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

Monday, 29 July 2013

Vigil Mass 5pm Saturday 3rd August....

....a Tridentine Latin Mass at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Morriston.

 Our Lady's Saturday....

Following the cancellation of the Latin Mass planned for 16th July at Aberaeron we hope and pray that Fr Neil Evans will kindly grant us the use of the Church of the Holy Cross once more, possibly at the end of October.

Please remember Fr Evans, Fr Burke, Fr Brophy, Fr Jones and all the clergy of the Diocese and our Bishop in your prayers.

And remember also, Fr Mansel Usher who was ordained in July and is now curate at St Benedict's Church, Sketty.

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, 
Father Mansel. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life. 
In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption. 
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much. 
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Latin Mass in Menevia.... Sunday 28th July, will be at St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea at 12 noon.


At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others. 

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one was a pharisee, and the other a publican. 

The pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give Thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers; as also is this publican. 
I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I possess. 

And the publican standing afar off would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven, but struck his breast saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner.

 I say to you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Also.....a film to meditate on....The Sacrifice of the Holy Mass

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

St Lawrence of Brindisi - Saint of the day Sunday 21st July

Please note that the Latin Mass next Sunday will be at 2pm at the Church of The Sacred Heart, Morriston near Swansea (and NOT Clydach).


                Litany of St Lawrence of Brindisi
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us! Lord, have mercy on us! Christ hear us.Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us! God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us! God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us! Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us!
Holy Mary, Pray for us. Holy Mother of God, Pray for us. Holy Virgins of virgins, Pray for us. Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Pray for us. Faithful son of holy Father Francis, Pray for us.Teacher of humility, Pray for us. Mirror of purity, Pray for us. Champion of monastic poverty, Pray for us. Model of absolute obedience, Pray for us. Victim of unbloody martyrdom, Pray for us. Marvel of fortitude, Pray for us. Paragon of temperance, Pray for us. Master of self-denial, Pray for us. Model of patience, Pray for us. Despiser of the world,Pray for us. Ardent devotee of the host Holy Sacrament, Pray for us. Love-glowing angel at the Altar, Pray for us. Silent adorer of the hidden Saviour, Pray for us. Holy Priest, Pray for us. Childlike client of Our Lady, Pray for us. Temple of virtues, Pray for us. Stalwart defense against all temptations, Pray for us. Golden vessel of heavenly comfort, Pray for us.Celestial messenger, Pray for us. Zealous preacher of the truth, Pray for us. Scourge of heresy, Pray for us. Tireless worker for the salvation of souls, Pray for us. Zealot for conversion of the Jews, Pray for us. Warrior for the Faith, Pray for us. Prudent counselor,Pray for us. Consolation of princes, Pray for us. Joy of kings, Pray for us. Rescuer of many lands and kingdoms, Pray for us. Father of the poor and suffering, Pray for us. Great wonder worker, Pray for us. Servant of God, worthy of all honor, Pray for us. Ornament of the Seraphic Order, Pray for us. Blessed Father, raised to a throne of glory, Pray for us. That we may make thy treasure of poverty our own, Pray for us. That we may persevere in holy obedience to the commandments of God and Holy Church, Pray for us. That, rich in poverty, adorned with chastity, and in holy obedience we may die and enjoy eternal bliss,Pray for us. Wonder worker and holy Father, Lawrence, Pray for us.
Christ Jesus, Who didst choose Thy servant Lawrence for the Apostolic life, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst adorn Thy priest Lawrence with seraphic love toward Thee and Thy Virgin Mother, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst liberally endow Saint Lawrence with the gift of tears, with the gift of tongues, with ecstasies, with fortitude and wisdom, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst give Thy priest Lawrence the grace of wonderful recollection and devotion during the celebration of Mass,Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst enrich Thy servant Lawrence with the pearl of most high poverty, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst honor Thy servant Lawrence with the precious adornment of angelic chastity, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst make Thy servant Lawrence mighty in word and work,Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst distinguish Thy servant Lawrence through numerous cures and miracles, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst glorify Thy servant Lawrence by giving him the palm of victory over the enemies of Holy Church, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Who didst ordain Thy servant Lawrence to be an angel of peace to all Christendom, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Christ Jesus, Son of God, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord! Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Graciously hear us, O Lord! Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us, O Lord!
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O Saint Lawrence: R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst grant to Thy Confessor, Lawrence, the spirit of counsel and fortitude that he might accomplish most arduous tasks for Thy Name and the good of souls: grant us that in the same spirit we may know our obligations, and through his intercession fulfill them. Through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The Mass at Aberaeron!


Petition prayer to Our Lady of Mt Carmel
(to be said on three consecutive days)

Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendour of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity, Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (say three times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (say three times).

EF Mass next Sunday 14th July....

....the  eighth Sunday after Pentecost will be at the Church of St Therese of Lisieux at Sandfields, near Port Talbot at 5pm.

“Do you realize that Jesus is there
in the tabernacle expressly for you-
for you alone? He burns with the
desire to come into your heart… don’t
listen to the demon, laugh at him, and
go without fear to receive the Jesus of
peace and love…” 

St Therese de Lisieux

My apologies for omitting last week's Mass notice.