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, 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]






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.



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, tom.sharping@btinternet.com

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.

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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