Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend


Gloria (if sung): Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

ALLELUIA: Robert Twynham
- Side Note: Robert Twynham was longtime music director at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, MD.

The rest (with some special notations on two of the First Friday hymns)...

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle
In Honor of Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest
Friday, VII-3, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King ("Ich Glaub an Gott")
Psalm 117: R./ Go out to all the world and tell the Good News (BMP, based on the Benediction chant Adoremus in Aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Godhead here in hiding ("Adoro Te Devote"/Mode V)
- Probably the best translation (or at least one of the best translations) of the beloved "Adoro Te Devote".  The Latin was penned in the 13th century by St. Thomas Aquinas (another St. Thomas, "who wouldda thunk?").  The English text (which will be provided) was translated by a 19th century Jesuit, Gerard Manley Hopkins.  Pay close attention to verses 2 and 3 when you sing (or listen to) this on Friday.  Good reflection on the Gospel of the day (the "doubting Thomas").  The tune is the same as another hymn we've sung before, "Jesus, Son of Mary".
Communion responsory: Ye sons and daughters ("O Filii et Filiae"/Mode II)
- This hymn, used mainly during Paschaltide, and especially Low Sunday (the Second Sunday of Easter), tells the Thomas story even more directly than the reflective hymn at the Offertory.  I omitted the Easter verses on the music sheet, but included the five verses that relate to the Gospel.
Recessional hymn: Holy God, we praise thy Name ("Grosser Gott")

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

Entrance hymn: God of our Fathers ("National Hymn")
- This was our recessional last week.
Psalm 145: R./ I will praise your Name for ever, my King and my God (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Jesus shall reign ("Duke Street")
Communion responsory: Psalm 34, R./ Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure ("Kingsfold")
Recessional hymn: My country, 'tis of thee ("America")
- This tune is still used in England as "God Save the Queen".

Quod scripsi, scripsi!