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

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Holy Innocents: Sunday 28th December at St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea 12 noon

Holy Mass for Sunday 28th December is at the Cathedral Church of St. Joseph at 12 noon.

Mass for the Epiphany:
This Mass will be a Missa Cantata and take place on Saturday 3rd January Sacred Heart, Morriston at 4.30pm.*
Blessing of Epiphany Chalk will take place after Mass.
*please note change of time

Your support for these Masses is greatly appreciated and much needed.

For any further details, please contact:

Monday, 15 December 2014

4th Sunday of Advent: Sunday 21st December Holy Mass Sacred Heart Morriston at 3pm

Holy Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent ( December 21st)  is at Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm.

Next Mass: Sunday 28th December: Holy Family is at St. Joseph's Cathedral Church at 12 noon.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

3rd Sunday of Advent: Holy Mass Saturday 13th December 5pm Sacred Heart Morriston

Holy Mass this weekend is on Saturday 13th December at 5pm. Sacred Heart, Morriston.

Next weekend: 4th Sunday of Advent, Sunday 21st December 3pm, Sacred Heart, Morriston

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Dates for your Diary

Dates for your diaries at this busy time of year:

Saturday 6th December:  Holy Mass at 5pm Sacred Heart, Morriston

Saturday 13th December: Holy Mass at 5pm Sacred Heart, Morriston

Sunday 21st December: Holy Mass at 3pm Sacred Heart, Morriston

Sunday 28th December: Holy Mass at 12 noon St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea

Saturday 3rd January: Epiphany Mass at 5pm Sacred Heart, Morriston

Please mail if you require further details.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

First Sunday of Advent: Missa Cantata Sacred Heart Morriston at 3pm

Holy Mass for Sunday 30th November is a Missa Cantata at Sacred Heart Church, Morriston.
There will be advent wreaths on sale after Mass.
All are welcome.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Holy Mass: Sunday 23rd November St. Joseph's Cathedral at 12 noon.

Holy Mass is on Sunday at 12 in the Cathedral Church of St. Joseph Swansea.
Please make every effort to support the Masses in the Extraordinary Form.  Everyone is welcome.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Sunday 16th November: Holy Mass 23rd after Pentecost

Holy Mass for Sunday 16th November will be at 3pm Sacred Heart Morriston.
The Mass intention is for Mr. Richard Collins RIP

Monday, 27 October 2014

External Solemnity All Saints Saturday 1st November 5pm Sacred Heart Morriston

The Mass on Saturday 1st November at 5pm, Sacred Heart, Morriston is the External Solemnity for All Saints and not the Vigil Mass for All Souls - apologies for the error.
The confraternity is indebted to Canon Michael Lewis, Father Michael Burke and Father Jason Jones who continue to offer the extraordinary form of the Holy Mass in Menevia.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King: Sunday 26th October: Mass Intention Richard Collins

Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King (Class I Feast)
Missa Cantata
Sunday 26th October
Sacred Heart Church, Morriston. 2pm
Rosary begins at 1.45pm

The Mass intention is for Mr. Richard Collins (RIP) on behalf of the Pillar family.

Please note change of time, Mass is at 2pm. Please also note that the clocks go back one hour on Saturday night.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Holy Mass Sunday 19th October 3pm Sacred Heart Morriston

Sunday 19th October (19th Sunday after Pentecost) The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered by Father Jason Jones: Sunday 19th October at 3pm Sacred Heart Church Morriston As it is the month of Our Lady, the Rosary will begin at 2.45. For details of the Requiem Mass for Richard Collins, please see Linen on the Hedgerow BlogSpot. Thank you.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

A great loss...

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Richard Collins died this morning. In your love and charity, please pray for him, Sally and their family and friends.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Here, in Wales especially, even the most minor of parish priest moves can have a disastrous effect on the continuing provision of the EF Mass.

In addition, our priests are under great pressure in fulfilling their pastoral duties and we need to show  them just how much we value their work and need the Latin Mass.

We may do this, first and foremost, by attending as many of the Masses as possible.

And then we need to make our friends and relatives aware that the Masses are taking place.

Finally, we need to show willing by supporting our priest in the physical side of preparing for the Mass; possibly a rota could be organised of people willing to arrange and dress the altar.

Please give this matter some thought and let's discuss, after Mass, what we can do to keep the Mass of Ages alive and well.

Masses for the next few months are rather few and far between due to holidays and cover but, so far, the following Masses will be held:-



Keep the Faith ! 

Spread the Faith! 

And remember to support the Traditional Latin Mass and the priests who say it..

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

20th July - VI Sunday after Pentecost

The Latin Mass for next Sunday will be at 3pm at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Morriston.


In Thee O Lord have I hoped, never let me be confounded: 
deliver me in Thy justice, and release me; 
bow down Thy ear to me, make haste to deliver me. Alleluia.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Vigil Mass Saturday 5th July

This week's Latin Mass will be offered at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Morriston, near Swansea at 5pm on Saturday 5th July.

As we approach the anniversary of Pope Benedict's Motu Proprio on 7th July you may find this brief video clip featuring the great Cardinal Arinze interesting in this context.

And a copy of Pope Benedict's letter to the Bishops may be viewed HERE

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ss Peter and Paul - Sunday 29th June

Sunday's EF Mass will be at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm.

The conversion of St Paul


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Corpus Christi in Menevia

There will be a Missa Cantata (Newcastle Emlyn Schola) and procession at the Church of The Sacred Heart, Morriston, Nr Swansea, on Thursday 19th June at 7pm.

Please email this link to all of your contacts as it would be rewarding to see a good number turn out to honour Our Lord on this great feastday.

Thank you

Here is our Corpus Christi Mass from 2012, held in St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea. 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Latin Mass for Saturday 7th June

A Vigil Mass for Pentecost will be at 5pm at The Sacred Heart, Morriston, near Swansea this coming Saturday.

                                                              Veni Creator Spiritus

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The External Solemnity of the Ascension

A Missa Cantata will be held on Saturday 31st May at 5pm at the Church of The Sacred Heart, Morriston, near Swansea.

The Newcastle Emlyn Schola will sing the Mass for this great feast of the Church.

"Ye men of Galilee, why wonder you...."

Monday, 19 May 2014

May and June Latin Mass Schedule for Menevia

May is Mary's month...

Programme for the Holy Mass (May/June 2014)


Sunday 25th May
12 noon
St Joseph’s Cathedral
5th Sunday after Easter (Little Christmas)

Saturday 31st May
Sacred Heart, Morriston

External Solemnity of the Ascension
Missa Cantata

Saturday 7th June

Sacred Heart, Morriston

Vigil of Pentecost

Sunday 15th June
No Mass
Father Jason away

Thursday 19th June

Sacred Heart, Morriston
Corpus Christi
Missa Cantata
Procession of the Blessed Sacrament

Sunday 22nd June
12 noon
St Joseph’s Cathedral

2nd after Pentecost

Sunday 29th June
Sacred Heart, Morriston

Saints Peter and Paul
Missa Cantata

With a mantilla twitch to Mrs ES for the info.

Please remember Professor Robin Whatley in your prayers - Robin is due to have an eye operation shortly.

Also, we welcome Daphne McBrearty to our Confraternity and hope to meet her after Mass soon.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Menevia's next Latin Mass

Will be at 3pm on Sunday 18th May at The Sacred Heart, Morriston and will be offered for the repose of the soul of Confraternity member, Christopher Gillibrand's, father who died recently.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam,
ad te omnis care veniet.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

*Please note Fr Jason's excellent radio interview on Our Lady of Cardigan, posted earlier.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The National Shrine of Wales....Our Lady of the Taper

Here is an interview given by Fr Jason Jones on Vatican Radio....not only does Father speak of the origins of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper, Our Lady of Cardigan but he also talks knowledgeably about the flowers of Our Lady....

Click on the link HERE

Our Lady of Cardigan - Ora pro nobis!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Menevia Latin Masses for the next two weeks

Next Sunday's EF Mass, 27th April, will be at 12 noon at St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea.

The following Saturday (3rd May) Mass will be 5pm at The Church of The Sacred Heart, Morriston, near Swansea and there will be the crowning of the May Queen in honour of Our Lady whose month it is.

There is no EF Mass the weekend of 10th May.

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!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Stabat Mater

"Make me feel as thou hast felt;
make my soul to glow and melt
with the love of Christ my Lord.

Let me share with thee His pain,
who for all my sins was slain,
who for me in torments died.

Let me mingle tears with thee,
mourning Him who mourned for me,
all the days that I may live." 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Palm Sunday's Missa Cantata.....

.....will be for the intentions of all those who have donated to the Chartres Fund, bought mugs or offered up prayers.

Mass today at 3pm - and on Easter Sunday at 3pm

Christ in the tomb - Church of The Sacred Heart, Morriston

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Palm Sunday - April 13th

Missa Cantata at 3pm at The Sacred Heart Church, Morriston - blessing and distribution of palms.

When fishes flew and forests walked   
   And figs grew upon thorn,   
Some moment when the moon was blood   
   Then surely I was born.

With monstrous head and sickening cry
   And ears like errant wings,   
The devil’s walking parody   
   On all four-footed things.

The tattered outlaw of the earth,
   Of ancient crooked will;
Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb,   
   I keep my secret still.

Fools! For I also had my hour;
   One far fierce hour and sweet:   
There was a shout about my ears,
   And palms before my feet.

G K Chesterton

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Next Latin Mass for Menevia

The Vigil EF Mass for Passion Sunday - will be at 5pm on Saturday April 5th at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Morriston.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

A change to Mass dates

Please note that there will NOT be an EF Mass on Sunday 30th March as previously advertised.

It has been moved to Saturday 29th March at 5pm at The Sacred Heart, Morriston - followed by The Stations of the Cross.

Christ in the wilderness

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

EF Mass on Sunday 23rd March

Will be at 12 noon at St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea.

Justitiae Domini.....
The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts,
and his judgements are sweeter than honey
 and the honey-comb: for thy servant keepeth them.
Psalm 18



Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sunday 16th March....EF Mass at Morriston

The Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm on Sunday 16th March


                                                      Deus, in nomine tuo.......

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Ash Wednesday....Mass and ashes

There will be a Latin Mass tomorrow (Ash Wednesday) at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Morriston at 12 noon.

                                     ATTENDE DOMINE

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Happy St David's Day!

St David - Ora pro nobis
St David, born in Pembrokeshire and first Bishop of Menevia


Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the loving intercession of blessed David, Thy confessor and bishop, may protect us, and that, while we celebrate his festival we may also imitate his steadfastness in the defence of the Catholic Faith.

Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut beati David, Confessoris tui atquae Pontificis, pia intercession nos protegat, et dum ejus solemnie celebramus, in catholica tuenda fide firmitatem imitemur.

A Tridentine Latin Mass, possibly the first since the Reformation,
celebrated in the Lady Chapel of St David's Cathedral c. 2002
Celebrant: Mgr C Johnson

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

EF Mass on Sunday 2nd March - Quinquagesima Sunday

Jeremias lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem, by Rembrandt
Lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem

There will be a Missa Cantata at 3pm at the Church of The Sacred Heart next Sunday.

For a full overview of the pre Lent season that began with Septuagesima, please click on the link below:

ALSO......Information on Chartres 2014 may be found HERE.  

Now is the time to apply for a place on this wonderful pilgrimage!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Buy a mug.....for Chartres

Most of you will know that the Confraternity is raising funds to send three or more of our young people on the Chartres Pilgrimage this June.

We have already raised £120 from our fundraising site HERE and this will increase still more over the next few weeks and months, please guide your friends to the site.

And now, we have the Chartres Mug....

Yours for a very modest £10 (available after Mass) or, £14 including packing and postage.

For every mug purchased £6.25 is donated to the Confraternity Chartres fund - all other costs are production or postage.

Buy one or two for yourself or, they would make a fine gift for a friend.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Latin Masses in Menevia from now until Easter

Here is our schedule for the next couple of months:-

Sunday 16th February - Sacred Heart, Morriston  3pm
Sunday 23rd February - Sacred Heart , Morriston 12.30pm
Sunday 2nd March - Missa Cantata, Sacred Heart, Morriston  3pm.
Ash Wednesday 5th March, Sacred Heart, Morriston 12 noon
Sunday 9th March - TBA
Sunday 16th March - Sacred Heart, Morriston  3pm
Sunday 23rd March, St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea 12 noon
Sunday 30th March, St Benedict's, Sketty at 3pm
Saturday 6th April (Vigil) Sacred Heart, Morriston  5pm (Passion Sunday)
Sunday 13th April Sacred Heart, Morriston 3pm (Palm Sunday)
Sunday 20th April Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm (Easter Sunday)
Sunday 27th April, St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea 12 noon.


Friday, 7 February 2014

Please note.....

There will be no Latin Masses at St Therese de Lisieux in the foreseeable future but, there is a vigil EF Mass at Our Lady of Ransom, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6AS at 4pm on Saturday 8th February.

This is my prayer to you, my prayer for your favour. 
In your great love, answer me, O God, with your help 
that never fails: rescue me from sinking in the mud; save me from my foes.

Fundraising for Chartres

This year the Confraternity hopes to be able to assist with the funds necessary for three or more of our young people to take part in the Chartres Pilgrimage.

How wonderful to have the chance of embedding the seed of Faith in a person by aiding them to participate in what must be one of the most deeply spiritual pilgrimages of our times?

To this end we have opened a fundraising page to enable those who wish to make a donation, to do so easily.

There is no pressure to do so, it is a matter for one's private conscience. Contribute if you wish to, but, equally, do not contribute if you do not wish to; there are many financial pressures on all of us at present.

Here is the fundraising site WALES TO CHARTRES

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Candles, this Saturday

The EF Mass on Saturday 1st February will be at 5pm at The Sacred Heart, Morriston.

This will be the Vigil Mass for Candlemas so please bring any candles you wish blessed with you (or, you may buy some from the candle stalls in church).

Sorry for giving misleading information after Mass last Sunday......candles ARE required.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Mass for Sunday 12th January

Will be at St Therese of Lisieux at Sandfields at far as we know.

Sorry to be imprecise but it is very hard to get hold of Fr Brophy for confirmation of the Mass date and time.

His phone number is:   01639 884791 it may be advisable to check before going.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Feast of the Epiphany and Epiphany chalk

At the 5pm Vigil Latin Mass at Morriston today, 4th January, the chalk will be blessed ready for each family to take home and inscribe the names of the Magi above their front door, normally on the lintel but, sometimes on the door itself..

It is usual to chalk the following:   20 + C+M+B + 14 (according to the year)

It is an old Catholic custom and more may be read on it HERE