Wednesday, September 23, 2015



Music for the Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as last three weeks

Entrance hymn: At the Name of Jesus, Maroon #356, first tune
Psalm 19: The precepts of the Lord give joy the heart, music original
Offertory hymn: All hail the pow'r of Jesus' Name, Maroon #355, first tune
Communion anthem: Panis Angelicus, music by Cesar Franck
Meditation hymn: Jesus, the very thought of thee, Maroon #462, first tune
Recessional hymn: Long live the Pope, on sheets provided


Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Please pray for my family and me as we make our move this week (house, not job - you're not getting rid of me that easily! lol)


Sung Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as last two weeks
All numbers given are in the Maroon hymnal.

Entrance hymn: Fight the good fight, text at #560
- sung to the alternate tune Mendon, which we sang as our recessional hymn last Sunday.
Psalm 54: The Lord upholds my life, music by Owen Alstott
- music in missalette with the readings for September 20.
Offertory hymn: When Jesus left his Father's throne, #331
- tune same as I heard the voice of Jesus say and All you who seek a comfort sure
Communion anthem: He shall feed his flock, from Messiah, by George Frederick Handel
- Alto solo: Kate; soprano solo: Elaine
Meditation hymn: Jesus, meek and gentle, #358 (Listen)
Recessional hymn: O Jesus, I have promised, #570, second tune


Wednesday, September 9, 2015



Sung Ordinary of the Mass: Holy Angels Mass, music by yours truly
Alleluia: music by Lucien Deiss (yes, hard to believe this is the same Holy Ghost Father from France that also wrote Keep in mind and All the earth proclaim the Lord)

Entrance hymn: We sing the praise of him who died, Maroon #340
Psalm 116: I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living, music by Sam Schmitt
Offertory hymn: At the Name of Jesus, Maroon #356, first tune
Communion anthem: My song is love unknown, music by John Ireland
- Though this is being sung as an anthem, feel free to join in.  It's in the Worship hymnal, #439.
Meditation hymn: I need thee every hour, Maroon #438, first tune
Recessional hymn: Fight the good fight with all thy might, Maroon #560 (Listen)
- Tune is an alternate tune, Mendon, found with another hymn in the Maroon hymnal, Thee we adore, Eternal Lord.  


Wednesday, September 2, 2015


A Memorial Mass, A First Friday Mass, a Funeral Mass, and the Sunday Masses.  That's seven Masses in all! ;)


Memorial Mass
Thursday IX-3 at 6:30 PM

Guest singer: Marissa DiBiase

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII (the simple chants that we sing in Advent and Lent)
Alleluia: Ted Marier's setting that we did in June and July

Entrance hymn: Lift high the cross, Worship #704
Psalm 23: My shepherd is the Lord, nothing indeed shall I want, Worship #32 (antiphon I)
Offertory anthem: Ave Maria, Franz Schubert
Communion anthem: Panis Angelicus, Cesar Franck
Recessional hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones, Worship #707

First Friday - Sacred Heart Community Mass
Friday IX-4 at 6 PM

Ordinary of the Mass: Holy Angels Mass, by yours truly, and Dresden Amen
- We debuted this Mass last fall.
Alleluia: Lucien Deiss' setting (which we've done throughout August)

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine, on sheets provided
Psalm 100: Arise, come to your God; sing him your songs of rejoicing, Worship #53 (antiphon I)
Offertory anthem: O Sacred Heart, all-holy, tune "Innsbruck"
Communion anthem: Cor Jesu Trinitatis, tune "Gott Soll Gepriesen"
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning, on sheets provided

Funeral Mass
Saturday IX-5 at 10 AM

Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as the Thursday evening Memorial Mass, above
- Exception: the Agnus Dei for funerals --- in place of "miserere nobis" (have mercy on us) is "dona eis requiem" (grant them rest); in place of "dona nobis pacem" (grant us peace) is "dona eis requiem sempiternam" (grant them eternal rest).

Procession to casket (Introit): Requiem aeternam, Mode VI
Procession to altar: Lift high the cross, Worship #704
Psalm 63: My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God, music by Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB
Offertory anthem: Ave Maria, Jacob Arcadelt
Communion proper: Lux aeterna, Mode VIII
Communion anthem: Panis Angelicus, Hungarian tune
Final Commendation: I believe that my Redeemer Lives, music by Henri St. Louis
Recessional hymn: In Paradisum, Worship #178 (in Latin)

Sunday XXIII of Ordered Time
Saturday IX-5 at 5 PM; Sunday IX-6 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as the First Friday Mass, above

Entrance hymn: Your hands, O Lord, in days of old, Worship #750
Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, my soul, music by yours truly
Offertory hymn: O Christ, the healer, we have come, Worship #747
- Same tune as The glory of these forty days
Communion anthem: Like as the hart, by Vincent Novello (based on Psalm 42)
Meditation hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure, Worship #490
- Same tune as I heard the voice of Jesus say
Recessional hymn: Sing praise to the Lord, Worship #539
WHEW! ;)