Friday, October 18, 2019

Sunday XXIX "Per Annum"

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation (Maroon hymnal, #326)
Psalm 121: R./ Our help is from the Lord who made heaven and earth (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: God himself is with us (Maroon hymnal, #477) (omit verse 2)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Ave Maria (Lorenzo Perosi)
- (all others) Psalm 8, R./ How great is your Name, O Lord, our God, through all the earth (Worship hymnal, #27, antiphon I at top of page)
Meditation hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
Recessional hynm: Christ for the world, we sing (Maroon hymnal, #537)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sunday XXVIII THROUGH the Year

Anyone ever notice that while most vernacular tongues (including English) label their Sundays of the "green seasons" as Sundays of Ordinary Time, I have been making it a habit of using the label that was being used for the first few years of the "Novus Ordo" (roughly 1969-1975) as Sundays of the Year.  In printing the bulletins, I have also labeled these Sundays as "Sundays of the Year".  This actually goes in line with the Latin labeling of such Sundays (remember, the English Mass we celebrate is a translation of the Latin, not the other way around).  In the Latin Missal, even to this day, this Sunday would be numbered as "Dominica XXVIII per Annum", which translates (according to 1969-1975 usage, anyways), "28th Sunday of the Year".  Literally translated, it's "28th Sunday THROUGH the Year", "per" meaning "through".  "Per Christum Dominum Nostrum" = "Through Christ our Lord".  "Per ipsum, cum ipsum, et in ipsum" = "Through him, with him, and in him".  I realized that when I started looking through the headings of the Psalm settings of Fr. Samuel Weber, one of my favorite Benedictine composers (along with the late Fr. Columba Kelly - both from St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana).  If you scroll down to the Psalm 98 setting and click on the "PDF" link at the end of that line, you will see that Fr. Weber used the literal translation in his heading - "Sunday XXVIII through the Year".

Weird note: Google Translate does well in many translations, but not totally accurate with Latin, I don't think.  But if you type in "Ordinary Time" in English and translate to Latin, you get "per Annum".  However, if you type in "per Annum" in Latin and translate to English, you get "a year", forgetting the "per", or "through".  As Sir Paul McCartney utters in the Beatles' hit Penny Lane, "very strange!"

Without further ado...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Your hands, O Lord, in days of old (Worship hymnal, #750)
Psalm 98: R./ The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving pow'r (Fr. Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Now thank we all our God (Worship hymnal, #560)
Communion hymn: Lead kindly, light (Maroon hymnal, #430, first tune)
Meditation hymn: To Christ, the Prince of Peace (Worship hymnal, #491)
Recessional hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 3, 2019

First Friday, Sunday XXVII, and Devotions

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Grogory Murray, OSB

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
Friday, X-4, at 6 PM

Entrance: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 16: R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF) (verses 1, 2, and 4 in the .pdf)
Offertory: Cor dulce, Cor amabile
Communion: R./ Blessed are the poor in spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs (Bartlett)
Recessional: To Jesus' heart, all burning (on sheets provided)

Sunday XXVII of the Year
Saturday, X-5, at 5 PM; Sunday, X-6, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune)
Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (music as written in missalette, page 59)
Offertory: O God, our help in ages past (Maroon hymnal, #289)
Communion:
- (11:15) Ave Verum (Lorenzo Perosi)
- (all others): R./ The Lord is good to all who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation: I sought the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #405)
Recessional: O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune)

Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary
All Tuesdays in October (X-1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) at 7 PM

Entrance: Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
- followed immediately by O Salutaris Hostia (Anthony Werner)
Rosary is recited
Litany of Loreto is recited
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
As Father returns the Blessed Sacrament to the Tabernacle: R./ Adoremus in Aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum (We forever adore the Most Holy Sacrament)
Recessional: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sunday XXVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ the fair glory (Maroon hymnal, #123, second tune) (Listen)
Psalm 146: R./ Praise the Lord, my soul (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark, hark my soul (Maroon hymnal, #472) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15) O Sacrum Convivium (Remondi)
- (all others) R./ Remember your word to your servant, O Lord (Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: Hymn to St. Michael (Michael, Archangel blest) (on sheets provided) (Listen)
- The link gives you the text, which is based on the familiar Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.  The tune is that of "Come, Christians, join to sing".  The listen link will give you the melody, while the title link will give you the text.
Recessional hymn: Soon may the last glad song arise (Maroon hymnal, #600)
- same tune as "Rejoice, the Lord is King"

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sunday XXV, and Cantate Domino

CANTATE DOMINO

Cantate Domino is Latin for Sing to the Lord.  You've often heard that beginning of Psalms 96 (95) and 98 (97), Cantate Domino canticum novum, that is, Sing to the Lord a new song.

Last year I used the theme Glorify the Lord with me (from Psalm 34 (33)) as what I was hoping to be motivation for a few voices to come re-start our parish choir.  Well, this year I'm going to use Cantate Domino.  We're looking for voices of all ranges to re-start our parish choir and SING TO THE LORD!

Rehearsal time: 10 AM
Mass time: 11:15 AM

See the bulletin for details, and me (after any weekend Mass) about joining us.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Sing praise to God who reigns above (Worship hymnal, #528)
Psalm 113: R./ Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Offertory hymn: O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune)
Communion music:
- (11:15): In heav'nly love abiding ("Nyland") (If you would like to join the singing, it's in the maroon hymnal, #431)
- (all others): (Psalm 119) R./ May my ways be firm in keeping your statutes (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Recessional hymn: O worship the King (Maroon hymnal, #288)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sunday XXIV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the height (Maroon hymnal, #343, first tune)
Psalm 51: R./ I will rise and go to my Father (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Offertory hymn: Jesus, lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune)
Communion music:
- (11:15): My song is love unknown (John Ireland) (Worship hymnal, #439)
- (all others): R./ I say unto you: there is joy among the angels of God for the one sinner who repents (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: The King of love my shepherd is (Maroon hymnal, #345, first tune)
Recessional hymn: Jesus, Name all names above (Maroon hymnal, #342)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Friday, IX-6, at 6 PM

Low Mass with hymns
Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Offertory hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure (Worship hymnal, #490)
Communion hymn: Cor dulce, Cor amabile
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday XXIII of the Year
Saturday, IX-7, at 5 PM; Sunday, IX-8, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: When morning gilds the skies (Worship hymnal, #675)
Psalm 90: R./ In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Take up your cross (Worship hymnal, #634)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Like as the hart (Vincent Novello)
- (all others) R./ Make your vows unto the Lord and accomplish them (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure (Worship hymnal, #490)
Recessional hymn: Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Sunday XXII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A. Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (Worship hymnal, #617)
Psalm 68: R./ God, in your goodness you have made a home for the poor (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)
- (all others) R./ O Lord, I will be mindful of your justice alone (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: How good the Name of Jesus sounds (Worship hymnal, #610)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship hymnal, #497)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, August 16, 2019

Sundays XX and XXI and the Italian Heritage Mass

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sunday XX of the Year
Saturday, VIII-17, at 5 PM; Sunday, VIII-18, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Gloria (if sung) and Memorial Acclamation: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Dresden Amen

Alleluia O Clemens (BMP)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Faith of our fathers (Maroon hymnal, #393)
Psalm 40: R./ Lord, come to my aid (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Offertory hymn: Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560)
Communion responsory: Psalm 37, R./ Seek first the kingdom of God, and the rest shall be added unto you, says the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Panis angelicus (words are printed in this weekend's bulletin!)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul (Worship hymnal, #534)

Sunday XXI of the Year
Saturday, VIII-24, at 5 PM; Sunday, VIII-25, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

The Saturday 5:00 PM Mass is our annual Italian Heritage Mass, in which we honor Saints Domenic the Abbot and Peter the Martyr, two patron saints of Fornelli, Italy, birthplace of much of our parish's ancestry.  The brass trio will be on hand for this Mass.  The dinner dance at the Quonset O Club, of course, follows.


Ordinary of the Mass:
(5:00 PM Saturday): Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
(Sunday Masses): Same as Sunday XX, above.

Alleluia O Clemens (BMP)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: For all the saints (Worship hymnal, #705)
Psalm 117: R./ Go out to all the world and tell the Good News (BMP, adapted from Adoremus in Aeternum, Mode V) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: By all your saints still striving (Worship hymnal, #705)
Communion music:
- (5:00 PM Saturday): Lodate Maria (traditional Italian)
- (Sunday Masses): Psalm 104, R./ The earth will be satisfied with the work of your hands, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Recessional hymn: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Worship hymnal, #524)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Sunday XIX and Assumption

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria (if sung) and Memorial Acclamation: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Dresden Amen

Alleluia O Clemens (BMP)

Sunday XIX of the Year
Saturday, VIII-10, at 5 PM; Sunday, VIII-11, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Rejoice, rejoice, believers (Maroon hymnal, #4)
Psalm 33: R./ Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own (response: Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB; versicles: Fr. Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Offertory hymn: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (Maroon hymnal, #484)
Communion music:
- (11:15): Tantum ergo (Ravanello)
- (all others): R./ Blessed the servant, whom, when the Lord comes, he will find to be vigilant (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
Recessional hymn: Ye holy angels bright (Maroon hymnal, #600)

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, VIII-15, at 9 AM and 7 PM

Entrance hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
Psalm 45: R./ The queen stands at your right hand arrayed in gold (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
Communion music:
- (responsory): R./ All generations shall call me blessed (BMP) (PDF)
- OR (anthem): R./ Ave Maria (Lorenzo Perosi)
Meditation hymn: Salve Regina (Worship hymnal, #703)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul (Worship hymnal, #534)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gl, Mem A)
Mass for Christian Unity (Sanc, Ag)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia "O Clemens" (BMP) (PDF) (versicle for 18th Sunday shown in link)

The rest:

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Friday, VIII-2, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 34: R./ Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP)
Offertory hymn: Soul of my Savior (Missalette, #21)
Communion anthem: Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

Sunday XVIII of the Year
Saturday, VIII-3, at 5 PM; Sunday, VIII-4, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560, using an alternative tune, "Mendon")
Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (missalette, page 34)
Offertory hymn: O worship the King (Maroon hymnal, #288)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck)
- (all others) You gave us bread from heaven, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Soul of my Savior (Missalette, #21)
Recessional hymn: Immortal, invisible, God only wise (Maroon hymnal, #301)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sunday XVII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gl, Mem A)
Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst) (Sanc, Ag)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Deiss

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ for the world, we sing (Maroon hymnal, #537)
Psalm 138: R./ Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me (page 32 in missalette)
Offertory hymn: Faith of our fathers (Maroon hymnal, #393)
Music during Communion:
- (Responsory): Psalm 31, R./ Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find (BMP) (PDF)
- (or Anthem): Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Mother Alexis Donnelly, RSM)
 - SIDE NOTE: A couple of weeks ago, my wife Ann and I were taking a scenic drive through northern Cumberland into Plainville, Massachusetts.  Off one of the back roads, where the Mount St. Rita Health Center is (once owned and operated by the Sisters of Mercy), there is a small street, Alexis Donnelly Way, named after the composer of the above anthem.
Meditation hymn: Come with us, O blessed Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #211) (Listen)
 - Same tune as the beloved J.S. Bach classic, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
Recessional hymn: From all that dwell below the skies (Maroon hymnal, #277)
 - Same tune as "All people that on earth do dwell".  In this particular hymn, the familiar doxology, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow" is the third and final verse.

Striving to keep the "Holy" in "Holy Mass", I remain,
BMP

PS: Quod scripsi, scripsi! ;)  (HA! Bet you thought I was gonna leave that out, didn't ya?!)

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sunday XVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gl, Mem A)
Mass for Christian Unity (Sanc, Ag)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Deiss

The rest:
Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation (Maroon hymnal, #326)
Psalm 15: R./ He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: I need thee every hour (Maroon hymnal, #438, first tune)
Communion responsory: R./ Mary has chosen the better part for herself, which shall never be taken away from her (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, the very thought of thee (Maroon hymnal, #462, first tune)
Recessional hymn: All hail the pow'r of Jesus' Name (Maroon hymnal, #355, first tune)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, July 12, 2019

Sunday XV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gloria, if sung, Memorial We proclaim your death, O Lord...)
Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst) (Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Deiss

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling (Maroon hymnal, #479, first tune)
Psalm 69: R./ Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live (Richard Rice)
Offertory hymn: The King of love my shepherd is (Maroon hymnal, #345, first tune)
Music during Communion:
- (11:15) Ubi Caritas (Mode VI) (Worship hymnal, #598)
- (all others) R./ Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Recessional hymn: Ye holy angels bright (Maroon hymnal, #600)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend (second of two)

From July through October (except for Saturday, August 24, and funeral Masses), we go into "summer mode", in which the Ordinary of the Mass is sung in English to traditionally-composed settings.  For July and August, Mass for Christian Unity, which you will recognize upon hearing it.  Same with the Memorial Acclamation, We proclaim your death, O Lord, from my own Holy Angels Mass.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) (Listen) (omitted on Friday)
Listen link courtesy of the good folks at St. Michael Church in Stillwater, Minnesota.  Good to see my own compositions reach that far! ;)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Amen: Dresden

Alleluia: Deiss

The rest:

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Optional Memorials: St. Elizabeth of Portugal OR St. Anthony Zaccaria
Friday, VII-5, at 6 PM
WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL!

Sunday XIV of the Year
Saturday, VII-6, at 5 PM; Sunday VII-7, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)
Psalm 66: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)
Communion responsory: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: All people that on earth do dwell (Worship hymnal, #669)
Recessional hymn: My country, 'tis of thee (Worship hymnal, #762)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sunday XIII

Back to the "green season"!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)

Alleluia: Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

The rest:
Entrance hymn: All hail the pow'r of Jesus' Name (Worship hymnal, #494)
Psalm 16: R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Music during Communion:
- (11:15) Be thou my vision (Jean Hébert Desrocquettes)
- (all others) R./ Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure (Worship hymnal, #490)
Recessional hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Worship hymnal, #493)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Corpus et Sanguis Christi, First Communion, and Most Sacred Heart, and THANK YOU!

Jump to
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

THANK YOU!

As of the end of the 11:15 Mass this past weekend (June 15/16), I have now broken the record for the longest job I have ever held any time in my life - ever!  The previous record of eight years, two months, was my service at Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket (April 1989-June 1997).

If you count the three months I was organist here from January-April 1989, I've actually been here a total of eight years, five months.  A lot has changed in those thirty years.  Working conditions and pay, and my own attitude toward life (I was 24-1/2 in my first stint here, I am now almost at the age of qualification for AARP membership!), definitely, in my snarky opinion, have improved greatly.  I've learned a lot more about liturgy over those years as well.  This second stint of nearly 8-1/4 years has been a great ride, and I have every intention of continuing that ride.

"OK - I'm reading this.  Does that mean you're leaving?" you might ask.  ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

What I am saying, however, is this...
It is thanks to Father Bucci and the wonderful people of Sacred Heart Parish that I have been able to maintain my longevity here.  I also have Dave Sylvester, my predecessor, to thank, as he was the one who said to me, "I want to retire and I want YOU to take my place!"  I got to know Father Bucci when I was at Holy Name.  He was filling in for Father Kevin Fisette on a given Sunday for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.  We got talking music and the thought going in my head was that we need more priests like Father Bucci.

So, thank you, Dave.  Thank you, Father Bucci.  And most of all, thank you, the wonderful people of Sacred Heart.  Thank you all for your support and encouragement, past, present, and future!  God bless you all!

And so, without further ado...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass: Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)

Alleluia: Fr. Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

The rest...

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Saturday VI-22 at 5 PM; Sunday VI-23 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

The brass trio will be on hand for all Masses except the 7:30.
At the 11:15 Mass, five children will receive the Most Holy Eucharist for the very first time!

Entrance hymn: Lift up your heads, O mighty gates (Worship hymnal, #363)
Psalm 110: R./ You are a priest for ever in the line of Melchizedek (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Worship hymnal, #737)
Music during Communion:
- (7:30) Psalm 23, R./ Every time you partake thereof, do so in memory of me (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others) Ave verum corpus (Saint-Saëns)
Meditation hymn (if no Benediction): Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Benediction hymns (otherwise): O Salutaris Hostia AND Tantum Ergo (both of which can be found in the inside back cover of the missalette)
Recessional hymn (in all cases): Holy God, we praise thy Name (Worship hymnal, #524)

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Friday VI-28 at 6 PM (with brass trio)

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 23: R./ My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (Worship hymnal, #32, Antiphon I)
Offertory anthem: Cor Jesu Trinitatis ("Gott Soll Gepriesen")
Communion: I cieli immensi (Marcello)
Meditation hymn (if no Benediction): Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Benediction hymns (otherwise): O Salutaris Hostia AND Tantum Ergo (both of which can be found in the inside back cover of the missalette)
Recessional hymn (in all cases): To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

DON'T FORGET THE WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT DOWNSTAIRS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MASS!!!!!

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, May 30, 2019

VII Easter, First Friday, Pentecost, and Most Holy Trinity

Click to jump to the following dates:
June 2: Seventh Sunday of Easter
June 7: First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
June 9: Pentecost
June 16: Most Holy Trinity

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary for June 2, 7, 9: Cristo Risusciti (Luigi Picchi)
Ordinary for June 16: Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)

The rest:

Seventh Sunday of Easter
Saturday, VI-1, at 5 PM; Sunday, VI-2, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Hail the day that sees him rise (Worship hymnal, #471)
Psalm 97: R./ The Lord is King, the Most High over all the earth. (Worship hymnal, #851)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)
Christ is alive (Worship hymnal, #466)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Christus Vincit (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others) Psalm 122, R./ Father, now I come to you, alleluia, alleluia. (BMP) (PDF)
Regina caeli (Worship hymnal, #443) (English/Latin)
A hymn of glory let us sing (Worship hymnal, #469)

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Friday, VI-7, at 6 PM

Hail the day that sees him rise (Worship hymnal, #471)
Psalm 103: R./ The Lord has set his throne in heaven. (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/BMP) (versicle of the day sung to Tone 2)
Come down, O Love Divine (Worship hymnal, #472)
Communion: Psalm 19, R./ O Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you, alleluia. (BMP) (PDF)
Come, Holy Ghost (Worship hymnal, #482)

Solemnity of Pentecost
Saturday, VI-8, at 5 PM*; Sunday, VI-8, at 7:30, 9*, and 11:15 AM*
(* denotes Masses with brass trio)

Come, Holy Ghost (Worship hymnal, #482)
Psalm 104: R./ Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. (music in missalette, page 109)
Sequence: Veni, Sancte Spiritus (music in missalette, page 111)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)
Fire of God, undying flame (Worship hymnal, #474)
Communion music:
- (7:30) Psalm 68, R./ All were filled with the Holy Spirit, alleluia, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others) Veni, Creator Spiritus (Mode VIII/Ravanello)
Regina caeli (Worship hymnal, #443) (English/Latin)
Now thank we all our God (Worship hymnal, #560)

Most Holy Trinity
Saturday, VI-15, at 5 PM; Sunday, VI-16, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Come now, almighty King (Worship hymnal, #487)
Psalm 8: R./ O Lord, our God, how wonderful your Name in all the earth (Fr. Samuel Weber)
Alleluia: Deiss
Holy, holy, holy (Worship hymnal, #485
Communion music:
- (11:15) Psalm 150 (Stanford)
- (all others) Tobit 12: 6; 13: 1, 3, 5-6, 8-10, R./ Let us bless the God of heaven (BMP) (PDF)
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
O God, almighty Father (Worship hymnal, #484)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ascension Thursday

Masses at 9 AM and 7 PM, Thursday, May 30.  HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass: Cristo Risusciti (Luigi Picchi)

The rest:
Hail the day that sees him rise (Worship hymnal, #471)
Psalm 47: R./ God mounts his throne to shouts of joy, a blare of trumpets for the Lord. (Worship hymnal, #851)
Alleluia: O Filii et Filiae (BMP/Mode II) (PDF)
Crown him with many crowns (Worship hymnal, #496)
Christus Vincit (BMP) (PDF)
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443)
Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)

Coming very soon, list for most of June.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, May 23, 2019

VI Easter

I took the liberty of adding a few extra notes and listen links in this post.  On those links that emanated from Sacred Heart, which are in the form of YouTube videos, I added some information on the music via "title cards" within the videos.  Enjoy!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Cristo Risusciti (Luigi Picchi) (Memorial and Amen are adapted)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ the Lord is ris'n today (Worship hymnal, #452) (Listen)
- The tune is "Surgit in haec dies", on which the current Mass setting we are using ("Cristo Risusciti") is based.  The listen link given was recorded from our choir loft on VI Easter three years ago.  The sung Sanctus, Memorial, Amen, and Agnus Dei are also on this link, which I aptly titled "Fun with 'Surgit in Haec Dies'".
Psalm 67: R./ O God, let all the nations praise you (Sam Schmitt) (PDF) (Listen)
- Another clip from three years ago.  The composer, Sam Schmitt, like me, is one of several composers who contributed Psalm settings to the Chabanel Psalm Project, started by Jeff Ostrowski, at Corpus Christi Watershed.  I have used a number of Sam's settings from these pages here at Sacred Heart.  These settings, by the way, are free to use in parishes.
Alleluia: O filii et filiae (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: The strife is o'er (Worship hymnal, #451) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Concordi laetitia (Mode VI)
- (all others) Psalm 51, R./ The Holy Spirit will teach you, alleluia, all the things I have said unto you, alleluia, alleluia (BMP, adapted in part from Parce, Domine, Mode I) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: I vow to thee, my country (on sheets provided in the pew) (Listen)
- Music by Gustav Holst, from the "Jupiter" movement of his work, "The Planets".  Another hymn, "O God, beyond all praising", which is in our Worship hymnal, also uses this this tune.  The listen link given here is from the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey.
Recessional hymn: A hymn of glory let us sing (Worship hymnal, #469)
- The tune is the same as "Ye watchers and ye holy ones", which we sang last weekend.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, May 16, 2019

V Easter

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Cristo Risusciti (Luigi Picchi) (Memorial and Amen are adapted)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: He is risen, he is risen (Maroon hymnal, #90)
Psalm 145: R./ I will praise your Name for ever, my King and my God (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia O filii et filiae (BMP, adapted from the Mode II processional chant) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Maroon hymnal, #599)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Regina Caeli (Antonio Lotti)
- (all others) Psalm 80 - R./ I am the true vine, you are the branches, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Regina caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English/Latin)
Recessional hymn: Jesus lives, thy terrors now (Maroon hymnal, #88)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, May 9, 2019

IV Easter, and Where to Find the Latin Sung Mass Responses

To jump right to the music list, click here.

Some people asked me over the past couple of weeks, "Hey, where do you find the Latin responses for Mass"?  I have the answer for you.

I call your attention to the red Worship hymnal for this.  Pay heed only to the words, not necessarily the music, as most of the time, we use a setting different than what's written.  The words are the same, regardless of setting, although you might get a repeat of a word or phrase here and there.

The Kyrie (which we usually sing in Advent and Lent) is at #340.  (Incidentally, in the Latin Mass, the Kyrie is the one Ordinary part that is in Greek, not Latin.)
The Gloria is right below, at #341.
The Sanctus is at #348.
On occasion, we use the Latin Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine as the Memorial Acclamation (that is, the response to "The mystery of faith", or "Mysterium fidei").  That is at #349.  The translation, by the way, is simply We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection, until you come again.
The Agnus Dei at is #353.
Finally, Father will on occasion conclude Mass with Ite Missa est, alleluia, alleluia, to which we respond Deo gratias, alleluia, alleluia.  That is at #354 (second staff).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Cristo Risusciti (Picchi) (Memorial and Amen are adapted)

The rest:
Entrance hymn:
- (7:30 only) Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
- - NOTE: The First Communion class will crown the Blessed Mother at the 7:30 AM Mass, keeping with the parish custom on Mothers Day.
- (all others) At the Lamb's high feast we sing (Worship hymnal, #459)
Psalm 100: R./ We are his people, the sheep of his flock (Marier)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Crown him with many crowns (Worship hymnal, #496)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Ave Maria (Perosi)
- (all others) Psalm 23 - R./ I am the good shepherd, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443)
Recessional hymn: Christ the Lord is ris'n today (Worship hymnal, #463)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend, and about Adaptations

To jump to the music list, click here.

About Adaptations in some Mass settings...

Two of our most familiar Latin settings that a number of you sing very well at Mass are the Laus Tibi Christe Mass by Federico Caudana (which we use during most of June and most of November, plus the Kyrie from that Mass in Lent) and the Cristo Risusciti Mass by Luigi Picchi (which we use during Paschaltide, after all, it's based on a tune written for Paschaltide).

At the time these two Masses were published (Cristo Risusciti was published in 1934, Laus Tibi Christe in 1963), there was no Memorial Acclamation in the Mass, and the Amen at the end of the Canon of the Mass (now known as the Eucharistic Prayer) was simply a single Amen (do do-re).

So, while the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei are from the actual Mass setting by the aforementioned composers, I had taken the liberty of adapting the Memorial Acclamation (in English) and Amen triplex to fit the theme of the two Masses.

In the Laus Tibi Christe Mass, I used the When we eat this bread... acclamation, adapted to the opening passages of the Gloria from that Mass, and simply used the Amen triplex that concludes the Gloria to conclude the Eucharistic Prayer.

In the Cristo Risusciti Mass (which we are singing now), I used the We proclaim your death, O Lord... acclamation, adapted to the opening and closing passages of the Agnus Dei.  The Amen triplex is also adapted to the opening passage of the Agnus Dei, but in a much more festive way.  As this Mass setting is based on a 12th century Easter hymn tune (which is in our Worship hymnal, by the way, #452), this was an easy task for me.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Cristo Risusciti (Luigi Picchi) (Memorial and Amen are adapted)

The rest:

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Feast of SS. Philip and James
Friday, V-3, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: He is risen, he is risen (Maroon hymnal, #90)
Psalm 19: R./ Their message goes out to all the earth (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (versicle of the day sung to Tone 2)
Offertory hymn: Thou art the way (Maroon hymnal, #361)
Communion responsory: Psalm 33 - R./ I am in the Father, and the Father in me, alleluia, alleluia. (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: This joyful Eastertide (Worship hymnal, #449)

Third Sunday of Easter
Saturday, V-4, at 5 PM; Sunday, V-5, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Jesus lives! Thy terrors now (Maroon hymnal, #88)
Psalm 30: R./ I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me (Adam Bartlett)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: This joyful Eastertide (Worship hymnal, #449)
Communion music:
- (11:15): Omni Die Dic Mariae / Daily, Daily Sing to Mary (alternating English/Latin) (Trier, 1695)
- (all others): Psalm 19 - R./ O Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you, alleluia. (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Christians, to the Paschal Victim (Maroon hymnal, #97)
- NOTE: This is the Easter sequence, which we sang the previous two Sundays, with minimal alterations.
Recessional hymn: He is risen, he is risen (Maroon hymnal, #90)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP


Friday, April 26, 2019

Low/Quasimodo/Divine Mercy Sunday AND Confirmation

At the 11:15 AM Mass, Bishop Tobin will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 17 candidates!  The brass trio will also be on hand.

Much of this weekend's music will be a carbon copy of Easter Sunday.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Entrance hymn: The Day of Resurrection (Maroon hymnal, #96, first tune)
Gloria "Cristo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi)
Psalm 118: R./ Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love is everlasting (Owen Alstott)
Sequence: Missal chant, in English (#22 on page 81 in missalette)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (BMP) (PDF)
Anointing of the Confirmandi (11:15 Mass): Veni, Creator Spiritus (Mode VIII/Oreste Ravanello)
Offertory hymn: That Easter Day with joy was bright (Maroon hymnal, #98)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: "Cristo Risusciti" (Picchi) and adaptations thereof
Communion music:
- (11:15): Hallelujah (George Frederick Handel, from Messiah)
- (all others): Psalm 118, R./ Be not doubtful, but believing, alleluia, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443)
Recessional hymn: Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, April 4, 2019

First Friday, V Lent, Passiontide, and Easter

Click the appropriate link below to jump to the list for that date.
April 5 - First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
April 6/7 - V Lent
April 13/14 - Palm Sunday
April 18 - Holy Thursday
April 19 - Good Friday
April 20 - Easter Vigil
April 21 - Easter Sunday

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Friday, IV-5, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Psalm 34: R./ The Lord is close to the brokenhearted (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory anthem: Panis Angelicus (Lambillotte)
Sanctus XVIII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: based on Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion responsory: Psalm 32 - R./ I say unto you, there is joy among the angels of God for the one sinner who repents (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday V of Lent
Saturday, IV-6, at 5 PM; Sunday, IV-7, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross (Maroon hymnal, #337)
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Psalm 126: R./ The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy (Calabrese) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Abide with me (Maroon hymnal, #467)
Sanctus XVII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: based on Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei XVII
Communion music:
- (11:15) Parce, Domine (Rossini)
- (all others) Psalm 32 - R./ I condemn you not; go and sin no more (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
Recessional hymn: There is a green hill far away (Maroon hymnal, #65, first tune)

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday, IV-13, at 5 PM; Sunday, IV-14, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Brass trio at all Masses except 7:30 AM.

Entrance antiphon:
- (7:30) Hosanna Filio David (Mode VII, page 3 in missalette)
- (all others) Pueri Habraeorum (Schubert, from his Six Palm Sunday Acclamations)
Processional hymn: All glory, laud, and honor (Maroon hymnal, #62)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
At the death of the Lord (except 7:30): Adoramus Te, Christe (Dubois, from his Seven Last Words of Christ)
Offertory hymn: O sacred Head, sore wounded (Maroon hymnal, #75)
Sanctus:
- (7:30) Mass XVIII
- (all others) Schubert (from his Six Palm Sunday Acclamations)
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: based on Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Communion music:
- (7:30) Psalm 22 - R./ Father, if this chalice cannot pass without my drinking it, your will be done (Adam Bartlett)
- (all others) Vexilla Regis (Rossini/Mode I)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship hymnal, #497)

Holy Thursday of the Supper of the Lord
Thursday, IV-18, at 7 PM

Entrance hymn: Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)
Kyrie and Gloria "Laus Tibi Christe"
Psalm 116: R./ Our blessing cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: At that first Eucharist (Worship hymnal, #733)
Sanctus XVIII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: based on Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion anthem: Ave Verum (Saint-Saëns)
Solemn Translation of the Holy Eucharist: Pange Lingua (Mode III/BMP) (PDF)
- NOTE: Odd-numbered verses are in the Worship hymnal, #813

Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Friday, IV-19, at 7 PM

Psalm 31: R./ Father, into your hands I commend my spirit (Schmitt) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
At the death of the Lord (except 7:30): Adoramus Te, Christe (Dubois, from his Seven Last Words of Christ)
General Intercessions: chanted
Adoration of the Holy Cross:
- The showing of the Cross in solemn procession
- - V./ Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Salvation of the world. R./ Come, let us adore.   (thrice)
- Music during the adoration (as time permits)
- - 1. Vexilla Regis (Rossini/Mode I)
- - 2. O sacred Head, sore wounded (Maroon hymnal, #75)
- - 3. Jesu, Salvator noster (Rossini)
- At the enthroning of the Cross: Christ Jesus Victor, Christ Jesus Ruler, Christ Jesus Lord and Redeemer.
Communion music:
- 1. Tantum Ergo (Ravanello)
- 2. Adoro Te, O Panis Caelice (from Louvain)
Meditation hymn: Abide with me (Maroon hymnal, #467)

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Saturday, IV-20, at 7 PM, with Brass trio

Exsultet: Missal chant, in English
Responsorial Psalms (following the first three Old Testament readings):
- 1. Psalm 104: R./ Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth (Alstott)
- 2. Psalm 16: R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
- 3. Exodus 15: R./ Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory (BMP) (PDF)
Gloria "Cristo Risusciti" (Picchi)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (BMP) (PDF)
Litany of Saints: Missal chant
Rite of Sprinkling: Vidi Aquam (Joseph Gruber)
Offertory hymn: The Day of Resurrection (Maroon hymnal, #96, first tune)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: "Cristo Risusciti" (Picchi) and adaptations thereof
Communion anthem: Hallelujah (Handel, from Messiah)
Meditation hymn: Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443)
Recessional hymn: Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Sunday, IV-21, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Brass trio at all Masses except 7:30 AM.

Entrance hymn: The Day of Resurrection (Maroon hymnal, #96, first tune)
Gloria "Cristo Risusciti" (Picchi)
Psalm 118: R./ This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad (Alstott)
Sequence: Missal chant, in English
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (BMP) (PDF)
Rite of Sprinkling: Vidi Aquam (Joseph Gruber)
Offertory hymn: That Easter Day with joy was bright (Maroon hymnal, #98)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: "Cristo Risusciti" (Picchi) and adaptations thereof
Communion music:
- (7:30) Psalm 118: R./ Christ, our Pasch, has been sacrificed, therefore let us keep the feast, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
- (9:00/11:15) Hallelujah (Handel, from Messiah)
Meditation hymn: Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443)
Recessional hymn: Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

The other Rejoice Sunday, that is, Laetare (the other being the Third Sunday of Advent, that is, Gaudete).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

The rest:
Entrance hymn: We sing the praise of him who died (Maroon hymnal, #340) (Listen)
Psalm 34: R./ Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: I sought the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #405) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15): My God, my Father, while I stray (Troyte/Montani)
- (all others): Psalm 32: R./ Rejoice, for he who was dead has come back to life (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Let thy blood in mercy poured (Maroon hymnal, #190) (Listen)
- NOTE: I sang this during Communion last Tuesday at Stations.
Recessional hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross (Maroon hymnal, #337) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, March 21, 2019

III Lent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Forty days and forty nights (Maroon hymnal, #55) (Listen)
Psalm 103: R./ The Lord is kind and merciful (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune)
Communion music:
- (11:15): Jesu, Salvator noster (Rossini)
- (all others): Blessed are they who dwell in your house, for ever singing your praise (Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, the very thought of thee (Maroon hymnal, #462, first tune) (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Take up your cross (Worship hymnal, #634) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Monday, March 18, 2019

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Masses at 9 AM and 6 PM, followed by Zeppoles!!!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Kyrie: Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)
- Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass VIII
- Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
- Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Gospel Acclamation: Vexilla Regis (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Joseph, be our guide and pattern (Worship hymnal, #693)
Psalm 89: R./ The Son of David will live forever (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Come now and praise the humble saint (Worship hymnal, #694)
Communion responsory (Psalm 27): R./ Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business? (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Recessional hymn: Holy Patron, thee saluting (hymn section of missalette, #106)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, March 8, 2019

First Two Sundays of Lent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

The rest:

Sunday I of Lent
III-10-19

Entrance hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the height (Maroon hymnal, #343, first tune) (Listen)
Psalm 91: R./ Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble (Worship hymnal, #789)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15): My song is love unknown (John Ireland; Worship hymnal, #439)
- (all others): Psalm 91, R./ The Lord will hide you with his shoulders, and under his wings you will find refuge (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Hark, my soul! it is the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #459) (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #59)

Sunday II of Lent
III-17-19

Entrance hymn: The glory of these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #61) (Listen)
Psalm 27: R./ The Lord is my light and my salvation (Worship hymnal, #792)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O wondrous type, O vision fair (Maroon hymnal, #119) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15): Ave Verum (Perosi)
- (all others): R./ Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Recessional hymn: There is a green hill far away (Maroon hymnal, #65, first tune) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend, plus Ash Wednesday

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary (for the three-day weekend):
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Info with links to PDF's) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord... - Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

Alleluia: Marier

The rest:

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Friday, III-1, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 119: R./ Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands (Psalm Tone 8G)
Offertory anthem: Panis Angelicus (Hungarian tune)
Communion responsory: R./ I will sing to your Name, O Most High (Adam Bartlett)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris") (on sheets provided)

Sunday VIII of the Year
Saturday, III-2, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-3, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Being the final Sunday before Ash Wednesday, you will see that most of this day's hymnody is chocked full of Alleluias, thus "putting the Alleluia away" with a bang.  Come Ash Wednesday, there are no Alleluias until the Easter Vigil, and no Gloria until Holy Thursday (except for the Solemnities: St. Joseph and the Annunciation).

Entrance hymn: Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #347, second tune)
Psalm 92: R./ Lord, it is good to give thanks to you (Sam Schmitt)
Offertory hymn: Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott") (Worship hymnal, #500)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Alleluia! song of gladness (Maroon hymnal, #54)
- (all others) R./ I will sing unto the Lord who has dealt bountifully with me (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: At the Name of Jesus ("King's Weston") (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune, vv. 1-3)
Recessional hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Maroon hymnal, #599)

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, III-6, at 9 AM, 12 noon, and 6:30 PM

Ordinary:
Kyrie: Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Gospel Acclamation: Vexilla Regis (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #59)
Psalm 51: R./ Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (Alexander Peloquin)
Offertory hymn: Our Father, we have wandered (Worship hymnal, #755)
- This is sung to the same tune as "O Sacred Head Surrounded".
Communion responsory: Attende, Domine (Worship hymnal, #414, in Latin)
Distribution of Ashes: Parce, Domine (Mode I or Rossini, depending on singers' availability)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sundays VI and VII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Info with links to PDF's)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord... - Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

Alleluia: Marier

The rest:

Sunday VI (February 17)

Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation (Maroon hymnal, #326) (Listen)
Psalm 1: R./ Blessed are they who hope in the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15): Adoro Te, O Panis Caelice (Louvain)
- (all others) Psalm 78: R./ They ate, and they were fully satisfièd (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418) (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Jesus, Name all names above (Maroon hymnal, #342) (Listen)

Sunday VII (February 24)

Entrance hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling (Worship hymnal, #558)
Psalm 103: R./ The Lord is kind and merciful (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Father, we thank thee, who hast planted (Worship hymnal, #588) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15): He shall feed his flock (Handel)
- (all others): Psalm 9: R./ I will sing to your Name, O Most High (Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: What wondrous love is this (Worship hymnal, #600) (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Sing praise to God who reigns above (Worship hymnal, #528) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sunday V

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Info with links to PDF's)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord... - Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

Alleluia: Marier

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ for the world, we sing (Maroon hymnal, #537) (Listen)
Psalm 138: R./ In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560) (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Adoro Te Devote (Mode V)
- (all others) Psalm 43: R./ I will go to the altar of God; praise the God of my joy (Worship hymnal, #38, antiphon I)
Meditation hymn: Take my life and let it be (Maroon hymnal, #408) (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Jesus shall reign (Maroon hymnal, #542) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend

This Friday is our First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass.  This will be the Vigil (anticipated, that is) Mass for the Presentation of the Lord.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Info with links to PDF's)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord... - Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

Alleluia: Marier

The rest...

Sacred Heart Community Mass
Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (anticipated)
Friday, II-1, at 6 PM

Entrance Antiphon: The Lord will come to us (Worship hymnal, #1023)
Processional Hymn: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (Maroon hymnal, #484)
Psalm 24: R./ Who is this King of glory? It is the Lord! (Laird) (PDF)
Offertory Hymn: Hail to the Lord who comes (Maroon hymnal, #115) (Listen)
Communion Responsory: R./ He would not see death before he had seen Christ the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation Hymn: In his temple now behold him (Missalette, #126)
- same tune as the "Tantum Ergo" (most popular setting)
Recessional Hymn: O Sion, open wide thy gates (Maroon hymnal, #116)

Sunday IV of the Year
Saturday, II-2, at 5 PM; Sunday, II-3, at 7:30. 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance Hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling (Worship hymnal, #588)
- same tune as "Alleluia! sing to Jesus"
Psalm 71: R./  I will sing of your salvation (Marier)
Offertory Hymn: I heard the voice of Jesus say (Worship hymnal, #607) (Listen)
- Not as rushed as in the listen link, however. (This is the best one I could find!)
Communion music:
- (11:15): Ubi Caritas (Mode VI)
- (all others): R./ Let your face shine down upon your servant (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation Hymn: How good the Name of Jesus sounds (Worship hymnal, #610) (Listen)
- The text is slightly altered in the Worship hymnal.  The tune is correct.
Recessional Hymn: The Kingdom of God (Worship hymnal, #615) (Listen)
- same tune as "Sing praise to the Lord"

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sunday III, plus a slashed RV

Two symbols one should be familiar with when it comes to the Responsorial Psalm and other responsories:


The slashed "R", above left (symbolized as "R./" here in the blog), is not the symbol for a prescription medicine in this case, but for the response, that one- or two-liner sung by the choir and congregation.  The slashed "V", above right (symbolized often as "V./"), is the symbol for the verse(s) sung by a chanter or group of chanters (aka a semi-choir).  The more traditional name for these verses is "versicles" (like "popsicles").  Meanwhile, the verses or a hymn are traditionally named "stanzas".  I, like many others, when announcing particular stanzas, found it so much easier to say "verses", probably because it's been a habit in my 37+ years as an organist, both in speaking and in listening. ;)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Info with links to PDF's)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord... - Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

Alleluia: Marier

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (Worship hymnal, #617)
Psalm 19: R./ Your words, Lord, are spirit and life (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Come, Holy Ghost (Worship hymnal, #482)
Communion music:
- (11:15) In thee is gladness ("In der ist Freude"; Gastoldi)
- (all others) (Psalm 81): R./ Be not sad, for the joy of the Lord is our strength (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: To Christ the Prince of Peace (Worship hymnal, #491)
Recessional hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Worship hymnal, #493)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sunday II, plus "Pro Populo" and "Why not 'Sunday I'?"

To answer a couple of questions that have been posed to me in both capacities of my employment at Sacred Heart (organist and now secretary)...

What is "Pro Populo" mean in the Mass Intentions? 
When there is no intention given for a particular Mass, that Mass is usually said for the people of the parish.  In that case, I use the Latin phrase which I learned from a previous parish I worked with, "pro populo", literally translated, "for the people".

Why is there no "First Sunday of the Year"? 
I think I brought this up in a previous post a few years ago about this time, but it's definitely worth repeating.  You see, any numbered week of the year or of any season normally begins on a Sunday.  For example the First Week of Advent begins with the First Sunday of Advent, and the weekdays follow (Monday, Tuesday, etc. of the First Week of Advent).

The First Week of Ordinary Time (or literally translated from the Latin "per Annum", "of the Year"), does not begin on a Sunday, however, but on the day immediately following the Baptism of the Lord.  One must remember that the Baptism of the Lord is not the First Sunday of the Year, but the last day of the Christmas Season.  Thus, the First Week of the Year begins on a Monday, so there is no "First Sunday".  This Sunday, therefore, is the Second Sunday of the Year, as it is the beginning of the Second Week of the Year.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Info with links to PDF's)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord... - Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

Alleluia: Theodore Marier

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
Psalm 96: R./ Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB, from his collection of additional Psalms included in the Ignatius Pew Missal)
Offertory hymn: Sing we of the blessed Mother (Worship hymnal, #714) (Listen)
- The listen link comes with fanfares and direct from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
- You may have heard Elaine and I sing this tune to the hymn "Daily, Daily, Sing to Mary", alternating with the original Latin, "Omni Die Dic Mariae".  The tune is listed in the Worship hymnal (and a few other hymnals) as "Omni Die".  It's also listed in other hymnals by its German title, "Alle Tage Sing und Sage".
Music during Communion:
- (11:15): Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)
- (all others): Fill the jars with water and bring some to the master of the feast (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Ave Maria (Worship hymnal, #713)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul (Worship hymnal, #534)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, January 11, 2019

Baptism of the Lord

For the first time in three years, The Baptism of the Lord falls on a Sunday.  Why the absence of this feast in 2017 and 2018?  That is because when the Epiphany falls on January 7 or 8, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on Monday (the next day).  Last year, the Epiphany was January 7. and the year before that, January 8.  This year, the Epiphany fell on the traditional date: January 6.  Thus, the Baptism of the Lord falls this year on its traditional date: January 13.  When the Epiphany is celebrated on January 2-6, The Baptism of the Lord is the following Sunday.  Before the "Novus Ordo" first took place in 1969, the Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord fell on January 6 and 13, respectively, regardless of which day of the week it fell on.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass of the Shepherds (Pietro Yon) (Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus) (11:15)
- Mass VIII (Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus) (all others)
- Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine (Memorial Acclamation)
- Dresden Amen

The rest:
Entrance hymn: On Jordan's Bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Psalm 104: R./ O bless the Lord, my soul (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
Communion music:
- Psalm 29: R./ All who have been baptized in Christ, you have put on Christ, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
- (11:15): Blest be the God of Israel (BMP) ("Forest Green"; text by J. Quinn, SJ)
- - NOTE: The 11:15 Communion anthem is a translation of the Canticle of Zechariah ("Benedictus"), one of three canticles from Luke's Gospel that is sung during the Office of the Hours.  The "Benedictus" is sung at Lauds (Morning Prayer).  The other two are the Canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary ("Magnificat"), which is sung at Vespers (Evening Prayer), and the Canticle of Simeon ("Nunc Dimittis"), which is sung at Compline (Night Prayer).
Meditation hymn: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Maroon hymnal, #197)
Recessional hymn: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Maroon hymnal, #53)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP