Sunday, October 25, 2015


Coming up is the first of two consecutive three-day weekends at Sacred Heart.  All Saints (November 1) falls on a Sunday this year and takes place over the regularly-numbered Sunday of Ordered Time (in this case, XXXI).  Then, on Monday, November 2, All Souls (formal name, "Commemoration of All Faithful Departed", from the Latin as it appears in the Missale Romanum to this day, "in Commemoratione Omnium Fidelium Defunctorum").  Masses on All Souls are at 9 AM and 6:30 PM in the church.  The 6:30 Mass is where we have our remembrance for all those parishioners who died between All Souls 2014 and All Souls 2015.


All Saints
Saturday X-31-15 at 5 PM; Sunday XI-1-15 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Sung Ordinary of the Mass: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King, Worship, #500 (the versicle, obviously, will be as appointed in the Lectionary for the day, not from the hymn)
These are the settings for All Saints Day, and the three Sundays to follow (Sundays XXXII, XXXIII, and Christ the King, as well as Thanksgiving Day).

Entrance hymn: For all the saints, Worship, #705
Psalm 24: Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face, music by J. Robert Carroll (response) and Père Joseph Gelineau, SJ (versicles)
Offertory hymn: Holy, holy, holy, Worship, #485
Communion motet: Beati qui lugent, music by Lorenzo Perosi
- This motet (titled on Perosi's manuscript simply as "Mottetto") is really a prelude to the actual Proper Communion antiphon of the day.  The motet, from the Beatitudes (which is also the day's Gospel reading) is translated, Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be consoled.  The Communion Proper, continues, Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God; blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God; blessed are those who suffer persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Meditation hymn: Jerusalem, my happy home, Worship, #690
Recessional hymn: Christ is the King, Worship, #500

Commemoration of All Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Monday XI-2-15 at 9 AM and 6:30 PM

The music for this day will have many of the makings of a standard Requiem Mass.  After all, the Masses of All Souls and the Requiem (funeral) Mass are Masses for the Dead.

Sung Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII (with the "pro defunctis" alterations of the Agnus Dei, that is, Dona eis requiem (Grant them rest) in place of Miserere nobis, and Dona eis requiem sempiternam (Grant them eternal rest) in place of Dona nobis pacem.  (Memorial Acclamation is the chant "Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine", and the Amen is adapted from the beginning of the Sanctus from Mass VIII, all of which we've sung and sung often).  The Gloria is omitted.
Alleluia: music by Theodore Marier (which we used last Summer)

Entrance chant: Requiem aeternam, Chant, Mode VI
- Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.  Translation: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  (I love, by the way, how the Latin ejus, and its forms ei, eis, eum, etc. translates for the third person singular AND plural, masculine AND feminine!)  Unlike our funeral Masses in which we only chant the response as Father and servers process to the back of the church to bless a casket, at today's Mass we will also chant the versicle.
Psalm 23: My shepherd is the Lord, nothing indeed shall I want, music by Père Joseph Gelineau, SJ
Offertory hymn: Jesus, Son of Mary, Maroon, #223 (tune is that of Adoro Te Devote)
Communion proper: Lux aeterna, Chant, Mode VIII
- Translation: May eternal light shine on them, O Lord, with your saints for ever, for you are good.
Communion anthem: Pie Jesu, music by Gabriel Faure (6:30 PM only; 9 AM TBD)
Recessional hymn: In Paradisum, Worship #178, in Latin
- Translation: May the angels lead you into Paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome you and take you to the holy city, Jerusalem.  May choirs of angels welcome you, where Lazarus is no longer poor.  May you have eternal rest.

The second three-day weekend, which will be posted next week, includes First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass) on November 6.