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

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Change to Mass times for next Sunday

The Mass in the Extraordinary Form will not now be a vigil Mass but will be offered on Sunday 2nd December at 2pm at The Sacred Heart, Morriston - if you have not attended a Latin Mass before, please come and see the richness of the Church's liturgy at first hand.

Next Sunday is, of course, the First Sunday of Advent

Rorate Caeli Desuper

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum.
Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum.

Ne irascaris Domine, ne ultra memineris iniquitatis: ecce civitas Sancti facta est deserta: Sion deserta facta est: Jerusalem desolata est: domus sanctificationis tuae et gloriae tuae, ubi laudaverunt te patres nostri.

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum.

Peccavimus, et facti sumus tamquam immundus nos, et cecidimus quasi folium universi: et iniquitates nostrae quasi ventus abstulerunt nos: abscondisti faciem tuam a nobis, et allisisti nos in manu iniquitatis nostrae.

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum.

Vide Domine afflictionem populi tui, et mitte quem missurus es: emitte Agnum dominatorem terrae, de Petra deserti ad montem filiae Sion: ut auferat ipse iugum captivitatis nostrae.

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum.

Consolamini, consolamini, popule meus: cito veniet salus tua: quare maerore consumeris, quia innovavit te dolor? Salvabo te, noli timere, ego enim sum Dominus Deus tuus, Sanctus Israel, Redemptor tuus.

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum.

Drop down Dew, ye Heavens, from Above

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.

Be not angry, O Lord, and remember no longer our iniquity : behold the city of thy sanctuary is become a desert, Sion is made a desert. Jerusalem is desolate, the house of our holiness and of thy glory, where our fathers praised thee.

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.

We have sinned, and we are become as one unclean, and we have all fallen as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast crushed us by the hand of our iniquity.

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.

See, O Lord, the affliction of thy people, and send him whom thou hast promised to send. Send forth the Lamb, the ruler of the earth, from the rock of the desert to the mount of the daughter of Sion, that he himself may take off the yoke of our captivity.

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.

Be comforted, be comforted, my people; thy salvation shall speedily come. Why wilt thou waste away in sadness? why hath sorrow seized thee? I will save thee; fear not: for I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Redeemer.

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Last Sunday after Pentecost

The Tridentine Latin Mass next Sunday (25th November) will be at St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea at 12 noon - courtesy of Fr Michael Burke.

And today, November 21st is the Feast of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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. 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Next Sunday's Mass now at Morriston

Angels carry a soul to Heaven...Eternal rest
grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual
light shine upon them, may they rest in peace.

Latin Mass on Sunday 18th November will now be at The Sacred Heart, Morriston, NOT Clydach.

Still at 2pm

And....for a good source of information on news within the Faith, please visit Rorate Caeli HERE

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Latin Mass in Menevia Sunday 18th November

Our next Latin Mass will be on Sunday 18th November
at St Benedict's Clydach at 2pm.

 And, for a reflection on the month of the Holy Souls and a report on the Pontifical High Mass celebrated in St Peter's Basilica, Rome, read A Reluctant Sinner's post here:

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them -
May they rest in peace. Amen.

Monday, 5 November 2012

"They shall not grow old...."

Remembrance Sunday, 11th November - Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by Father Paul Brophy at 5pm at St Therese, Southdown Road, Sandfields, PORT TALBOT SA12 7HL.

For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Although the poet, Lawrence Binyon, speaks of "England" I hope that, with a little poetic licence, Wales may also be included in this most inclusive of verses.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Vigil Mass on Saturday 3rd November

Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated at The Church of The Sacred Heart, Morriston, Nr Swansea on Saturday 3rd November at 5pm.

The Mass on All Saints' Day was attended by 36 people, many of whom, had not experienced a Latin Mass for many years.

Some of the comments made afterwards spoke volumes. The words 'so reverent' were used many times.

After Mass some parishioners and members of the Confraternity of the Holy Cross enjoyed lunch in the nearby Red Lion and a presentation of a set of Portmeirion glassware was made to Fr Jason Jones on this  the anniversary of his ordination (15 years) and of the first Latin Mass that he celebrated (5 years).

                                                       Dominus meus, et Deus Meus

                               Fr Jason receiving his gift from Elaine Sharpling of the Confraternity