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

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Holy Mass on Sunday 3rd November , 4 p.m. Sacred Heart , Morriston

21st Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Holy Mass of the 21st Sunday after Pentecost will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday 3rd November, at Sacred Heart Church,  Morriston.

There will be tea and coffee served in the Sacred Heart Centre after Holy Mass , and the opportunity for the sacrament of confession before Holy Mass.

The propers for the Mass can be found here

A discussion about the parable of the unforgiving servant can be found here .

For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

St. Francis of Assisi

Next a reminder about forthcoming times of Holy Mass at Sacred Heart and Sandfields, Port Talbot for the remainder of the year. We will have Holy Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.30 p.m. and many thanks to Canon Jason Jones for offering this Mass.  This will be the first Extraordinary Form Mass on Christmas Eve in Menevia for many years.

December  -     Sunday 1st December   4 p.m.

                          Sunday 8th December,  6 p.m.  Port Talbot

                         Tuesday 24th December  8.30 p.m.  

                          (Christmas Eve)

And Finally a note about collections at the Extraordinary Form Mass and Gift Aid.  The great generosity of visitors to the Extraordinary Form Mass has been noted.  On the afternoon of 3rd November, it will be possible to obtain gift aid forms for those eligible or who would like to take advantage of this.  It means that the parish will be able to benefit even more and  claim back the tax that is paid on the donation.  If you would like to take advantage of this, please contact Paul Relf on the day,  who will be able to give you the required form. 

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Holy Mass on 13th October - 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday 13th October 2019

Holy Mass will take place on 13th October 2019 at 4 p.m.,  transferred from its usual first Sunday of the month,

This day will mark Corey's first anniversary, and Holy Mass will be said for Corey on this occasion.

There will be tea and coffee in the Sacred Heart centre after Mass , and confession will be available before Holy Mass.

The propers for the Mass can be found here

A short sermon for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form can be seen by clicking on this link

Sunday 13th October is also the 102nd anniversary of the miracle of the Sun at Fatima. Many gathered on that date in Fatima in response t the prophecy of the three shepherd children that the Virgin Mary would appear on that date and perform miracles.  Many who attended reported extraordinary solar activity such as the Sun appearing to dance in the sky.  These events reportedly lasted about 10 minutes. Bishop Jose de Silva declared the miracle worthy of belief in 1930 permitting officially the cult of Our Lady of Fatima.

In the spirit of Fatima and to pray for those who are close to death and for those who have died,  let us fervently pray the following prayer.  And we pray for the repose of the soul of Corey on this particular day,

"O My Jesus, forgive us our sins,  save us from the fires of hell,  lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy"

Forthcoming Mass Times at Sacred Heart , Morriston Swansea



Forthcoming monthly mass times until the end of the year as as follows 

October       -   Sunday 13th October,    4 p.m.

November  -    Sunday 3rd November   4 p.m.

December  -     Sunday 1st December   4 p.m.

                         Tuesday 24th December  8.30 p.m.  
                          (Christmas Eve)

Please note particularly the entries in red above.  In October,  the normal first Sunday Mass will move to the second Sunday (13th). Father has also kindly advised that he will offer the Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.30 p.m.  It would be greatly appreciated if as many people as possible could come on Christmas Eve,  this is the first time it has been possible to have the Mass of Christmas Eve in the diocese of Menevia for many years,

The 13th October will also mark the first anniversary of Corey's passing,   we would like to thank you sincerely for your support over the last year,  and Holy Mass next Sunday will be said for Corey.  Refreshments will be available after Holy Mass,  all are welcome to join us on this occasion.
With very best wishes

Tom and Elaine.