Stabat Mater Menevia

Stabat Mater Menevia
We praise you O Lord and we bless you, for by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Holy Mass on Sunday 2nd July

a reminder that Holy Mass will take place this Sunday 2nd July at 3pm at Sacred a heart Morriston

The Mass will be for the  IV Sunday after Pentecost

Tea and coffee are available in the Sacred Heart Centre after Mass

All are welcome

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Feast of St Peter and St Paul Thursday 29th June

Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form  will be celebrated at Sacred Heart, Morriston on 

Thursday 29th June at 6 p.m.

All are most welcome to attend on this Holy Day of Obligation,

Veneration of the two great Apostles, Peter and Paul, has its roots in the very foundations of the Church. They are the solid rock on which the Church is built. They are at the origin of her faith and will forever remain her protectors and her guides. To them Rome owes her true greatness, for it was under God's providential guidance that they were led to make the capital of the Empire, sanctified by their martyrdom, the center of the Christian world whence should radiate the preaching of the Gospel.

St. Peter suffered martyrdom under Nero, in A.D. 66 or 67. He was buried on the hill of the Vatican where recent excavations have revealed his tomb on the very site of the Basilica of St. Peter's. St. Paul was beheaded in the Via Ostia on the spot where now stands the basilica bearing his name. Down the centuries Christian people in their thousands have gone on pilgrimage to the tombs of these Apostles. In the second and third centuries the Roman Church already stood pre-eminent by reason of her apostolicity, the infallible truth of her teaching and her two great figures, Sts. Peter and Paul. 

A partial indulgence may be gained today by anyone who makes devout use of a religious article blessed by any priest but "if the article of devotion has been blessed by the Sovereign Pontiff or by any Bishop, the faithful, using it, can also gain a plenary indulgence, provided they also make a profession of faith (e.g. the Apostles Creed), as long as the usual conditions are satisfied.

For more about the history of St. Peter and St. Paul,  please see the following link 

Friday, 2 June 2017

Pentecost Sunday and Feast of Corpus Christi

A quick update to advise of the following times of Holy Mass at Sacred Heart, Morriston

Pentecost Sunday - 4th June,   3 p.m.

Feast of Corpus Christi,   Thursday 15th June at 7 p.m.

Further updates will appear here shortly.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Feast of the Ascension 2017

Ascension Day 2017

"Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to heaven? Alleluia! He shall come in the same way as you have seen him going up to heaven, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Ps. 46:2. O, clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with the voice of exultation".

A reminder that Holy Mass on the Feast of the Ascension will take place on Thursday 25h May at 7p.m. at Sacred Heart Morriston.

We will have a Missa Cantata, with music provided by the Newcastle Emlyn Schola,

Introit -  Plainsong
Common of the Mass -  Mass I for Paschal Time
Propers - C Rossini
Congregational Hymn Salutis Humanae Sator
Choir Motet - O Esca Viatorum
Marian Anthem - Regina Caeli

For an interesting discussion about celebrating the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday, its relationship to Pentecost and Easter, have a look at the following link.

Feast of the Ascension

The congregational hymn translates as follows

Hail, Thou who man’s Redeemer art,
Jesus, the joy of every heart,
Great Maker of the world’s wide frame
And purest love’s delight and flame!
Our guide, our way to heavenly rest,
Be Thou the aim of every breast;
Be Thou the soother of our tears,
Our sweet reward above the spheres. Amen."

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

3rd Sunday After Easter, 7th May, and advance notice about Ascension Day

Paschal Time 2017

The Church rejoices because Christ is risen and has delivered us (Alleluia); so she sends up cries of joy (Introit), and sings the praises of God (Offertory).

We do hope you have had a blessed and peaceful Easter, and wish you the continued joy of the Paschal Season as we move through to Ascension and Pentecost Sunday.

This post gives information about the next times of Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form within the Diocese,

Holy Mass will take place this coming Sunday, 7th May at 3 p.m. , Sacred Heart, Morriston.

As we are now in the Month of May,  the Holy Rosary will be prayed fifteen minutes before the Mass, at 2.45 p.m.

On the Second Sunday of each Month,  Holy Mass is offered at St Therese, Sandfields, Port Talbot at 6 p.m.  For further information, please contact the parish directly.  Therefore, the next Holy Mass at Sandfields will be Sunday 14th May, 6 p.m. the Fourth Sunday after Easter.

We are also giving advance notice of Holy Mass on Ascension Day, Thursday 25th May at 7 p.m.

We hope that many people will be able to join us on these two occasions.

We will be updating the site shortly to show the full summary of forthcoming Mass times, and will be looking at new features to add to the site for our visitors. 

For further information about the Third Sunday after Easter, including the propers of the day, please see the following site, which we will refer to from time to time on future Sundays.

Third Sunday after Easter

Many thanks for your continued support of the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary form within the Diocese of Menevia

Tom Sharpling
(Local representative of the Latin Mass Society for the Diocese of Menevia)

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Sunday 2nd April - First Sunday of the Passion

A Missa Cantata will take place at Sacred Heart Church,  Morriston, Swansea this Sunday 2nd April.  The Mass will take place at 3 p.m.

Passion Sunday: 
The Pharisees Accuse Our Lord

The music will be provided by the Newcastle Emlyn Schola, and will consist of the following.

  • Propers for the First Sunday of the Passion - C Rossini
  • Mass XVII for Sundays in  Advent and Lent
  • Adoramus Te - Palestrina
  • Attennde Domine - Congregational Hymn
  • Ave Regina - Marian Anthem.

Refreshments will be available in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass,

For an interesting discussion about Passion Sunday, please see the following link.  This sermon was originally written in 1900 and its content is still relevant today.