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

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Feast of the Ascension 2017

Ascension Day 2017

"Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to heaven? Alleluia! He shall come in the same way as you have seen him going up to heaven, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Ps. 46:2. O, clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with the voice of exultation".

A reminder that Holy Mass on the Feast of the Ascension will take place on Thursday 25h May at 7p.m. at Sacred Heart Morriston.

We will have a Missa Cantata, with music provided by the Newcastle Emlyn Schola,

Introit -  Plainsong
Common of the Mass -  Mass I for Paschal Time
Propers - C Rossini
Congregational Hymn Salutis Humanae Sator
Choir Motet - O Esca Viatorum
Marian Anthem - Regina Caeli

For an interesting discussion about celebrating the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday, its relationship to Pentecost and Easter, have a look at the following link.

Feast of the Ascension

The congregational hymn translates as follows

Hail, Thou who man’s Redeemer art,
Jesus, the joy of every heart,
Great Maker of the world’s wide frame
And purest love’s delight and flame!
Our guide, our way to heavenly rest,
Be Thou the aim of every breast;
Be Thou the soother of our tears,
Our sweet reward above the spheres. Amen."