Diocese celebrates Centenary by embracing the future
Monday 20th June 2016 the Feast of the Martyrs Julius, Aaron and Alban, gave witness to a moment of history for the Catholic Church in Wales ...
Joy as Seminarian ordained
Following on from the call to look towards the future with hope as expressed with the centenary celebrations at the start of the week, today we celebrate with joy as Daniel Stanton, one of the seminarians of the Diocese, was ordained to the Diaconate this morning at St. Mary's College, Oscott ...
Cathedral blooms as flower festival begins
St David's Cathedral is blooming with colour and the scent of hundreds of flowers as the centenary flower festival gets underway ...
Breathtaking festival comes to an end
In what has been a 'first' a very successful and breathtaking Festival of Flowers has drawn to a close at St. David's Cathedral ...
A MASSIVE thank you!
It has been so busy in recent weeks that we have seemed to have missed two major milestones for our social communications ...
Centenary celebrations continue with visit to the former seat of the bishops
As the Diocese continues to celebrate its centenary year, we look back on our history and give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon the Church in our small part of the world ...
Remembering the victims of the Arandora Star
Archbishop George Stack is pictured with Fr. Andrea Bord of St. Mary’s Canton at the commemoration of the Arandora Star tragedy held at St. David’s Cathedral on Sunday 3 July ...
Right Reverend Dom Jerome Hodkinson OSB - R.I.P.
Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul ...
Canon Sean Kearney R.I.P.
With sadness we have learned of the death of Canon Sean Michael Kearney in Bantry Hospital, West Cork, on Friday evening ...
Remembering Abbot Jerome Hodkinson R.I.P.
On the Feast Day of St. Martha and St. Mary (July 29th) the community of Belmont Abbey laid to rest one of their former Abbots Rt. Rev. Abbot Jerome Hopkinson O.S.B. who died earlier in the month. During the Requiem Mass the current Abbot of Belmont, Rt. Rev. Paul Stonham offered the following words in remembrance.
Muslim Council of Wales offers condolences and support following recent events in France
Following the recent killing of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel at the hands of an extremist, Salem Kidwai, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Wales sent the following message to Archbishop George Stack:
Opening Doors – A chance for a new start
Are you ready to invite someone you know to step through a Door of Mercy? When Pope Francis established a Year of Mercy, he adapted a symbol that the Catholic Church has used for centuries. In the past, the Holy Door was reserved to the principal church in Rome; pilgrims travelled there to demonstrate their faith and commitment...
Offeren yr Eisteddfod/Eisteddfod Mass 2016
Daeth cynulleidfa fawr ynghyd i ddathlu’r Offeren yn eglwys y plwyf, Y Fenni ar ddechrau mis Awst. Roedd yn achlysur arbennig iawn a chroeso’r plwyf yn gynnes a chofiadwy.
Earthquake in Italy
We are saddened by the news this morning of the earthquake in Italy. As the death toll continues to rise we pray for the people of Amatrice and the surrounding areas affected by the devastation.
Prayer and Solidarity with the People of Italy
It is impossible for us to imagine the pain and suffering being endured by the people of that area at the present time. +George Stack
Mission to the Doors of Mercy
Each day from the 19th to 24th September, the Diocesan Evangelisation Team will be at one of the Holy Door Churches.
Service acknowledged in Cardiff parish
On the weekend of the 10th/11th September 2016, Archbishop George Stack visited the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Gabalfa with St Teilo's, Whitchurch to thank and award the hard work of two long standing parishioners ...
Holy Doors Week
Last week, local parishioners and members of the Diocesan Evangelisation Team offered an invitation to a meal and a prayerful experience at each of the five Doors of Mercy across the Archdiocese of Cardiff. Hundreds of people accepted the invitation to share a meal at table; many took the opportunity to pass through the Holy Door and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Pope Francis receives our new Ambassador
On 19 September 2016, Mrs.Sally Jane Axworthy MBE, presented her Letters of Credence to His Holiness Pope Francis, accrediting her as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See.
Full Time Evangelisation Position
The Archdiocese of Cardiff is seeking a talented organiser and communicator passionate about the Catholic Faith.
50 years on: Wales remembers
It was on this day 50 years ago that a landslide of coal from the Aberfan colliery covered the local school claiming the lives of 116 children and 28 adults ...
Cornerstone offers exciting new community and arts venue for Cardiff
After two years of development and a £1.2m Heritage Lottery grant the former Ebeneser Chapel opposite St. David's Cathedral on Charles Street in Cardiff has finally opened its doors as the new community and arts venue for Cardiff ... Cornerstone ...
The Art of Dying Well
As we start November the dark nights creep in with changing of the clocks, the leaves of the trees die and fall to the ground, and our mind turns to those people we have loved who have died as we commemorate the Holy Souls ...
Diocese visits the seat of Government
On Tuesday 15th November over 50 members of the Archdiocese of Cardiff made the journey to London to visit the seat of UK Government at Parliament by invitation of the Secretary of State for Wales, Rt. Hon. Alun Cairns M.P. ...
Belmont Monks elect Abbot for unprecedented third term
On the morning of 16th November 2016, Dom Paul Stonham was re-elected Abbot of Belmont for a third term of eight years ...
New Year – New Evangelisation
2017 sees a fresh start to the work of the Archdiocese of Cardiff’s Evangelisation Team! Thanks to funding made available by an anonymous donor, we have been able to employ a full-time Evangelisation & Education Officer, Miss Madeline Page ...
Prince of Wales officially opens Cornerstone
Cornerstone and the Archdiocese of Cardiff were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on Friday 16th December 2016 to mark the official opening of this exciting new venue for Cardiff ...
A Reflection for Christmas
It is no accident that the Christian Church celebrates the birth of the true light at the darkest time of the year. He is the light that darkness could not overcome.
Canon John O'Regan R.I.P.
It is with sadness that the Archdiocese of Cardiff announces the death of Canon John O’Regan ...
Do You Love Me?
“Do You Love Me?” - It’s the question the Risen Jesus asked St Peter on the beach, as narrated at the end of John’s Gospel. It’s the question the Risen Jesus asks each one of us whenever we consider devoting a little of our time to prayer. To find out more and to book please read more.....
It was a fitting conclusion to the end of our Centenary Year with two representatives from every parish in the Archdiocese attending the Thanksgiving Mass at St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral.
The end of 2016 saw the Vincentian family growing in the Archdiocese as several schools set up Mini Vinnie groups, following an introduction to Vincentian Youth Groups by the newly appointed Young Vincentian Development Officer at the Annual Mass for School and College Staff in September.
Home for a Syrian Refugee Family
I am grateful to a number of people in the Diocese who are working with the U.K government and the local authorities to provide a home for at least one refugee family in our midst.