Tuesday, April 15, 2014


The brass trio will join us for the Easter Vigil, and for the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses on Easter Sunday.

HOLY (Maundy) THURSDAY; IV-17-14 at 7 PM
Mass of the Lord's Supper

Entrance hymn: Lift high the cross, Worship #704
Gloria: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana (now a staple)
Psalm 116: Our blessing cup is a communion with the blood of Christ, music by yours truly
Gospel Acclamation: same as the previous six Sundays
Offertory hymn: At that first Eucharist, Worship #733
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: same as the Sundays of Lent
Communion anthem: Ave Verum, music by Camille Saint-Saƫns
Hymn during the Solemn Translation of the Holy Eucharist: Pange Lingua, music by Father Carlo Rossini (Although the music is different from what is written, you may use Worship, #813, to follow the Latin text.)
Adoration to follow.  Depart in silence.

Note when singing the Pange Lingua: Verses 1 through 4 are repeated as necessary until the Holy Eucharist reaches the repository.  Once the Holy Eucharist reaches the repository, Verses 5 and 6 (Tantum Ergo) are sung.

GOOD FRIDAY; IV-18-14 at 7 PM
The Lord's Passion and Death

Enter in silence.
Psalm 31: Father, into your hands I commend my spirit, music by Richard Rice
Kneel/Pause during the Passion (as Christ hands over his spirit): Adoramus Te Christe, music by Theodore Dubois, from his "Seven Last Words of Christ"
Gospel Acclamation: same as the previous six Sundays
Veneration of the Cross (as time permits):
- God so loved the world, music by Sir John Stainer
- Jesu, Salvator noster and Parce, Domine, music by Fr. Carlo Rossini
Enthroning of the Cross: Christ Jesus Victor, Christ Jesus Ruler....
Communion music (as time permits):
- Ave Verum, music by Lorenzo Perosi
- O Sacred Head, sore wounded, Maroon, #75
- Tantum Ergo, music by Oreste Ravanello (Although the music is different from what is written, you may use Worship, #758, to follow the Latin text.)
Meditation hymn: Abide with me, Maroon, #467
Depart in silence.

The Night Watch of the Lord's Resurrection

Response to "Light of Christ": Christ Jesus Victor, Christ Jesus Ruler... (three instances)
Exsultet: chanted by Fr. Christopher Feeney.  Within the Exsultet is the dialog that is normally chanted before the Sanctus (V/. The Lord be with you.  R/. And with your spirit.  V/. Lift up your hearts. R/. We lift them up to the Lord, etc.) and a two-note Amen at the conclusion.
Responsorial Psalms following the first three readings (music in missalette):
- Psalm 104: Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
- Psalm 16: You are my inheritance, O Lord.
- Exodus 15: Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory.
Gloria: Missa "Cristo Risuciti", music by Luigi Picchi
- This Mass is based on an Easter hymn tune known in Latin as Surgit in haec dies and in German as Christ ist erstanden.
Alleluia: from the chant O Filii et Filiae, Mode II
Litany of Saints: as written in the missalette
Sprinkling of Holy Water: Vidi Aquam, music by Joseph Gruber
Offertory hymn: That Easter Day with joy was bright, Maroon, #98
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: Missa "Christo Risuciti", music by Luigi Picchi
- The Memorial Acclamation and Amen are add-ons which I adapted from the above Mass.
Communion anthem: Hallelujah, by George Fredrick Handel, from Messiah
Meditation hymn: Regina Caeli, Worship, #443 (in English and Latin)
Recessional hymn: Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Maroon, #85

EASTER SUNDAY; IV-20-14, 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
The Resurrection of the Lord

Entrance hymn: The Day of Resurrection, Maroon, #96
GloriaMissa "Cristo Risuciti", music by Luigi Picchi
Psalm 118: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad, music in missalette
Alleluia: from the chant O Filii et Filiae, Mode II
Everything from the Sprinkling of Holy Water to the end: same as the Easter Vigil, above

Happy and Blessed Triduum to all!