This Week’s Notices



*Important information about mass times and christmas*

1st Sunday of advent

There will now be a Saturday evening mass for the next four Saturdays at 6pm in Tonypandy. This will be accompanied by a eucharistic service on a Sunday at 11.15am. 


Christmas time:

24th December, Christmas Eve - Vigil mass at 7pm Tonypandy

25th December, Christmas Day - 9am Ynyshir/10.30am Tonypandy


If you wish to attend the Christmas services can you please phone in advance to book a place so social distancing can be followed. It would also be advisable to book for the Saturday evening mass. 

Christ the King 22/11/20

Due to restrictions Father Dermot cannot say Sunday mass however there is a Eucharistic service Sunday 22nd November at 11.15am at Tonypandy. 

'As we come to this last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year, we celebrate the kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who reigns in the hearts of all who place their trust in him. In today’s readings Jesus is depicted as the shepherd whose flock includes all people throughout the world: this image reflects God’s love and care for every human being.'


33rd Sunday in Ordinary time

Because of COVID 19 restrictions in England Fr. Dermot will not be able to come to Wales for Mass for the present. However, we will have a Eucharistic service in Tonypandy on Sunday 16 th November at 11.15am.

Please see the newsletter for more information. 

32nd Sunday in Ordinary time

Some good news. As of 15th November there will be a Eucharistic mass each Sunday in St Gabriel and Raphael. There is no need to book in advance, but social distancing rules will be adhered to. We look forward to seeing you all again. 

The feast off All Saints - 1st November

The parish remains closed until 9th November.  See the newsletter for this weeks notices. 

Newsletter for 30th Sunday in ordinary time

Due to government guidance and restrictions, there will be no service for the next two weeks. We will update you when services can resume once more. 
Please see the newsletter for further details.

Newsletter for the 29th Sunday in ordinary time

As Fr. Dermot is unable to travel, there has been permission granted for Echaristic services on a Sunday at St Gabriel and Raphael church. These will commennce from this weekend (18th Ocotber) at 11.15am. You are advised to phone ahead if you wish to attend so that seating appropriate seating can be arranged. There is no religious obligation to attend these services.  

Newsletter for 28th Sunday in ordinary time

Although, at present, we are unable to come together to worship in our parish churches we can still keep one another in our thoughts and prayers. In particular we remember those who are housebound, isolated or in hospital.

20th September 2020

Newsletter for the weekend of 20th September. 

There will be no masses for the next fortnight due to RCT lockdown procedures. 


13th September 2020

There are no masses this weekend. They will recommence nezt weekend. 

Please read the newsletter for a message from Pope Francis. 


6th September 2020

Newsletter for 6th September. Please note there are no masses next wekeend. 


30th August 2020

23rd August 2020

Newsletter for 23rd August. 


"Those of us, who have faith, have it because of the many faithful that camebefore us and who, like Peter, responded to the teaching of Christ.
We may each be called to be a ‘Rock’ of faith and courage in our world, and to be a foundation on which others can build."


 16th August - The feast of the assumption of our lady

This weeks Newsletter - The feast of the assumption of our lady


'If we want an ideal follower to imitate, then  Mary is our example; and in her Assumption, we see the future glory God has in store for those who try their best to live by the teachings of Jesus.'


 9th August 2020

This weeks newsletter


'Like Elijah we can ask ourselves where is God in the turbulence of our times. Elijah found God in the ‘the sound ofthe gentle breeze’. We too can find God when we quietly listen and look beneath the surface of our busy lives.'

 2nd August 2020

Please see this weeks newsletter for updates. 

Sincere thanks to all who have helped to make our church a safe place at this difficult time.
We join in thought and prayer with all our parishioners who are unable to be with us, especially remembering the sick and the housebound.

 26th July 2020


Please see this weeks newsletter for procedures during mass.

'Guidelines have been followed and every effort has been made to ensure that our church is a safe environment for the reopening. We are not returning to things as they were when we closed four months ago.  As a community we will learn what is best for us bearing in mind our collective responsibility for our safety during this reopening phase of COVID-19.


If a parishioner feels at risk, unwell, or has been advised to take precautions for health reasons, it is advisable not to attend. The dispensation from attending Sunday mass continues.'

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