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.


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!

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.


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!