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

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Vigil Mass of the Assumption and Celebration of the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima (Monday 14th August )

Monday 14th August 2017 , at Sacred Heart Morriston, commencing at 6 p.m. with confessions

To celebrate the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, we will have a special event for the Feast of the Assumption which will include Holy Mass in the extraordinary form.

Confessions will be available from 6 p.m.

Marian Devotions will take place at 6.30 p.m. with Holy Mass beginning at 7 p.m.

There will be the opportunity for veneration of the relics of St. Francisco and St. Jacinta

Please see the below poster for further details. 

The Feast of the Assumption is one of the oldest Feasts of Our Lady.   Here is an interesting post about the history and origins of the Feast. 

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Holy Mass on Sunday 20th August at 3 p.m.

Due to Diocese requirements and clergy supply needs, there has been a change to the time of Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form in August .

In addition to the Holy Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption (separate post)

Holy Mass will also take pace on Sunday 20th August at 3 p.m. Morriston , rather than on 6th August at 3.p.m. as originally planned.

This will be the Mass of the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Please note this time change very carefully.

Please remember that any late changes to times of Holy Mass will always be posted here.  It is a good idea to check the site one final time before travelling.

With very Best Wishes

Tom Sharpling

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."