Wednesday, April 3, 2013


IV-5-13, 6 PM; First Friday - Friday in the Octave of Easter

For this month's First Friday Mass, we will also be using some seasonal music for Easter.


Entrance hymn: Maroon 96 The Day of Resurrection (which we opened with on Easter Day)

Responsorial Psalm: The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone, music by yours truly, based on O Filii et Filiae (below)

Alleluia: based on O Filii et Filiae (the setting we used for Easter and the Vigil)

Offertory hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (sheets provided)

Sung Mass (Sanctus through Agnus Dei): Messa "Cristo Risuciti", music by Luigi Picchi
- the setting we used for Easter and the Vigil

Communion hymn: O Filii et Filiae, in Latin.  You may join in the alleluias that follow each verse.  It's the same as the Alleluia before the Gospel for this day.  For a translation, you may follow in the Worship (red) hymnal at number 447.

Recessional hymn: Maroon 85 Jesus Christ is ris'n today

IV-7-13; Second Sunday of Easter

Declared by Blessed Pope John Paul II as Divine Mercy Sunday in 2000.  Traditionally known as Low Sunday or Quasimodo Sunday, after the word "Quasimodo" which begins the day's Introit: Quasimodo geniti infantes, alleluia: rationalbiles, sine dolo lac concupiscite, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (As newborn babes, alleluia: long for pure spiritual milk, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.)


Numbers refer to the Maroon hymnal.

Entrance hymn: 88 Jesus lives, thy terrors now (Listen)

Gloria: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana
- We did this setting on Holy Thursday and on Easter Day (last minute change, explanations later).

Responsorial Psalm: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love is everlasting, music by Owen Alstott (music in missalette for Second Sunday of Easter)

Alleluia: same as Friday, above

Offertory hymn: 91 The strife is o'er, but using a different tune than what is written, the tune normally used for Christ is the King. (Listen)

Sanctus through Agnus Dei: same as Friday, above

Communion anthem: Adoro Te Devote, chant, Mode V
- This hymn is a nice match to the Gospel passage of this day, which speaks of the doubting Thomas.  Let's look specifically at the fourth verse:
- - Plagas, sicut Thomas, non intueor, Deum tamen meum te confiteor: Fac me tibi semper magis credere, In te spem habere, te diligere.
- - Translation (from the hymn Godhead, here in hiding): I am not like Thomas, wounds I cannot see, But can plainly call thee Lord and God, as he; This faith each day deeper be my holding of; Daily make me harder hope and dearer love.

Meditation hymn: 97 Christians, to the Paschal Victim
- The Easter Sequence, which we chanted on Easter Morning before the Gospel Alleluia.

Recessional hymn: 85 Jesus Christ is ris'n today