Thursday, December 27, 2012


of our Lord Jesus Christ

6 January 2013

SIDE NOTE: I love it when the Sunday of Epiphany falls on the traditional date of January 6.  If we were to celebrate Mass according to the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal), January 6 would be the fixed date of the Epiphany regardless of what day of the week it falls on.  In that form, the Sunday that falls on January 2-5 would be the Holy Name of Jesus.  The Sunday that falls after January 6 would be the Holy Family (which, in our current Ordinary Form, is celebrated the Sunday after Christmas, unless Christmas falls on a Sunday).


Today's hymn numbers will be from the Maroon hymnal (simply marked "The Hymnal").  We will be joined by our brass trio (trumpet, flugelhorn, and French horn) at the 5:00 Saturday Mass and the 9:00 and 11:15 Sunday Masses.

Entrance hymn: 12 O come, all ye faithful (verses 1, 2, 3, and 6, arranged by David Willcocks)
- This is the arrangement we used at Christmas!

Gloria: same as Holy Family

Responsorial Psalm: Lord, every nation on earth will adore you, music by yours truly (Listen)

Alleluia: same as Holy Family

Offertory hymn: 51 We three kings of Orient are

Sanctus through Agnus Dei: same as Holy Family.  In addition, the brass and organ will play John Ferguson's Fanfare in B-flat during the elevations (at Masses celebrated by the Pastor)

Communion anthem: Laudamus Te (from the Gloria in D by Antonio Vivaldi) (duet)

Meditation hymn: 52 As with gladness men of old  (Listen)

Recessional hymn: 47 What star is this with beams so bright (Listen)