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

Thursday, 29 October 2015

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]