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

Thursday, 27 February 2020

First Sunday of Lent - 1st March 2020

"Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan! for it is written: The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and Him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil left Him: and behold angels came, and ministered to Him".

Holy Mass will take place in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday 1st March at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Morriston.

All are welcome .

There will be refreshments served in the Parish Centre after Holy Mass and the opportunity for confessions before Holy Mass.

Please click here for the propers of the Holy Mass

Attende Domine (Hearken O Lord)

R. Hearken, O Lord, and have mercy, for we have sinned against Thee.
Crying, we raise our eyes to Thee, Sovereign King, Redeemer of all. Listen, Christ, to the pleas of the supplicant sinners. R.
Thou art at the Right Hand of God the Father, the Keystone, the Way of salvation and Gate of Heaven, cleanse the stains of our sins. R.
O God, we beseech Thy majesty to hear our groans; to forgive our sins. R.
We confess to Thee our consented sins; we declare our hidden sins with contrite heart; in Thy mercy, O Redeemer, forgive them. R.
Thou wert captured, being innocent; brought about without resistance, condemned by impious men with false witnesses. O Christ keep safe those whom Thou hast redeemed. R.

An interesting discussion about the virtue of fasting and abstinence can be found here, which was a holy given at a Traditional Mass in the USA.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2nd February

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Mass will take place at Sacred Heart R.C Church ,  Morriston, Swansea on Sunday 2nd February at 4 p.m.

The propers of the Holy Mass will be for the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary,  which is otherwise known as Candlemas.

"The feast of Candlemas, which derives its origin from the local observance of Jerusalem, marks the end of the Feasts included in the Christmas cycle of the Liturgy.  It is perhaps the most ancient festival of Our Lady, commemorating not only the obedience of the Blessed Virgin to the Mosaic Law in going to Jerusalem forty days after the birth of her child, making the accustomed offerings,  but also the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, and the meeting of the Infant Jesus with the old man Simeon, the Occursus Domini, as the Feast was anciently termed".

This is the principle theme of the liturgy today , Jesus taken to the temple to "present Him to the Lord"

The propers of Holy Mass can be found by clicking here

Lumen ad revelation gentium