Wednesday, February 11, 2015



Sunday VI of Ordered Time
I-14 at 5 PM; I-15 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Being the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday (when Lent begins), we sing our last Alleluias before putting it away "for a time", during that time we enter the penitential season of Lent (in Latin, Quadragesima, that is, literally, "40th", or liturgically, "40 days").  So, it is customary to get all the alleluias out that we can, not just before the Gospel, but in our hymnody.  This Sunday, three of our hymns, plus the Communion anthem, are chocked full of alleluias.

Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as the previous five Sundays
Hymn numbers are in the red Worship hymnal.

Entrance hymn: Alleluia! song of gladness, #413 (Listen)
- Probably the most practical of Alleluia hymns for this day, as it also prepares us for Lent.
Psalm 32: I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation, music by yours truly
Offertory hymn: Christ is the King, #500
Communion anthem: Festive Alleluia, by Gordon Young
Meditation hymn: To Christ, the Prince of Peace, #491
Recessional hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones, #707

Ash Wednesday
I-18 at 9 AM, 12 Noon, and 6:30 PM

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII (the simplest of chant Masses)
- Memorial Acclamation C: Save us Savior of the world, chant setting from ICEL
- Amen: melody based on the Sanctus of Mass VIII
Gospel Acclamation: Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis", music by yours truly, based on the Passion chant Vexilla Regis Prodeunt (Mode I) (The royal banners forward go)

Entrance hymn: Lord, who throughout these forty days, Maroon #59
Psalm 51: Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned, music by Providence's own C. Alexander Peloquin, Worship #1091
Offertory hymn: Our Father, we have wandered, Worship #755
- Tune is the same as O Sacred Head, surrounded.
Communion hymn: Attende, Domine, Worship #414
Music during the Imposition of Ashes: Parce, Domine, music by Carlo Rossini