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, 31 July 2019

8th Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday 4th August

Give an account of thy stewardship

Holy Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 4th August at Sacred Heart Morriston at 4 p.m.  There will be tea and coffee available after Mass and the opportunity for confession.

The Mass will be of the 8th Sunday after Pentecost and the propers can be found here

An interesting discussion about the parable in this Mass can be found here 

Now why would Jesus be telling a parable like this unless he wanted to draw out something serious from something totally ridiculous? And the Jewish rabbis, from time to time, did in fact use humor whenever they wanted to make a very serious point. That perhaps is what Jesus is doing in the gospel. He isn’t in any way suggesting that one should emulate the corrupt servant, or the unscrupulous debtors, or the equally crazy landowner. But he is reminding us—gently, and with much humor—that there is something we can learn from all of them.

They were, after all, typical men of the world, who have given all their energy to achieving money and the good life. They were what Jesus calls the “children of this world”. And we are told that if we, his followers, would only show the same dedication and resolve in pursuing goodness, we could achieve so much more! And neither is he telling us that wealth is bad or that we should neglect our worldly affairs. He is, however, telling us to regard things in the proper perspective; and that while some of us find ourselves having to actively pursue the treasures of this world, we should just as eagerly pursue the treasures of heaven.

Behind the humor of our gospel today then, are lessons Jesus would want us to seriously think about: [i] If only we were as eager and ingenious in our attempts to attain goodness as the rascals in the gospel are in attaining money and comfort, we would all be better persons. [ii] If only we would give as much attention to things which concern our souls as we do the things which concern our business, we would be much better men and women. [iii] And If only we would desire God as eagerly as we sometimes desire material wealth, we wouldn’t only be wealthy, we would be truly wealthy. For we will possess wealth that “no moth can destroy, no rust can corrode, and no thief can ever steal”.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Perpetual Adoration at Sacred Heart Church, Morriston

                                 Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Many thanks to all who attended Holy Mass on Saturday which was offered for the repose of the soul of Corey.  After Holy Mass,  Father showed us the new monstrance and throne which will be used in the perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

As many of you will know,  the monstrance was purchased jointly in memory of Corey and the late Richard Collins,  who first taught Corey to serve at the Traditional Mass

Parishioners of the parish kindly purchased the beautiful throne which has come all the way from Portugal,  and in the future,  the monstrance with throne will be given a dedicated home.

Finally,  this post would be incomplete without extending a huge thank you to Canon Jason Jones for organising the purchases and institution of the perpetual adoration, and for his continued support in offering the Traditional Mass and in his support for us in our loss of Corey and Richard.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Additional Holy Mass on Saturday 20th July 12.30pm - Corey Sharpling

Dear Friends,

Father has very kindly offered to say Mass for us on Saturday 20th July at Sacred Heart, Morriston at 12.30 p.m. on the occasion of what would have been Corey's 22nd Birthday.

We would like to extend this invitation to as many as possible to join us in praying for the repose of the soul of Corey, and look forward to seeing you on that occasion.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Holy Mass on the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost - 7th July 2019

                                                      Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great multitude of fishes and their net broke

Holy Mass will be celebrated on 7th July at Sacred Heart Morriston, at 4 p.m.  There will be refreshments available in the Sacred Heart Centre after Mass and confessions will be available before and during the Mass.

The propers of the Mass can be found here