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

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Sunday 3rd February Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

Holy Mass will be offered for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany at Sacred Heart R.C Church, Morriston,  Swansea on Sunday 3rd February at 4 p.m. 

What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey Him?

Confessions will be available before Holy Mass and there will be tea and coffee available afterwards in the Sacred Heart Centre.

Sunday is also the commemoration of St. Blaise,  Bishop and Martyr.  The traditional blessing of throats will take place after Holy Mass on Sunday.

For a discussion of the Gospel reading for this traditional Mass and the propers themselves, please click here 

    St. Blaise

Died316 AD, Sivas, Turkey
Full nameSaint Blase
AttributesWool comb, candles, tending a choking boy or animals
Feastsfebruary 11 (eastern orthodox and greek catholic), february 3 (roman catholic)

According to the Acts, while Blaise was being taken into custody, a distraught mother, whose only child was choking on a fishbone, threw herself at his feet and implored his intercession. Touched at her grief, he offered up his prayers, and the child was cured. Consequently, Saint Blaise is invoked for protection against injuries and illnesses of the throat.
In many places on the day of his feast the blessing of St. Blaise is given: two burning candles, blessed on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord ("candlemas"), are held in a crossed position by a priest over the heads of the faithful or the people are touched on the throat with them. At the same time the following blessing is given: "May Almighty God at the intercession of St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, preserve you from infections of the throat and from all other afflictions". Then the priest makes the sign of the cross over the faithful.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Feast of the Epiphany - 6th January 2019 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart

A very happy New Year to all of our followers and we hope you have had a peaceful and blessed Christmas time.

Many thanks to all of you who came to Mass on New Year's Eve.  Special thanks go to Canon Jason and also to Andrew Butcher who came from Cwmbran to serve for us.

Holy Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany will take place on Sunday 6th January at 4pm at Sacred Heart Morriston, Swansea

All are welcome and tea and coffee will be available after the Mass,

"From this day of thy Manifestation, O divine King! begins thy separation from the Synagogue, which refuses thy love; and on this same Day, thou takest, in the person of the Magi, the Gentiles as thy Spouse. Thy union with her will soon be proclaimed from the Cross, when, turning thy face from the ungrateful Jerusalem, thou wilt stretch forth thy hands towards the nations of the Gentiles. O ineffable joy of thy Birth! but O still better joy of thine Epiphany, wherein we, the once disinherited, are permitted to approach to thee, offer thee our gifts, and see thee graciously accept them, O merciful Emmanuel!"

Excerpted from The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

For a discussion about the Feast of the Epiphany,  see the following link :

Feast of the Epiphany