Wednesday, March 13, 2013



Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina is now Pope Francis (some say Pope Francis I, but the "I" may not be necessary until a Francis II surfaces).  Anyways, Francis will be shepherding our Church as of now.


Numbers refer to the Maroon hymnal.

Entrance hymn: 342 Jesus, Name all names above 

Kyrie: same as the last few Sundays

Responsorial Psalm: The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy, music by Alfred Calabrese.

Gospel Acclamation: same as the last few Sundays

Offertory hymn: 337 When I survey the wondrous cross 

Sanctus through Agnus Dei: same as the last few Sundays

Communion anthem: Parce Domine, music by Fr. Carlo Rossini
- Fr. Rossini wrote many easy and short choral pieces, as well as brief preludes, offertories, and postludes for the organ.  Many of those organ pieces were part of his The Liturgical Organist series.  Fr. Rossini was also organist and choirmaster at St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA, in the early 20th century.

Meditation hymn: 462 (First tune) Jesus, the very thought of thee (Listen)

Recessional hymn: Long Live the Pope, not in either hymnal, but text and music will be provided.
- A couple of Sundays ago, I used this piece instrumentally as the postlude after Mass as a thanksgiving to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  This weekend, we will be singing this in honor of our new Holy Father, Pope Francis.  (Listen - if you click the "show more" link, you will find the lyrics.  However, we will be singing a different middle verse.)