Catholic Society

Catholic Society

As a society we aim to provide a relaxed, secure environment where people can develop friendships and feel comfortable to discuss their faith. We provide a wide variety of spiritual and social events which we hope will enable people to strengthen their faith and meet with other like-minded young people. This ranges from specifically religious events such as prayer groups or Bible study to more varied social events; e.g. fancy dress parties, quiz nights, formal dinners, film & pizza nights etc.

The highlight of every week for us Catholics is Sunday, and after evening Mass we always have a communal meal, cooked by students. This is a great way to socialise and make new friends. Afterwards there will be a trip to the local pub too, so we encourage all our students to stick around!

We welcome people at all stages of their faith journeys and you do not have to be a Catholic to join our society. We work closely with the Catholic Chaplaincy (Newman Hall, Colum Road) and the Very Revd. Fr. Sebastian Jones, who holds the dual-role of Catholic Chaplain and Cardiff University's Co-ordinating Chaplain.

Whether you are a committed, practising Catholic, someone returning to their faith or a non-Catholic interested to learn more, please join the group and come along to any of our events!


Fel cymdeithas rydym yn anelu at ddarparu amgylchedd diogel hamddenol lle gall pobl ddatblygu cyfeillgarwch ac yn teimlo'n gyfforddus i drafod eu ffydd. Rydym yn darparu amrywiaeth eang o ddigwyddiadau ysbrydol a chymdeithasol yr ydym yn gobeithio y bydd yn galluogi pobl i gryfhau eu ffydd ac yn cyfarfod â phobl ifanc eraill o'r un anian. Hyn yn amrywio o ddigwyddiadau penodol crefyddol megis grwpiau gweddi neu astudio Beibl i ddigwyddiadau cymdeithasol mwy amrywiol; ee nosweithiau partïon gwisg ffansi, nosweithiau cwis, ciniawau ffurfiol, ffilm a pizza ac ati

Uchafbwynt bob wythnos i ni Gatholigion yw dydd Sul, ac ar ôl Offeren nos rydym bob amser yn cael pryd o fwyd cymunedol, wedi'i goginio gan fyfyrwyr. Mae hon yn ffordd wych o gymdeithasu a gwneud ffrindiau newydd. Wedyn bydd taith i'r dafarn leol hefyd, felly rydym yn annog ein holl fyfyrwyr i ffon o gwmpas!

Rydym yn croesawu pobl ym mhob cam o'u teithiau ffydd ac nid oes rhaid i chi fod yn Gatholig i ymuno â'n cymdeithas. Rydym yn gweithio'n agos gyda'r gaplaniaeth Gatholig (Neuadd Newman) a Tra Pharchedig Tâd Gareth Jones, y Caplan Catholig a Caplan Cydlynu Prifysgol Caerdydd.


All of the committee members are listed at the bottom of the page - feel free to get in touch with us using the details below, or by emailing our main email account:

Below is a timetable with our weekly regular events. There might be extra events each week such as film nights, trips, parties, etc. Join CathSoc to gain more up-to-date information with our weekly emails. Throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, be it with the Mass, cooking, or visiting the elderly residents at Nazareth House.

7:00 Mass      

Mass &


10:00 Mass Mass Mass Mass Mass Mass  
18:00 Mass Mass Mass Mass Mass Vigil Mass University Choral Mass
19:00     Bible Sudy/Prayer Group        CathSoc Dinner
20:00     Board Games Evening        




We've got loads of fun stuff planned for this year! If you've got any suggestions then just email us and we'll do our best to sort it out for you!



Here are some photos from our socials and events we hosted/attended in the last few years!
More photos available on our Cathsoc Facebook Page!


Skirrid Hike 2018



Chaplain's Dinner

Pancake Day!

CaSSU (Leicester) 2015


Academic Mass

St. Patrick's Ceilidh

St. Andrew's Day

St. David's Day retreat with Aberystwyth and Bristol Cathsocs

St. George's Masquerade Ball

Youth2000 National Retreat for the Youth of Wales

March for Life and Tree Decorating at Archbishop's House


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  • Catholic Society Standard Membership£3.00
Skirrid Hike
28th September
Starting from Newman Hall Refectory
CathSoc Freshers BBQ
29th September
Newman Hall Refectory
Penrhys Pilgrimage
5th October
Starting from Newman Hall Refectory
Halloween Eve Cocktail Party
30th October
Newman Hall Refectory, Colum Road
16th November
Newman Hall and the University Church
2019 University Church Festival of Lessons and Carols
9th December
Newman Hall and the University Church
Saint Davids Retreat
28th February - 1st March
Newman Hall and the University Church
A core CathSoc event, the Saint David's Retreat provides an opportunity for CathSoc members from Cardiff and other nearby universities to meet and pray together.


  • Inter Society Cocktail Party Tue 5 Mar 2019 - Give it a Go£2.00
  • St. David's National Student Weekend Retreat Fri 1 Mar 2019 - Members£10.00
  • CathSoc Easter Quiz Sat 13 Apr 2019 - Members£1.00
  • CathSoc Easter Quiz Sat 13 Apr 2019 - General£1.50
  • St. David's National Student Weekend Retreat Fri 1 Mar 2019 - General£10.00