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, 27 December 2015

New Year's Eve and Epiphany Holy Mass

The following Mass times are planned for the season of Christmas.                                                      

Thursday 31st December, 5 p.m.

Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Morriston, Swansea
Sung Mass in thanksgiving for the Year, and for the plenary indulgence

Music will include :

Mass IV, Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei
Motet, Jesu Dulcis Memoria
Hymn, Adeste Fidelis
Propers of the Feastof the Holy Name
Te Deum will be sung at the end of Holy Mass .

Saturday 2nd January 2016, 5 p.m.

Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Morriston, Swansea
External Solemnity of the Epiphany
Sung Mass
Blessing of the Epiphany Chalk

Music Will Include :

Propers , plainsong and Rossini for the Feast of the Epiphany
Hymn, O Sola Magnum

Your support for both of these Masses is greatly appreciated.  Grateful thanks to Father Jason Jones for celebrating these Masses.

We wish you a very happy New Year.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Mass times for Advent and Christmas 2015

Please see below for times of Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form during the remainder of Advent and Christmas

Sunday 20th December (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Low Mass at 3pm.  Sacred Heart, Morrison

Thursday 31st December (New Years Eve, Votive Mass of the Holy Name)

Sung Mass , time to be confirmed, Sacred Heart Morriston.
Te Deum Sung in thanksgiving for the year, and as part of the Indulgence

Saturday 2nd January (external Solemnity of the Epiphany)

Sung Mass at 5pm. Sacred Heart, Morriston

Blessing of the Epiphany Chalk

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Mass Cancellation Saturday 5th December

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control,  the Mass scheduled for Saturday 5th December has been cancelled.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our next scheduled Mass will be Sunday 21st December,  the 4th Sunday of Advent, and a further note will be sent out before this date.

Your continued support of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Advent Sunday December 3rd 2017

Low Mass will tale place on Sunday 1st December, 3pm at Sacred Heart , Morriston for the First Sunday of Advent.

There will also be the opportunity for confessions before Holy Mass.

Refreshments will be served in the parish centre after the Mass.

All are welcome.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Latin Mass Society Events 13th and 14th November

Over the last couple of days, we had the pleasure of attending two events in central London held by the Latin Mass Society.

It was a great opportunity to meet with members of the committee, put faces to names and discuss the matters relevant to ourselves as traditional Catholics within Wales.  We also promised to support each other in prayer.

Cardinal Burke was the guest of honour at dinner held on Friday night.

The Cardinal also presided at the Formal Requiem held for the deceased and benefactors of the Latin Mass Society at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday afternoon.

At the end of the Requiem Mass and before the absolutions, the Cardinal spoke to the congregation about the absolute importance of praying for our deceased family and friends, and how this was inextricably linked to the Eucharist.  The Cardinal spoke about remaining firm in our faith despite the persecution we may face from outside the church and also to some extent within the church too.

Over the weekend, we discussed continuing our close ties between our confraternity in Wales and the work of the Latin Mass Society.  We hope to attend another event, perhaps the representatives meeting, in 2016 and to suggest that an event takes place in between ourselves and central London to enable more people to participate.   We may also in the future join with our friends in the Cardiff Diocese for a larger event.

Overall , this was a blessed , encouraging and significant weekend.

Tom and Elaine Sharpling

Solemn Requiem for Latin Mass Society, Saturday November 14th

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Holy Mass 25th Sunday after Pentecost 15th November 3pm.

Low Mass will take place this Sunday afternoon at 3pm. At Sacred Heart , Morriston.

The propers will be of the 6th Sunday after the Epiphany.

Following Mass, we will have tra and coffee in the Sacred Heart Centre.

All are welcome.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Cancellation of Holy Mass Sunday 8th November

We regret to advise that due to circumstances beyond people's control, Holy Mass has had to be cancelled on 8th November.  Apologies for this. Please note that we will always publish any time alterations or cancellations on this site.  We recommend that anyone travelling to Holy Mass refer to the site before travelling to ensure that current arrangements still stand.

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Introit for All Saints

Vigil Mass for All Saints. Saturday 31st October

The vigil Mass for All Saints will take place on Saturday evening at 5 pm. At Sacred Heart Church, Morriston.

We will again have the Newcastle Emlyn Schola with us and the music will be as follows

Propers,  introit and communion, plainsong.  Offertory and gradual C Rossini
Mass 2 for Feasts of the First Class, Kyrie Fons Bonitatis
Credo 3
Offertory Motet
Salve Regina

Refreshments will be seevd in the hall after the Mass

We would greatly appreciate your support for this Mass.


All Saints' Day, also known as All HallowsDay of All the Saints,[3]Solemnity of All Saints,[4] or Feast of All Saints[5] is a solemnitycelebrated on 1 November by the Roman Catholic Church and various Protestant denominations, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. The liturgical celebration begins at Vespers on the evening of 31 October and ends at the close of 1 November. It is thus the day before All Souls' Day.

In Catholic theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. In the Catholic Church and many Anglican churches, the next day specifically commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached Heaven. Christians who celebrate All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day do so in the fundamental belief that there is a prayerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the "Church triumphant"), and the living (the "Church militant"). Other Christian traditions define, remember and respond to the saints in different ways; for example, in the Methodist Church, the word "saints" refers to all Christians and therefore, on All Saints' Day, the Church Universal, as well as the deceased members of a local congregation, are honored and remembered.[10]

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Latin Mass Propers posted on site

Dear Reader, We will now be posting Latin Mass Propers for the next published Mass on the site to assist those who do not have missals. You can find them by clicking the tab called Mass Propers at the top of the front page. These propers can be printed off or simply viewed online, as required. We hope you find these propers useful. As ever, if you have any technical problems accessing them, please let me know,

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Holy Mass at Sacred Heart Morriston, Sunday 18th Oct 3pm.

A reminder that Low  Mass will take place this Sunday at 3 p.m.

There will be refreshments served in the Sacred Heart Centre after Mass.

We would draw your attention to forthcoming Mass times which are published on the Times of Holy Mass tab available from the front page.

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Mr. Richard Collins Anniversary 11th October 2015

We remember at this time of year the late Mr. Richard Collins.

Richard was a supporter of the Traditional Mass within the Menevia Diocese , and provided much assistance to various aspects of the return of the Traditional Mass to the Diocese.

This included setting up and maintaining the communications links and website to enable the faithful to keep in touch with activities in the diocese, fundraising support for the young people and the training of alter servers. In fact, he trained our son Corey and faithfully worked with Corey to enable him to serve the Mass.

Richard also reached many people through his blog "Linen on the Hedgerow".  Many of us will have enjoyed his humour, wit and his thought provoking posts.

We are grateful for all the effort Richard went to in this regard. We continue to pray for Richard and his family , especially at this time, and remain thankful for his support and friendship towards us and all who supported the Traditional Mass in Menevia.

Tom Sharpling

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary - Sunday 4th October

A warm welcome back from Stabat Mater Menevia.

Celebration of the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form will re-start on Sunday October 4th at 3 p.m.   The Mass will be of the Solemnity of the Holy Rosary, taking place at Sacred Heart, Morriston,  and the whole month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary.

There will be opportunity for tea and coffee after the Mass in the Sacred Heart Centre.

On the site, you will find a new page with details of forthcoming Mass times.  If you need further information, directions etc. please contact us as follows

Email -
Phone - 01239 710411

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper was a great success and many thanks to all who took part. We are indebted to the new Rector of the Shrine, Father Philip Harries for his warm welcome and to Father Jason Jones who offered the Holy Mass.
After some words of welcome from Father Harries, the pilgrimage began with the lighting of the taper in Our Lady’s hand accompanied by the hymn O Holy Mother of the Taper.  This was followed by a wonderful Missa Cantata and our thanks go to the Newcastle Emlyn Schola for the plainchaint propers and the Cum Jubilio  Mass setting. It is a real blessing to have such a choir in a very rural part of West Wales.
We were also blessed to have two servers (Corey and Seamus) who did a fine job and served with great reverence and dignity.
Following Mass, the pilgrims gathered for lunch and refreshments in the hall where we were very well looked after by the Shrine hospitality team. After plentiful cups of tea and slices of cake, we returned to the church for Benediction and the Rosary.
The shrine hymn, Dear Mother of Our Saviour Christ completed our pilgrimage and as we "bid Our Lady's Shrine farewell" we are already planning our return visit in 2016.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper Cardigan
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Friday, 14 August 2015

Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady, Cardigan, 22nd August

A pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady in Cardigan will take place on Saturday 22nd August. 

The program will be as shown below. 

1.30 p.m.  Missa Cantata, of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 

Music for the Holy Mass will be as follows 

Mass IX -  Missa Cum Jubilo
Propers  -  Plainchant as of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Offertory and Communion Motet

Celebrant.  Father Jason Jones.

2.30 pm - 3.15 pm.   Lunch Break.  Please bring a packed lunch.  A grocery store is adjacent which will allow lunch to be purchased if required.

3.15 .   Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

All are welcome to this pilgrimage.   We are delighted to receive support from the Parish Priest and Shrine Rector, Father Philip Harries, and thank him for extending a warm welcome to us. 

For travelling directions, please see the link to Our Lady of the Taper on the Useful Links tab.

For further enquiries about the pilgrimage, please contact the local representative,

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. Amen.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Summer Mass Times - Diocese of Menevia

During the coming weeks, there will be some alterations to Mass times, due to clergy holidays.  There will also be some additional Mass times for your diary.  For the first time for a number of years, we will have a pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper in Cardigan, on 22nd August , starting at 2 p.m. and we will also have Holy Mass on the Feast of the Assumption on 15th August.

Please see the proposed schedule below .

Sunday 26th July 2015.           12 noon. Low Mass, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea

Saturday 2nd August 2015        5 p.m.   Low Mass, Sacred Heart, Morriston, Swansea

Saturday 15th August 2015  12 noon  Low Mass at Sacred Heart Morriston,  Feast of the Assumption

Sunday 16th August 2015         3 p.m.    Low Mass at Sacred Heart Morriston, Swansea

Saturday 22nd August 2015   2 p.m.   Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Taper, Cardigan.  Consisting of Holy Mass, Marian Devotions and Benediction.  Missa Cantata

Sunday 23rd August 2015       12 noon   Low Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea

Sunday 30th August 2015         3 p.m.    Low Mass at Sacred Heart Morriston, Swansea

During the Month of September, there will be no Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form due to clergy vacation.

Holy Mass will resume on 4th October 2015, on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

We wish you a very pleasant Summer Break and Many Blessings.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Holy Mass for Sunday 21st June

Holy Mass for Sunday 21st June will be at:
Sacred Heart, Morriston

The Mass will be a Missa Cantata.

All are most welcome and for tea and coffee following Mass.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

June Month of the Sacred Heart: Next Mass

We were blessed with a wonderful Missa Cantata for Corpus Christi which included the sung sequence and was followed by Benediction. Our thanks go to Father Jones for offering the Holy Mass and to Father Williams who welcomed us to  St. Benedict's.
This was the only sung Mass in Wales, so we were very blessed indeed.

This coming week sees the 40 hours devotion at Sacred Heart, Morriston  please see parish website for details of adoration and Holy Hours.

The next Mass will be a Missa Cantata on: Sunday 21st June at 3pm, Sacred Heart, Morriston.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Corpus Christi Thursday 4th June

A Missa Cantata for Corpus Christi will be at:
St. Benedict's RC Church

on Thursday 4th June at 7pm.

Father Jason Jones has made a special effort to arrange this Mass so please make every effort to attend.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Forthcoming Mass Times

Pentecost Sunday: St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea at 12 noon.

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (Sunday May 31st): Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm, Missa Cantata.

2nd after Pentecost (Saturday 7th June): Sacred Heart, Morriston at 5pm.

All are most welcome.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Holy Mass for the Ascension: Thursday 14th May 6pm

Holy Mass for the Ascension will be a Missa Cantata on:
Thursday 14th May, Sacred Heart Church, Morriston at 6pm.

Please note change of time to 6pm.

Father Jason is offering this Mass as part of a busy schedule and it would be wonderful to see people come along in support.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Second Sunday After Easter - Good Shepherd Sunday

Holy Mass on 2nd Sunday after Easter will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday 19th April.  There will be refreshments served in the Sacred Heart Centre after Mass.  All welcome.

Any enquiries regarding directions etc.  Please give us a call on 01239 710411.

Easter Sunday Holy Mass 2015 - Menevia

Easter Sunday  Holy Mass 2015
, Sacred Heart, Morriston

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Holy Mass Easter Sunday - 3 p.m. Sacred Heart Morriston

Holy Mass for Easter Sunday
Missa Cantata
Sacred Heart Church, Morriston at 3pm

We will have the following music at the Mass

Vidi Aquam
Propers of the Day,   Rossini and Plainchant
Common of the Mass,   Mass I   for Paschal Time
Surrexit Christus
O Filii et Filiae
Marian Anthem -  Regina Caeli

Many thanks to Fr. Jason Jones foe celebrating this Mass on Easter Sunday,  and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible on Sunday.  Thank you very much for your continued support of the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Menevia Diocese

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Passion Sunday 22nd March 2015

  Holy Mass for this Sunday is at St Joseph's Cathedral Swansea at 12 noon.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Some dates for your diary...

Hello all,
Masses for the next few weeks are as follows:

Sunday 15th March ( Mothering Sunday) - Sacred Heart, Morriston at 1230pm. Please note change of time.

Sunday 22nd March (Passion Sunday) - St. Joseph's Cathedral at 12 noon.

Sunday 29th March (Palm Sunday) - Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm

Sunday 5th April (Easter Sunday) - Sacred Heart, Morriston at 1230pm. Please note time.

Thank you.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Second Sunday Lent

Holy Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Lent will be on:

Saturday 28th February
Sacred Heart Morriston
at 5pm.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Holy Mass for the First Sunday in Lent: 22nd February

Hello all,
Thank you for attending the Mass for Ash Wednesday and our thanks go to Father Jason Jones for offering the Mass as part of his very busy schedule.

Holy Mass for this Sunday is at:
St Joseph's Cathedral at 12 noon.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Sunday 15th February Missa Cantata and details for Ash Wednesday

Holy Mass for Sunday 15th February will be a Missa Cantata at Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm.

Mass for Ash Wednesday: Sacred Heart, Morriston at 12 noon.
We are indebted to Father Jones for offering this Mass.

Dates for your diary:
Sunday 29th March - Palm Sunday Missa Cantata, Sacred Heart, 3pm.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Holy Mass for Sunday 25th January: 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

Mass for this Sunday will be at: St Joseph's Cathedral Swansea at 12 noon and is the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany.

Mass for next week will be: Sacred Heart Church, Morriston on Saturday 31st January at 5pm and will be Septuagesima.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Holy Mass for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany: 18th January 2015

Holy Mass for Sunday 18th January is at Sacred Heart, Morriston at 3pm.

Next Mass: Sunday 25th January at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea at 12.