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, 30 April 2013

This is the image of our queen

May is one of the months dedicated to our blessed mother, Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth.

This is the image of our Queen
Who reigns in Heaven above;
Of her who is the hope of men,
Whom men and angels love!
Most holy Mary!

This homage offered at the feet
Of Mary's image here
To Mary's self at once ascends
Above the starry sphere.
Most holy Mary!

How fair soever be the form
Which here your eyes behold,
Its beauty is by Mary's self
Excell'd a thousandfold.
Most holy Mary!

Sweet are the flow'rets we have culled

This image to adorn;
But sweeter far is Mary's self,
That rose without a thorn!
Most holy Mary!

Please note: Throughout May we will recite the Rosary 15 minutes before the published Mass times.

Masses for May are as follows:-

Saturday 4th May

Sacred Heart, Morriston
May Devotions


Thursday 9th May

Sacred Heart Morriston

6.45pm Rosary
7pm Mass

Sunday 12th May
Sunday after the Ascension

St Therese, Sandfields


Sunday 19th May

St Benedict’s CLYDACH
Missa Cantata


Sunday 26th May
Trinity Sunday


12 noon

Thursday 30th May
Corpus Christi


6pm Holy Mass and Procession of Blessed Sacrament

Monday, 22 April 2013

A Facebook entry for the Confraternity

Go to Facebook and enter 'Confraternity of the Holy Cross' - and then please sign up as a 'friend'. We hope this will be a god way to reach out to others in Menevia, especially the young Catholics of our Diocese.

Thank you

Latin Mass next Sunday.....

.......28th April, will be at St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea at 12 noon.

Please pray for the persecuted Church and our priests who are making such a brave stand.

The priests in the video clip on the link below were part of the Paris demonstration against Same Sex "Marriage" - Manif Pour Tous.

One monk was dragged away and beaten, Our Lady of Lourdes, Ora pro nobis,
St Denis of France, Ora pro nobis, St Bernadette, Ora pro nobis.

You may view the clip HERE

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A prayer before the Tabernacle

H/T to The Unprofitable Servant for this wonderful prayer

Dear Lord,

Here You sit, all alone, no one to keep You company. 

 I have You and the angels who bow before You all to myself in the perfect quiet of this chapel and yet I cannot keep my mind fixed on the Gospel Mysteries. 
 I am reminded of Your words to Peter, James and John in the garden at Gethsemane:  "Could you not stay awake with Me one hour?"

I have not been with You yet even a quarter of an hour and my thoughts wander.  
The Son of God humbled Himself to the form of bread so that I would not be fearful to approach Him.  
And yet I cannot even keep my mind fixed on the supreme gesture of love that happens when You descend to be present to me, body, blood, soul and divinity.  
So many souls need my prayers.  It's as if I have the only life boat available and have set aside the oars, going adrift with no direction.

Lord, so many times we read in the Gospel of the nights You spent in prayer to Your Heavenly Father. 
 What is it You said to Him, dear Jesus?  
 We have the prayer You left us, but what is it You said to Him during those long vigils as Your disciples slept, oblivious to their Master?  
Did You ask Him for anything?  
Did You simply tell Him that You loved Him? 
 Did You mention me when You prayed to Him, and did You ask Him to overlook my countless faults, which You knew I would commit over and over again?

In all humility Jesus, I beg of You to send me the graces necessary to pray to You as I should. 
 Lend me some of Your love for the Heavenly Father, so that I may try to imitate You in Your love for Him. 
 Send the Holy Spirit to assist me so that every part of my being is present to You when I sit before You, the Divine Prisoner of Love confined to Your gilded prison, the tabernacle.

Some day, my Lord, I may not be able to come to this chapel.  
Then I will look back at these squandered precious moments and ask myself why I did not do more to console Your Sacred Heart when I had the opportunity.  
Grant me the grace I need to treat every minute in Your Divine Presence as I would a precious gem that I would guard with my life and all my attention.

And if I forget to say so with words, Lord, permit my every action to say over and over again that I love You.

Picture: Caritas in Veritate

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

No EF Mass on 21st April

 Fr Jason is away at present so there will not be a Latin Mass this coming Sunday.

                     A small consolation, William Byrd's Mass for five voices


Congratulations to seminarian Mansel Usher who was chosen to be Second Deacon at the High Mass celebrated by Pope Francis last Sunday at St Paul's Without the Walls, Rome, Sunday 14th April 2013.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Latin Mass on Sunday 14th April

Will be at St Therese de Lisieux, Sandfields, near Port Talbot at 5pm.

                                  Pontifical High Mass - Extraordinary Form

Friday, 5 April 2013

Vigil Mass for Low Sunday

Vigil Mass for Low Sunday Saturday 6th April at 5pm Sacred Heart Morriston.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Mass on Easter Sunday

A well attended Easter Sunday Missa Cantata at St Benedict's, Sketty was beautifully sung by the Newcastle Emlyn Schola.

Father Jason Jones was the celebrant.

Please remember Liam Pillar and Robin Whatley who are sick, in your prayers 

Almighty and Everlasting God, the eternal salvation of those who believe in You, hear us on behalf of Your servants,  who are sick, for whom we humbly beg the help of your mercy, so that, being restored to health, they may render thanks to you in your Church. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Photo: Louise Sharpling