Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sunday II, Ordinary Time, and Numbering

I'll bet some were expecting Baptism of the Lord this Sunday.  Sorry, that was last Monday.  You see, anytime the Sunday of Epiphany falls on January 7 or 8 (in this year's case, January 8), Baptism of the Lord gets moved to the Monday following (in this year's case, January 9).

Instead, we move onto the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time.  How is it that we always skip to the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time and not the First?  That's because the Baptism of the Lord (even when it does fall on a Sunday) is not the beginning of Ordinary Time, but the end of the Christmas Season.  The following day (this year, Tuesday, January 10) marks the beginning of the First Week of Ordinary Time.  So we call the Sunday that follows the "Second Sunday" (even though there was no "First Sunday") to mark the beginning of the new week.

So, without furthere ado...


- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
- Dresden Amen

Psalm 40: R./ Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will (Richard Proulx/Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- The music is in the Worship hymnal, #868.
Alleluia: Theodore Marier

- Prelude and Elevations: TBD
- Postlude: improvisation on In der ist Freude

Hymns, etc.:
(Note: while the first two hymns appear in the Advent section of the hymnal, and the recessional hymn appears in the Epiphany section, all three go hand-in-hand with the Gospel for this Sunday.)
On Jordan's bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
In thee is gladness ("In der ist Freude"/Gastoldi)
Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Songs of thankfulness and praise (Maroon hymnal, #53)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!