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, 27 June 2018

Holy Mass on 1st July - The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Holy Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart, Morriston, Swansea, on Sunday 1st July at 4 p.m.

A reminder of the new monthly Mass time, 4 p.m. ongoing.

The Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of the late Professor Robin Whatley, who actively supported the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary form in the diocese when it was re-introduced in 2007.

There will be the opportunity for refreshments after the Mass in the Sacred Heart Centre,  and we thank Canon Jason Jones for kindly offering the Mass.

Click here for a meditation on the Feast of the Most Precious Blood. This feast no longer exists in the new Calendar of Pope Paul VI.  it is celebrated in the Traditional Calendar

The propers of the Holy Mass on this day can be found and downloaded/printed from here

Monday, 28 May 2018

The Feast of Corpus Christi - Sunday June 3rd, Sacred Heart Morriston - New Mass Time

 The external solemnity of Corpus Christi will be celebrated in the extraordinary form at Sacred Heart R.C Church,  Morriston, Swansea , at the revised time of 4 p.m. 

This new time enables an additional Mass being celebrated each week in the parish for the Polish communities in Swansea.

On Maundy Thursday, the day on which the Church commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist, it is impossible to honor the Blessed Sacrament with appropriate solemn and joyful rites. Such a festival is precluded by the sad and sorrowful memories of the day — the betrayal of Judas, Christ's agony and arrest, Peter's denial — and by the fact that other prescribed ceremonies are already occupying the time of clergy and faithful on Holy Thursday.

It was a humble nun in Belgium, Saint Juliana (1258), Prioress of Mont Cornillon, who first suggested and advocated a special feast in honor of the Blessed Sacrament to be celebrated on a day other than Maundy Thursday. 

From her sixteenth year she had often in her prayers beheld a strange sight: it was as if the full moon appeared to her in brilliant light, while a part of its disc remained black and lightless. Finally, in a vision, Christ showed her the meaning of this picture. The moon represented the ecclesiastical year; the black spot indicated the lack of a festival in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. She was to announce to the authorities of the Church that God wished such a feast to be established.

Many thanks to Canon Jason Jones for celebrating the Holy Mass for us.

There will be the opportunity for confessions before the Mass and immediately following the Mass,  we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in recognition of the Feast.

Tea and coffee will be available in the Sacred Heart Centre after Holy Mass.

For an interesting link about the Feast of Corpus Christi, please click on the following link

Feast of Corpus Christi

For the propers of the Feast, please see the below link

Propers for Corpus Christ

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Fifth Sunday After Easter - 6th May 2018 - Sacred Heart Morriston

Fifth Sunday After Easter 2018

Thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb.  Now we know that Thou knowest all things and Thou needest not that any man should ask Thee: by this we believe that Thou camest forth from God.

Holy Mass will be celebrated in the Extraordinary Form this Sunday,  6th May at Sacred Heart Church, Morriston , Swansea at 3 p.m.

There will be the opportunity for confessions and tea and coffee will be available after the Mass.

An additional reminder that Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form also takes place at St. Therese , Sandfields, Port Talbot on the Second Sunday of each month apart from August, at 6 p.m.

For further details of that Mass,  please contact the parish using the location details shown on this website.

From June onwards,  there will be a new Mass time for our regular Monthly Mass in the Extraordinary form at Sacred Heart , which will be 3.30 p.m. on the First Sunday.

This is to accommodate an additional Sunday Mass within the parish for the Polish community.

You can see the propers of the Holy Mass for 5th Sunday after Easter at this link

5th Sunday after Easter

A useful  link about Paschaltide is shown here.    Paschaltide Link

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Easter Sunday 2018 - 3 p.m. Sacred Heart Morriston, Swansea

Holy Mass for Easter Sunday
Missa Cantata
Sacred Heart Church, Morriston at 3pm

We will have the following music at the Mass

Vidi Aquam
Propers of the Day,   Rossini and Plainchant
Common of the Mass,   Mass I   for Paschal Time
Surrexit Christus
O Filii et Filiae
Marian Anthem -  Regina Caeli

Many thanks to Fr. Jason Jones foe celebrating this Mass on Easter Sunday,  and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible on Sunday.  Thank you very much for your continued support of the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Menevia Diocese

Click Here to view the liturgy of Easter Sunday, including propers and music

Friday, 2 March 2018

Third Sunday of Lent - March 4th 2018

Holy Mass will take place in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday March 4th at 3 p.m.,   Sacred Heart, Morriston.

Please see below for the propers and a discussion about the readings for the Mass.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the Dying

Good Evening,

Father Jason Jones has asked if we would be able to post the following on the site .

Within my own family, I have experienced the importance and power of this prayer.  If anybody would like to support the Sacred Heart Parish,  SOS Chaplet for the Dying,  please contact either Father Jason Jones or Father Andrzej Kuklinski at the parish.

Best Wishes

Tom Sharpling
Latin Mass Society Representative for the Menevia Diocese.

Parish SOS Chaplet for the  Dying

Introduction                                                                                                                                                                                                                  During the Year of Mercy we began the SOS Chaplet for the dying. In our parish we have the main Hospital for Swansea and west wales, with 24hr A+E, Intensive care, coronary care and the Burns unit.  IN 2016  99 Catholics   and in 2017, 76  Catholics , many of whom were lapsed received the last rites. Supported by members of the parish SOS Chaplet. if you would like to be part of this initiative and pray for the dying or if you wish to submit a name of a dying friend to be accompanied by prayer in their last hours then please give your mobile number to Fr Andrzej who will add it to the SOS group list. 
Our Lord’s words to St. Faustina regarding the chaplet for the sick and dying:
“My daughter, help Me to save a certain dying sinner. Say the chaplet that I have taught you for him.”(Diary 1565).                                                   “When I began to say the chaplet, I saw the man dying in the midst of terrible torment and struggle. His Guardian Angel was defending him, but he was, as it were, powerless against the enormity of the soul's misery. A multitude of devils was waiting for the soul. But while I was saying the chaplet, I saw Jesus just as He is depicted in the image. The rays which issued from Jesus' Heart enveloped the sick man, and the powers of darkness fled in panic. The sick man peacefully breathed his last. When I came to myself, I understood how very important the chaplet was for the dying. It appeases the anger of God.”" (Diary 1565).

Our Lord’s Promise regarding the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the dying
Encourage souls to say the chaplet which I have given you (1541) . . . “Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death” (Diary 687) . . . “When they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just judge, but as the merciful Savior” (Diary 1541) . . . “Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties [that is, insistent prayers], obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least. Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moment depends on your prayer. You know the whole abyss of My mercy, so draw upon it for yourself and especially for poor sinners. Sooner would heaven and earth turn into nothingness than would My mercy not embrace a trusting soul” (Diary 1777) . . . “Every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the indulgence is the same” (Diary, 811).
Saint Faustina was often given the grace to know when a certain dying person desired or needed prayer; she would be alerted to the moment, by her Guardian Angel or by our Lord Himself. At those times she would pray until she no longer felt the need to pray, or a sense of peace came upon her, or she learned that the person had died, or heard the soul say, “Thank You!” She wrote: “Oh, dying souls are in such great need of prayer! O Jesus, inspire souls to pray often for the dying” (Diary, 1015).

What if the person prays from a distance?   
Saint Faustina had a love for the sick and dying, and she prayed for them with great fervor. The following experiences recorded in her Diary make it clear that one does not have to be at the bedside physically. She wrote, “It sometimes happens that the dying person is in the second or third building away, yet for the spirit, space does not exist. It sometimes happens that I know about a death occurring several hundred kilometers away. This has happened several times with regard to my family and relatives and also sisters in religion, and even souls whom I have not known during their lifetime"” (Diary, 835).
Please join our SOS Chaplet Apostolate for the Dying. 

Holy Mass Sunday 4th February - Sexagesima Sunday

Holy Mass will be celebrated this Sunday, 4th February , Sexagesima Sunday , at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart R.C Church, Morriston.

All are welcome and we will have refreshments after Holy Mass.

An interesting discussion about the season of Septuagesima can be found below.