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

Friday, 23 October 2015

Feast of Christ the King - 2 p.m. Sunday 25th October -- Please note the altered time



A Missa Cantata will be offered at Sacred Heart Morriston at 2 p.m.  Sunday 25th October.

Please note carefully that this Mass has been changed to 2 p.m.  and that the clocks go BACK one hour this weekend, on Saturday night.

There will be tea and coffee served in the Sacred Heart Centre after Mass

The music for the Mass will consist of the following

Introit                         -   Painsong for the Feast of Christ the King
Propers                       -   C Rossini
Offertory Motet          -   Palestrina, Jesu Rex Admirabilis
Communion Hymn     -  Vexilla Chrisus Inclyta
Common                     -  Mass 2 for Feast of Class 1  (Kyrie fons Bonitatis)
Recessional                 -  Christus Vincit



Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat

The Feast of Christ the King (in the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, properly the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe) is a relatively recent addition to the western liturgical calendar, having been instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.  Roman Catholics adhering to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (as permitted under the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum) use the General Roman Calendar of 1960, and as such continue to observe the feast on its original date of the last Sunday of October.

Pope Pius XI instituted the Feast of Christ the King in his 1925 encyclical letter Quas primas, in response to growing nationalism and secularism[2] and in the context of the unresolved Roman Question. The title of the feast was "D. N. Jesu Christi Regis" (Our Lord Jesus Christ the King), and the date was "the last Sunday of the month of October - the Sunday, that is, which immediately precedes the Feast of All Saints".[3] In Pope John XXIII's 1960 revision of the Calendar, the date and title remained the same and, in the new simpler ranking of feasts, it was classified as a feast of the first class.