© Llay/Rossett Parish 2021
Llay - Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Welcome

Welcome to this Catholic Parish website of Llay (St Francis of Assisi) and Rossett (Christ the King), Wrexham, North Wales We welcome all new members to this Parish community and to this web site with open arms. There is a great family spirit in this parish and I am sure you will find all the support you will need in any matter of concern. Please give our Parish Priest, Canon Bernard Lordan, a call to book baptisms and weddings, and he will be available to you for any spiritual care you need at any time.

Mass Times - Public Masses only on Saturday, 06.00pm and Sunday, 09.30am & 11.00am at St Francis of Assisi

Llay. Church open Tues - Fri 2pm-4pm for Private Prayer and Adoration

First Communion 2022

The First Communion Class for 2022 starts soon. Children must be Year 3 and above. Please contact Liz Davies on 07892406338 as soon as possible.

Bishop Peter’s Diary

Sunday 10th October

Today in Rome, Pope Francis formally and liturgically opened the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops; next Sunday I will do so for our Church, the Diocese of Wrexham. Next Sunday already has for us the significance of the annual Pilgrimage Mass in commemoration of St. Richard Gwyn, but these two events do not clash, rather they complement each other. The etymology of the word ‘pilgrim’ is a ‘stranger’, a ‘foreigner’, a ‘traveller from abroad’; that of ‘synod’ is a ‘coming together’, a ‘journeying on a way’, or as Pope Francis says: ‘The word “synod” contains all that is useful to understand what it means to walk together.’ The history of our faith as well being a journey itself contains a multitude of journeys from Abraham’s, Exodus, … Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, Jesus to Jerusalem, Paul to Rome, Christianity to the World, Christians to holy sites and places of devotion, to name a few. Next Sunday we will make the pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Cathedral to honour St. Richard Gwyn whose life-journey was ended on a scaffold in witness to his faith and to give thanks and glory to God for the gifts of truth, perseverance, courage, faith and hope to such martyrs that they could make that sacrifice. We will also begin the journeying together that Pope Francis asks for of the whole Church around the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission,” three pillars of dynamic mutual listening to be carried out at all levels of the Church, not just as an exercise now and until October 2023, but as an essential character of the Church. In the coming weeks we will learn more of how the initial process is to take place and how we are to be involved. I am grateful to Fr. Ian Dalgleish for steering this process in Wrexham Diocese. There will be opportunity for all to participate through one of a number of channels, but our starting point must be prayer and praying together, listening first to the Word of God and to his speaking to each of us individually in the ‘subtle voice of silence’. (cf. 1 Kings.19:11-13). I invite you to join me in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Wrexham, next Sunday(24) afternoon at 3 o’clock for this Pilgrimage Mass and Opening of the Diocesan synodal phase of this General Assembly of Bishops.

Pope Francis proclaims

“Year of St Joseph”

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021. To read the full Letter please follow this link to the Bishop Conference website.

Nightingale House Meals Matter

Award winning Caffi Cwtch at Nightingale House are introducing a NEW frozen and fresh meal service for collection or to your door delivery service Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. For more information and pricing please view their website.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The only chaplet we have that was dictated by Jesus Himself; he gave it to his secretary of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina. The Lord made it clear that the Chaplet was not just for her, but for the whole world. Prayed on ordinary rosary beads, we can pray this chaplet at any time and we can also make a novena of prayer for any intentions. We must not change or add any other wording. Follow this link to the “Divine Mercy Chaplet”

Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer

4 days each week Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer at St Francis of Assisi Llay Catholic Church, we will be opening for Private Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 2pm - 4pm every Tuesday to Friday. All Welcome

Bishop’s Open Letter on Assisted Dying Bill

Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has written an open letter inviting Catholics to pray for the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill to be debated in the House of Lords on the 22 October. It encourages them to write to peers at the House of Lords stating the reasons why they oppose this legislation and particularly explain from personal experience the reasons why this change in the law should be opposed. It urges discussion and communication about this important matter. Read More….

Novena to John Paul II

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales invite all Catholics to respond in prayer, to this serious threat we face to the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person. This novena offers nine days of intercessory prayer for the flourishing of a culture of life and the defeat of the ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021’. Read more….

COP26 - Sharing, love, respect should shape

efforts for better future

Pope Francis met alongside other religious leaders and scientists from around the world in the Vatican on Monday, to take a common stand for the protection of the environment, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled for 1 – 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland. The day-long meeting themed: “Faith and Science: Towards COP26” is a Vatican initiative born of a proposal of the embassies of Great Britain and Italy to the Holy See. It developed through monthly virtual meetings that began earlier this year, in which religious leaders and scientists were able to share their concerns and wishes for greater responsibility for the planet and for necessary change. “Religion and Science towards COP 26” meeting via Youtube
COVID Mass Restrictions Ease

Mass Restrictions change from

13 September 2021

Easing of restrictions - what does this mean? 1. No booking for mass 2. All pews used but encouraged to be 1mtr apart 3. Communion will take place as normal returning to seats 4. Entrance and exit as normal 5. No singing and Face masks to be worn 6. St Francis of Assisi open 9am - 5pm weekdays for private prayer Future changes (start date to be notified) 1. Weekday Masses

First Communion 2022

The First Communion Class for 2022 starts soon. Children must be Year 3 and above. Please contact Liz Davies on 07892406338 as soon as possible.

Bishop Peter’s Diary

Sunday 10th October

Today in Rome, Pope Francis formally and liturgically opened the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops; next Sunday I will do so for our Church, the Diocese of Wrexham. Next Sunday already has for us the significance of the annual Pilgrimage Mass in commemoration of St. Richard Gwyn, but these two events do not clash, rather they complement each other. The etymology of the word ‘pilgrim’ is a ‘stranger’, a ‘foreigner’, a ‘traveller from abroad’; that of ‘synod’ is a ‘coming together’, a ‘journeying on a way’, or as Pope Francis says: ‘The word “synod” contains all that is useful to understand what it means to walk together.’ The history of our faith as well being a journey itself contains a multitude of journeys from Abraham’s, Exodus, … Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, Jesus to Jerusalem, Paul to Rome, Christianity to the World, Christians to holy sites and places of devotion, to name a few. Next Sunday we will make the pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Cathedral to honour St. Richard Gwyn whose life- journey was ended on a scaffold in witness to his faith and to give thanks and glory to God for the gifts of truth, perseverance, courage, faith and hope to such martyrs that they could make that sacrifice. We will also begin the journeying together that Pope Francis asks for of the whole Church around the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission,” three pillars of dynamic mutual listening to be carried out at all levels of the Church, not just as an exercise now and until October 2023, but as an essential character of the Church. In the coming weeks we will learn more of how the initial process is to take place and how we are to be involved. I am grateful to Fr. Ian Dalgleish for steering this process in Wrexham Diocese. There will be opportunity for all to participate through one of a number of channels, but our starting point must be prayer and praying together, listening first to the Word of God and to his speaking to each of us individually in the ‘subtle voice of silence’. (cf. 1 Kings.19:11-13). I invite you to join me in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Wrexham, next Sunday(24) afternoon at 3 o’clock for this Pilgrimage Mass and Opening of the Diocesan synodal phase of this General Assembly of Bishops.

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of

St Joseph”

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021. To read the full Letter please follow this link to the Bishop Conference website.
© Llay/Rossett Parish 2021
Llay/Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Welcome

Welcome to this Catholic Parish website of Llay (St Francis of Assisi) and Rossett (Christ the King), Wrexham, North Wales We welcome all new members to this Parish community and to this web site with open arms. There is a great family spirit in this parish and I am sure you will find all the support you will need in any matter of concern. Please give our Parish Priest, Canon Bernard Lordan, a call to book baptisms and weddings, and he will be available to you for any spiritual care you need at any time.

Mass Times - Public Masses only on Saturday, 06.00pm and Sunday, 09.30am &

11.00am at St Francis of Assisi Llay. Church open Tues - Fri 2pm-4pm for Private

Prayer and Adoration

Nightingale House Meals Matter

Award winning Caffi Cwtch at Nightingale House are introducing a NEW frozen and fresh meal service for collection or to your door delivery service Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. For more information and pricing please view their website.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The only chaplet we have that was dictated by Jesus Himself; he gave it to his secretary of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina. The Lord made it clear that the Chaplet was not just for her, but for the whole world. Prayed on ordinary rosary beads, we can pray this chaplet at any time and we can also make a novena of prayer for any intentions. We must not change or add any other wording. Follow this link to the “Divine Mercy Chaplet”

Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer

4 days each week Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer at St Francis of Assisi Llay Catholic Church, we will be opening for Private Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 2pm - 4pm every Tuesday to Friday. All Welcome

Bishop’s Open Letter on Assisted Dying

Bill

Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has written an open letter inviting Catholics to pray for the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill to be debated in the House of Lords on the 22 October. It encourages them to write to peers at the House of Lords stating the reasons why they oppose this legislation and particularly explain from personal experience the reasons why this change in the law should be opposed. It urges discussion and communication about this important matter. Read More….

Novena to John Paul II

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales invite all Catholics to respond in prayer, to this serious threat we face to the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person. This novena offers nine days of intercessory prayer for the flourishing of a culture of life and the defeat of the ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021’. Read more….

COP26 - Sharing, love, respect should

shape efforts for better future

Pope Francis met alongside other religious leaders and scientists from around the world in the Vatican on Monday, to take a common stand for the protection of the environment, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled for 1 – 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland. The day-long meeting themed: “Faith and Science: Towards COP26” is a Vatican initiative born of a proposal of the embassies of Great Britain and Italy to the Holy See. It developed through monthly virtual meetings that began earlier this year, in which religious leaders and scientists were able to share their concerns and wishes for greater responsibility for the planet and for necessary change. “Religion and Science towards COP 26” meeting via Youtube
COVID Mass Restrictions Ease

Mass Restrictions change from

13 September 2021

Easing of restrictions - what does this mean? 1. No booking for mass 2. All pews used but encouraged to be 1mtr apart 3. Communion will take place as normal returning to seats 4. Entrance and exit as normal 5. No singing and Face masks to be worn 6. St Francis of Assisi open 9am - 5pm weekdays for private prayer Future changes (start date to be notified) 1. Weekday Masses
© Llay/Rossett Parish 2021
Llay/Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Welcome

Welcome to this Catholic Parish website of Llay (St Francis of Assisi) and Rossett (Christ the King), Wrexham, North Wales We welcome all new members to this Parish community and to this web site with open arms. There is a great family spirit in this parish and I am sure you will find all the support you will need in any matter of concern. Please give our Parish Priest, Canon Bernard Lordan, a call to book baptisms and weddings, and he will be available to you for any spiritual care you need at any time.

Mass Times - Public Masses only on

Saturday, 06.00pm and Sunday, 09.30am

& 11.00am at St Francis of Assisi Llay.

Church open Tues - Fri 2pm-4pm for

Private Prayer and Adoration

Nightingale House Meals Matter

Award winning Caffi Cwtch at Nightingale House are introducing a NEW frozen and fresh meal service for collection or to your door delivery service Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. For more information and pricing please view their website.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The only chaplet we have that was dictated by Jesus Himself; he gave it to his secretary of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina. The Lord made it clear that the Chaplet was not just for her, but for the whole world. Prayed on ordinary rosary beads, we can pray this chaplet at any time and we can also make a novena of prayer for any intentions. We must not change or add any other wording. Follow this link to the “Divine Mercy Chaplet”

Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer

4 days each week Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer at St Francis of Assisi Llay Catholic Church, we will be opening for Private Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 2pm - 4pm every Tuesday to Friday. All Welcome

Bishop’s Open Letter on Assisted Dying Bill

Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has written an open letter inviting Catholics to pray for the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill to be debated in the House of Lords on the 22 October. It encourages them to write to peers at the House of Lords stating the reasons why they oppose this legislation and particularly explain from personal experience the reasons why this change in the law should be opposed. It urges discussion and communication about this important matter. Read More….

Novena to John Paul II

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales invite all Catholics to respond in prayer, to this serious threat we face to the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person. This novena offers nine days of intercessory prayer for the flourishing of a culture of life and the defeat of the ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021’. Read more….

COP26 - Sharing, love, respect should shape

efforts for better future

Pope Francis met alongside other religious leaders and scientists from around the world in the Vatican on Monday, to take a common stand for the protection of the environment, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled for 1 – 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland. The day-long meeting themed: “Faith and Science: Towards COP26” is a Vatican initiative born of a proposal of the embassies of Great Britain and Italy to the Holy See. It developed through monthly virtual meetings that began earlier this year, in which religious leaders and scientists were able to share their concerns and wishes for greater responsibility for the planet and for necessary change. “Religion and Science towards COP 26” meeting via Youtube
COVID Mass Restrictions Ease

Mass Restrictions change from

13 September 2021

Easing of restrictions - what does this mean? 1. No booking for mass 2. All pews used but encouraged to be 1mtr apart 3. Communion will take place as normal returning to seats 4. Entrance and exit as normal 5. No singing and Face masks to be worn 6. St Francis of Assisi open 9am - 5pm weekdays for private prayer Future changes (start date to be notified) 1. Weekday Masses

First Communion 2022

The First Communion Class for 2022 starts soon. Children must be Year 3 and above. Please contact Liz Davies on 07892406338 as soon as possible.

Bishop Peter’s Diary

Sunday 10th October

Today in Rome, Pope Francis formally and liturgically opened the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops; next Sunday I will do so for our Church, the Diocese of Wrexham. Next Sunday already has for us the significance of the annual Pilgrimage Mass in commemoration of St. Richard Gwyn, but these two events do not clash, rather they complement each other. The etymology of the word ‘pilgrim’ is a ‘stranger’, a ‘foreigner’, a ‘traveller from abroad’; that of ‘synod’ is a ‘coming together’, a ‘journeying on a way’, or as Pope Francis says: ‘The word “synod” contains all that is useful to understand what it means to walk together.’ The history of our faith as well being a journey itself contains a multitude of journeys from Abraham’s, Exodus, … Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, Jesus to Jerusalem, Paul to Rome, Christianity to the World, Christians to holy sites and places of devotion, to name a few. Next Sunday we will make the pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Cathedral to honour St. Richard Gwyn whose life-journey was ended on a scaffold in witness to his faith and to give thanks and glory to God for the gifts of truth, perseverance, courage, faith and hope to such martyrs that they could make that sacrifice. We will also begin the journeying together that Pope Francis asks for of the whole Church around the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission,” three pillars of dynamic mutual listening to be carried out at all levels of the Church, not just as an exercise now and until October 2023, but as an essential character of the Church. In the coming weeks we will learn more of how the initial process is to take place and how we are to be involved. I am grateful to Fr. Ian Dalgleish for steering this process in Wrexham Diocese. There will be opportunity for all to participate through one of a number of channels, but our starting point must be prayer and praying together, listening first to the Word of God and to his speaking to each of us individually in the ‘subtle voice of silence’. (cf. 1 Kings.19:11-13). I invite you to join me in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Wrexham, next Sunday(24) afternoon at 3 o’clock for this Pilgrimage Mass and Opening of the Diocesan synodal phase of this General Assembly of Bishops.

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021. To read the full Letter please follow this link to the Bishop Conference website.