Tuesday, November 19, 2013


This is one of those rare times in the three-year liturgical cycle that the same Psalm (in this case, Psalm 122) appears after the first reading.  We close Year C (in the Proper of Time, sometimes known as the Proper of Seasons) with three versicles of Psalm 122, along with the antiphon Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.  Next Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, we open Year A with Psalm 122 also, but with five versicles.  The only two other times a Psalm antiphon normally gets repeated on two or more consecutive Sundays are:
1. In Year B, Psalm 89 (antiphon: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord) on the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the Vigil Mass for Christmas, and
2. Also in Year B, Psalm 34 (antiphon: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord) on the 19th, 20th, and 21st Sundays of Ordinary (read: ordered) Time.

Our brass trio (two trumpets and French horn) will join us for the 5:00 PM Mass this Saturday, and the 9:00 and 11:15 AM Masses this Sunday, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King (in Festo Domini Nostri Jesu Christe, Universorum Regis).


Numbers given are in the Red hymnal (Worship).

Entrance hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King (#493) (with brass)

Gloria: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana (with brass)

Responsorial Psalm: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord, music by yours truly.

Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King (with brass)

Offertory hymn: Christ is the King (#500) (with brass)

Sanctus: "Laus Tibi Christe" Mass (with brass)

Memorial Acclamation: When we eat this bread..., adapted by yours truly from excerpts of the Gloria from the "Laus Tibi Christe" Mass

Amen: same as the Amen that concludes the Gloria from the "Laus Tibi Christe" Mass (with brass)

Agnus Dei: "Laus Tibi Christe" Mass

Communion anthem: Laudate Dominum, by Giuseppe Pitoni

Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our Sov'reign King (#497) (with brass)

NOTE: Some Masses MAY end with Eucharistic Benediction.  If that's the case, the recessional will be omitted, and the following will be sung (all with brass):
1) O Salutaris (#757)
2) Tantum Ergo (#758)
3) Holy God, we praise Thy Name (#524)