Mass on all Sundays in June, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th) in Cardigan will be at 11.00am (not at 10.30am).
This change is on account of Fr. Pius being away, and Fr. Liam Bradley, who covers our Sunday Masses having an earlier Mass on Sundays. Please note that Mass times will be back to normal, 10.30am, from Sunday 3rd July.

Spiritual Communion

During this time of pandemic, the obligation to attend Mass on a Sunday or on a Holy Day is suspended.  We are asked to do what we can to maintain our life of prayer, such as joining with Mass through the internet, as you can do on this page.

We hope you will be able to join us at the Shrine for Holy Mass, and invite you to make the act of Spiritual Communion as you join with us, but from a distance.

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

I believe that you are present in the Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I love you above all things

and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,

come spiritually into my soul

so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen.

Based on a prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori

Covid 19 Compliance Statement

We have been awarded a certificate of compliance, that acknowledges all of the safeguards allowing us to celebrate Mass are in place.

This means supervising entry to ensure people keep a minimum of 2m apart, that masks / face coverings are used together with hand sanitiser, also that contact tracing information is being recorded.

If you come to Mass, please bring your name, address and telephone number written on a piece of paper with you, as this will make “Check in” a lot quicker. 
The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is still suspended, so please consider coming on weekday Masses if you can, to avoid too many people coming all together on Saturday evening or Sunday Morning.

Shrine Gallery

Shrine Gallery

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Shrine History

Shrine History

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Welcome to The Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper

The national shrine of Wales

Croeso i Gysegrfan Genedlaethol Cymry, Mair y Tapr, a phlwyf i bobl Aberteifi a’r cyffiniau. Mae’r rheithor ac offeiriad plwyf Fr Pius, hefyd yn gwasanaethu plwyf Mair, y Frenhines Heddwch, yng Nghastell Newydd Emlyn.

Mae cerflun Mair y Tapr yn un sy’n portreadu cysur a gobaith mawr i ni, wrth i Mair ddal ei Mab, ac yn ei gyflwyno i ni fel ein Arglwydd a’n Duw, mae’n goleuo ein ffordd iddo. Yn dywyll y noson, mae’r tapr yn goleuo wynebau Mam a Phlentyn, ac yn ein dysgu o’n Ffydd Gristnogol, mai Crist yw golau’r byd, a rôl Mair yw ein harwain at olau Dwyfol ei Mab.

Welcome to The Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper, the national shrine of Wales and parish for the people of Cardigan and surrounding areas. The shrine rector and parish priest Fr Pius also serves the parish of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Newcastle Emlyn.
The image of Our lady of the Taper is one that portrays great comfort and hope for us, as the Virgin holds her Son, and presents Him to us as our Lord and God, she lights our way to Him. In the dark of the evening, the lighted taper illuminates the faces of Mother and Child, and teaches us of our Christian Faith, that Christ is the light of the world, and the role of Our Lady is to lead us to the Divine light of her Son.

Come on a Pilgrimage to the National Shrine

Many people come and visit the shrine, and they come for many different reasons. 

Some have great devotion and trust in the prayers of Mary, commending us to her Son, as a loving mother, praying for us and our needs.

Others come, searching for hope, peace and light.

The shrine welcomes all, and all who visit here are kept in our prayers.


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Times and Intentions of Holy Mass for the Coming week

Live broadcast times of Mass from the National Shrine

Latest Parish News

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