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, 16 February 2017

Holy Mass on Sexagesima Sunday (19th February) at 3 p.m.





Holy Mass will be offered this Sunday 19th February, Sexagesima Sunday, at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart,Morriston, by kind offer of Father Jason Jones.

There will be an opportunity for refreshments in the Sacred Heart Centre after Mass. 

The season of Septuaagesima is not specifically mentioned in the new calendar.  It refers to the three Sundays before Ash Wednesday, and is a kind of pre-Lent which gives us the opportunity to prepare for Lent itself.

Here is a commentary for the season from the traditional  parish of the Maternal Heart in Australia, which we often refer to on this site.

SEPTUAGESIMA

Three weeks prior to Ash Wednesday, on the day before Septuagesima Sunday, a touching ceremony is held. A choir assembles, chants the divine office and, afterwards, sings a bittersweet hymn bidding farewell to the word "Alleluia"
We do not now deserve
To sing the Alleluia forever;
Guilt forces us
To dismiss you, O Alleluia.
For the time approaches in which
We must weep for our sins.
That ceremony, known as the Depositio of the Alleluia, ushers in the season of Septuagesima,  the roughly seventy days prior to Easter that help us make the transition from the joy of Epiphany to the penitence of Lent. 
So important was Lent to both Eastern and Western Christians that they actually had a separate season to prepare for it. Thus, the day after Septuagesima Sunday, they would begin a period of voluntary fasting that would grow more severe as it approached the full and obligatory fast of Lent. The amount of food would be reduced, and the consumption of certain items, such as butter, milk, eggs, and cheese, would gradually be abandoned. Starting on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, this self-imposed asceticism would culminate in abstinence from meat. Thus the name for this seven-day period before Ash Wednesday, is "Carnival," from the Latin carne levarium, meaning "removal of meat." Finally, within the week of Carnival, the last three days (the three days prior to Lent) would be reserved for going to confession This period was known as  "Shrovetide," from the old English word "to shrive," or to have one's sins forgiven through absolution.


Friday, 3 February 2017

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

A reminder that Holy Mass will be offered at 3pm this Sunday at Sacred Heart Church, Morriston.

Refreshments available in the Parish Centre after the Mass.

All are welcome.




Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Holy Mass on Sunday 22nd January 3pm. Sacred Heart

I am pleased to be able to advertise an extra Mass which will take place this Sunday 22nd January at Sacred Heart, Morriston,  at 3pm. 

Many thanks to Fr. Jason Jones for offering this Mass.

From time to time , additional Mass times may be advertised, so please keep an eye on the website and the emails if you are subscribed,  we will try to give as much notice as possible.  To subscribe to the site and receive regular email updates, please follow the link on the front page.
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There will be e opportunity for refreshments after Mass in the Parish Centre.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Octave of the Nativity and the Circumcision of Our Lord

The Octave day of the Nativity and the Circumcision of Our Lord takes place this Sunday.

A Missa Cantata will take place on Sunday , 1st January at Sacred Heart Morriston, at 3 p.m.

The Newcastle Emlyn school will be singing, and the music will include the following.

Asperges
Common of the Mass - Mass II (Kyrie Fons Bonitatis)
Propers of the Mass - Plainchant/ C. Rossini
Hymns,   Adeste Fidelis, Jesu Redemptor Omnium
Marian Anthem.   Alma Redemptoris Mater

In addition a plenary indulgence can be obtained under the traditional conditions, plus the singing of Veni Creator Spiritus.  Adoration of the Bambino will also take place after Holy Mass.

Please join us on this joyful occasion during the Christmas season.  There will be an opportunity for refreshments in the Sacred Heart Centre after Holy Mass.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a Happy and Holy New Year and thank you for your continued support of the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form within the Menevia Diocese.






A traditional  prayer for New Year

O sacred and adorable Trinity, hear our prayers on behalf of our holy Father the Pope, our Bishops, our clergy, and for all that are in authority over us. Bless, we beseech Thee, during the coming year, the whole Catholic Church; convert heretics and unbelievers; soften the hearts of sinners so that they may return to Thy friendship; give prosperity to our country and peace among the nations of the world; pour down Thy blessings upon our friends, relatives, and acquaintances, and upon our enemies, if we have any; assist the poor and the sick; have pity on the souls of those whom this year has taken from us; and do Thou be merciful to those who during the coming year will be summoned before Thy judgment seat. May all our actions be preceded by Thy inspirations and carried on by Thy assistance, so that all our prayers and works, having been begun in Thee, may likewise be ended through Thee. Amen.








Friday, 16 December 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Missa Cantata at Sacred Heart, Morriston





A Missa Cantata for the Fourth Sunday of Advent will take place this Sunday, 18th December at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Morriston. 



We will sing the following :-

Propers -   Rossini propers of the fourth Sunday of Advent
Hymn   -  Creator Alme Siderum
Common of the Mass -  Mass XVII for Advent and Lent
Marian Anthem - Alma Redemptoris

Music provided by the Newcastle Emlyn Schola

Please join us for tea and coffee in the Sacred Heart Centre after Holy Mass.

Advance notice,  we will also sing on New Year's Day at 3 p.m. also at Sacred Heart, where we shall have the Mass within the Octave of the Nativity.  Further details will appear on the site.


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Second Sunday of Advent 4th December

A reminder that Holy Mass will take place at Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm this Sunday.

Tea and Coffee will be available after the Mass.

For further details of Mass Tomes, please continue to view the page on the site.

A good summary of the Advent Season can be found on the following link, from the Traditional Parish of the Maternal Heart in Australia.

Season of Advent



"Stir up the wills of Thy faithful people, we beseech Thee, O Lord: that more earnest- ly seeking the fruit of good works, they may receive more abundantly the gifts of Thy loving kindness"

Collect from the 24th and last Sunday after Pentecost





Monday, 21 November 2016

Website Apologies

Dear Friends,

Please accept my apologies for the mistake on the Mass Time for yesterday.  It mistakenly posted the Holy Mass at Sacred Heart at 6 pm instead of 3 p.m.

I understand that some people arrived at the published time instead of the actual time, for which I apologise for the wasted journey.

As a general rule, Holy Mass at Sacred Heart will be at 3 p.m. on the days advertised, and at 6 p.m. at St. Therese on the days advertised.  If you notice anything strange about the times that is not explained, I am more than happy to be contacted.  You can call me on 07790 579473 or email me at tom.sharpling@btinternet.com

Wishing you a peaceful week.  Our next Holy Mass in the EF will be on the second Sunday of Advent, 4th December at 3 p.m.

Best Wishes

Tom Sharpling