Welcome to the website for Holy Trinity Church, Ystrad Mynach.
Important Notices –
This week sees the first Live Streaming of the service from Holy Trinity!
The service starts at 10:30 and will be viewable on the link below.
Your feedback on the video are appreciated.
This service will not include the Sermon/Homily due to requirements to keep the service as short as possible. It will however be available as part of the edited version of the service which will be posted during the week
We hope that you are all able to join us either at Church (booking required) or on line for those unable to attend.
Message from Father Steven on 30th Jan 2021
Recorded service for Feb 21st
Recorded Service for Ash Wednesday 17th February
Recorded service from Sunday 14th Feb 2021 including Sermon.
Vicar Father Steven Kirk 01443 813246
Reader Sarah Steadman 01443 816267
Edward Williams-Price 07715 103273
Fiona Silverthorn 07593 858305
Services this Week
Sunday, 14 February 2021 Quinquagesima
10.30am Sung Eucharist
(This Mass will be live streamed)
Attendance is by APPOINTMENT ONLY: contact Kevin Morgan on K.Morgan@cardiff.gov.uk or 029 2088 1587.
Booking opens on the previous Monday at 9.0am.
Wednesday, 17 February Ash Wednesday
9.30am Sung Eucharist
(This Mass will be Live streamed only)
10.30am to 12.0pm Private Prayer
Saturday, 20 February Lent Feria
3.0pm Lent Group (by zoom)
There will be a zoom Lent Group every Saturday at 3.0pm via zoom. The link will be forwarded by email. Please contact Sarah Steadman on 01443 816276 for further information or details.
The most effective way to contribute towards the life of the Church is by Gift Direct. For details of this scheme, contact Sue Mills on 01443 813627.
Ministry Area Planning
The transition team is beginning to look at the way finances will be organized and coordinated. If anyone has any interest in being part of this aspect of our life, please contact Father Steven.
The Ministry of the Word
Deuteronomy 5: 12-15
Psalm 81: 1-10
2 Corinthians 4: 5-12
Mark 2:23 – 3:6
I am pleased that so many of you are finding that on-line worship is helping your prayer lives at home and that you enjoy joining us for worship “over the air waves”. Naturally this is not ideal and you will miss receiving holy communion which cannot, in any way, be consecrated or blessed from afar. The Church in Wales recommends an Act of Spiritual Communion at that point during Mass using the following form:
Take a moment to reflect upon the Eucharist and Christ’s command to “Do this in remembrance of me”:
O Blessed Lord,
in union with the faithful throughout the world,
at every altar of your Church
where the Eucharist is being celebrated,
I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving.
I present to you my soul and body
with the earnest wish
that may always be united to you.
Since I cannot now
receive you in the Sacrament,
I invite you to come spiritually into my heart.
I unite myself to you,
and embrace you with heart and mind and soul.
Let nothing ever separate you from me,
so that I may live and die in your love. Amen.
Conclude with the ancient prayer “Anima Christi”:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, refresh me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Lord Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds, hide me.
Do not permit me to be separated from you,
and from the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me,
and bid me to come to you
that with all the saints, I may praise you
for ever and ever. Amen.
The live streaming camera has been installed and we will soon be able to join together with live services in real time in January, this will allow parishioners who are unable to visit the church, to tune in and join in worship from their homes. When the system has been fully commissioned we will distribute the links and procedure to join the celebrations of worship.
This will be a similar method to the one you are using to view the Recorded Services but the service will be “Broadcast / Live Streamed” at the regular Sunday service times as announced. You will need to “Tune In” a few moments before that time to prepare your thoughts as you would do if you were in church.
The Live Service, which will also be recorded, will be available later in the week so that you can again share in an act of worship as you do with the present system of recorded services. Once again the method of accessing these will be provided to you.
Services this week and beyond:
Private Prayer on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12.0pm will continue. There will be only Sunday Service at 10.30am until further notice. Booking is required for these Services.
Sunday Services: Sunday Services continue with the Holy Eucharist sung at 10.30am. Attendance by PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY through Kevin Morgan on K.Morgan@cardiff.gov.uk or 029 2088 1587. Booking opens on the previous Sunday at 9.0am. These services will be live streamed and an edited version will be posted for viewing during the following week.
Ministry Areas: Please speak to any member of the Parochial Church Council to receive an update on the Ministry Area progress. The next stage will be the appointment of a Lay Chair by Bishop June and the formation of a Transition Group by the Ministry Area Leader to begin to formulate the arrangements for the structure of the new Parish.
Finances: we have inevitably experienced a loss of income during the pandemic and need to keep a strict control on expenditure. We have been particularly fortunate that so many of you make your contributions to the Church by Gift Direct, without which we would have faced a more serious financial situation. If anyone would else like to join this scheme, Sue Mills (01443 813627) can provide a short and simple form to fill in. Thank you.
Intercession List: this is now being renewed each week, and has, so far been rather shorter than usual; please send all prayer requests to Father Keith, but please be clear whether we are praying for them as sick or departed.
Stay safe, and care for each other. With our prayers and may God bless you all.
Father Steven and the Ministry Team
Prayer for the week
God in heaven, we thank you for the oceans and all water that gives us life. Help us to look after the water you have given us, and to treasure the waters of baptism, through which we receive the mark of your Holy Spirit, to lead us on our journey of faith, following your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Amen. Canon Robert Townsend
Collect for the week
Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant that we who are born again by water and the Spirit may rejoice to be called your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
If we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Vicar and Parish Priest Father Steven Kirk 01443 813246
Assistant Priest Father Keith Hemmings 01443 830662
Reader Sarah Steadman 01443 816276
Church Warden Edward Williams-Price 07715 103273
Church Warden Fiona Silverthorn 07593 858305
From the Church in Wales on Faith and Prayer
Every human being was created in order to have a relationship with God. People of all faiths seek this relationship – and prayer is one of its most important aspects from the human point of view.
In prayer, we can:
• Open our hearts and lives to God;
• Thank God for the blessings we receive each day, including the relationship God gives us with himself;
• Confess the wrong things we have done and, knowing God’s forgiveness, reject evil and turn back to him;
• Wait upon God, seeking to know and do his will;
• Share our worries, hopes and fears with God, asking him to help us.
Christians believe that Jesus, God’s own Son, came to earth in human form and showed us what God is like. Many Christian people therefore find it helpful to concentrate their minds on Jesus as they pray, and to speak to God in prayer just as they would to another human being. Christians also believe that God gives us his Holy Spirit to help us pray.
With our thoughts and prayers at this time for a Peaceful and healthy Year,