to request tickets please contact Elizabeth Taylor (2075 1401 or email email@example.com)
There is also the opportunity to run or walk between our 3 churches - finishing with tea at Christ the King. For details of the run/walk and to register to take part please go to https://eastertearun.eventbrite.co.uk
Cycling for World Youth Day
Kath Crossman, a teacher at Archbishop McGrath High School, Bridgend, and her husband Marcus, are cycling 450km along the Portuguese Camino in April. They are looking for sponsorship to raise funds for young people to travel to World Youth Day in Portugal this summer. Many young pilgrims need financial support. Details about the pilgrimage and cycle fundraiser can be found on the Archdiocese website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You can use the following link to donate directly https://app.investmycommunity.com/campaigns/archdiocese-of-cardiff-7138
Please help if you can and pray for a successful, safe pilgrimage
The next Prayerlink meeting will take place at Park End Presbyterian Church, Llanishen (by Rhydypenau roundabout) at 10am on Saturday 1 April. All are welcome.
Christian Aid sale
Saturday 25 March 10am - 12 noon
Llanishen Baptist Church.
Belmont Abbey Night Procession
St Teilo's are hoping to organise an evening trip on Wednesday 10 May, and wonder whether any 3 Churches parishioners may want to join them. If you would be interested please contact Carole (07747 562847 / email@example.com
Weekly schedule of masses and services
Masses and services at St Brigid’s and Christ the King are also live streamed.
Saturday 18 March (St Cyril of Jerusalem)
6pm Christ the King (Vigil mass of Sunday) - Betty Bailey (A Rees)
Sunday 19 March (4th Sunday of Lent)
9am St Paul’s - Glendinning Family (Slowikowska)
9.30am Christ the King - Family Mass; Brendan Murphy (T Evans)
10.30am St Brigid’s - Marie York (Williams)
6pm St Brigid’s - People of the Parish
Monday 20 March (St Joseph)
9.30am St Brigid’s - Anne Guillat (Daley)
Tuesday 21 March
9.30am Christ the King - Sinnot Family (C Bailey)
11am St Paul’s - Funeral: Eleanor Dean
Wednesday 22 March
9.30am St Paul’s - Eleanor Dean
Thursday 23 March (St Turibius)
9.30am Christ the King - Tony Pinnell (M Pinnell)
7.30pm St Brigid’s - Marie York (Daley)
Friday 24 March
9.30am St Paul’s - Angela Baker
Saturday 25 March (The Annunciation)
9.30am St Brigid’s - Stations of the Cross
6pm Christ the King (Vigil mass of Sunday) - Michael Quigley (C Bailey)
Sunday 26 March (5th Sunday of Lent)
9am St Paul’s - Edna & David Wharry
9.30am Christ the King - Diana Donovon (M Pinnell)
10.30am St Brigid’s - Thomas Anthony Sherry
6pm St Brigid’s - People of the Parish
Prayers for the sick
Please remember in your prayers the following who are unwell at this time:
Mary Amugan, Chris Babu, Bill Brown, EAB, John Campbell, Dennis Cooke, Corey-Jay Coles, Terry Culbertson, Sid Daw, Pat & Dennis Donovan, Emily, Norbert Flynn, May Foley, Baby Francesca, Sheila Hanson, Maria Hill, Betty Hoyle, Liz Leconte, Liz, Avirachen Mathai, Una Meades, Miranda Meldrum, Sarah Morris, Kate Murphy, Niamh Murphy, Kieran Ollin, Steve Prince, John Reardon, Claire Richards, Anne Roach, Oliver Roberts, Adela Rogers, Shaun Stone, Hilary Tracey, Mike Tracey, Anne Wake, Gemma Ward, Emma Warlow, Dorothy Warren & Chris Williams.
Prayers for our neighbours
During the coming week, please pray for our neighbours in Ty Gwyn Crescent.
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
St Brigid’s - Saturday 10.00am
Christ the King - Saturday 5.40pm
St Paul’s - Friday 10.00am
or by request...
Canon Matthew Jones and Fr Andy Bord
Assisting Fr Peter Davies
Priests, general, St Brigid’s, St Paul’s enquiries
Telephone: 029 2075 2389
Christ the King enquiries
Marie O’Brien (secretary)
Telephone: 029 2075 3945
3 Churches Parish Council chairs
Sts Brigid and Paul
Karen Sylvester firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ the King
Elizabeth Taylor 2075 1401 email@example.com
Headteacher Mrs S Miles 2075 4787
Headteacher Mr Patrick Brunnock 2076 1893
Principal Mark Leighfield 2049 8555
Pat Williams 2061 7374
Carl French 2075 4418
Christ the King
Christine Williams and Neil Powell Safeguardingctk@gmail.com
Bereavement Support Group
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