Monday, March 18, 2013


The music for the 5:00 PM Mass this Saturday and the 9:00 and 11:15 AM Masses this Sunday will be embellished by our brass trio (trumpet, flugelhorn, and French horn), as well as our regular singers (soprano and alto, with added tenor).

The 7:30 AM Mass will be, as per usual, the trio of me, myself, and I.

Also, the parish is having a bake sale after ALL the Masses this weekend!


The hymn at the Procession of the Palms and the Offertory hymn are taken from the maroon hymnal.
The Recessional hymn is taken from the red Worship hymnal.

Entrance chant:
- At the 7:30 Mass: Hosanna Filio David, sung to the Mode VII chant tune.
- - Translation: Hosanna to the Son of David.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  O King of Israel.  Hosanna in the highest.
- At all other Masses: Pueri Haebraeorum, with brass, music by Franz Schubert, from his "Six Palm Sunday Acclamations"
- - Translation: The children of the Hebrews went to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, "Hosanna in the highest."

Hymn at the Procession (after the first Gospel): Maroon 62 All glory, laud, and honor  (Listen)

Gospel Acclamation: same as the Sundays of Lent

Offertory hymn: Maroon 75 O sacred head, sore wounded

- At the 7:30 Mass: from Missa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana
- - We did this Mass setting back in November.
- At all other Masses: from Six Palm Sunday Acclamations, music by Franz Schubert
- - The "Hosanna in excelsis" lines are sung to the same melody as the "Hosanna in excelsis" line of the aforementioned Pueri Haebraeorum.

Memorial Acclamation: When we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim your death, O Lord, until you come again, adapted from excerpts of the Gloria from the "Laus Tibi Christe" Mass.

Amen: The same triple "Amen" that ends the Gloria from the "Laus Tibi Christe" Mass.
- We also sang the Memorial and Amen throughout November as well.

Agnus Dei: also from the "Laus Tibi Christe" Mass
- this is the same tune as the Kyrie that we've been using throughout Lent.

Communion anthem: God so loved the world, by Sir John Stainer (from The Crucifixion)
- God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoso believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.  

Recessional hymn: Worship 497 To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King