Monday, 30 November 2009
PLEASE SUPPORT Our Community Concert which is to be held on Thursday 3rd December at 7.00pm in Our Lady Star of the Sea, Burry Port.
Kindly performing will be the Burry Port Male Voice Choir along with one or two artistes from our Parish. Tickets for the event will be on sale at £3.50, due to the restrictions of the size of our hall unfortunately refreshments will be provided for the choir members only.
For Tickets please see Stephen James in Burry Port and Mark Stevens in Kidwelly.
Webmaster's note: Online readers can come on Thursday and purchase rickets at the door. Thank you.
Webmaster's note: Thanks to everyone for their kind words and prayers. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Gordon Tulloch. Thankyou.
Monday, 16 November 2009
One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. Also called Richard White, he was born in Montgomeryshire, Wales, in 1547, and studied at Cambridge University, England. Converted from Protestantism, he returned to Wales in 1562, married, had six children, and opened a school. Arrested in 1579, he spent four years in prison before his execution by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Wrexham on October 15, for being a Catholic. While jailed, he composed many religious poems in Welsh. He is considered the protomartyr of Wales and was included among the canonized martyrs of England and Wales by Pope Paul VI in 1970.
Webmaster's note: I read a booklet about St Richard Gwyn in which it stated that he was particularly good at humorous poetry that poked fun at the idea of married priests and other novelties of the "new religion," and that at his trial he and his two co-defendants gave their final address to the court in Welsh, English and Latin.