Welcome

Welcome to the website of God the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Newtown, and Our Lady and St Richard Gwyn in Llanidloes, in the diocese of Wrexham.   We hope you will find the information you are looking for about our parishes.  Mass times are given on the dedicated page.  There is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for one hour before all weekday Masses.

If you have been browsing the internet and stumbled upon our website, we invite you to pause for a moment to consider a question of relevance to us all.   We hear so much that is not positive about the Catholic Church, whether this is due to scandals within the Church or for whatever reason.   But we invite you to consider, if you are a Christian, where else is there to go except to Christ?   Where can we go, Lord, you have the words of eternal life – the words of St Peter in the Gospel echo through the centuries and are as relevant today as they were then.   As Catholics, we believe that the church is built on the witness of St Peter’s faith and the commission of Christ to him – you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church.   In the line of the Apostolic Succession, the successor of Peter, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, together with his Bishops, leads the church and is the guarantor of her holy Sacraments.   So we can be sure that when we receive Communion we receive the Body and Blood of Christ as he promised us – this is my Body, this is my Blood.   We invite you to pause a while and consider these beautiful truths.

Fr Victor Walter

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