Friday, April 9, 2021

Low Sunday, Quasimodo Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday (whatever ya wanna call it!) ;)

The Second Sunday of Easter, no matter which way you slice it.  Traditionally known as "Low Sunday" (to contrast with the high feast of Easter the Sunday before) or "Quasimodo Sunday" ("Quasimodo" is the first word of the Introit of the day in Latin which translates, "Like newborn babes, alleluia, crave for pure spiritual milk, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia"), this day is now "Divine Mercy Sunday", as declared by Pope John Paul II in 2000.  It seems fitting that the first versicle of the day's Responsorial Psalm triples down on the words "His mercy endures for ever."

Without further ado...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:  Messa "Cristo Riscuciti" (Luigi Picchi)
- NOTE: The Memorial Acclamation (We proclaim your death, O Lord...) and Amen are adaptations thereof.  Since the Mass setting was written in 1948, there was no memorial acclamation at that time.  The memorial acclamation was a 1969 add-on in the "Novus Ordo", what is now known as the "Ordinary Form of the Mass".  So, to keep with the same setting, I simply adapted the acclamation and the amen (which was simply a single "amen" at that time) to passages from Picchi's Mass.

ALLELUIA "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II, arr. BMP; versicle tone by BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Jesus lives, thy terrors now ("St. Albinus") (Listen)
Psalm 118: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love is everlasting (Owen Alstott)
Offertory hymn: He is risen, he is risen ("Unser Herrscher") (Listen)
Communion responsory: O sons and daughters ("O Filii et Filiae", Mode II)
Meditation hymn: Christians, to the Paschal Victim (Mode I - Sequence of Easter)
Recessional hymn: Jesus Christ is ris'n today ("Easter Hymn")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, March 27, 2021

HOLY WEEK and EASTER

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday, III-27 at 5 PM; Sunday, III-28, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance Antiphon:
- (7:30) Hosanna Filio David (Mode VII)
- (all others) Pueri Hebraeorum (from Six Palm Sunday Acclamations, Franz Schubert)
Processional hymn: All glory, laud, and honor ("St. Theodulph") (Listen)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
At the Death of the Lord (the "Kneel/Pause" part of the Passion) (except 7:30):
- Adoramus Te, Christe (from Seven Last Words of Christ, Theodore Dubois)
Offertory hymn: O sacred Head, surrounded ("Passion Chorale")
Sanctus:
- (7:30) Mass XVIII
- (all others): from Six Palm Sunday Acclamations (Franz Schubert)
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII 
Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII
Communion:
- (7:30) Father, if this cup shall not pass away (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others): Vexilla Regis Prodeunt (Mode I/Fr. Carlo Rossini)
Recessional: To Jesus Christ, our Sov'reign King ("Ich Glaub an Gott")

Holy Thursday of the Supper of the Lord
Thursday, IV-1, at 7 PM

Entrance hymn: Lift high the cross ("Crucifer")
Gloria "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 116: Our blessing cup (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: At that first Eucharist ("Unde et Memores")
Sanctus: Mass XVIII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII 
Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII
Communion: Ave Verum (Lorenzo Perosi)
Solemn Translation of the Holy Eucharist: Pange Lingua (Mode III/BMP) (PDF)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10 PM.

Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Friday, IV-2, at 7 PM

Enter in silence
Psalm 31: Father, into your hands (Theodore Marier)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Music during the Adoration of the Holy Cross:
1. Vexilla Regis Prodeunt (Mode I/Fr. Carlo Rossini)
2. O sacred Head, surrounded ("Passion Chorale")
3. (at the throning of the Cross): Christ, Jesus Victor
Music during Communion:
1. Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
2. Adoro Te, O Panis Caelice (Louvain)
3. Jesu, Salvator Noster (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
Meditation hymn: Abide with me ("Eventide")
Depart in silence

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Saturday, IV-3, at 7 PM

Enter in silence
Exsultet: chanted
Psalm 104: Lord, send out your Spirit (Owen Alstott)
Psalm 16: You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Responsory (Exodus 15): Let us sing to the Lord... (Theodore Marier)
Gloria "Cristo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (BMP) (PDF)
Litany of saints: chanted
Rite of Sprinkling: Vidi Aquam (Nicola A. Montani)
Offertory hymn: The Day of Resurrection ("Ellacombe")
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: "Cristo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi)
- NOTE:  The Memorial Acclamation and Amen are adaptations from the aforementioned Mass setting.
Communion motet: O sacrum Convivium (Roberto Remondi)
Meditation hymn: Regina Caeli (Mode VI)
Recessional hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today ("Easter Hymn")

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Sunday, IV-4, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: The Day of Resurrection ("Ellacombe")
Gloria "Cristo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi)
Psalm 118: This is the day the Lord has made (Owen Alstott)
Sequence: Christians, to the Paschal Victim (Mode I)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (BMP) (PDF)
Rite of Sprinkling: Vidi Aquam (Nicola A. Montani)
Offertory hymn: That Easter Day with joy was bright ("Puer Nobis") (Listen)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: "Cristo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi)
- NOTE:  The Memorial Acclamation and Amen are adaptations from the aforementioned Mass setting.
Communion motet: O sacrum Convivium (Roberto Remondi)
Meditation hymn: Regina Caeli (Mode VI)
Recessional hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today ("Easter Hymn")

You will hear my usual closing words - "Quod scripsi, scripsi!", well, its translation, "What I have written, I have written!" - in the Good Friday Passion.  In John's account, the chief priests say to Pilate about his inscription on the Cross of Christ, "You should not have written 'The King of Jews', but 'He said: I am the King of the Jews'."  Pilate's answer: "What I have written, I have written!"

Blessed Passiontide and Paschaltide to all!

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, March 11, 2021

IV Lent, St. Joseph's Day, and V Lent (and of zeppole withdrawals and worship sheets)

Friday, March 19, is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  9:00 Mass that morning will be in the Church.  Sadly, with the distancing rules still in place, we can't have them in the hall this year.  But we can definitely come to Mass, honor the good saint who was the great protector of Mary and Jesus, then go out and bring some zeppoles home.  If anyone knows the best place to get them, please let me know.  I'm considering the Original Italian Bakery on Atwood Ave. near St. Rocco's, since I travel north to go home.

Also, starting this weekend, you will see the Mass guides in trifold form.  You can fit more content in them if needed, and although the font sizes are exactly the same as the previous format, the smaller pages make these fonts come out at you more.  They're not swimming in the paper like before.  So instead of four 8-1/2 x 11 pages, there are now six 5-2/3 x 11 pages.  Width-wise, the new pages are almost like that of a standard pew-edition hymnal (in which the pages are 6 x 9 usually).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:

- Messa Popolare Laus Tibi Christe (Kyrie) (Sundays)
- Mass XVII (Sanctus and Agnus) (Sundays)
- Mass VIII (Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus) (St. Joseph's Day)
- Save us, Savior of the World (ICEL chant) (Memorial) (All Masses)
- Amen adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII (All Masses)

The rest:

Sunday IV of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
Saturday, III-13, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-14, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

We sing the praise of him who died ("Breslau") (Listen)
Psalm 137: Let my tongue be silenced if I ever forget you (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation Vexilla Regis (BMP, based on Mode I) (PDF)
- NOTE: The PDF has "Third Week of Lent" as the header.  However, the versicle for this Sunday is the same as that of last Sunday, Year B ("God so loved the world...")
At the Name of Jesus
 ("King's Weston") (Listen)
- NOTE: The organ fanfare before the hymn is about a minute long in this listen link.
Communion music:
- Responsory, w/Psalm 122: Jerusalem, built as a city, bonded as one together (BMP) (PDF)
- or anthem: My song is love unknown (John Ireland)
Amazing Grace ("New Britain") (I don't think we need a listen link for this one) ;)
There is a green hill far away ("Horsley") (Listen)

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity
Friday, III-19, at 9 AM in the CHURCH

Joseph, be out guide and pattern ("Oriel")
Psalm 89: The Son of David will live for ever (BMP) 
Gospel Acclamation Vexilla Regis (BMP, based on Mode I) (PDF) (versicle 38 in the PDF link)
Come now, and praise the humble saint ("Land of Rest") (Listen)
Communion responsory: w/Psalm 27: Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business (PDF)
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All ("Sweet Sacrament")
Holy Patron, thee saluting ("Pleading Savior") (same tune as Sing of Mary, pure and lowly)

Sunday V of Lent
Saturday, III-20, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-21, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

O Love, how deep, how broad, how high ("Deus Tuorum Militum") (Listen)
Psalm 51: Create a clean heart in me, O God (BMP, based on Parce Domine) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation Vexilla Regis (BMP, based on Mode I) (PDF)
Abide with me ("Eventide") (Listen)
Communion music:
- Responsory, w/Psalm 17: Any man who serves me must follow me... (PDF)
- or anthem: My God, my Father, while I stray (Montani//Troyte)
Soul of my Savior ("Anima Christi") (Listen)
We sing the praise of him who died ("Breslau")

Holy Week music listings coming soon --- very soon!

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, March 5, 2021

The Three-Day Weekend

This First Friday will be two events back to back.  We will start with Stations of the Cross at 7 PM, immediately followed by the Liturgy of the Eucharist portion of our Sacred Heart Community Mass (that is, beginning with the Offertory).

That said:

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS (and Stations)

Stations of the Cross and Sacred Heart Community Mass
(Liturgy of the Eucharist/First Friday)
Friday, III-5, at 7 PM

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVIII (Sanctus and Agnus)
- Save us, Savior of the World (ICEL chant) (Memorial)
- Amen adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
Stations begins with two verses of the Stabat Mater in English, two verses before the first station, one verse after stations 1-6, two after station 7, one after verses 8-13, and two after station 14.

Offertory hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine 
Communion hymn: Let thy Blood in mercy poured ("Jesu, Meine Zuversicht")
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday III of Lent
Saturday, III-6, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-7, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVII (Sanctus and Agnus)
- Save us, Savior of the World (ICEL chant) (Memorial)
- Amen adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to men ("Mit Freuden Zart") (Listen)
Psalm 19: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life (Proulx/Gelineau)
Offertory hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross ("Rockingham")
Communion music:
- Responsory: Psalm 84: Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
- or anthem: Jesu, Salvator Noster (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
Meditation hymn: Behold the Lamb of God ("Wigan") (Listen)
- The author: Matthew Bridges, who also gave us "Crown him with many crowns", the composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, who gave us the tune "Aurelia", most commonly used with "The Church's one foundation"
Recessional hymn: Jesus, lover of my soul ("Aberystwyth") (Listen)
- The key will be a whole step lower than that in the listen link.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, February 26, 2021

II Lent

Some circuits refer to this Second Sunday of Lent as "Transfiguration Sunday", as the Gospel (in all three years of the liturgical cycle, this year according to St. Mark) depicts the story of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Kyrie: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
We sing the praise of him who died ("Breslau") (Listen)
Psalm 116: I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living  (Sam Schmitt)
- NOTE: The melody of the response is very similar to that of last week's Psalm response.
O wondrous type, O vision fair ("Wareham") (Listen)
Communion music:
- Responsory: Psalm 45, Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead (BMP) (PDF)
- or Anthem: Fairest Lord Jesus ("Schönster Herr Jesu")
Let thy blood in mercy poured ("Jesu, Meine Zuversicht")
- NOTE: We sang this at Stations this past Friday.
There is a green hill far away ("Horsley") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP
 

Friday, February 19, 2021

I Lent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Kyrie: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
Praise to the Holiest in the height ("Newman") (Listen)
Psalm 25: R./ Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")
Communion music:
- Responsory: Psalm 91, R./ Upon his shoulders the Lord will shield you, and under his wings you will find refuge (BMP) (PDF)
- or Anthem: To you I lift my soul (Text: John Dunn, Tune: "Love Unknown", John Ireland)
When I survey the wondrous cross ("Rockingham")
Jesus, Name all names above ("St. Theoctistus") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Past, Present, and Future

Mea maxima culpa!  I forgot to post last weekend's hymnody (including First Friday).  So, here we go...

The Past (First Friday/St. Agatha and Sunday V)
The Present (Sunday VI)
The Future (Ash Wednesday and Stations of the Cross)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS (up through this coming weekend, Sunday VI):

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) or said (omitted on First Friday)
Sanctus, Amen,and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)

ALLELUIA I for Ordinary Time (BMP) (First Friday and Sunday V)
ALLELUIA "Adoremus in Aeternum" (BMP) (Sunday VI) (PDF)

The rest...

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial of St. Agatha

Friday, II-5, at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (traditional)
Psalm 31: Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit (BMP)
In the cross of Christ I glory ("Charlestown")
Pange lingua gloriosi (Mode III)
Jesu, the Virgin's Son ("Wareham")

Sunday V through the Year
Saturday, II-6, at 5 PM; Sunday, II-7, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Fight the good fight ("Mendon")
Psalm 147: Praise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted (Sam Schmitt)
O Love, how deep, how broad, how high ("Deus Tuorum Militum")
Communion: Psalm 34: A power came out from him which healed them all (BMP)
Take my life and let it be ("Hollingside")
Jesus shall reign ("Duke Street")

Sunday VI through the Year
Saturday, II-13, at 5 PM; Sunday, II-14, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst uns Erfreuen")
Psalm 32: I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation (BMP) (PDF)
Tell out my soul ("Woodlands")
Communion: Psalm 78: They ate, and they were fully satisfied (BMP) (PDF)
I sought the Lord ("Artavia")
O praise ye the Lord ("Laudate Dominum")

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, II-17, at 9 AM, 12 Noon, and 7 PM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:

Kyrie: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVIII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:

Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")
Psalm 51: Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (C. Alexander Peloquin)
Our Father, we have wandered ("Passion Chorale")
- NOTE: same tune as "O sacred Head, surrounded"
Attende, Domine (Mode V)
During the Imposition of Ashes: Parce Domine (setting by BMP or Fr. Carlo Rossini, depending on singers' availability)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, January 29, 2021

Sunday IV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) or said
Sanctus, Amen,and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)

ALLELUIA I for Ordinary TIme (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
All people that on earth do dwell ("Old Hundredth") (Listen)
- NOTE: The organ part may include pieces of "The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune", an arrangement of the above hymn by Ralph Vaughan Williams composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II a long, long time ago.  I swear, she is to UK royalty as Betty White is to US comedy.  Anyhoo, the listen link given is to the complete arrangement by Vaughan Williams (who is about as much known as "RVW" as I am as "BMP" - tee hee!).
Psalm 95: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Owen Alstott)
Your hands, O Lord, in days of old ("Mozart") (Listen)
- NOTE: yes, attributed to the great Mozart himself, though the Christian Science Hymnal attributes the tune to Schubert!
Communion music:
Responsory: Psalm 31: Let your face shine down upon your servant (BMP)
or Motet: Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds ("St. Peter") (Listen)
Rejoice, the Lord is King ("Darwall's 148th") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sunday III

As you may have noticed last week, we switched to English Mass ordinary settings for this five week stretch, as we usually do during most of the season "through the year" (or as many call it, "Ordinary Time", which is really less ordinary than the phrase sounds).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) or said
Sanctus, Amen,and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)

ALLELUIA I for Ordinary TIme (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
O love, how deep, how broad, how high ("Deus Tuorum Militum") (Listen)
Psalm 25: R./ Teach me your ways, O Lord (Sam Schmitt) (Listen)
Christ is made the sure foundation ("Westminster Abbey") (Listen)
- NOTE: I love the organist's intro in this listen link! :)  However, that church's hymnal dumbed down the text. :(
Communion music:
- Responsory: Psalm 34, R./ Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men (PDF)
- OR Anthem: In thee is gladness ("In der ist Freude", Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi)
God, deigning man to be ("Little Cornard") (Listen)
For all the saints ("Sine Nomine") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Sunday II through the Year (Domenica II per Annum)

Hymns are the same as last week, however, the Mass Ordinary, Psalm, Alleluia and Communion differ.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) or said
Sanctus, Amen,and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)

ALLELUIA I for Ordinary TIme (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
On Jordan's bank ("Winchester New")
Psalm 40: Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will (Richard Proulx/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Communion from Psalm 34: We have found the Messiah, the Christ (BMP) (PDF)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence ("Picardy") (organ accompaniment on verses 3 and 4 based in part on the famed arrangement by Gustav Holst)
Songs of thankfulness and praise ("Salzburg")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, January 9, 2021

The Baptism of the Lord

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Mass VIII OR Mass of the Shepherds (Yon) (depending on singer's availability)
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Dresden Amen

ALLELUIA Divinum Mysterium (BMP, adapted from Mode V) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
On Jordan's bank ("Winchester New")
Responsory from Isaiah 12: You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Communion from Psalm 29: All who have been baptized in Christ, you have put on Christ, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence ("Picardy") (organ accompaniment on verses 3 and 4 based in part on the famed arrangement by Gustav Holst) (Listen) (Listen link is to the complete Holst arrangement.  Learned the tenor part at 11 years old and fell in love with the arrangement.  Very mysterious.)
Songs of thankfulness and praise ("Salzburg") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, December 31, 2020

More Past, Present, and Future...TWO Four-Day Weekends!

Last weekend (Christmas, updated list, and Holy Family, which I forgot to post last week, mea maxima culpa) and this weekend (Mary, Mother of God and Epiphany).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Christmas - The Nativity of the Lord (updated)
Thursday, XII-24, at 5 and 10 PM; Friday, XII-25, at 9 and 11:15 AM

Ordinary of the Mass:
10:00 PM Mass only: Mass VIII
All other Masses: Mass of the Shepherds (Pietro Yon)

PRE-MASS (5:00 Christmas Eve and 11:15 Christmas Day):
1. Away in a Manger (William J. Kirkpatrick, arr. by David Willcocks)
2. Ninna Nanna di Natale (Traditional Italian)
3. Gaudete Christus est Natus (Piae Cantationes, 1582, arr. BMP)

Mass (ALL Masses):
Tu scendi dalle stelle (Traditional Italian: except 10:00)
O come, all ye faithful ("Adeste Fideles": ALL Masses)
Psalm 96: Today is born our Savior (Richard Proulx/Joseph Gelineau)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP, adapted from Mode V) (PDF)
Hark! the herald angels sing ("Mendelssohn")
Communion:
- (5:00, 9:00, 11:15): Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light (Johann Schop, arr. J.S. Bach)
- (10:00): The word of God became Man; we have seen his glory (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Silent Night ("Stille Nacht")
Joy to the world ("Antioch")

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Saturday, XII-26, at 5 PM; Sunday, XII-27, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass VIII

Angels we have heard on high ("Gloria")
Psalm 105: The Lord remembers his covenant for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP, adapted from Mode V) (PDF)
Once in royal David's city ("Irby")
Communion: Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business? (BMP) (PDF)
What Child is this ("Greensleeves")
Hark! the herald angels sing ("Mendelssohn")

Mary, Mother of God
Thursday, XII-31-20 at 5 PM; Friday, I-1-21, at 9 and 11:15 AM

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass VIII

While shepherds watched their flocks by night ("Winchester Old")
Psalm 67: May God bless us in his mercy (Owen Alstott)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP, adapted from Mode V) (PDF)
The first Nowell (Traditional English)
Communion: Exult, O daughter of Sion (BMP) (PDF)
In the Bleak Midwinter ("Cranham")
O Mater Alma Providentiae (Rev. Norman LeBeouf, +1984, a priest of the Diocese of Providence)

The Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday, I-2, at 5 PM; Sunday, I-3, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary of the Mass:
7:30 PM Mass only: Mass VIII
All other Masses: Mass of the Shepherds (Pietro Yon)

O come, all ye faithful ("Adeste Fideles")
Psalm 72: Lord, ever nation on earth will adore you (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP, adapted from Mode V) (PDF)
We three kings of Orient are ("Kings of Orient")
Communion:
- (5:00, 9:00, 11:15): Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light (Johann Schop, arr. J.S. Bach)
- (7:30): We have seen his star in the East, and have come with gifts to worship the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
As with gladness men of old ("Dix")
What star is this ("Puer Nobis")

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas season (ha! not too late, still in Christmas season until January 10, or for many others, February 2) and a blessed, prosperous, and HOPEFULLY IMPROVED New Year MMXXI.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Past, Present, and Future

Following are the lists for the Third Sunday of Advent (which I forgot to post last week, mea maxima culpa), the Fourth Sunday of Advent (this coming weekend), and Christmas.

The Masses for Christmas Eve are at 5:00 and 10:00 PM.  The Masses for Christmas Day are at 9:00 and 11:15 AM.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Advent:
Kyrie, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei: Mass XVII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Christmas:
Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei:
- (5:00 PM, 9:00 and 11:15 AM): Mass of the Shepherds (Pietro Yon)
- (10:00 PM): Mass VIII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Dresden Amen

Hymns, etc.:

Third Sunday of Advent (last weekend)

Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Responsorial Psalm: My soul rejoices in my God (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (BMP, adapted from Mode IV)
On Jordan's bank ("Winchester New")
Communion: Magnificat (Tone VIII) (11:15: alternating tone by Ciro Grassi)
Hark! the glad sound ("Bristol")
O come, O come, Emmanuel ("Veni, Veni, Emmanuel"/Mode I)

Fourth Sunday of Advent (this weekend)

O come, O come, Emmanuel ("Veni, Veni, Emmanuel"/Mode I)
Psalm 89: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (BMP, adapted from Mode IV) (PDF)
Joseph dearest, Joseph mine ("Resonet in Laudibus") (Listen)
Communion: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and his Name shall be callèd Emmanuel (BMP) (PDF)
Ave Maria (Mode I) (Listen)
O come, divine Messiah ("Venez, Divin Messie")

Christmas: The Nativity of the Lord

Pre-Mass (before the 5:00 Mass on Christmas Eve and the 11:15 Mass on Christmas Day):
1. Tu scendi dalle stelle (Traditional Italian)
2. Ninna Nanna di Natale (Traditional Italian)
3. Gaudete Christus est Natus (Piae Cantationes, 1582, arr. BMP)

Mass (ALL Masses):
O come, all ye faithful ("Adeste Fideles")
Psalm 96: Today is born our Savior (Richard Proulx/Joseph Gelineau)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP, adapted from Mode V) (PDF)
Hark! the herald angels sing ("Mendelssohn")
Communion:
- (5:00, 9:00, 11:15): Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light (Johann Schop, arr. J.S. Bach)
- (10:00): The word of God became Man; we have seen his glory (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Silent Night ("Stille Nacht")
Joy to the world ("Antioch")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, December 4, 2020

First Friday, II Advent, and Immaculate Conception

First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass at 6 PM, Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene (known as some books as St. John of Damascus).  St. John of Damascus wrote a few hymns, some of which were in our maroon hymnal until they were pulled due to the pandemic.  The only reason we didn't program any for this Mass is that his hymn texts were all Easter-themed, including one we do each year, The Day of Resurrection, and we are currently in Advent.  So we went with Advent hymns, plus At the Name of Jesus, utilizing that final verse, "Brethren, this Lord Jesus shall return again..."

Tuesday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.  Of course, many bishops, including ours, have dispensed with the obligation to attend.  However, I still call it a "Holy Day of Obligation", as this "pandemic" has to end sometime, thus the dispensation will end, too.  Further, on this day, we honor Mary and her Immaculate Conception, as Mary, under the title, Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the United States of America.  So, this is really our national holyday.  Masses this day will be in the Church - 9 AM and 7 PM.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene

Friday, XII-4, at 6 PM

Come, thou long-expected Jesus ("Stuttgart")
Kyrie XVI
Psalm 19: R./ Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP, adapted from "Conditor Alme Siderum", Mode IV)
At the Name of Jesus ("King's Weston")
Sanctus XVIII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei XVIII
Veni, veni, Emmanuel (Mode I) (O come, O come, Emmanuel, in the original Latin)
The King shall come ("St. Stephen")

Sunday II of Advent
Saturday, XII-5, at 5 PM; Sunday, XII-6, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Kyrie XVII
Psalm 85: R./ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP, adapted from "Conditor Alme Siderum", Mode IV) (PDF)
On Jordan's bank ("Winchester New")
Sanctus XVII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei XVII
Communion: Jerusalem, stand on the heights... (Fr. Samuel Weber)
Hark! the glad sound ("Bristol")
O come, O come, Emmanuel ("Veni, Veni, Emmanuel", Mode I)

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, XII-8, at 9 AM and 7 PM

Immaculate Mary ("Lourdes Hymn")
Kyrie VIII
Psalm 96: R./ Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds (J. Robert Carroll and Pérè Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP, adapted from "Conditor Alme Siderum", Mode IV)
The angel Gabriel from heaven came ("Gabriel's Message")
Sanctus VIII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei VIII
Communion: Glorious things of thee are spoken, O Mary (BMP)
Lo! how a rose e'er blooming ("Es ist Ein' Ros' Entsrpungen")
Tell out my soul ("Woodlands")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

I Advent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
- Mass XVII (Sanctus and Agnus)
- Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine (Memorial Acclamation)
- Amen: adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP, adapted from Conditor Alme Siderum, Mode IV) (PDF)

The rest:

Lo! he comes with clouds descending ("Helmsley")
Psalm 80: R./ Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face and we shall be saved (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
O come, O come, Emmanuel ("Veni, Veni, Emmanuel")
Communion: Psalm 85, R./ The Lord will shower his gifts, and our land will yield its fruits (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Come, thou long-expected Jesus ("Stuttgart")
The King shall come when morning dawns ("St. Stephen")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Christ the King, Thanksgiving Day, and Enhanced Worship Guides

Some really cool news!  Starting with this weekend, the worship guides that have been inserted in the bulletin each Sunday and at the entrances on other days have now been enhanced!  

In addition to the readings and the text of the hymns and Psalms for Holy Mass, we have now included the music.  The sheets are 11"x17", same as the bulletin, and they fold, just like the bulletin.  Thus we now have a four-page worship booklet of sorts with the readings, hymns, Psalms, and Mass Ordinary, as well as the music thereof.

Is it legal?  It sure is.  We have an annual reprint license from OneLicense.net which covers the works of many publishers.  While the bulk of the hymns are public domain, some are not.  Also, a good chunk of the Mass Ordinary (especially those in English), as well as about half the Psalm settings, are under copyright as well by publishers covered in the annual license.

One should also note that some of the Psalm settings, though not public domain, are free for parish use (including the ones I composed).  The readings for Mass are also copyrighted (by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy, or "ICEL"), but are free for parish use.

That said, here are the music lists for this weekend (Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, or for short, "Christ the King") and Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26, 9 AM in the Church).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) (The Gloria is omitted on Thanksgiving Day)

ALLELUIA: from the hymn Christ is the King 

The rest...

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Saturday, XI-21, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-22, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Lo, he comes with clouds descending ("Helmsley") (Listen)
Psalm 23: R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Owen Alstott)
Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott") (Listen)
Communion (except 7:30): Laudate Dominum (Ps. 150) (Giuseppe Pitoni)
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
- NOTE: For those who attend Marian devotions regularly in May and October, it's the Tantum Ergo setting we usually sing.
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King ("Ich Glaub an Gott")

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-26, at 9 AM

We gather together ("Kremser")
Psalm 113: R./ Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Come, ye thankful people, come ("St. George's Windsor") (Listen) (hymn in listen link starts at the 1:35 mark)
Communion: Psalm 96, R./ Bring an offering and enter his courts; in his temple worship the Lord (Clifford Howell/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Now thank we all our God ("Nun Danket")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Sunday XXXIII

Most people fill their greeting cards with X's and O's.  Here our Sunday coming up is numbered with X's and I's - one for each 10 and one for each 1.  Thus the 33rd Sunday through the Year, or simply put, Sunday XXXIII.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:  Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
ALLELUIA: from the hymn Christ is the King (tune: Gelobt sei Gott)

The rest:

Fight the good fight ("Mendon")
Psalm 128: Blessed are those who fear the Lord (BMP)
O Jesus, I have promised ("Day of Rest")
Communion, Psalm 61: Well done, good and faithful servant; enter unto the joys of your Lord (BMP) (PDF)
I vow to thee, my country ("Thaxted") (Listen)
Ye holy angels bright ("Darwall's 148th")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Three Day Weekend 2 of 2

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:  Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
ALLELUIA: from the hymn tune "Gelobt sei Gott" (Christ is the King) (Melchior Vulpius)

The rest:

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Friday, XI-6, at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Psalm 122: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Panis Angelicus (Hungarian tune)
Communion Psalm 16: Lord, you will show us the path of life (BMP) (PDF)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday XXXII of the Year
Saturday, XI-7, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-8, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

To the Name of our Salvation ("Oriel")
Psalm 63: My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Rejoice, rejoice, believers ("Greenland")
Communion Psalm 119: Behold, the Bridegroom is here; come out to meet Christ the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Jesus, Son of Mary ("Adoro Te Devote")
My country, 'tis of thee ("America")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Sunday XXXI? NOOOOO! All Saints (and All Souls, too!)

There is no Sunday XXXI this Year.  You read that right!  November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Sunday this year, thus trumping Sunday XXXI.  The weekdays of Week XXXI, of course, still exist.

For the month of November, we'll be using the "Laus Tibi Mass" (except for All Souls).

On this post, we'll bring you the music lists for both November 1 and 2 - All Saints and All Souls, respectively.

On All Souls Day, for both Masses (9 AM and 7 PM, both in the Church), the Introit, Communion, and Recessional chants are all in Latin.  A translation will be provided on the worship sheets for that day.  Also, anyone who has attended funerals at Sacred Heart since 2001 has probably heard these chants at least once.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity of All Saints
Saturday, X-31, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-1, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")
Psalm 24: R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face (J. Robert Carroll/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott")
Offertory hymn: By all your saints still striving ("St. Theodulph")
- NOTE: same tune as the Palm Sunday staple, "All glory, laud, and honor"
Communion responsory: Beatitudes, R./ Remember, Lord, thy servants, when thou dost take thy throne (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All ("Sweet Sacrament")
Recessional hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst uns Erfreuen")

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Monday, XI-2, at 9 AM and 7 PM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS: 
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII (Pro Defunctis)
- NOTE: These are the simple chant settings you are probably familiar with, but there are a couple of slight changes in the Agnus Dei.  The phrase "miserere nobis" (have mercy on us) is replaced by "dona eis requiem" (grant them rest), while the phrase "dona nobis pacem" (grant us peace) is replaced by "dona eis requiem sempiternam" (grant them eternal rest).
Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiaums, Domine (Jubilate Deo)
Amen: melody adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

The rest:
Introit (Entrance chant): Requiem Aeternam (Mode VI) (Listen)
Psalm 23: R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (BMP)
Sequence (chanted by organist): Dies irae (Mode I)
Alleluia: music by Theodore Marier
Offertory hymn: Jesus, Son of Mary ("Adoro Te Devote"/Mode V) (Listen)
Communion responsory: Psalm 130, R./ Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius est. (Mode VIII/Graduale Simplex) (Listen)
Recessional chant: In paradisum (Mode VII/VIII) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Sunday XXX

 MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Entrance hymn: O that I had a thousand voices ("Mentzer") (Listen)
Psalm 30: R./ I love you, Lord, my strength (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Fight the good fight ("Mendon")
Communion responsory: Ubi caritas (Mode VI)
Meditation hymn: O love that casts out fear ("Moseley") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP