Friday, February 28, 2020

I Lent and Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

As per custom, Stations of the Cross is held on Fridays during Lent and Holy Week at 12:05 PM in the Chapel, and on Tuesdays during Lent and Holy Week at 7:00 PM in the Church.  The Tuesday Stations of the Cross contains music accompanied by the organ.

At the entrance, and at each station we sing selected verses of the Stabat Mater (At the Cross Her Station Keeping) in English, as given in the booklet provided.
Holy Communion is also included in the Stations.
We chant the Agnus Dei from Mass XVIII (the simple chant).
During Communion, we alternate by week:
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488) (on Weeks I, III, and V of Lent)
Let thy Blood in mercy poured (Maroon hymnal, #190) (on Weeks II and IV of Lent and in Holy Week)
The recessional hymn is Lift High the Cross (Worship hymnal, #704)

First Sunday of Lent

The 5:00 PM Saturday Mass and the 7:30 and 9:00 AM Masses are in the Ordinary Form.  The 11:15 AM this weekend will be the Anglican Use Mass.  Traditional Mass texts, but in English (though some sung Ordinary in Latin).

Also, beginning with this weekend, the Creed (I believe in one God...) will be chanted in English at all Masses (except 7:30 AM).  Music is on laminated cards in the pew rack.  Click here to listen.  This music will also be played as the prelude before all Masses this weekend.


Ordinary of the Mass:
- Asperges Me (Mode VII) (11:15)
- Kyrie: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) (all Masses)
- Credo III in English (all Masses) (on laminated cards in the pew rack)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass XVII (all Masses)
- Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (#12 on page 93 in missalette)
- Amen: adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII 

Proper of the Mass:
- (Ordinary Form 5 PM Sat., 7:30 and 9 AM Sun.)
- - Psalm 51: R./ Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (Worship hymnal, #1091)
- - - (This setting was written by C. Alexander Peloquin, who was the music director at Providence's Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, 1950-1990.)
- - Gospel Acclamation Vexilla Regis (BMP) (PDF)

- (Anglican Use 11:15 AM Sun.)
- - Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, and Communion from the Anglican Use Gradual.

Hymns, etc.
Entrance: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #59)
Offertory: The glory of these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #61) (At 11:15, this is after the proper)
- (11:15, after the proper): Parce Domine (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
- (all other Masses): Parce Domine (Mode I/BMP) (PDF)
Meditation: When I survey the wondrous cross (Maroon hymnal, #337)
Recessional: Forty days and forty nights (Maroon hymnal, #55)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!