Thursday, July 3, 2014


OK, but no solemnities this time. ;)

We do have our First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass (time change: 9 AM, as it is also the Fourth of July), and this weekend we fall into the numbered Sundays of the Year (aka "Ordinary Time", or really "Ordered Time"), this Sunday being the 14th Sunday (or as we traditionalists like to say, "Sunday XIV").

We did add some national hymns (or as some like to say, "patriotic hymns" - both of our hymnals got the "national" right in categorizing such hymnody) to our lists without dousing the entire Mass with such.  To do so would lose the actual "theme" of the Mass in terms of Scripture for the day and other proper prayers of the Mass.  I like to call it (if you remember those crazy addition commercials on TV) "the magical amount".

So, without further ado:

We have changed our Alleluia and our Mass Ordinary for the months of July and August.
Alleluia: the Owen Alstott alleluia that we did around this time last summer.  The music for this Alleluia is in the missalette, within the readings for this Sunday (July 6).
Mass Ordinary: for these two months, a combination of Heritage Mass (a familiar English Mass setting by Owen Alstott), from which we will draw the Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei, and Holy Angels Mass (an English Mass written by yours truly based on some of the more familiar chant melodies), from which we will draw the Gloria (new to you) and the Memorial Acclamation We proclaim your death, O Lord (which we've done before, it's a metrical adaptation of the Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine, from which it is translated).  Soon we will have new congregation cards with the complete Holy Angels Mass, as well as two of the Latin settings we have done previously (Laus Tibi Christe and Cristo Risuciti).

- Sung by the choir of St. Michael Church in Stillwater, Minnesota, conducted by Jayne Windnagel and accompanied by Joseph Clarke.

VII-4-14; 9 AM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine, on sheets provided
Psalm 8: How great is your name, O Lord, our God, through all the earth, music by Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB (response) and Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ (versicles)
Offertory hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure, Worship #490 (Listen)
- Same tune as I heard the voice of Jesus say.  Hymn comes in at about the 6:10 mark of the listen link.
Communion anthem: Cor Jesu Trinitatis, from the tune "Gott Soll Gepriesen"
Recessional hymn: God of our Fathers, Worship #764 (Listen)


Entrance hymnGod of our Fathers, Worship #764
Psalm 145: I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God, music by yours truly.
Offertory hymn: Jesus shall reign, Worship #492 (Listen)
Communion anthem: He shall feed his flock, by Georg Frederick Handel, from his Messiah 
Meditation hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure, Worship #490
Recessional hymn: My country, 'tis of thee, Worship #762

Have a blessed, safe, and peaceful Fourth!