Thursday, September 18, 2014

SUNDAY XXV (of Ordered Time), SUNDAY XV (after Pentecost) and SEPTEMBER FEASTS

Back to the regularly-numbered Sundays of Ordinary/Ordered Time, or, according to the Roman Missal in Latin, per annum, of the Year.

For those who frequent the daily Mass (in our Chapel and otherwise): Did anyone notice that although last Sunday was the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which superseded the 24th Sunday, the rest of the week was still the 24th week of Ordered Time?

THE SEVEN SORROWS (and other September Feasts)

That does not change, although there are some memorials and feasts within, like last Monday (IX-15) was the Seven Dolors (Sorrows) of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  That feast, in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (1962 Roman Missal) supersedes any numbered Sunday after Pentecost when it falls on a Sunday.  Same with two other feasts that would fall on a Sunday on the same year as the Seven Sorrows: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IX-8) and St. Michael the Archangel (IX-29).  When one falls on a Sunday, all three do, and they all trump the numbered Sunday in the Traditional Latin Mass.  This has been drawn from my own experience of playing and conducting for Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.


As some may already have noticed, Fr. Derek Puleo has started praying the Extraordinary Form Low Mass in the Chapel on Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM.  Starting this Sunday, that Mass will be in the church (I was told that there were 75 people at the 12:30 Mass last Sunday; when I left after the scratch ticket drawing by the scouts, I saw the SRO crowd extend out the door).  It will still be low Mass, but with hymns (Entrance and Recessional, usually in English), a brief organ improvisation at the Offertory, and an anthem in Latin at Communion.  Organist will be yours truly.

The list below is for the 12:30 Extraordinary Form Low Mass ONLY:
Entrance hymn: Father, we thank thee who hast planted, red Worship #558
Communion anthem: Panis angelicus, music by Cesar Franck
Recessional hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King, red Worship #493

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS: IX-21-14 (Ordinary Form)
Regular Masses Sat. 5 PM; Sun. 7:30, 9, 11:15 AM

Sung Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia (before the Gospel): same as last week.

Entrance hymn: Father, we thank thee who hast planted, Maroon hymnal #195
Psalm 145: The Lord is near to all who call him, music by Richard Rice
Offertory hymn: O Jesus, I have promised, Maroon hymnal #570, second tune
Communion anthem: Magnificat, Tone 8G with alternating polyphony by Ciro Grassi
Meditation hymn: Soul of my Savior, hymn section of missalette #41
Recessional hymn: Round the Lord in glory seated, Maroon hymnal #269 (Listen)