Sunday August 18th.. Twentieth Sunday in ordinary time – Year C

Victory with Christ.

Today’s celebration should raise our morale in the fight against evil.   Christ, our leader, who came to bring fire on the earth, communicates to us something of His tremendous zeal.

Llanidloes – Saturday Vigil Mass at 4.00 pm

Welshpool – Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm       

Welshpool – Sunday Mass at 9.00 am  

Join us for a drink and a biscuit in the Parish Hall after Mass.

Newtown – Sunday Mass at at 11.00 a m.

Spiritual Library in The Crypt After the 11.00 Mass

Monday August 19th. – Feast of St John Eudes – Mass at 9.00 a m in Welshpool.

Tuesday August 20th. – Feast of St Bernard- Mass at 9.00 a m at Newtown

Wednesday August 21st.- Feast of St Pius X – No Mass.

Thursday August 22nd. –  Feast of The Queenship of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mass at 6.30 p m at Newtown.

Llanidloes:  Hour of Prayer from 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the Church of Our Lady & St Richard Gwyn, Pen y green Road.

Friday August 23rd.. – Feast of St Rose of Lima. – Mass at 9.00 at Welshpool.

Saturday August 24th.. – No morning Mass 

Confessions at Welshpool 9.30 – 10.15

Welshpool Lunch Club at 12.00 Noon  (See below).

Confessions at Newtown 2.30 – 3.15 pm

Sunday August 25th.. Twentieth Sunday in ordinary time – Year C

The Lord gathers a people to Himself.

Today, as sons and daughters of God, we submit ourselves to His loving discipline, remembering that it was not just the Jews, nor will it be just Christians whom the Lord will gather to Himself.  Many more worthy than us will come from the East and the West to share the banquet of His kingdom.

There will be a second collection after all Masses for the Poor Parishes Fund

Llanidloes – Saturday Vigil Mass at 4.00 pm

Welshpool – Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm       

Welshpool – Sunday Mass at 9.00 am  

Join us for a drink and a biscuit in the Parish Hall after Mass.

Newtown – Sunday Mass at at 11.00 a m.


“Disciples” A club for our Catholic children starting Tuesday September 3rd. 4 – 5.30 pm. snack/chat; sing/pray; learn/practice;   “Uczniowie” Klub dia dzieci Katolickich.. Od wtorku 3 wrzesnia 4 – 5.30 przekaska/czat; spiewac/modlic sie; vczyc sie i cwiczyc. 

First Holy Communion 2020: It is time to give in the names now of candidates for First Holy Communion at the Feast of Corpus Christi next year. Record-cards for the attendance at weekly Mass over the next year will be given out to the families whose names are received. Children should be 7yrs or older by April 1st 2020 when the lessons will start. It is important to make this list now please. See the notice board in the porch. Thank you 

Newtown CAFOD Celebration of Creation: It is proposed that this will take place in conjunction with our CAFOD harvest festival on Sunday, 6th October.

Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman, Sunday 13th October 2019 in Rome: Blessed John Henry Newman is to be canonised on Sunday, 13 October in Rome. The Oratories of England would like to encourage you to visit, follow and generally promote their dedicated website: The canonisation Mass will be open to the general public so anyone can attend. Attendees will have to collect their free ticket from the Vatican Office. Anyone wishing to attend should register their interest by completing the on-line form on the website and they will then be informed of the process once it is formalised.

Newtown Cytun: There will be a tenth anniversary service for the re-opening of the Crescent as the Crescent Christian Centre. This celebration will be on Wednesday, 11th September 2019, at 7 pm. The service will be conducted by our former minister, Rev. Edwin O. Hughes. Following the service, there will be a buffet. All are welcome.

Llanidloes: Hour of Prayer every Thursday from 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the Church of Our Lady & St Richard Gwyn, Pen Y Green Road.

Flowers (Welshpool): If you would like to donate flowers for the altar in remembrance, or in grateful thanks for prayers answered or any personal reason please bring them on a Friday morning. Flowers usually last for two weekends. There is a list on the new notice board to help Linda plan for the appropriate care and decoration of the Altar. Thank you Linda and all the parishioners in advance

Please note that we have a new email address for Welshpool Church and that is:, and we are not using the old email address any more. Thank you very much. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Please remember in your prayers for the well being of our religious Sisters and, priests of the Diocese, and we specially pray for our parishioners who are sick, housebound, in hospitals, hospices and care homes.

Gift Aid: If you are a Tax Payer Please consider making your offertory donation by using the Gift aid form or standing order. Please remember to write your name, address, sign and date. Thank you for supporting our Parishes