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, 29 May 2012

Feast of the Holy Trinity

The Saturday Vigil Mass will be at The Sacred Heart, Morriston, Swansea at 5pm on Saturday 2nd June


Monday, 21 May 2012

A Rosary for our Bishop

Sunday 3rd June marks the birthday of Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia and to mark this special occasion, we in the Confraternity are organising a Rosary to be said individually on his Lordship's behalf.

Of course, it does not need to be one Rosary, please offer up as many as you please and join the Confraternity of the Holy Cross in wishing Bishop Tom a very happy birthday for June 3rd.

                                                                 Ad Multos Annos!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Mass on Sunday 20th May

This Mass will now be at The Church of The Sacred Heart, Morriston at 2pm.

Not Clydach as previously advertised.

                                 Composed by Pope Leo XIII in the 19th century.

                                           As a little child,
                                      I loved you like a mother.
                                          Now that I am old,
                                     my love for you has grown.
                                         Receive me in heaven
                                          as one of the blessed,
                                           and I will proclaim
                                          that I have obtained
                                           such a great prize
through your patronage.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

EF Mass next Sunday

Sunday 13th May at 5pm - Holy Mass will be offered at the Church of  St Therese of Lisieux, Sandfields, Port Talbot.

                                              MAY MAGNIFICAT

Photo: Ex Mundabor

MAY is Mary’s month, and I
Muse at that and wonder why:
    Her feasts follow reason,
    Dated due to season—
Candlemas, Lady Day;        
But the Lady Month, May,
    Why fasten that upon her,
    With a feasting in her honour?
Is it only its being brighter
Than the most are must delight her?        
    Is it opportunest
    And flowers finds soonest?
Ask of her, the mighty mother:
Her reply puts this other
    Question: What is Spring?—       
    Growth in every thing—
Flesh and fleece, fur and feather,
Grass and greenworld all together;
    Star-eyed strawberry-breasted
    Throstle above her nested        
Cluster of bugle blue eggs thin
Forms and warms the life within;
    And bird and blossom swell
    In sod or sheath or shell.
All things rising, all things sizing        
Mary sees, sympathising
    With that world of good,
    Nature’s motherhood.
Their magnifying of each its kind
With delight calls to mind        
    How she did in her stored
    Magnify the Lord.
Well but there was more than this:
Spring’s universal bliss
    Much, had much to say       
    To offering Mary May.
When drop-of-blood-and-foam-dapple
Bloom lights the orchard-apple
    And thicket and thorp are merry
    With silver-surfèd cherry       
And azuring-over greybell makes
Wood banks and brakes wash wet like lakes
    And magic cuckoocall
    Caps, clears, and clinches all—
This ecstasy all through mothering earth        
Tells Mary her mirth till Christ’s birth
    To remember and exultation
    In God who was her salvation.

Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Latin Masses for the month of Our Lady - May

  • Saturday  May 5th - Vigil Mass 5pm Sacred Heart, Morriston

  • 2nd Sunday May 13th - 5pm St Therese de Lisieux, Sandfields, Port Talbot

  • Thursday May 17th - 11am The Ascension - Holy Name, Fishguard

  • 3rd Sunday May 20th - 2pm St Benedict's, Clydach with May Devotions ie Rosary, Litany Benediction and crowning. All Children  welcome and a volunteer needed to be the May Queen.

  • 4th Sunday (Pentecost) May 27th - 12 noon St Josephs Cathedral, Swansea

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Our Lady Queen of the May


Saturday 5th May at 5pm - Sacred Heart, Morriston

Thursday 17th May (Feast of the Ascension) at 11am - Holy Name, Fishguard
Some of us plan to adjourn for a light lunch afterwards so please join us if you are able.

Sunday 20th May 2pm - St Benedict's CLYDACH - followed by May Devotions

And please remember to let me know if you would like to reserve seats on the mini bus/coach for the Holywell Pilgrimage on 1st July.

A full calendar of May Masses will be published shortly