Wednesday, April 29, 2015


This Friday, May 1, is the First Friday, and our Sacred Heart Community Mass is at 6 PM.  It is also the Optional Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker.  So, some hymns to Saint Joseph will be used at Mass this Friday, along with the seasonal Mass Ordinary (as we've been using since the Easter Vigil) and a seasonal Communion hymn.


The sung Ordinary of the Mass and the Alleluia are the same as what we have sung since the Easter Vigil.  All hymn numbers will be in the red Worship hymnal for the weekend (except where noted).

May 1 - First Friday / Sacred Heart Community Mass
Saint Joseph the Worker (Optional Memorial)
6 PM 

Entrance hymn: Joseph, be our guide and pattern, #693
- Same tune as To the Name of our salvation
Psalm 90: Lord, give success to the work of our hands, sung to Psalm Tone 2
Offertory hymn: Come now, and praise the humble saint, #694
- Same tune as Jerusalem, my happy home
Communion responsory: O filii et filiae (The Latin from which O sons and daughters is translated), Chant, Mode II
Recessional hymn: Holy Patron, thee saluting, hymn section of missalette, #112
- Same tune as Sing of Mary, pure and lowly 

May 3 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
Saturday (V-2) 5 PM; Sunday (V-3) 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: This joyful Eastertide, #449
Psalm 22: I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people, music by Sam Schmitt
Offertory hymn: Christ is alive, #466 (same tune as Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates)
Communion anthem: Regina Caeli, music by Antonio Lotti
Meditation hymn: Be joyful, Mary, heav'nly Queen, #450 (Listen)
- English paraphrase of Regina Caeli, in the form of a metrical hymn
Recessional hymn: The strife is o'er, #451
UPDATE 8 PM V-1-15:  Tune as written in the hymnal.  Tune is based on a Gloria Patri that was written by the great motet composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.  Three centuries later, William Henry Monk (famous for the tune used with At That First Eucharist) wrote a hymn tune around pieces of Palestrina's Gloria Patri, then added the triple alleluia antiphon.  It is that tune that we will be using this weekend.
Listen to the Palestrina Gloria Patri here.
Listen to The Strife Is O'er here.

ALSO, the postlude, which I used for a funeral on Friday morning and for the First Friday Mass, an improvisation of the hymn tune Victory (that is, The Strife Is O'er as described above) will also be performed as the postlude for the weekend Masses.  I dubbed it Homage de Palestrina.