The Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 October 2016


He entered Jericho and was going through the town and suddenly a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He kept trying to see which Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd; so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way. When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him, 'Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I am to stay at your house today.' And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully. They all complained when they saw what was happening. 'He has gone to stay at a sinner's house,' they said. But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, 'Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount.' And Jesus said to him, 'Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man has come to seek out and save what was lost.'

Luke 19:1-10


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~ 2nd Sunday of Advent ~

8 December 2019, Year A


This Week's Services

Key:  Tenby (T), Saundersfoot (S)

Sunday 8 December:  2nd Sunday of Advent

9:30am (S) Mass

11:15am (T) Mass 

Monday 9 December: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10am (T) Mass 

10:30-11:30am (T) Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Rosary, Adoration

Tuesday 10 December

10am (S) Mass 

10:30-11:30am (S) Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Rosary, Adoration

7pm (T) Mass 

Wednesday 11 December

10am (T) Mass 

Thursday 12 December

No Mass

Friday 13 December: St Lucy

10am (T) Mass

Saturday 14 December:  St John of the Cross

10am (T) Mass

10:30-11:15am (T) Adoration and Confessions

5:30pm (T) Vigil Mass

Sunday 15 December:  3rd Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday

9:30am (S) Mass

11am (T) Mass 

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Dates for your Diary

“The God who Speaks: A Year of the Word”

The Bishops of England and Wales have dedicated the year 2020 as “A Year of the Word”, and have chosen the theme “The God Who Speaks”.   

Read the Archbishop's pastoral letter.

Help Needed!

Please consider signing up for the Flower Rota and the Hall Cleaning Rota for just ONE WEEK during 2020.  You can even choose which week you would like to help.  Please see Ruth for more details.


First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2020

Parents and guardians of children who are eligible and wish
to receive the Sacraments of Holy Communion (Yr 2+) and Confirmation (Yr 6+) should speak to Fr Mansel after Mass to obtain the necessary application form.

Friday 6 December:  Parish Christmas Supper & Grand Prize Draw

7.00pm.  Fish/Chicken and Chips £10 per person. Includes complimentary drink and dessert. Lists in porch next weekend for meal choice/prize donations. All proceeds to Parish Funds.

Monday 9 December:  Advent Confessions

With Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, from 7pm.  Fr Matthew Roche-Saunders will be available for confessions.

Tuesday 10 December:  Advent Film and Discussion

7.45pm. “The Woman”.  In the Gospels we hear Jesus refer to his mother Mary as “Woman”. This reference should draw our attention to the woman mentioned in Genesis, as well as in the book of Revelation. But who is this “Woman”, and why is she so central in the history of Salvation?  Followed by discussion. All welcome.  Refreshments available.

Friday 13 December:  St Teilo's School Christmas Fayre

All welcome.

Friday 13 December:  Parish Film Night

7.00pm. “PADDINGTON (1)”. Suggested Donation £5 to parish funds.

Friday 20 December:  Advent Film

7pm.  “The Fourth Wise Man”, The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.

2020 Pilgrimages

May 4-11: Medjugorje.

Oct 9-16:  Fatima & Santiago Compostela.

Contact Sr Margaret Fitzgerald for details, 01792 473453.



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Watch his December video appeal


Future of Menevia UPDATE 17 Nov

The meeting held with the clergy and Archbishop George Stack last week proved more constructive than the previous meeting.  A vote was taken by the clergy of the diocese who were unanimous in declaring their preference to keep the Diocese of Menevia unchanged and to appoint a new bishop.  Archbishop Stack will now send a report to the Papal Nuncio for England and Wales who will in turn report back to the
Congregation of Bishops in Rome. We await their decision on the future of Menevia.

September 2019:  The Future of our Diocese

Archbishop George Stack, the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Menevia recently held a meeting with the Clergy of Menevia to discuss the future of the diocese in light of the Instruction from Rome to the Apostolic Administrator “To carry out all the necessary steps with the clergy and people of God in the Diocese of Menevia, and in close contact with the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and its President, to verify the hypothesis of a union - now in Persona Episcopi - of the said Diocese with the Metropolitan
Archdiocese of Cardiff”.  Further instructed: “To inform the Congregation of Bishops, by the end of this year, through the good offices of the Apostolic Nunciature, the preliminary results of this consultation”.  Bearing in mind
the information /analysis / experience outlined above, the options seem to be:
A. The appointment of an Ordinary (Bishop) to the Diocese. In making such a proposal, the consultees would need to present a strategy as to how these issues are to be resolved.
B. The establishment of a joint Diocese of Cardiff and the current Diocese of Menevia, each maintaining its own identity under the authority of the Metropolitan. The consultees would need to analyse the various modes of
administration/relationships/organisation of such a model.
C. The absorption of parts of the current Diocese of Menevia with the Archdiocese of Cardiff and parts of the said Diocese with the current Diocese of Wrexham.  In addition to the above, the consultees would need to reflect on the geographical and demographic boundaries of such a division and the implications thereof.
D. Any other permutation, structure or suggestions as to the best way of providing episcopal oversight and pastoral care for the People of God in this part of Wales.
There will be a meeting of this parish on Tuesday 15th October - see Dates for your Diary.