Thursday, December 6, 2012

2013 Year of Faith and Festivals

February 2  Feast of the Presentation. Day of Faith for Religious in Church.  We do not know if we are hosting an event here.  Put please pray for us and all consecrated people on this day!

February 9 Saturday Midday Mass and Blessing of St Colette

March 8 Friday  Franciscan Guided Prayer day for the Year of Faith with Duns Scotus.  Begins 11.30 and ends around 5 pm.  Father Paul Shaw to offer Mass.  There is no charge, but please book early and let us know if are subsequently unable to come.  May God reward you.

March 24 -31 Holy Week and Easter

May Flores de Mayo around 4.30 pm.  A community May celebration in choir.  We are happy to have guests though this is not a public event as such.

2 Sunday The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year of Faith World Hour of Adoration before the Lord 12 Midday Rome (11 am UK) See updates nearer time on Portal page of website.

2 August Feast of the Portiuncula & Prayers for the Gift of Mercy.  Sacrament of Reconciliation 5.30 pm onwards.  Mass 6.30.

11 August Sunday  Solemnity of Holy Mother Clare

4 October St Francis

26 October, Saturday  Sale of Work 11am - 1pm

24 November Christ the King, conclusion of the year of Faith.

30  November Saturday Carol Service for the Eve of the Fist Sunday of Advent

Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 and up!

As we have had the upcoming events of the Year of St Clare's vocation on the masthead of the website this section is feeling neglected! We have had a truly wonderful year. Still to happen:

2 August, Thursday

Time for private prayer and the sacrament of reconciliation from 5.30 on. Holy Mass begins at 6.30 and is preceded by the prayers for the gift of mercy, the Portiuncula Indulgence.

29 September, Saturday

for the conclusion of the Year of Clare
Should be a big event!
Holy Mass starts at 11am. Refreshments in the hall after Mass, please God!

For long term planners:
The Autumn Fair will be at 11 am - 1pm on Saturday, 27 October & The Carol Service will be at 6.30 on Saturday, 1 December. It will be our 30th Carol Service - and it has been suggested that we should do a rapid reprise of the last twenty-nine!!!  We'll think about it...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Up and coming for next year

February 4 Saturday 3.30
Feast and Blessing of St Colette in the Clare Year

March 3 Saturday St Agnes of Prague - Clare Prayer day
Beginning at 11 am and ending with Vespers and Mass which starts at 4 pm

With typical Colettine disregard for numerals we initially advertised the Agnes of Prague day as Friday 2nd. We apologize for any inconvenience to those who enjoyed the overbooked St Agnes of Assisi day and have already entered this companion event into their diaries.

Monday, October 31, 2011


St Agnes of Assisi Prayer Day

A Franciscan Day of Guided Prayer

Who was St Agnes of Assisi - obviously, she was not canonized just for being St Clares sister! She has a witness and life of her own and she was a woman of prayer. Learn about her and learn the way of her love for God.

Here at Ty Mam Duw
Saturday November 19 2011
Beginning at 11 am and ending with Vespers and Mass which starts at 4 pm

A light lunch is provided.

There is no charge but please, book in advance and let us know if you subsequently find your self unable to come. Thank you!

Clare's Advent
Ty Mam Duw's annual Carol Service for the eve of the first Sunday of Advent
Saturday November 26 6.30 pm

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Emerald Choir

The Emerald Community Singers of Montserrat

Sunday 14 August 7.30 pm
at the Hall of OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, JUBILEE ROAD, BUCKLEY Flintshire CH7 2EH Concert to begin 7.30 Entry £6 In honour of Our Lady of the Rosary, Buckley and the Poor Clare Colettines, Hawarden who are hosting the choir.

Monday 15 August 7.00 pm
There is no charge at the door as this concert is in the Church, but a contribution would be gratefully received.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Up and Coming Events 2011

Holy Week The Sacred Triduum April 21 - 24
For this year, we may not be able to accommodate further guests. Please write and ask.

Tuesday 2 August 5 pm on
The Feast of the Portiuncula

Friday, January 21, 2011

St Colette 2011

At TMD we are now in the run up to one of our annual events, the Blessing of St Colette on Saturday, February 5th at 3.30 pm. Colette, the great fifteenth century reformer of the Poor Clares is one of the mother and baby patrons. So on the Saturday nearest her feast the peace of the monastery chapel is rent by the singing of babies. Both on St Colette’s feast and throughout the year, people come here to be prayed for because they long to conceive a child – or are expecting one. Sick children are also brought for a blessing. Although on her feast the blessing takes place after the Gospel during Mass, we welcome all people of goodwill who would like to be prayed for.

We also receive many phone and email requests for prayer which we mention at the intercessions. The newborns present have mostly been brought by appreciative parents and grandparents in thanksgiving for prayers from the previous year.

Prayer is fairly successful. A local couple appeared on the first feast after their wedding and were duly blest, but after the fifth baby they stopped coming.....
If you would like to know more about St Colette and the babies click here

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

For Advance Planners!

The thing about planning ahead is that the Author of Life might have different views or as we put at the bottom of community liturgy sheets 'All subject to alteration without prior notice, Divine Intervention and human error..."

27 November 2010 6:30 Ty Mam Duw Carol Service on the Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent: Life

26 December 2011 - 14 January 2011 Crib Visitors Welcome. Ring in advance if you want to bring a party! (01244 531029)

5 February 2011 3:30 pm St Colette Mass and Blessing

2 April 2011 10.30 am - 5 pm Franciscan Prayer Day

2 August 2011 Portiuncula Mass

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carol Service 2010

Saturday 27 November
6.30 pm

Life. Christ was born; that is an historical fact.

Too may angels to count appeared over a hillside around 2010 years ago proclaiming glory to God and peace to humanity - and up come these rather dear people, polishing their misted sunglasses at midnight, with a little poster on a pole saying 'Relax, God may not exist"......

This service for the eve of the First Sunday of Advent is about life God's life and ours. It is a Vigil for Life
Apologies to those who looked in this spot for the ad for the Autumn Fair - we had it and it went well!

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Portiuncula Pardon

The Feast of our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula
Holy Mass at Ty Mam Duw and the prayers for the Portiuncula Indulgence

Monday 2 August 2010 6.30

Ty Mam Duw POOR CLARE COLETTINE COMMUNITY, Upper Aston Hall Lane, Hawarden, Deeside CH5 3EN North Wales G.B Email

St Francis wanted to take everyone to heaven!

On this feastday we celebrate the love of the Lord revealed to St Francis by the Mother of God and confirmed by the Church. The Portiuncula was the first poor Church of the Franciscan Order. In Francis’ day, to obtain a plenary Indulgence - the remission of the temporal punishment due to sin - one had to make a longpilgrimage or go on crusade. Francis wanted this beautiful spiritual gift to be available to the poor and the least, and he persuaded Pope Honorius III to grant it to his little Church of Our Lady of the Angels on the day of its consecration. The gift was subsequently extended to all Franciscan Churches

You are so welcome to join us at this joyful Franciscan family occasion. The prayers for the Assisi Pardon, the Plenary Indulgence of the Portiuncula and the celebration of Holy Mass will be preceded from 5.30 by an hour of prayer and chants, during which the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Holy Week

Dear friends,

Holy Thursday:
Office of Tenebrae 7 am
Seder Meal, by invitation 1.00pm
Mass of the Lord's Supper is at 6.30 pm

Good Friday:
Office of Tenebrae 7 am
Seven last Words from the Cross
Shrine Chapel 11.45 am approximately
Good Friday Service 3.00 pm

Holy Saturday
Office of Tenebrae 7 am

Easter Vigil
Guests by prior arrangement only
please email

May the Lord bless you and keep you