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We praise you O Lord and we bless you, for by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world

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.