Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Mass for this Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) is in the Church at 9 AM.  After this, we put the Laus Tibi, Christe Mass away "for a time" (a few months) and bring out a simpler chant setting of the Mass (Mass XVIII, which we've done oftentimes before) for Advent.  The Gloria is also put away at that time (there is no Gloria on Thanksgiving Day either, but nonetheless...), with the exception of one solemnity (Immaculate Conception, December 8), and will return in full force on Christmas.


Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-26, at 9 AM

Sung Ordinary of the Mass: Laus Tibi Christe (Gloria is omitted)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King, Worship, #500

Entrance hymn: We gather together, Maroon, #315
Psalm 113: Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever, sung completely to Psalm Tone 8G
Offertory hymn: Come, ye thankful people, come, Maroon, #137
Communion anthem: Sing to the Lord of harvest, music by Johann Steurlein
Recessional hymn: Now thank we all our God, Worship, #560

First Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XI-28, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-29, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Sung Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII (chant setting) (Sanctus, Agnus)
- Mortem Tuam Annuntiamus, Domine (Memorial); first line of Sanctus VIII melody (Amen)
Alleluia: adapted by BMP from Conditor Alme Siderum (Mode IV)

All numbers given are in the Maroon hymnal.

Entrance hymn: Lo! He comes with clouds descending, #5, second tune
Psalm 25: To you, O Lord, I lift my soul, music by Sam Schmitt
Offertory hymn: Rejoice, rejoice, believers, #4
Communion anthem: To you I lift my soul, text by John Dunn, music by John Ireland
Meditation hymn: Hark! the glad sound, the Savior comes, #7
Recessional hymn: Thy kingdom come, on bended knee, #391
- Same tune as Lord, who throughout these forty days.

Happy and blessed Thanksgiving!