Update: Preparations to re-open for Private Prayer (Video)

Here is the latest update regarding preparations and procedures which are to be implemented for the re-opening of our church for private prayer. These may change according to the recommendations of the Diocese and the Welsh Government. Please keep checking on our website and Facebook page for further updates. God Bless, St. Joseph’s OMI Catholic Church, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, […]

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Parish Lockdown Update

Whilst places of Worship will be open for private prayer in ENGLAND from Monday-next, Churches in Wales will NOT be re-opening for the time being. Churches all over the UK are now looking at the essential social distancing that will be critical as and when Churches re-open.Each place of worship has it’s own challenges in devising a plan. Our Diocese […]

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Journey With The Pope – 18/5/2020

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020  “At this critical moment, marked by the global health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have rediscovered the fundamental importance of the role being played by nurses and midwives. Every day we witness the testimony of courage and sacrifice of healthcare workers, and nurses in particular, who, with professionalism, self-sacrifice, and a sense of responsibility […]

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Journey With The Pope – 17/5/2020

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020  “In these days of great anxiety and hardship, many have used war-like metaphors to refer to the pandemic we are experiencing. If the struggle against COVID-19 is a war, then you are truly an invisible army, fighting in the most dangerous trenches; an army whose only weapons are solidarity, hope, and community spirit, all revitalizing at […]

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Thank you, Frontline Workers!

5th Week of Easter Thursday May 14th Today’s reflection: “Love one another, as I have loved you. A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.”  Say THANK YOU to someone working on the frontline and risking their own safety for us during this time.  We hope you have a great day. God bless, The Oblate Partners […]

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CAFOD – Coronavirus Appeal Message

The Corona virus is affecting the most vulnerable people in all societies. Just as the impacts of the coronavirus are being felt at unprecedented levels here in the UK, we are extremely concerned about the impact of that the virus will have on vulnerable and marginalised communities in developing countries with healthcare systems much more fragile than our own.     In some […]

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Journey With The Pope – 13/5/2020

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020  “Many people have recently lost their jobs. Let us pray together for our brothers and sisters who are suffering for lack of employment…I would like to remind you that on 14 May, believers of every religion are invited to unite themselves spiritually in a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity, to implore God to […]

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All the ends of the earth…

4th Week of Easter Saturday May 9th Today’s reflection: All the ends of the earth… – Responsorial Psalm 97 We are all suffering because of the current pandemic. Today choose a third world country and remember the people who live there. Say a Hail Mary for Oblate Priests and others who work to ease the suffering of people there. We hope you […]

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A Letter to Our Parish Community

St. Joseph’s OMI Catholic Church 63, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay. LL29 7LG 30th April 2020 Parish Activities, Parish Needs, Report and Appeal. Dear Parishioner, I am taking the liberty, in these extraordinary times, of writing to every parishioner whose address we have on file to bring you up to date with our current situation. Under normal circumstances I would be […]

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