St Patrick's R C Church, Grangetown

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St Patrick's R C Church, Grangetown

St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church is located in Grangetown, Cardiff. It is part of the Cardiff West Deanery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff. It opened on St Patrick's Day 1930.

The church is connected to St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School in Lucknow Street, Grangetown. Mass is said in the school every Wednesday during term times and the school often celebrate mass in the 10 o'clock (previously 9 o'clock) Sunday service.

The church was once located at the site of the current parish hall which is behind the school. The hall is now used for various activities by parishioners and school clubs.

Services including catholic masses and Expositon of the Blessed Sacrament take place once a week. The usual holy days and Holy Week are also celebrated.

Services

Mass takes place every Saturday at 18.30 and every Sunday at 10.00. Polish masses take place every Saturday at17.00.and sundays at 11.15 am. Weekday masses are celebrated every week at 9:30, Tuesday - Friday.

Adoration (Exposition) of the Blessed Sacrament takes place after Wednesday morning mass, from 10:00 - 11:00, concluding with a Rosary recital.

Church Groups and Ministries
  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paulmeet every other week on friday at 18.30hrs in the presbytery.President.George
  • Ministers of the Word
  • Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
  • Children's Liturgy
  • Parish Council. Chair. George Mackie.
  • Parish Advisory Council
  • Union of Catholic Mothers
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
  • Offertory group
  • Choir
  • Cathechism

The church also make an annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.Organiser, Michael Wright.

Groups for young people include Rainbows and Brownies and the new Children's Liturgy in 10am Mass.

Archdiocese Reorganisation

Due to the reorganisation of the archdiocese, St. Cuthbert's Parish in the Docks will become part of St. Patrick's. Also, the church will soon become part of the New Cardiff Deanery instead of the Cardiff West Deanery. (The new deanery will merge both Cardiff East and West deaneries)

Events
  • Parish Coach trips to places around Britain take place throughout the year.
  • The parish make an annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.
  • A trip to the grave of the late Fr. John Fahy in Ireland will take place in Summer 2010.
  • Parish Council meetings take place every Quarter.

It has been proposed that the current parish hall in Bishop Street be demolished to make way for a new health centre to serve the whole of Grangetown. It has arisen, however, that this cannot take place due to a group of bats (a protected species in Britain) that live in the roof of the hall. Designs have been made for a new hall to be built next to the church, meaning a removal of the lawn.

School

St Patrick's R C Primary School is located in Lucknow Street, Grangetown. It has close links with the church, celebrating a school mass once a month in the church and sometimes in school during term times.

The school headmaster is Paul Catris. The school has around 250 pupils from ages 4–11 (Reception - Year 6) and around 15 teachers as well as non-teaching staff including teachers aids and admin. The school feeds to Catholic high school, Mary Immaculate, in Ely.

Locations

The church is located in Pentrabane Street, Grangetown, Cardiff, off Corporation Road.

The presbytery is located in the street, Grange Gardens (opposite the park), off Corporation Road.

The Primary School is located in Lucknow Street, just off North Clive Street, which leads to Penarth Road.

The parish hall is located in Bishop Street, just off North Clive Street, which leads to Penarth Road.

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