Thursday, May 28, 2015


Today begins the string of solemnities that come up within these first weeks of the post-Pentecost portion of "Ordinary Time".  Following are the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (aka "Corpus Christi", June 7), the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (our Patronal Feast, this year it's June 12), and two other solemnities that supersede the Sunday should that fall there (not this year, though): the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24) and SS. Peter and Paul (patrons of our Cathedral in Providence).


The sung Ordinary of the Mass for this weekend and throughout June will be from Missa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" by Federico Caudana (which we last did in November).
The Alleluia for this weekend and throughout June and July is that of Theodore Marier (which we've also sung before).

All hymn numbers are in the red Worship hymnal.

Entrance hymn: Come now, almighty King, #487
Psalm 33: Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own, music by Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB (response) and Père Joseph Gelineau, SJ (versicles)
Offertory hymn: Holy, holy, holy, #485
Communion anthem: Psalm 150 (O praise God in his holiness), music by Charles Villiers Stanford
- Side note: For anyone familiar with Gregorian Psalm Tones, the music for this anthem is based on Psalm Tone 8G, which is by far the most widely used Psalm Tone in Catholic churches in the United States today.
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All, #488
Recessional hymn: O God, almighty Father, #484
- The introit of this day's Mass, as found in the Graduale Romanum, translates thus: Blessed be the Holy Trinity and its undivided Unity; we shall ever give him thanks, for he has dealt with us according to his mercy.  (O most Holy Trinity, undivided Unity, holy God, mighty God, God immortal be adored!)