Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Another BIG Three-Day Weekend
(Holy Family and Mary, Mother of God)

This three-day weekend, I will be singing all Masses from the console alone, giving a much-deserved break to our singers and brass.  They will return next weekend (January 6/7) for the Epiphany.


- Mass VIII (Gloria)
- Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus)
- Mortem Tuam and Dresden Amen

Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Saturday XII-30 at 5 PM; Sunday XII-31 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Angels we have heard on high (Maroon hymnal, #42)
Psalm 105: R./ The Lord remembers his covenant for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Once in royal David's city (Maroon hymnal, #236)
Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business? (BMP) (PDF)
- The actual Communion proper, which is really in the form of a dialogue between Mary and Jesus.  It's from the Gospel passage where Jesus, at about 12 years old, spent some time in the temple learning from the elders there.  Mary asks, "Son, why have you treated us so?  Your Father and I have been worried and seeking you."  Jesus replies, "How is it that you are seeking me?  Did you know not that I had to do my Father's business?"  His Father's business is something Jesus tended to throughout his life.
O Sion, open wide thy gates (Maroon hymnal, #116)
God rest you merry, gentlemen (Maroon hymnal, #40)

Mary, Mother of God
Monday I-1-18 at 10 AM

While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Maroon hymnal, #13, first tune)
Psalm 67: R./ May God bless us in his mercy (Alstott)
The first Nowell (Maroon hymnal, #30)
Exult, O daughter of Sion (BMP) (PDF)
In the bleak midwinter (Maroon hymnal, #44)
Angels we have heard on high (Maroon hymnal, #42)

Happy and blessed New Year to all who read this!