Saint Joseph’s R.C. Parish, Cardiff

Flowers in the sanctuary


What has a person to offer in exchange for their life? ... [Read the whole of Today’s Gospel]

What has a person to offer in exchange for their life? ...
[Read the whole of Today’s Gospel]

18th Week of Ordinary Time, Year A

Father of everlasting goodness, our origin and guide, be close to us.

Quote of the Week

“Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried ... being threatened or even attacked.”

Romans chapter 8, Verse 35

Livestream Masses at Saint Joseph’s

The next Mass will be livestreamed at 9.15am tomorrow, but you are still able to view live images from the church: Click Here.

Public Masses Begin Again

Public Masses have begun again at Saint Joseph’s. Because of social distancing restrictions we have a limit of 30 places at each Mass, but can accommodate individuals as well as smaller groups (e.g. families). Please ring the office on 2041 1819 to book a place.

Initially, as well as the Masses of Sunday, there will be also be weekday Masses on Mondays at 9.15am, Wednesdays at 7.00pm and Fridays at 9.15am. Other Masses will be livestreamed. See the newsletter for more details.

Masses & Services this Week [Sundays: Yr A, Weekdays: Yr 2]

Important Information About Public Masses

In order to celebrate public Masses we very much need more stewards. The role is very straightforward and is a great service to our parish. Training will be provided.

We will only be able to allocate 30 places at each Mass. This will be done on a first come, first served basis (see below for the procedures). Masses will continue to be live streamed.

Reserving Your Seat

General Rules in addition to the ones already given or clearly known


Thank you for your support and understanding.

Masses & Services [Sundays: Yr A, Weekdays: Yr 2]

Some Useful Catholic Liturgy Links

Find Us on Facebook

This is a very good time to join the parish Facebook group (if you haven’t already).
Over the coming weeks it will provide us with a place to keep in touch.
Simply click on the following link and request to join the group.

Saint Joseph’s Parish, Cardiff Facebook Group

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for July 2020

Our Families We pray that today’s families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

Bible Study

Our weekly Bible Study will obviously NOT take place at the present time. Even so, the Bible remains a treasure that can give us what we need. The readings for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time are:

These readings can be most easily found in an ordinary Sunday Missal.


Happy Easter,the Lord is truly Risen, Alleluia Alleluia. As we celebrate Easter a time when at the fullness of time God sent His only son into the world to redeem us, we as well mark a historical moment in our liturgy and int the world when we celebrate Easter not in our churches but in the now sanctuaries of our homes, and our dinner tables have become our altars. With the human situation of covid-19 which has made us to retreat into our homes and the threat it poses to our well being we remember in a special way all those who have developed new working relations to fight this enemy.Families who have lost their loved ones, Jesus understands every human situation and his suffering on the cross a moment of shame and isolation and the cry of abandonment, leads to our Easter celebration when, Jesus meets the women who went early in the morning to anoint His body, in return it is Jesus who heals them and unites the apostles... [read more]

The Recent Closure of Churches

Our church will remain closed in regard to the public regulations which is for the mutual well being of one another. Please I encourage you to keep following the public health regulations. A simple act of sacrifice and hygiene like washing of hands, staying at home, and remembering to keep social distance can save a life.
Like during the time of the apostles who remained in the house under closed doors waiting for the holy spirit, we have been encouraged not to forget those who need our practical help, the poor, the old, the unemployed, the lonely, families who may not have enough of the daily bread. It is a moment to pray together like the apostles to experience the abiding presence of our Lord in our time of self-isolation and social distancing, I have to be honesty with you it is not easy. For us here at the presbytery it is really a trying moment. Your words of encouragement, your messages, your phone calls have helped us to realise how... [read more]

Parish Pastoral Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Parishioners and all people of goodwill, this is a most difficult time and it tries our faith and our Christian friendship. With the threat of coronavirus and aware of the vulnerability of some of our parishioners, of course all of us as human beings are delicate and vulnerable to risks that come our way. I am suggesting that if the crisis worsens, let us identify people who may need our prompt response. Take a phone number, know the address, enquire from a family member so that in case of a worse case scenario we are able to offer material support, hope and words of closeness to those who may remain at home - a telephone conversion is a pastoral response. Or we can use Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram to keep up-to-date. I am appealing for volunteers for this. I know we have wonderful people. We can share information but be careful not to create unnecessary fear or panic. Do not be afraid, Jesus always reminds us, he is with us... [read more]


saint joseph’s catholic church

If you’re a first time visitor, welcome to our website. If you’re a regular, welcome back. For a general overview of the site, or for help to find what you’re looking for more quickly, use the menu below.


  • links - links to websites for children.


  • art - christian art by the masters, plus a short reflection.
  • books - book recommendations covering serveral categories.
  • poetry - original poetry, mostly by people in the parish.
  • photos - original photography, mostly in and around cardiff.
  • stories - original prose/fiction by people in the parish.
  • q & a - why fast? what does ‘magnum pietatis opus’ mean? etc.




  • services - times of masses and confessions in the parish.
  • joseph - a short article about our patron, saint joseph.
  • sisters - a little bit about the Sisters of st. joseph of annecy.
  • clergy - a little bit about the clergy in our parish.
  • chaplaincy - information about hospital chaplaincy services.
  • contact - a few ways to contact us.


  • views - short essays on some interesting topics.
  • diary - events coming up in the parish and the diocese.
  • newsletter - our weekly newsletter.


  • girm - short articles on the general instruction of the roman missal.
  • commentary - a commentary on the mass.
  • prayers - prayers useful for occasional liturgies.
  • reflections - reflections useful for various situations.