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, 8 October 2015

Mr. Richard Collins Anniversary 11th October 2015

We remember at this time of year the late Mr. Richard Collins.

Richard was a supporter of the Traditional Mass within the Menevia Diocese , and provided much assistance to various aspects of the return of the Traditional Mass to the Diocese.

This included setting up and maintaining the communications links and website to enable the faithful to keep in touch with activities in the diocese, fundraising support for the young people and the training of alter servers. In fact, he trained our son Corey and faithfully worked with Corey to enable him to serve the Mass.

Richard also reached many people through his blog "Linen on the Hedgerow".  Many of us will have enjoyed his humour, wit and his thought provoking posts.

We are grateful for all the effort Richard went to in this regard. We continue to pray for Richard and his family , especially at this time, and remain thankful for his support and friendship towards us and all who supported the Traditional Mass in Menevia.

Tom Sharpling

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary - Sunday 4th October

A warm welcome back from Stabat Mater Menevia.

Celebration of the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form will re-start on Sunday October 4th at 3 p.m.   The Mass will be of the Solemnity of the Holy Rosary, taking place at Sacred Heart, Morriston,  and the whole month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary.

There will be opportunity for tea and coffee after the Mass in the Sacred Heart Centre.

On the site, you will find a new page with details of forthcoming Mass times.  If you need further information, directions etc. please contact us as follows

Email -
Phone - 01239 710411

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper was a great success and many thanks to all who took part. We are indebted to the new Rector of the Shrine, Father Philip Harries for his warm welcome and to Father Jason Jones who offered the Holy Mass.
After some words of welcome from Father Harries, the pilgrimage began with the lighting of the taper in Our Lady’s hand accompanied by the hymn O Holy Mother of the Taper.  This was followed by a wonderful Missa Cantata and our thanks go to the Newcastle Emlyn Schola for the plainchaint propers and the Cum Jubilio  Mass setting. It is a real blessing to have such a choir in a very rural part of West Wales.
We were also blessed to have two servers (Corey and Seamus) who did a fine job and served with great reverence and dignity.
Following Mass, the pilgrims gathered for lunch and refreshments in the hall where we were very well looked after by the Shrine hospitality team. After plentiful cups of tea and slices of cake, we returned to the church for Benediction and the Rosary.
The shrine hymn, Dear Mother of Our Saviour Christ completed our pilgrimage and as we "bid Our Lady's Shrine farewell" we are already planning our return visit in 2016.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper Cardigan
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Friday, 14 August 2015

Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady, Cardigan, 22nd August

A pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady in Cardigan will take place on Saturday 22nd August. 

The program will be as shown below. 

1.30 p.m.  Missa Cantata, of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 

Music for the Holy Mass will be as follows 

Mass IX -  Missa Cum Jubilo
Propers  -  Plainchant as of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Offertory and Communion Motet

Celebrant.  Father Jason Jones.

2.30 pm - 3.15 pm.   Lunch Break.  Please bring a packed lunch.  A grocery store is adjacent which will allow lunch to be purchased if required.

3.15 .   Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

All are welcome to this pilgrimage.   We are delighted to receive support from the Parish Priest and Shrine Rector, Father Philip Harries, and thank him for extending a warm welcome to us. 

For travelling directions, please see the link to Our Lady of the Taper on the Useful Links tab.

For further enquiries about the pilgrimage, please contact the local representative,

AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Summer Mass Times - Diocese of Menevia

During the coming weeks, there will be some alterations to Mass times, due to clergy holidays.  There will also be some additional Mass times for your diary.  For the first time for a number of years, we will have a pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper in Cardigan, on 22nd August , starting at 2 p.m. and we will also have Holy Mass on the Feast of the Assumption on 15th August.

Please see the proposed schedule below .

Sunday 26th July 2015.           12 noon. Low Mass, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea

Saturday 2nd August 2015        5 p.m.   Low Mass, Sacred Heart, Morriston, Swansea

Saturday 15th August 2015  12 noon  Low Mass at Sacred Heart Morriston,  Feast of the Assumption

Sunday 16th August 2015         3 p.m.    Low Mass at Sacred Heart Morriston, Swansea

Saturday 22nd August 2015   2 p.m.   Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper, Cardigan.  Consisting of Holy Mass, Marian Devotions and Benediction.  Missa Cantata

Sunday 23rd August 2015       12 noon   Low Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea

Sunday 30th August 2015         3 p.m.    Low Mass at Sacred Heart Morriston, Swansea

During the Month of September, there will be no Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form due to clergy vacation.

Holy Mass will resume on 4th October 2015, on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

We wish you a very pleasant Summer Break and Many Blessings.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Holy Mass for Sunday 21st June

Holy Mass for Sunday 21st June will be at:
Sacred Heart, Morriston

The Mass will be a Missa Cantata.

All are most welcome and for tea and coffee following Mass.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

June Month of the Sacred Heart: Next Mass

We were blessed with a wonderful Missa Cantata for Corpus Christi which included the sung sequence and was followed by Benediction. Our thanks go to Father Jones for offering the Holy Mass and to Father Williams who welcomed us to  St. Benedict's.
This was the only sung Mass in Wales, so we were very blessed indeed.

This coming week sees the 40 hours devotion at Sacred Heart, Morriston  please see parish website for details of adoration and Holy Hours.

The next Mass will be a Missa Cantata on: Sunday 21st June at 3pm, Sacred Heart, Morriston.