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, 3 April 2019

Holy Mass on the First Sunday of the Passion - April 7th

Holy Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart R.C. Church,  Morriston,  Swansea at 4 p.m. on Sunday April 7th.

The sacrament of confession will be available before and during the first part of Holy Mass

There will be refreshments available in the Sacred Heart Centre after Holy Mass.

                                       Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham was made, I AM.

Until 1959, the fifth Sunday of Lent was officially known in the Roman Catholic Church as Passion Sunday.  It marked the beginning of a two-week-long period known as Passiontide, which is still observed by traditional Catholics.
In 1960, Pope John XXIII's Code of Rubrics changed the name for that Sunday to "First Sunday of the Passion" bringing the name into harmony with the name that Pope Pius XII gave, five years earlier, to the sixth Sunday of Lent, "Second Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday".

The propers for Passion Sunday can be found by clicking here

For a discussion about the tradition of Passiontide,  the two weeks leading up to Easter,  please click here