Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sunday III

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Martin Vermulst)
Memorial: We proclaim your death... (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Theodore Marier

The rest:
Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation (Maroon hymnal, #326)
Psalm 27: R./ The Lord is my light and my salvation (Worship hymnal, #871)
Offertory hymn: Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)
Communion music:
(11:15): Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)
(all others): Psalm 34: R./ Look toward the Lord and be radiant, let your faces not be abashed. (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: I sought the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #405)
Recessional hymn: Ye holy angels bright (Maroon hymnal, #600)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, January 17, 2020

Sunday II through the Year

Dominica II per Annum = Sunday II THROUGH the Year. ;)
Think Per ipsum... (Through him...)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Martin Vermulst)
Memorial: We proclaim your death... (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Theodore Marier

The rest:
Entrance hymn: On Jordan's Bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Psalm 40: R./ Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will (Proulx/Gelineau) (Worship hymnal, #868)
Offertory hymn: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
Communion music:
- Psalm 20: R./ We shall rejoice in your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
- (11:15) In thee is gladness (Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Recessional hymn: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Maroon hymnal, #53)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Baptism of the Lord

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Mass VIII (Gl/Sa/Ag)
- (11:15) Mass of the Shepherds (Gl/Sa/Ag)
Mortem tuam...
Dresden Amen

The rest:
Entrance hymn: On Jordan's Bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Psalm 29: R./ The Lord will bless his people with peace (Gregory Evans) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
Communion music:
- Psalm 29: R./ All who have been baptized in Christ, you have put on Christ, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
- (11:15) Blest be the God of Israel (Worship hymnal, #6)
Meditation hymn: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Maroon hymnal, #197)
Recessional hymn: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Maroon hymnal, #53)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, January 3, 2020

An Action Packed Three-Day Weekend

Sorry so late.  Been a busy little bee.  This is an action-packed weekend in which we have:
- First Friday Mass (Optional Memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus)
- Epiphany (Four ordinary form Masses, three of them with brass, and one extraordinary form Mass).

Starting with this Sunday, we are celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form, that is, the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962, on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 PM.  What makes these really special is that the first three of four "first Sundays" are:
- January 5: External solemnity of the Epiphany (the traditional calendar sets Epiphany on the fixed date of January 6, but can be celebrated as an external solemnity on Sunday)
- February 2: The Purification of Mary (name changed to "Presentation of the Lord" in the modern liturgical calendar, but the Roman Gradual propers are pretty much the same)
- April 5: Palm Sunday
March 1, the First Sunday of Lent, is the only numbered Sunday of any season in this four-month span.

So, without further ado...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
The Holy Name of Jesus (Optional Memorial)
Friday, I-3, at 6 PM

Ordinary: Mass VIII
- Mortem Tuam
- Dresden Amen

Entrance hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Worship hymnal, #499)
Psalm 8: R./ How great is your Name, O Lord, our God, through all the earth (Murray/Gelineau)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium", with versicle for January 3
Offertory hymn: Christians, sound the Name that saved us (on sheets provided)
Communion hymn: Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Mode I)
Recessional hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing (Worship hymnal, #387)

The Epiphany of the Lord (Ordinary Form)
Saturday, I-4, at 5 PM; Sunday, I-5, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Brass trio at all Masses except 7:30 AM.

Ordinary: Mass VIII (7:30); Mass of the Shepherds (Yon) (all others)
- Mortem Tuam
- Dresden Amen

Entrance hymn: O come, all ye faithful (Maroon hymnal, #12, vv. 1, 2, 3, 6)
Psalm 72: R./ Lord, every nation on earth will adore you (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: We three kings of Orient are (Maroon hymnal, #51)
Communion music:
- (7:30) R./ We have seen his star in the East and have come with gifts to worship the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others) Tollite Hostias (Saint-Saëns)
Meditation hymn: As with gladness men of old (Maroon hymnal, #52)
Recessional hymn: What star is this with beams so bright (Maroon hymnal, #47)

The Epiphany of the Lord (Extraordinary Form/External Solemnity)
Sunday, I-5, at 12:30 PM

Solemn High Mass

Ordinary: Mass of the Shepherds (Yon)
- Asperges Me (Mode VII)
- Credo III

Proper of the Mass settings by A. Edmonds Tozer

Entrance hymn: We three kings of Orient are (Worship hymnal, #406)
Offertory hymn: Adeste Fideles (Worship hymnal, #392, Latin verses)
Communion motet: Tollite Hostias (Saint-Saëns)
Recessional hymn: What star is this with beams so bright (Worship hymnal, #407)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Holy Family and Mary, Mother of God

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Kyrie/Gloria/Sanctus/Agnus: Mass of the Shepherds (Pietro Yon) or Mass VIII, depending on the availability of singers
Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam... (Jubilate Deo chant)
Amen: Dresden

The rest:

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Saturday, XII-28-19, at 5 PM; Sunday, XII-29-19, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

At the 5 PM Saturday Mass, we will also remember all those parishioners who have died the past year.

Entrance hymn: Once in royal David's city (Worship hymnal, #402)
Psalm 128: O blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways (Gelineau)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: The First Nowell (Worship hymnal, #408)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine ("Resonet in Laudibus")  (This setting includes a third verse which the maroon hymnal does not include.)
- (all others) Responsory: Take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: See, amid the winter's snow (Worship hymnal, #375)
Recessional hymn: Angels we have heard on high (Worship hymnal, #376)

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
(A Holy Day of Obligation)
Tuesday, XII-31-19, at 5 PM; Wednesday, I-1-20, at 9 and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Maroon hymnal, #13)
Psalm 67: May God bless us in his mercy (music in missalette at the bottom of page 42)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF as above, versicle for "Optional B")
Offertory hymn: The First Nowell (Maroon hymnal, #30)
Communion music: Ave Maria (Perosi) or responsory: Exult, O daughter of Sion (BMP) (PDF), depending on availability of singers
Meditation hymn: In the bleak midwinter (Maroon hymnal, #44)
Recessional hymn: Angels we have heard on high (Maroon hymnal, #42)

Best wishes for a happy and blessed Year of Our Lord MMXX.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, December 20, 2019

IV Advent and Christmas

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sunday IV of Advent
Saturday, XII-21, at 5 PM; Sunday, XII-22, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVII (Kyrie/Sanctus/Agnus)
- Mortem Tuam (Memorial)
- Amen, adapted from Sanctus VIII

Entrance hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)
Psalm 24: Let the Lord enter; he is King of glory (Worship hymnal, #775)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine (Maroon hymnal, #45)
Communion music:
(11:15): Alma Redemptoris Mater (Samuel Webbe)
(all others): Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and his Name shall be called Emmanuel (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Lo! how a rose e'er blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
Recessional hymn: O come, divine Messiah (Worship hymnal, #367)

Christmas: The Nativity of the Lord
Tuesday, XII-24, at 5 and 10 PM; Wednesday, XII-25, at 9 and 11:15 AM
Preludes approximately 15 minutes before each Mass.  Brass trio will also be on hand for all Masses.

PRELUDE:
1. Carol by brass TBD
2. Gaudete, Christus Est Natus (Piae Cantationes, 1582; arr. BMP)
3. La Pastorale di Couperin (Antonio Allegra)
4. Carol by brass TBD

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
- Mass of the Shepherds (Pietro Yon) (Kyrie/Gloria/Sanctus/Agnus)
- Mortem Tuam (Memorial)
- Dreseden Amen

Entrance hymn: O come, all ye faithful (Worship hymnal, #392)
- Verse 1 in Latin, followed by verses 1-4 in English)
Psalm 96: Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord (Worship hymnal, #779)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing (Worship hymnal, #387)
Communion anthem: Tollite Hostias (Camille Saint-Saëns)
Meditation hymn: Silent night (Worship hymnal, #379)
Recessional hymn: Joy to the world (Worship hymnal, #399, vv. 1, 2, 4)
Postlude: Angels we have heard on high (organ/brass)

Merry Christmas and a blessed MMXX to all who read this!

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Gaudete Sunday (III Advent) and Some Liturgical Blurbs

I'm going to start with the liturgical blurbs.  If you just want to skip to the music, then click here.

CELEBRANT ORIENTATION IN THE MASS

I got a phone call the other day from someone who complimented the way Mass was celebrated.  However she wondered why Father was celebrating Mass "with his back turned to the people".  In all actuality, Father Bucci is not turning his back to the people, but facing in a direction known as "ad orientem", that is, "to the East", that is, the "liturgical East", or "facing the Lord", just as we, the congregation prays "facing the Lord".  This has a much more prayerful effect than the "facing the people" orientation, where it appears to be more of a dialog.  "Ad orientem" is the required orientation in the Traditional Latin Mass (which we will begin celebrating at 12:30 PM on First Sundays beginning January 5).  In the current Missal, "ad orientem" was never eliminated, but "versus populum" is an option.

In the same phone call, that person expressed (very politely) that she couldn't really hear Father when he's "ad orientem".  On the most part, going back to the Traditional Latin Mass, much of that Mass is whispered, and (in High Masses) often sung over by the choir.  So, if Father sounds faint, fret not.  The cues at which the congregation makes their responses are often audible, and in other cases, even visible.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM vs. ORDINARY FORM

Another question I overheard before one Mass by someone reading the bulletin: What is "Mass in the Extraordinary Form?"  

Pope Benedict XVI, in his Moto Proprio Summorum Pontificum, gave permission for widespread use of the Traditional Latin Mass, that is, Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962.  This form of the Mass was designated by Pope Benedict as the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.  The Mass according to the Roman Missal of 2011 (which we celebrate usually) was designated as the Ordinary Form of the Mass.  Sounds similar to the current Episcopalian Book of Common Prayer, in which their Eucharist and Office of the Hours are given in Rite I (traditional texts) and Rite II (modern texts).

Currently, all of our Masses are in the Ordinary Form.  However, beginning on January 5, 2020, we will have Mass in the Extraordinary Form, that is, the Traditional Latin Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 PM.

FINALLY, EULOGIES

No, the subtitle does not mean we're "finally getting to do eulogies".  I mean "finally", as in "last, but not least."  I'm going to be as diplomatic as I can possibly be.

The Roman Missal does not allow for eulogies at funeral Masses.  The General Instruction forbids it, regardless of how many neighboring parishes may allow for them.  We at Sacred Heart, do not.  There is no place for it at Mass.  At the wake, yes.  At the coalition after the burial, yes.  At Holy Mass, absolutely not.  Not after Communion, nor as a "prelude" to a reading.  Nor should the Prayer of the Faithful be written like a eulogy.

I've been an organist for 38-1/2 years, 8-1/2 of those years here at Sacred Heart.  I've seen firsthand my share of abuse in eulogies.  I once covered a funeral at a church that is now closed.  At this funeral, everything went smooth --- that is, until I intoned the first five notes of the standard recessional, In Paradisum.  Suddenly, the undertakers scrambled over to the celebrant, "Wait!  You forgot the eulogy!"  Now I've seen everything.  So, the priest allowed it, and here come these two ladies putting up a 15-minute standup comic routine, at the expense of the souls who were just nourished by the Blessed Sacrament, talking about how the deceased told them they had too much to drink.  Mass is not the place for this kind of abuse.

Holy Mass isn't to celebrate the life of a deceased loved one.  That's what the wake is for, or the gathering after the funeral.  The funeral Mass is where we pray for the deceased - for his/her sins be forgiven, and to be welcomed to heaven.  After all, Mass is supposed to help lead us to heaven, not bring heaven to us.  Remember this next time you get a "no" answer when asking for a eulogy.

NOW, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO...
MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVII (Kyrie/Sanctus/Agnus)
- Mortem Tuam (Memorial)
- Amen, adapted from Sanctus VIII

Entrance hymn: On Jordan's Bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Psalm 146: Lord, come and save us (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP; Mode IV) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Magnificat (Tone 8g; Ciro Grassi)
- (all others): Isaiah 35 - Say to the faint of heart, "Be strong, fear not; behold the Lord will come, and he will save us" (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: The King shall come when morning dawns (Maroon hymnal, #11)
Recessional hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

PS: Save the liturgy, save the world!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

I Advent and Immaculate Conception (and First Friday)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVII (Kyrie/Sanctus/Agnus) on I Advent and First Friday
- Mass VIII (Kyrie/Gloria/Sanctus/Agnus) on Immaculate Conception
- Mortem Tuam (Memorial)
- Amen, adapted from Sanctus VIII

The rest:

Sunday I of Advent

Entrance hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Maroon hymnal, #5, second tune)
Psalm 122: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP/Mode IV) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: The King shall come when morning dawns (Maroon hymnal, #11)
Communion music:
- (11:15) To you I lift my soul ("Love Unknown")
- (all others) The Lord will bestow his goodness, and our land shall yield its fruit (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2) (vv. 1-3)
Recessional hymn: Rejoice, rejoice, believers (Maroon hymnal, #4)

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial: St. Nicholas
Friday, XII-6, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #1)
Psalm 40: Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will (Proulx/Gelineau)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP/Mode IV)
Offertory hymn: Creator of the stars of night (Worship hymnal, #368)
Communion hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)
Recessional hymn: For all the saints (Maroon hymnal, #126, first tune)

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Celebrated on the weekend of II Advent as an external solemnity

Entrance hymn: Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
Psalm 98: Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds (Worship hymnal, #1060)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP/Mode IV) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: The angel Gabriel from heaven came (Worship hymnal, #695)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Ave Maria (Perosi)
- (all others) Glorious things of you are spoken (BMP; based on "Austria") (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Lo! how a rose e'er blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul (Worship hymnal, #534)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, November 15, 2019

Sunday XXXIII, Christus Rex, and Thanksgiving Day

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Mass Ordinary: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) and adaptations thereof
Alleluia: Gelobt sei Gott (from the hymn Christ is the King)

Sunday XXXIII of the Year
Saturday, XI-16, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-17, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Maroon hymnal, #5, second tune)
Psalm 98: The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Jerusalem, my happy home (Maroon hymnal, #585, first tune)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Wake, awake, for night is flying (Maroon hymnal, #3)
- (all others) Whatever you ask in your prayers, believe that you shall receive it, and it shall be granted unto you. (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
Recessional hymn: Soon may the last glad song arise (Maroon hymnal, #539, second tune)
- same tune as Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Saturday, XI-23, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-24, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
BRASS TRIO will be with us for all Masses except 7:30

Entrance hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Worship hymnal, #493)
Psalm 122: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF - V/. 1-3)
Offertory hymn: Christ is the King (Worship hymnal, #500)
Communion music:
- (7:30) The Lord will bless his people with peace (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others) Christus Vincit (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: We praise thee, King of Kings (on sheets provided) (Listen)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship hymnal, #497)

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-28, at 9 AM

Entrance hymn: We gather together (Maroon hymnal, #315)
Psalm 113: Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Come, ye thankful people, come (Maroon hymnal, #137)
Communion responsory: Bring your offering and enter his courts; adore the Lord in his holy temple (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: Now thank we all our God (Maroon hymnal, #276)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, November 8, 2019

Sunday XXXII

Just returning home with my wife Ann after a wonderful time at the Bazaar and a couple of personal errands, I finally have a chance to post this weekend's list.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Mass Ordinary: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) and adaptations thereof
Alleluia: Gelobt sei Gott (from the hymn Christ is the King)

Entrance hymn: God of our fathers (Maroon hymnal, #143)
Psalm 17: R./ Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O God, our help in ages past (Maroon hymnal, #289)
Communion: Psalm 23
- (11:15) R./ My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (Gelineau)
- (all others) R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: I vow to thee, my country (on sheets provided)
Recessional hymn: My country, 'tis of thee (Maroon hymnal, #141)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

PS: The clam cakes at the Bazaar are YUMMY!

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity: All Saints
Friday, XI-1, at 9 AM and 7 PM

Mass Ordinary: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) and adaptations thereof
Alleluia: Gelobt sei Gott (MelchiorVulpius) (Hint: it's from the hymn Christ is the King)

Entrance hymn: For all the saints (Worship hymnal, #705)
Psalm 24: R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face (Worship hymnal, #1053)
Offertory hymn: By all your saints still striving (Worship hymnal, #706)
Communion responsory: Beatitudes, R./ Remember, Lord, thy servants, when thou dost take thy throne (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Worship hymnal, #707)

Commemoration of All Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Saturday, XI-2, at 10 AM and 5 PM

Music at the 5 PM Mass provided by a men's quartet from St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland, RI

Mass Ordinary:
- (10 AM): Mass XVIII, pro defunctis (Sanctus, Agnus)
- (5 PM): Missa et Absolutio Pro Defunctis (Pietro Yon) (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus)
Memorial Acclamation (both Masses): Mortem tuam annuntiamus Domine (chant)
Amen (both Masses): Sanctus VIII adaptation

Alleluia: chant, Mode VI

Introit: Requiem Aeternam
- (chant setting at 10 AM; Yon setting at 5 PM)
Psalm 23: R./ My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (Worship hymnal, #32, antiphon I)
Offertory:
- (10 AM) hymn - Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
- (5 PM) motet - Ave Maria (Jacques Arcadelt)
Communion:
- (10 AM) Psalm 130, R./ Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine; cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es. (Graduale Simplex)
- (5 PM) hymn - Panis Angelicus (Louis Lambillotte, SJ)
Recessional hymn:
- (10 AM) In Paradisum (Worship hymnal, #178, in Latin)
- (5 PM) For all the saints (Worship hymnal, #705)

Sunday XXXI of the Year
Sunday, XI-3, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Mass Ordinary: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana) and adaptations thereof
Alleluia: Gelobt sei Gott (Vulpius)

Entrance hymn: Sing prise to God who reigns above (Worship hymnal, #528)
Psalm 145: R./ I will praise your Name for ever, my King and my God (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Our Father, we have wandered (Worship hymnal, #755)
Communion:
- (11:15) Those who love and those who labor (Worship hymnal, #632)
- (all others) Psalm 16, R./ Lord, you will show us the path of life (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
Recessional hymn: For all the saints (Maroon hymnal, #126)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, October 25, 2019

Sunday XXX

Ah yes, Sunday Triple-X, or "30" if you're using Arabic numerals, lol.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Worship hymnal, #530)
Psalm 34: R./ The Lord hears the cry of the poor (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560)
Communion music:
- (11:15): Magnificat (Tone 8g; Ciro Grassi)
- (all others): Psalm 20, R./ We shall rejoice in your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: O Salutaris Hostia (Worship hymnal, #757, Latin verses)
Recessional hymn: Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sunday XXIX "Per Annum"

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation (Maroon hymnal, #326)
Psalm 121: R./ Our help is from the Lord who made heaven and earth (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: God himself is with us (Maroon hymnal, #477) (omit verse 2)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Ave Maria (Lorenzo Perosi)
- (all others) Psalm 8, R./ How great is your Name, O Lord, our God, through all the earth (Worship hymnal, #27, antiphon I at top of page)
Meditation hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
Recessional hynm: Christ for the world, we sing (Maroon hymnal, #537)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sunday XXVIII THROUGH the Year

Anyone ever notice that while most vernacular tongues (including English) label their Sundays of the "green seasons" as Sundays of Ordinary Time, I have been making it a habit of using the label that was being used for the first few years of the "Novus Ordo" (roughly 1969-1975) as Sundays of the Year.  In printing the bulletins, I have also labeled these Sundays as "Sundays of the Year".  This actually goes in line with the Latin labeling of such Sundays (remember, the English Mass we celebrate is a translation of the Latin, not the other way around).  In the Latin Missal, even to this day, this Sunday would be numbered as "Dominica XXVIII per Annum", which translates (according to 1969-1975 usage, anyways), "28th Sunday of the Year".  Literally translated, it's "28th Sunday THROUGH the Year", "per" meaning "through".  "Per Christum Dominum Nostrum" = "Through Christ our Lord".  "Per ipsum, cum ipsum, et in ipsum" = "Through him, with him, and in him".  I realized that when I started looking through the headings of the Psalm settings of Fr. Samuel Weber, one of my favorite Benedictine composers (along with the late Fr. Columba Kelly - both from St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana).  If you scroll down to the Psalm 98 setting and click on the "PDF" link at the end of that line, you will see that Fr. Weber used the literal translation in his heading - "Sunday XXVIII through the Year".

Weird note: Google Translate does well in many translations, but not totally accurate with Latin, I don't think.  But if you type in "Ordinary Time" in English and translate to Latin, you get "per Annum".  However, if you type in "per Annum" in Latin and translate to English, you get "a year", forgetting the "per", or "through".  As Sir Paul McCartney utters in the Beatles' hit Penny Lane, "very strange!"

Without further ado...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Your hands, O Lord, in days of old (Worship hymnal, #750)
Psalm 98: R./ The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving pow'r (Fr. Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Now thank we all our God (Worship hymnal, #560)
Communion hymn: Lead kindly, light (Maroon hymnal, #430, first tune)
Meditation hymn: To Christ, the Prince of Peace (Worship hymnal, #491)
Recessional hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 3, 2019

First Friday, Sunday XXVII, and Devotions

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Grogory Murray, OSB

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
Friday, X-4, at 6 PM

Entrance: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 16: R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF) (verses 1, 2, and 4 in the .pdf)
Offertory: Cor dulce, Cor amabile
Communion: R./ Blessed are the poor in spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs (Bartlett)
Recessional: To Jesus' heart, all burning (on sheets provided)

Sunday XXVII of the Year
Saturday, X-5, at 5 PM; Sunday, X-6, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune)
Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (music as written in missalette, page 59)
Offertory: O God, our help in ages past (Maroon hymnal, #289)
Communion:
- (11:15) Ave Verum (Lorenzo Perosi)
- (all others): R./ The Lord is good to all who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation: I sought the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #405)
Recessional: O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune)

Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary
All Tuesdays in October (X-1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) at 7 PM

Entrance: Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
- followed immediately by O Salutaris Hostia (Anthony Werner)
Rosary is recited
Litany of Loreto is recited
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
As Father returns the Blessed Sacrament to the Tabernacle: R./ Adoremus in Aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum (We forever adore the Most Holy Sacrament)
Recessional: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sunday XXVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ the fair glory (Maroon hymnal, #123, second tune) (Listen)
Psalm 146: R./ Praise the Lord, my soul (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark, hark my soul (Maroon hymnal, #472) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15) O Sacrum Convivium (Remondi)
- (all others) R./ Remember your word to your servant, O Lord (Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: Hymn to St. Michael (Michael, Archangel blest) (on sheets provided) (Listen)
- The link gives you the text, which is based on the familiar Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.  The tune is that of "Come, Christians, join to sing".  The listen link will give you the melody, while the title link will give you the text.
Recessional hymn: Soon may the last glad song arise (Maroon hymnal, #600)
- same tune as "Rejoice, the Lord is King"

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sunday XXV, and Cantate Domino

CANTATE DOMINO

Cantate Domino is Latin for Sing to the Lord.  You've often heard that beginning of Psalms 96 (95) and 98 (97), Cantate Domino canticum novum, that is, Sing to the Lord a new song.

Last year I used the theme Glorify the Lord with me (from Psalm 34 (33)) as what I was hoping to be motivation for a few voices to come re-start our parish choir.  Well, this year I'm going to use Cantate Domino.  We're looking for voices of all ranges to re-start our parish choir and SING TO THE LORD!

Rehearsal time: 10 AM
Mass time: 11:15 AM

See the bulletin for details, and me (after any weekend Mass) about joining us.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Sing praise to God who reigns above (Worship hymnal, #528)
Psalm 113: R./ Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Offertory hymn: O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune)
Communion music:
- (11:15): In heav'nly love abiding ("Nyland") (If you would like to join the singing, it's in the maroon hymnal, #431)
- (all others): (Psalm 119) R./ May my ways be firm in keeping your statutes (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Recessional hymn: O worship the King (Maroon hymnal, #288)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sunday XXIV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the height (Maroon hymnal, #343, first tune)
Psalm 51: R./ I will rise and go to my Father (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Offertory hymn: Jesus, lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune)
Communion music:
- (11:15): My song is love unknown (John Ireland) (Worship hymnal, #439)
- (all others): R./ I say unto you: there is joy among the angels of God for the one sinner who repents (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: The King of love my shepherd is (Maroon hymnal, #345, first tune)
Recessional hymn: Jesus, Name all names above (Maroon hymnal, #342)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Low Mass with hymns
Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Offertory hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure (Worship hymnal, #490)
Communion hymn: Cor dulce, Cor amabile
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all burning ("Cor Amoris")

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

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: When morning gilds the skies (Worship hymnal, #675)
Psalm 90: R./ In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Take up your cross (Worship hymnal, #634)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Like as the hart (Vincent Novello)
- (all others) R./ Make your vows unto the Lord and accomplish them (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure (Worship hymnal, #490)
Recessional hymn: Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Sunday XXII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A. Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (Worship hymnal, #617)
Psalm 68: R./ God, in your goodness you have made a home for the poor (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)
- (all others) R./ O Lord, I will be mindful of your justice alone (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: How good the Name of Jesus sounds (Worship hymnal, #610)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship hymnal, #497)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP