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

Monday, 28 May 2018

The Feast of Corpus Christi - Sunday June 3rd, Sacred Heart Morriston - New Mass Time

 The external solemnity of Corpus Christi will be celebrated in the extraordinary form at Sacred Heart R.C Church,  Morriston, Swansea , at the revised time of 4 p.m. 

This new time enables an additional Mass being celebrated each week in the parish for the Polish communities in Swansea.

On Maundy Thursday, the day on which the Church commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist, it is impossible to honor the Blessed Sacrament with appropriate solemn and joyful rites. Such a festival is precluded by the sad and sorrowful memories of the day — the betrayal of Judas, Christ's agony and arrest, Peter's denial — and by the fact that other prescribed ceremonies are already occupying the time of clergy and faithful on Holy Thursday.

It was a humble nun in Belgium, Saint Juliana (1258), Prioress of Mont Cornillon, who first suggested and advocated a special feast in honor of the Blessed Sacrament to be celebrated on a day other than Maundy Thursday. 

From her sixteenth year she had often in her prayers beheld a strange sight: it was as if the full moon appeared to her in brilliant light, while a part of its disc remained black and lightless. Finally, in a vision, Christ showed her the meaning of this picture. The moon represented the ecclesiastical year; the black spot indicated the lack of a festival in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. She was to announce to the authorities of the Church that God wished such a feast to be established.

Many thanks to Canon Jason Jones for celebrating the Holy Mass for us.

There will be the opportunity for confessions before the Mass and immediately following the Mass,  we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in recognition of the Feast.

Tea and coffee will be available in the Sacred Heart Centre after Holy Mass.

For an interesting link about the Feast of Corpus Christi, please click on the following link

Feast of Corpus Christi

For the propers of the Feast, please see the below link

Propers for Corpus Christ

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Fifth Sunday After Easter - 6th May 2018 - Sacred Heart Morriston

Fifth Sunday After Easter 2018

Thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb.  Now we know that Thou knowest all things and Thou needest not that any man should ask Thee: by this we believe that Thou camest forth from God.

Holy Mass will be celebrated in the Extraordinary Form this Sunday,  6th May at Sacred Heart Church, Morriston , Swansea at 3 p.m.

There will be the opportunity for confessions and tea and coffee will be available after the Mass.

An additional reminder that Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form also takes place at St. Therese , Sandfields, Port Talbot on the Second Sunday of each month apart from August, at 6 p.m.

For further details of that Mass,  please contact the parish using the location details shown on this website.

From June onwards,  there will be a new Mass time for our regular Monthly Mass in the Extraordinary form at Sacred Heart , which will be 3.30 p.m. on the First Sunday.

This is to accommodate an additional Sunday Mass within the parish for the Polish community.

You can see the propers of the Holy Mass for 5th Sunday after Easter at this link

5th Sunday after Easter

A useful  link about Paschaltide is shown here.    Paschaltide Link