Bulletin No.602 February 28th 2016

Year of MercyTime with the LordAs requested by Pope Francis for the whole Church, The Parishes of Abergavenny, Pontypool and Usk will come together on Saturday 5th March for Mass, Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at Our Lady and St. Michael’s Church, Abergavenny.  There is a poster at the back of the Church with details. Volunteers are needed especially for the hours.  1.30-2.30; 3.30-4.30 and 4.30-5.30.  Please put your name on the list at the back of the church.

Holy Doors in the Year of MercyDuring Jubilee Years, such as the Year of Mercy, doors designated by the Holy Father and the bishops throughout the world are opened as ‘Holy Doors’ through which we make pilgrimage as a sign of transition from a life of sin to a new life of grace in Christ.  Jesus himself said ‘I am the door; If anyone enters through me he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture’.  By walking through the Holy Door in this Year of Mercy, we physically demonstrate our need for God’s Mercy in our lives and our willingness to be transformed by His great gift of Mercy.  On Thursday 10th March you are invited to make a pilgrimage to the Door of Mercy in Belmont Abbey, and to join Archbishop George and the Belmont Community for the celebration of Mass at 7 p.m.  If you would like to avail of transport please sign up this weekend.

Alive – A Retreat for Young Adults 16 – 35:  at St. David’s Catholic Sixth From College, Ty Gwyn Road, Penylan Cardiff on 11th  – 13th of March. –– contact Youth 2000 office on 02072212124 or info@youth2000.org

There will be a Family Mass on Sunday 6th of March at the 11 a.m. Mass, when the children from our Parish will take part in the Liturgy.  The children who are preparing to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this year will be presented to the Parish at this Mass.   Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

Collection of food for the Eastern Valley Foodbank will take place this weekend in both St Alban’s and St Felix communities.  Your contributions go a long way in helping our local Foodbank to feed our neighbours in crisis.  Please remember to make sure all food is non-perishable, in date and undamaged..

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