Friday, January 3, 2020

An Action Packed Three-Day Weekend

Sorry so late.  Been a busy little bee.  This is an action-packed weekend in which we have:
- First Friday Mass (Optional Memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus)
- Epiphany (Four ordinary form Masses, three of them with brass, and one extraordinary form Mass).

Starting with this Sunday, we are celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form, that is, the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962, on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 PM.  What makes these really special is that the first three of four "first Sundays" are:
- January 5: External solemnity of the Epiphany (the traditional calendar sets Epiphany on the fixed date of January 6, but can be celebrated as an external solemnity on Sunday)
- February 2: The Purification of Mary (name changed to "Presentation of the Lord" in the modern liturgical calendar, but the Roman Gradual propers are pretty much the same)
- April 5: Palm Sunday
March 1, the First Sunday of Lent, is the only numbered Sunday of any season in this four-month span.

So, without further ado...


First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
The Holy Name of Jesus (Optional Memorial)
Friday, I-3, at 6 PM

Ordinary: Mass VIII
- Mortem Tuam
- Dresden Amen

Entrance hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Worship hymnal, #499)
Psalm 8: R./ How great is your Name, O Lord, our God, through all the earth (Murray/Gelineau)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium", with versicle for January 3
Offertory hymn: Christians, sound the Name that saved us (on sheets provided)
Communion hymn: Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Mode I)
Recessional hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing (Worship hymnal, #387)

The Epiphany of the Lord (Ordinary Form)
Saturday, I-4, at 5 PM; Sunday, I-5, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Brass trio at all Masses except 7:30 AM.

Ordinary: Mass VIII (7:30); Mass of the Shepherds (Yon) (all others)
- Mortem Tuam
- Dresden Amen

Entrance hymn: O come, all ye faithful (Maroon hymnal, #12, vv. 1, 2, 3, 6)
Psalm 72: R./ Lord, every nation on earth will adore you (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: We three kings of Orient are (Maroon hymnal, #51)
Communion music:
- (7:30) R./ We have seen his star in the East and have come with gifts to worship the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others) Tollite Hostias (Saint-Saëns)
Meditation hymn: As with gladness men of old (Maroon hymnal, #52)
Recessional hymn: What star is this with beams so bright (Maroon hymnal, #47)

The Epiphany of the Lord (Extraordinary Form/External Solemnity)
Sunday, I-5, at 12:30 PM

Solemn High Mass

Ordinary: Mass of the Shepherds (Yon)
- Asperges Me (Mode VII)
- Credo III

Proper of the Mass settings by A. Edmonds Tozer

Entrance hymn: We three kings of Orient are (Worship hymnal, #406)
Offertory hymn: Adeste Fideles (Worship hymnal, #392, Latin verses)
Communion motet: Tollite Hostias (Saint-Saëns)
Recessional hymn: What star is this with beams so bright (Worship hymnal, #407)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!