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

Thursday, 27 February 2020

First Sunday of Lent - 1st March 2020

"Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan! for it is written: The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and Him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil left Him: and behold angels came, and ministered to Him".

Holy Mass will take place in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 1st March at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Morriston.

All are welcome .

There will be refreshments served in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass and the opportunity for confessions before Holy Mass.

Please click here for the propers of the Holy Mass

Attende Domine (Hearken O Lord)

R. Hearken, O Lord, and have mercy, for we have sinned against Thee.
Crying, we raise our eyes to Thee, Sovereign King, Redeemer of all. Listen, Christ, to the pleas of the supplicant sinners. R.
Thou art at the Right Hand of God the Father, the Keystone, the Way of salvation and Gate of Heaven, cleanse the stains of our sins. R.
O God, we beseech Thy majesty to hear our groans; to forgive our sins. R.
We confess to Thee our consented sins; we declare our hidden sins with contrite heart; in Thy mercy, O Redeemer, forgive them. R.
Thou wert captured, being innocent; brought about without resistance, condemned by impious men with false witnesses. O Christ keep safe those whom Thou hast redeemed. R.

An interesting discussion about the virtue of fasting and abstinence can be found here, which was a holy given at a Traditional Mass in the USA.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2nd February

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Mass will take place at Sacred Heart R.C Church ,  Morriston, Swansea on Sunday 2nd February at 4 p.m.

The propers of the Holy Mass will be for the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary,  which is otherwise known as Candlemas.

"The feast of Candlemas, which derives its origin from the local observance of Jerusalem, marks the end of the Feasts included in the Christmas cycle of the Liturgy.  It is perhaps the most ancient festival of Our Lady, commemorating not only the obedience of the Blessed Virgin to the Mosaic Law in going to Jerusalem forty days after the birth of her child, making the accustomed offerings,  but also the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, and the meeting of the Infant Jesus with the old man Simeon, the Occursus Domini, as the Feast was anciently termed".

This is the principle theme of the liturgy today , Jesus taken to the temple to "present Him to the Lord"

The propers of Holy Mass can be found by clicking here

Lumen ad revelation gentium

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

External Solemnity of the Epiphany - Sunday 5th January 2020

Holy Mass - External Solemnity of the Epiphany


The External Solemnity of the Epiphany will be celebrated in the Extraordinary Form at 4 pm on Sunday 5th January 2020.

At the end of Holy Mass,  the traditional prayers and the blessing of the Epiphany Chalk will take place,

May we also take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year and thank you for your support of the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form within the Diocese over the last year.

On the feast of the Epiphany,  it is traditional for chalk to be blessed so that the faithful may mark the names of the magi over their doors as a witness to their faith and protection against evil.

P: Our help is in the name of The Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit. 

Bless, + O Lord God, this creature chalk to render it helpful to men. Grant that they who use it in faith and with it inscribe upon the entrance of their homes the names of thy saints, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, may through their merits and intercession enjoy health of body and protection of soul. Through Christ our Lord. 
All: Amen. 
The chalk is sprinkled with holy water.
Prayer Source: Roman Ritual: Volume III, The Blessings by Philip T. Weller, The Bruce Publishing Company, 1952

The Propers of the Epiphany can be found by clicking here

For a sermon on the Feast of the Epiphany,  click here

Saturday, 21 December 2019

The Nativity of the Lord - Tuesday 24th December , Sacred Heart Morriston 8.30 p.m.

Holy Mass - The Nativity of the Lord

The Lord Said to Me,  thou art my Son,  this day I have begotten thee

A Missa Cantata will take place on Christmas Eve at 8.30 p.m. ,  Sacred Heart Church, Morriston.

Many thanks to Canon Jason Jones for offering this Mass, which is the first time Holy Mass has been celebrated in the Extraordinary Form within Menevia for many years.

All are welcome. 

The following will be sung at this Mass

Venite Adoremus
Missa De Angelis
Rossini Propers of Midnight Mass
Plainsong Communion Antiphon
Credo III
Alma Redemptoris

For the propers of Holy Mass,  please click Here

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Holy Mass for Advent Sunday 1st December 2019

Holy  Mass will tale place on Advent Sunday  Sunday 1st December, 4pm at Sacred Heart , Morriston for the First Sunday of Advent.

There will also be the opportunity for confessions before Holy Mass.

Refreshments will be served in the parish centre after the Mass.

All are welcome.

The propers of the Holy Mass for Advent Sunday can be found here 
Ad te levavi animam meam, Deus meus, 
in te confido, 
non erubescam neque irrideant me 
inimici mei.
Et enim universi qui te expectant 
non confundentur. 
I will lift up my soul to you, my God,
and confide in you;
I will not be ashamed, nor will my enemies
mock me.
For all those who wait for you
will not be confounded.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Sung Requiem Mass 10th November 6.30 p.m. Remembrance Sunday

Holy Mass on Remembrance Sunday

Good Evening,

Please note the following announcement which may be of interest to those who regularly attend Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

There will be Holy Mass celebrated in the Sacred Heart Centre on Sunday 10th November at 6.30 p.m. with music provided by the tabernacle choirs of Morriston and Cardiff.  They will be singing the Faure Requiem.

All are welcome.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Holy Mass on Sunday 3rd November , 4 p.m. Sacred Heart , Morriston

21st Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Holy Mass of the 21st Sunday after Pentecost will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday 3rd November, at Sacred Heart Church,  Morriston.

There will be tea and coffee served in the Sacred Heart Centre after Holy Mass , and the opportunity for the sacrament of confession before Holy Mass.

The propers for the Mass can be found here

A discussion about the parable of the unforgiving servant can be found here .

For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

St. Francis of Assisi

Next a reminder about forthcoming times of Holy Mass at Sacred Heart and Sandfields, Port Talbot for the remainder of the year. We will have Holy Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.30 p.m. and many thanks to Canon Jason Jones for offering this Mass.  This will be the first Extraordinary Form Mass on Christmas Eve in Menevia for many years.

December  -     Sunday 1st December   4 p.m.

                          Sunday 8th December,  6 p.m.  Port Talbot

                         Tuesday 24th December  8.30 p.m.  

                          (Christmas Eve)

And Finally a note about collections at the Extraordinary Form Mass and Gift Aid.  The great generosity of visitors to the Extraordinary Form Mass has been noted.  On the afternoon of 3rd November, it will be possible to obtain gift aid forms for those eligible or who would like to take advantage of this.  It means that the parish will be able to benefit even more and  claim back the tax that is paid on the donation.  If you would like to take advantage of this, please contact Paul Relf on the day,  who will be able to give you the required form.