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, 26 November 2015

Advent Sunday November 29th 2015

A Missa Cantata will tale place on Sunday 29th November, 3pm at Sacred Heart , Morriston for the First Sunday of Advent.

Music will consist of the following

Propers, plainsong of 1st Sunday of Advent
Common, Mass XVII for Advent and Lent
Offertory Motet,  Creator Alme Siderum
Communion, Flos de Radice
Marian Anthem, Alma Redemptoris Mater

Music sung by the Newcastle Emlyn Schola

Many thanks to Father Jason Jones for offering the Holy Mass

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

All are welcome.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Latin Mass Society Events 13th and 14th November

Over the last couple of days, we had the pleasure of attending two events in central London held by the Latin Mass Society.

It was a great opportunity to meet with members of the committee, put faces to names and discuss the matters relevant to ourselves as traditional Catholics within Wales.  We also promised to support each other in prayer.

Cardinal Burke was the guest of honour at dinner held on Friday night.

The Cardinal also presided at the Formal Requiem held for the deceased and benefactors of the Latin Mass Society at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday afternoon.

At the end of the Requiem Mass and before the absolutions, the Cardinal spoke to the congregation about the absolute importance of praying for our deceased family and friends, and how this was inextricably linked to the Eucharist.  The Cardinal spoke about remaining firm in our faith despite the persecution we may face from outside the church and also to some extent within the church too.

Over the weekend, we discussed continuing our close ties between our confraternity in Wales and the work of the Latin Mass Society.  We hope to attend another event, perhaps the representatives meeting, in 2016 and to suggest that an event takes place in between ourselves and central London to enable more people to participate.   We may also in the future join with our friends in the Cardiff Diocese for a larger event.

Overall , this was a blessed , encouraging and significant weekend.

Tom and Elaine Sharpling

Solemn Requiem for Latin Mass Society, Saturday November 14th

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Holy Mass 25th Sunday after Pentecost 15th November 3pm.

Low Mass will take place this Sunday afternoon at 3pm. At Sacred Heart , Morriston.

The propers will be of the 6th Sunday after the Epiphany.

Following Mass, we will have tra and coffee in the Sacred Heart Centre.

All are welcome.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Cancellation of Holy Mass Sunday 8th November

We regret to advise that due to circumstances beyond people's control, Holy Mass has had to be cancelled on 8th November.  Apologies for this. Please note that we will always publish any time alterations or cancellations on this site.  We recommend that anyone travelling to Holy Mass refer to the site before travelling to ensure that current arrangements still stand.

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Introit for All Saints

Vigil Mass for All Saints. Saturday 31st October

The vigil Mass for All Saints will take place on Saturday evening at 5 pm. At Sacred Heart Church, Morriston.

We will again have the Newcastle Emlyn Schola with us and the music will be as follows

Propers,  introit and communion, plainsong.  Offertory and gradual C Rossini
Mass 2 for Feasts of the First Class, Kyrie Fons Bonitatis
Credo 3
Offertory Motet
Salve Regina

Refreshments will be seevd in the hall after the Mass

We would greatly appreciate your support for this Mass.


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]

Friday, 23 October 2015

Feast of Christ the King - 2 p.m. Sunday 25th October -- Please note the altered time

A Missa Cantata will be offered at Sacred Heart Morriston at 2 p.m.  Sunday 25th October.

Please note carefully that this Mass has been changed to 2 p.m.  and that the clocks go BACK one hour this weekend, on Saturday night.

There will be tea and coffee served in the Sacred Heart Centre after Mass

The music for the Mass will consist of the following

Introit                         -   Painsong for the Feast of Christ the King
Propers                       -   C Rossini
Offertory Motet          -   Palestrina, Jesu Rex Admirabilis
Communion Hymn     -  Vexilla Chrisus Inclyta
Common                     -  Mass 2 for Feast of Class 1  (Kyrie fons Bonitatis)
Recessional                 -  Christus Vincit

Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat

The Feast of Christ the King (in the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, properly the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe) is a relatively recent addition to the western liturgical calendar, having been instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.  Roman Catholics adhering to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (as permitted under the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum) use the General Roman Calendar of 1960, and as such continue to observe the feast on its original date of the last Sunday of October.

Pope Pius XI instituted the Feast of Christ the King in his 1925 encyclical letter Quas primas, in response to growing nationalism and secularism[2] and in the context of the unresolved Roman Question. The title of the feast was "D. N. Jesu Christi Regis" (Our Lord Jesus Christ the King), and the date was "the last Sunday of the month of October - the Sunday, that is, which immediately precedes the Feast of All Saints".[3] In Pope John XXIII's 1960 revision of the Calendar, the date and title remained the same and, in the new simpler ranking of feasts, it was classified as a feast of the first class.