Wednesday, March 4, 2015



This weekend we will be using a new hymn (with a new-to-you tune) as the meditation hymn for the weekend's Masses (Third Sunday of Lent).  The hymn is Behold the Lamb of God, and it is sung to the tune Wigan, written by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (who is also famous for the tune Aurelia, which goes with The Church's one foundation).  His grandfather, Charles Wesley, wrote many hymn texts that are used widely in many Christian denominations, including Roman Catholic.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE TUNE.  This will give you an idea how it will sound this weekend at Holy Mass.  The hymn is in the Maroon hymnal, #338.  (Note: the first 16 seconds is introduction, thus the hymn begins at the 17-second mark.)


Ordinary of the Mass and Gospel Acclamation: same as the past two weekends for all Masses.

First Friday: Sacred Heart Community Mass
III-6-15 at 6:30 PM 

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine, on sheets provided
Psalm 105: Remember the marvels the Lord has done, sung to Psalm Tone 2D
Offertory anthem: Jesu, Salvator noster, music by Carlo Rossini
Communion hymn: Attende, Domine, Worship, #414 (in Latin)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning, on sheets provided

Third Sunday of Lent
III-7-15 at 5 PM; III-8-15 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM 

Entrance hymn: Lord Christ, when thou first cam'st to men, Maroon, #522 (Listen)
- You may recognize the tune.  The text may be "new-to-you" (as the used car salesmen like to say), but the tune is the same as another hymn we sang just a few weeks ago: Sing praise to God who reigns above.  The tune is called Mit Freuden Zart in the Worship hymnal, but Bohemian Brethren in the Maroon hymnal.  They are the same.  (Side note: the Maroon hymnal was published in the midst of World War II; the name of the book is The Hymnal 1940, but was actually published in 1943. Due to conflicts with Germany at the time, many German tune names were altered to either a city name, or an alternate title in English or Latin.)
Psalm 19: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life, music by Richard Proulx (response) and Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ (versicles), Worship, #794
Offertory hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross, Maroon, #337
Communion anthem: Jesu, Salvator noster, music by Carlo Rossini
Meditation hymn: Behold the Lamb of God, Maroon, #338
- Scroll to top for "New Hymn Tune" and listen link.
Recessional hymn: Jesus, Lover of my soul, Maroon, #415, first tune (Listen)