Thursday, April 10, 2014


April 13, 2014

Once again, at three of the Masses (5:00 on Saturday, 9:00 and 11:15 on Sunday), we will be joined by our brass trio (Ed, Doug, and Jerry) which I affectionately refer to as "The Plumbers" (click here for an explanation of that nickname).  Our singers, Elaine and Kate, will be joined by our occasional tenor, Chris (husband of Kate).

Also once again, the music for the 7:30 Mass will be led by the trio of me, myself, and I.

I believe we're having a bake sale after all the Masses as well, and everyone's favorite, DOUGHBOYS!  So, bring your prayers, your voices, and your appetite!!! ;)


 A good chunk of this year's Palm Sunday music is an "encore" of what we did last year on Palm Sunday.

Entrance chant: Unlike your typical Mass, where a hymn is often sung in place of the Introit (or Entrance Antiphon), the hymn is delayed until the procession of the palms, which follows the first Gospel reading (the Lord's entrance into Jerusalem).
7:30 Mass: Hosanna Filio David
- Translation: Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. O King of Israel. Hosanna in the highest.
All other Masses: Pueri Haebraeorum, music by Franz Schubert, from his "Six Palm Sunday Acclamations"
- Translation: The children of the Hebrews, carried olive branches, and went to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, "Hosanna in the highest."

Procession of the Palms: All glory, laud, and honor, Maroon, #62

Gospel Acclamation: same as we've done throughout Lent

At the kneel/pause during the Passion reading: Adoramus Te, Christe, by Theodore Dubois, from his "Seven Last Words of Christ".

Offertory hymn: O sacred Head, sore wounded, Maroon, #75

7:30 Mass: Mass XVIII, which we've done throughout Lent
All other Masses: the setting from "Six Palm Sunday Acclamations" by Franz Schubert
- Yes, the same Franz Schubert whose Ave Maria would be sung out first by almost any random stranger that I would ask to sing any Ave Maria on demand!

Memorial Acclamation and Amen: same as during Lent

Agnus Dei: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana
- Same tune as the Kyrie that we sang throughout Lent.

Communion anthem: Surely he hath borne our griefs, by Georg Frederick Handel, from "Messiah"

No meditation hymn.

Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King, Worship, #497