A very happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all parishioners at Sacred Heart. One of the many reasons I am thankful is that I am able to serve this parish as your organist, for our singers for their assistance at Holy Mass, for Fr. Bucci for keeping me on board (plus his excellent homilies), and for you, the people that make up our wonderful parish. And most important, to my own family for their love and support which make my existance possible.
MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS
Sung Ordinary of the Mass: Missa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana, for one last time. Then I shall put it away until after Pentecost.
Entrance hymn: We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing (Maroon hymnal, #315)
Responsorial Psalm: Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever, sung to Psalm Tone 8G
Alleluia: from Christ is the King (Red Worship, #500)
Offertory hymn: Come, ye thankful people, come (Maroon hymnal, #137) (Listen)
- The hymn starts at the 1:36 mark of the listen link.
Communion music: organ improvisations on themes to be determined
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Red Worship, #488)
Recessional hymn: Now thank we all our God (Maroon hymnal, #276)
Postlude: Nun Danket Alle Gott (Now thank we all our God), Sigfried Karg-Elert
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT; XII-1-13
Simpler Mass ordinaries will be used during the season of Advent, as we prepare and await the festive time of our Lord's birth. Further, on Sundays of Advent, the Gloria is omitted completely.
MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS
All numbers given for this weekend are in the Maroon hymnal.
Sung Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII, the simple chant setting of the Sanctus and Agnus Dei, along with the chant Memorial Acclamation Mortem Tuam annuntiamus, Domine, and the Amen based on the beginning of the Sanctus from Mass VIII.
Entrance hymn: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (#484)
Responsorial Psalm: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord, music by yours truly (same Psalm as the previous weekend, Christ the King)
Alleluia: adapted from the Mode IV chant tune Conditor Alme Siderum (which we know in English as Creator of the stars of night).
Offertory hymn: Lo! He comes with clouds descending (#5, second tune)
Communion anthem: To you I lift my soul, text by John Dunn, tune by John Ireland
Meditation hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (#2, verses 5, 6, and 7 only)
Recessional hymn: Rejoice, rejoice, believers (#4) (Listen)