Sunday, February 10, 2013


II-13-13; Masses at 9 AM, 12 Noon, and 6:30 PM


Entrance hymn: MAROON 59 Lord, who throughout these forty days (Listen)
- Short, sweet, and very familiar Lenten staple

Responsorial Psalm: WORSHIP 1091 Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned
- Music by Providence's own Alexander Peloquin (late great music director emeritus of the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul; Side note: I got written up for five minutes overtime parking when I attended Alex's funeral in 1997!  Mea maxima culpa!)

Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, music by yours truly, adapted from the Mode I chant Vexilla Regis Prodeunt (The Royal Banners Forward Go).  We did this setting last year as well.

Offertory hymn: WORSHIP 755 Our Father, we have wandered (Listen)
- The same tune as the famed "Passion Chorale" (O sacred Head, surrounded in the Worship hymnal; O sacred Head, sore wounded in the Maroon hymnal), harmony by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Ordinary of the Mass (Sanctus through Agnus) today and on the five numbered Sundays of Lent will be simple chants, all of which can be found in Worship (and all which we've sung... often).
(Sanctus: 348; Mysterium fidei: Mortem tuam annuntiamus: 349; Amen 330; Agnus Dei 353)

Communion hymn: WORSHIP 414 Attende, Domine (in Latin) (Listen)
- Those interested in the translation will find it along with the Latin.

Giving of Ashes:
(9:00 and 6:30) Parce, Domine, music by Carlo Rossini (with cantor)
(Noon) WORSHIP 416 Parce Domine, Mode I (I'm working the Noon Mass alone) (Listen)
- Translation: Spare, O Lord, your people; Be not eternally angry with us.
(The Latin verse of the Rossini version is from the beginning of Psalm 51 (50)).