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Fr Henry Nevin, SDS  (Parish Priest)
Sacred Heart RC Church
Pantyffynon Road

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01639 842202
St Benedicts RC Church
41 Pontardawe Road

St Benedicts :
01792 842244
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The Fireside ... Our Parish Newsletter
Produced on a weekly basis The Fireside contains announcements, important dates & times, reflections and further information. Available here for viewing online and printing with Archive available from menu options above
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Latest News  From Our Parish
Here is important news, website updates and please do contact us with any news and stories you may have
19th September 2021

Home Start Cymru

Home Start Cymru have many active volunteers supporting families throughout Powys and following a service increase demand, are actively recruiting new volunteers from this area.

They work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support, tailored to each family. Home-Start Cymru offers friendship, emotional support and practical advice in the homes of families who are having difficulties managing parenting for a variety of different reasons. These could be poor mental health, managing children’s challenging behaviour, disability, domestic abuse, isolation or low self-esteem.

Our mission is to give children the best possible start in life, by supporting parents so they grow in confidence, strengthening and enjoying their relationships with their children and widening their links with the local community.
Volunteers are fully trained and given expert support from coordinators.

For further information please telephone Vicky Critchley on 07871601772.
5th September 2021

Summer BBQ
We want to say a big, big, big thank you to our very own Gordon Blue Chef, Gary, for all his wonderfully cooked food at our recent BBQ

An absolutely wonderful afternoon was had by everyone!

It was good to finally be able to come together socially as a parish again.

Thank You to all who made the day possible.
6th August 2021

Parish Accounts
Summary of Ystradgynlais Accounts for Parishioners 2021 / 2022
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6th August 2021 Blessed Francis Jordan

Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan – founder of the Salvatorian Family –
was born as John Baptist Jordan on June 16, 1848, in Gurtweil, Germany, a small townin the Black Forest area of the southwestern part of the country, just a few miles fromthe border of Switzerland.
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31st May 2021

Covid-19 Update from the Bishops’ Conference

1. We are now able to move away from government detailed regulations and follow prudent local judgements. 
2. Hand sanitisers must still be used when entering the church and everyone attending Mass must wear a face mask whilst in the church, unless exempt.
3. Social distancing continues but with face masks and good ventilation this can be reduced to 1 meter.
4. Holy water stoups remain out of use and congregational singing is still prohibited.
5. The Sign of Peace remains suspended and Holy Communion remains under one kind only.
6. Prayer of the Faithful will be re-introduced at Weekend Masses.
7. Attendance at Baptisms & Weddings is now increased to 30.
8. Attendance at funerals can now be increased to 90.
9. Contact details will continue to be taken at weekend Masses only.
10. Confessions can be held before or after Mass during the week – please speak with Fr. Henry to arrange.
11. Do not come to church if you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of Covid-19 - Stay at Home
12. Please take your Mass Sheet & Bulletin home

31st May 2021 Plant Appeal

In order to keep our church grounds looking beautiful throughout the Summer months, and beyond, we are appealing for donations of Summer bedding, shrubs and plants.

If you are able to make a donation, leave them in the car park beside Eamonn’s shed!.
31st May 2021 Marian Shrine [Ystradgynlais]

Our beautiful and fitting Shrine to our Blessed Lady is now in place. A service of Dedication and Blessing will take place when Covid Regulations permit.

27th March 2021
May you and families have a joyful and Happy Easter

20th Feb 2021

Father Henry is now able to confirm Holy Week Mass Times <Read More ......>

14th Feb 2021

Lent is a time for reflection, repentance and restoration.<Read More ......>

10th Feb 2021

Reflection For Lent
For Archbishop Stack
Ash Wednesday
Whose Children
Are They Anyway?
10th Feb 2021

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13th Dec 2020  Following an increase in website hosting costs we are restructuring the website so please be patient and normal service will resume in the coming weeks

Links To Other Websites :

St Benedict's RC Church : Click Here For Website

School :    St Joseph's RC Primary School in Clydach

School :: Bishop Vaughan RC School in Morriston 
School : School :  St Joseph's RC School in Port Talbot