Thursday, June 6, 2013


Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
VI-7-13 / 6 PM

The patronal feast of our parish.  Also the First Friday of June.  Two years ago, you might remember, the patronal feast fell on the First Friday of July (July 1, to be exact).  Why is this?  The same reason that the dates of Ash Wednesday, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, and Corpus Christi vary so widely - they all depend on the date of Easter, which depends on the date of the spring equinox for that year.  Thus, Easter can fall anytime from March 22 to April 25, meaning that the patronal feast of the Sacred Heart can fall anytime from May 29 to July 2.
There will be music sheets provided for the entrance and recessional hymns for this day.  We ask that you please leave them in the pew after Mass, as the recessional hymn will be repeated for the Saturday and Sunday Masses.
Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Gloria: same as last Sunday
Responsorial Psalm: Worship, #32 My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want, music by Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ
Alleluia: same as last Sunday
Offertory anthem (singers and brass): Cor Jesu Trinitatis, sung to an altered form of the German hymn tune Gott Soll Gepriesen, which is often associated with a "Lost 45" titled Accept, Almighty Father, which probably hasn't appeared in a hymnal or missalette since the mid 1970's (last appearances would have been Worship II, an earlier edition of the Worship hymnal currently in our pews, and Monthly Missalette, now known as Seasonal Missalette).
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: same as last Sunday, including the Fanfare in B-flat by John Ferguson as music during the elevations.
Communion anthem (singers): Ave Verum, music by Camille Saint-Saëns
Meditation hymn: Worship, #488 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All
Benediction music:
757 O Salutaris Hostia and 758 Tantum Ergo (both in Latin)
Fanfare in B-flat (organ and brass), music by John Ferguson
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning
Sunday X / VI-9-13
"Sunday X" - shorthand for "The Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time", or really "Ordered Time" - ordered numbering of those weeks that are not within one of the actual seasons in the liturgical calendar (Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter).  The resuming of Ordinary Time actually began with the Seventh Week on the Monday after Pentecost (remember, Pentecost closes Easter Season; it does not resume Ordinary Time).  Most Holy Trinity and the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ superseded (trumped, if you will) the Eighth and Ninth Sundays.
By no means should "Ordinary Time" be defined as "plain old, run-of-the-mill, less sacred, less solemn, etc.", or (using a word that I think emanated from the late Fr. Rene Gagne, a former pastor of mine) "anti-climactic".
Numbers will be from the red Worship hymnal.  The Gloria may be sung or said, at Father's discretion.  If it is sung, it will be the same as we've been doing the past few weeks.  The sung Alleluia, and sung Ordinary from the Sanctus through the Agnus Dei will also be the same as the previous couple of weeks.
The rest of the music:
Entrance hymn: 617 Christ is made the sure foundation (Listen)
Responsorial Psalm: I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me, music in Worship, #894
Offertory hymn: 750 Your hands, O Lord, in days of old, Sorry I don't have a listen link available, but rest assured that this is a hymn we have sung before.
Communion anthem: Soul of my Savior, a translation of the Anima Christi set to music by William Maher.  The arrangement we are using comes from the Pius X Hymnal.
Meditation hymn: 491 To Christ, the Prince of Peace (Listen)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (provided on sheet in pew)