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, 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. 


Sunday, 6 October 2019

Holy Mass on 13th October - 18th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday 13th October 2019

Holy Mass will take place on 13th October 2019 at 4 p.m.,  transferred from its usual first Sunday of the month,


This day will mark Corey's first anniversary, and Holy Mass will be said for Corey on this occasion.

There will be tea and coffee in the Sacred Heart centre after Mass , and confession will be available before Holy Mass.

The propers for the Mass can be found here

A short sermon for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form can be seen by clicking on this link

Sunday 13th October is also the 102nd anniversary of the miracle of the Sun at Fatima. Many gathered on that date in Fatima in response t the prophecy of the three shepherd children that the Virgin Mary would appear on that date and perform miracles.  Many who attended reported extraordinary solar activity such as the Sun appearing to dance in the sky.  These events reportedly lasted about 10 minutes. Bishop Jose de Silva declared the miracle worthy of belief in 1930 permitting officially the cult of Our Lady of Fatima.

In the spirit of Fatima and to pray for those who are close to death and for those who have died,  let us fervently pray the following prayer.  And we pray for the repose of the soul of Corey on this particular day,

"O My Jesus, forgive us our sins,  save us from the fires of hell,  lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy"






Forthcoming Mass Times at Sacred Heart , Morriston Swansea

FORTHCOMING MASS TIMES AT SACRED HEART CHURCH - MORRISTON 



FORTHCOMING MASS TIMES AT SACRED HEART CHURCH - MORRISTON


Forthcoming monthly mass times until the end of the year as as follows 


October       -   Sunday 13th October,    4 p.m.

November  -    Sunday 3rd November   4 p.m.

December  -     Sunday 1st December   4 p.m.

                         Tuesday 24th December  8.30 p.m.  
                          (Christmas Eve)


Please note particularly the entries in red above.  In October,  the normal first Sunday Mass will move to the second Sunday (13th). Father has also kindly advised that he will offer the Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.30 p.m.  It would be greatly appreciated if as many people as possible could come on Christmas Eve,  this is the first time it has been possible to have the Mass of Christmas Eve in the diocese of Menevia for many years,

The 13th October will also mark the first anniversary of Corey's passing,   we would like to thank you sincerely for your support over the last year,  and Holy Mass next Sunday will be said for Corey.  Refreshments will be available after Holy Mass,  all are welcome to join us on this occasion.
With very best wishes


Tom and Elaine.



Saturday, 10 August 2019

FORTHCOMING MASS TIMES AT SACRED HEART CHURCH - MORRISTON



FORTHCOMING MASS TIMES AT SACRED HEART CHURCH - MORRISTON


Forthcoming monthly mass times until the end of the year as as follows 


September   -   Sunday 1st September,  4 p.m.

October       -   Sunday 13th October,    4 p.m.

November  -    Sunday 3rd November   4 p.m.

December  -     Sunday 1st December   4 p.m.

                         Tuesday 24th December  8.30 p.m.  
                          (Christmas Eve)


Please note particularly the entries in red above.  In October,  the normal first Sunday Mass will move to the second Sunday (13th). Father has also kindly advised that he will offer the Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.30 p.m.  It would be greatly appreciated if as many people as possible could come on Christmas Eve,  this is the first time it has been possible to have the Mass of Christmas Eve in the diocese of Menevia for many years.

A reminder also that Holy Mass is also celebrated at St Therese,  Sandfields,  Port Talbot on the Second Sunday of each month,  with the exception of the month of August.  For further details, please contact the parish,.

For those going away on holiday,  we wish you an enjoyable break and safe travel. 

Tom and Elaine.









Wednesday, 31 July 2019

8th Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday 4th August

Give an account of thy stewardship

Holy Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 4th August at Sacred Heart Morriston at 4 p.m.  There will be tea and coffee available after Mass and the opportunity for confession.

The Mass will be of the 8th Sunday after Pentecost and the propers can be found here






An interesting discussion about the parable in this Mass can be found here 


Now why would Jesus be telling a parable like this unless he wanted to draw out something serious from something totally ridiculous? And the Jewish rabbis, from time to time, did in fact use humor whenever they wanted to make a very serious point. That perhaps is what Jesus is doing in the gospel. He isn’t in any way suggesting that one should emulate the corrupt servant, or the unscrupulous debtors, or the equally crazy landowner. But he is reminding us—gently, and with much humor—that there is something we can learn from all of them.

They were, after all, typical men of the world, who have given all their energy to achieving money and the good life. They were what Jesus calls the “children of this world”. And we are told that if we, his followers, would only show the same dedication and resolve in pursuing goodness, we could achieve so much more! And neither is he telling us that wealth is bad or that we should neglect our worldly affairs. He is, however, telling us to regard things in the proper perspective; and that while some of us find ourselves having to actively pursue the treasures of this world, we should just as eagerly pursue the treasures of heaven.

Behind the humor of our gospel today then, are lessons Jesus would want us to seriously think about: [i] If only we were as eager and ingenious in our attempts to attain goodness as the rascals in the gospel are in attaining money and comfort, we would all be better persons. [ii] If only we would give as much attention to things which concern our souls as we do the things which concern our business, we would be much better men and women. [iii] And If only we would desire God as eagerly as we sometimes desire material wealth, we wouldn’t only be wealthy, we would be truly wealthy. For we will possess wealth that “no moth can destroy, no rust can corrode, and no thief can ever steal”.