Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Notice the TWO different numberings of Sundays in the title.  Now that there is a 12:30 Mass in the Extraordinary Form (that is, the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962), and I am happily but humbly serving as organist for that Mass as well, the music listings are different, and the liturgical calendar is different.

In the Ordinary Form of the Mass (that is, the Mass according to the current Roman Missal), the numbered Sundays of Ordinary Time fall from the Sunday after the Baptism of the Lord to the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, and from the Sunday after the post-Pentecost solemnities to Christ the King (sometimes known as the 34th Sunday of Ordinary Time).

In the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, those numbered Sundays in the Winter (January/February) are the Sundays after the Epiphany, while the numbered Sundays in the Summer and Fall (June through November) are the Sundays after Pentecost.  And because these numbered Sundays follow a moveable date (Pentecost is moveable, dependent on the day of Easter), the numbering sequence starts with the Sunday after Trinity, which is the Second Sunday after Pentecost.

Thus while we are on the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the modern Mass, we are on the 16th Sunday after Pentecost in the traditional Mass.


English Mass in the Ordinary Form
(Sat. 5 PM; Sun. 7:30, 9, 11:15 AM)
Sunday XXVI of Ordered Time

Numbers given are in the Maroon hymnal.

Sung Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as last week.

Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation, #326
Psalm 25: Remember your mercies, O Lord, music by Sam Schmitt
Offertory hymn: At the Name of Jesus, #356 (first tune)
Communion anthem: To you I lift my soul, text by John Dunn, tune by John Ireland
Meditation hymn: Thou art the way, #361 (Listen)
Recessional hymn: All hail the pow'r of Jesus' Name, #355 (first tune)

Latin Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form (12:30 PM)
Sunday XVI after Pentecost

Numbers given are in the Red Worship hymnal.

Entrance hymn: New songs of celebration render, #533
- Same tune as "Father, we thank thee who hast planted", which we sang last week at ALL Masses.
Offertory: organ improvisation on theme TBD
Communion anthem: Magnificat, Psalm Tone 8G
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King, #497