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

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Feast of the Epiphany - 6th January 2019 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart

A very happy New Year to all of our followers and we hope you have had a peaceful and blessed Christmas time.

Many thanks to all of you who came to Mass on New Year's Eve.  Special thanks go to Canon Jason and also to Andrew Butcher who came from Cwmbran to serve for us.

Holy Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany will take place on Sunday 6th January at 4pm at Sacred Heart Morriston, Swansea

All are welcome and tea and coffee will be available after the Mass,

"From this day of thy Manifestation, O divine King! begins thy separation from the Synagogue, which refuses thy love; and on this same Day, thou takest, in the person of the Magi, the Gentiles as thy Spouse. Thy union with her will soon be proclaimed from the Cross, when, turning thy face from the ungrateful Jerusalem, thou wilt stretch forth thy hands towards the nations of the Gentiles. O ineffable joy of thy Birth! but O still better joy of thine Epiphany, wherein we, the once disinherited, are permitted to approach to thee, offer thee our gifts, and see thee graciously accept them, O merciful Emmanuel!"

Excerpted from The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

For a discussion about the Feast of the Epiphany,  see the following link :

Feast of the Epiphany

Friday, 28 December 2018

Holy Mass on New Years Eve at 5 p.m. Sacred Heart Morriston

Holy Mass will be offered on Monday 31st December at 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Morriston.

Many thanks to Canon Jason Jones for offering the Mass.

The Mass will be of the Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas and will be offered for the repose of the soul of Corey.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Holy Mass of First Sunday of Advent - 2nd December 2018

A Missa Cantata  will take place on Sunday 2nd December, 4pm at Sacred Heart , Morriston for the First Sunday of Advent, by kind permission of Canon Jason Jones.

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

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

The Music for the Mass will consist of the following.

  • Plainchant propers
  • Congregational Hymn - Creator Alme Siderum
  • Mass XVII for the Season of Advent
  • Choir - Flos De Radice Jesse

Season of Advent -  A Reflection

For the propers of the Mass, please see the tab designated to this information or follow the link here

Ad Te Levavi -  Introit of the First Sunday in Advent

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Holy Mass Sunday 4th November at 4 p.m.

A reminder that Holy Mass will be celebrated this Sunday at Sacred Heart, Morriston at 4 p.m.

This period is the intervening Sundays between the feast of Christ the King and Advent,  for which the readings and propers of the Sundays after the Epiphany are used,

This Sunday will be the IV Sunday remaining after the Epiphany.

The propers of the Mass can be found here

There will be tea and coffee after Holy Mass

Sunday, 28 October 2018

All Saints Day - Thursday 1st November 12 p.m.

Solemnity of All Saints - Thursday 1st November 2018

Holy Mass for All Saints will take place on Thursday 1st November at Sacred Heart Church, Morriston, 12 p.m.

Propers for the feast of All Saints Day can be found here


All Saints' Day, also known as All HallowsDay of All the Saints,[3]Solemnity of All Saints,[4] or Feast of All Saints[5] is a solemnitycelebrated on 1 November by the Roman Catholic Church and various Protestant denominations, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. The liturgical celebration begins at Vespers on the evening of 31 October and ends at the close of 1 November. It is thus the day before All Souls' Day.

In Catholic theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. In the Catholic Church and many Anglican churches, the next day specifically commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached Heaven. Christians who celebrate All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day do so in the fundamental belief that there is a prayerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the "Church triumphant"), and the living (the "Church militant"). Other Christian traditions define, remember and respond to the saints in different ways; for example, in the Methodist Church, the word "saints" refers to all Christians and therefore, on All Saints' Day, the Church Universal, as well as the deceased members of a local congregation, are honored and remembered.[10]

Propers for the feast of All Saints Day can be found here

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Corey - Final Arrangements for Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October

Dear Friends,

On Thursday at 7.30 p.m. Corey's body will be received into church at Sacred Heart, Morriston .

A Low Mass will be celebrated.

The family will meet the funeral director outside the church at 7.25 p.m.

On Friday 26th,  we are anticipating a large congregation at both the University in Carmarthen and Parc Gwyn in Narberth.

For those who have not yet done so,  if you could let me know names for the coach from the University to Parc Gwyn and back.

Car Parking on campus will be limited and available on a  first come first served basis.

However,  the Carmarthen Park and Ride has been made available to us which is situated near the Show Ground

Nant-y-ci Car Park, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5DR

The bus departs from the park and ride on the hour and at half past each hour.  A timetable is attached.  And will run until 7 p.m.  The bus will stop at the University Campus.

If possible, we recommend the use of the park and ride on the day.

we would like as many as possible from our church and Start Mater community to be with us in the main auditorium.  Due to the numbers,  if you are able to be with us as early as possible, this should ensure you will be able to be in the main chapel.

A video link is provided in the ante-rooms as an alternative.

If you require anything further,  please do contact either elaine or myself

With Very Best Wises

The Sharpling Family

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Funeral Arrangements for Corey

Dear Friends,

Elaine and I are now in the position to be able to advise about the funeral arrangements for Corey.

Corey's body will be received into the church at Sacred Heart Morriston at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 25th October, at which point a Low Mass will be celebrated

On 26th October, the solemn Requiem Mass for Corey will take place at 11 a.m. at the University Chapel,  University of Wales Trinity St. David campus,  Carmarthen, SA31 3EP followed by the committal service at Narberth Parc Gwyn SA68 8UD at 1.45 p.m.

A coach will be available to transport people to Narberth and back to Carmarthen if required.  If you require this service, would you be so kind as to email me on the following address

so we have an idea of numbers

Following the committal, we will return to the University Campus where  refreshments will be available at the Halliwell Theatre,  Carmarthen Campus, adjacent to the chapel.

We have asked for family flowers only,  but we would be delighted to receive donations for the following local charities which have been so much part of our and Corey's lives over the last years.

The Army Cadet Force
Mencap Ceredigion

Our funeral director Colin Phillips will be able to receive donations on the day or by post at the following address

Colin Phillips and Daughters
Funeral Directors
4 Morgan Street
S43 1DF

We thank you for your continued support and prayers at this time, and assure you of our heartfelt thanks.

Tom and Elaine