Thursday, April 24, 2014


or Divine Mercy Sunday, or Low Sunday,
or Quasimodo Sunday

Click here for an explanation on the above names for the Sunday that is the Octave of Easter.


Special thanks to our singers Elaine, Kate, and Chris, and to our brass trio Jerry, Doug, and Ed, for their wonderful work this past Holy Week/Easter Triduum.  This being my fourth Easter (and the beginning of my fourth year) at Sacred Heart as your organist, I feel that the music this year was the best we've had since I took the reins from my predecessor (and still good friend) Dave Sylvester.


On the most part, a repeat of Easter Day.

Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as Easter Day

Entrance hymn: The day of Resurrection, Maroon, #96

Psalm 118: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love is everlasting, music by Owen Alstott
- as written in the missalette for April 27.

Offertory hymn: That Easter day with joy was bright, Maroon, #98

Communion anthem: Adoro Te Devote, Chant, Mode V
- You may follow the Latin text from the red Worship hymnal (#489) if you wish.  The music in Worship is a simplified version of the chant.  However, we are using the actual chant melody.

Meditation hymn: Christians, to the Paschal Victim, Maroon, #97
- The sequence we sang before the Alleluia on Easter Day.

Marian antiphon: Regina Caeli, Worship, #443, Latin only, will not be announced.
- This will be sung just before the recessional hymn.  Traditionally, a "Marian antiphon" would be sung at this time, and varies by season.  Alma Redemptoris Mater is the Marian antiphon used from the beginning of Advent until Candlemas (February 2).  Ave Regina Caelorum is used from Candlemas through Lent.  Regina Caeli is used throughout Easter Season.  Finally, during that stretch of Ordinary Time from the day after Pentecost through the remainder of Ordinary Time (including Christ the King), Salve Regina.

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