Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend


Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)


The rest...

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
Friday, X-2, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: Christ, the fair glory ("Coelites Plaudant") (Listen)
Psalm 91: R./ The Lord has put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways (Tone 8)
Offertory hymn: Hymn to St. Michael ("Madrid") (Listen)
- NOTE: The hymn in the listen link is different in text, but the melody is the same.
Communion responsory: Psalm 138, R./ In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord (Sam Schmitt)
Recessional: Soon may the last glad song arise ("Truro") (Listen)

Sunday XXVII of the Year
Saturday, X-3, at 5 PM; Sunday, X-4, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst Uns Erfreuen") (Listen)
- NOTE 1: The accompaniment on this one was on the most part improvised by that church's then-organist/choirmaster, Mark Husey.  The church: St. Peter's, Columbia, South Carolina.
- NOTE 2: Some hymnals, like the maroon hymnal that was in our pews until the diocese called for removal of hymnals and missalettes due to the "pandemic", used the Latin title, "Vigiles et Sancti", for the tune.
Psalm 80: R./ The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel (Adam Bartlett)
Offertory hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation ("Westminster Abbey") (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15): O Sacrum Convivium (O Sacred Banquet) (Roberto Remondi)
- (all others): The Lord is good to all who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: O God of love, O King of peace ("Quebec") (Listen)
- NOTE 1: The tune is known in some hymnals as "Hesperus".  In others, "Quebec".  I prefer to use the name "Quebec".  That's because as a child, my mom would tell me to clean my room, saying that it looked like "the wreck of the Hesperus" (apparently a ship or something, I don't know, but nonetheless).
- NOTE 2: The author of the text, Henry Williams Baker, and the composer of the tune, Henry Baker, are two different people.
Recessional hymn: A mighty fortress is our God ("Ein' Feste Berg") (Listen)
- Some may be thinking, "Why are you using a hymn written by Luther?"  Yes, I get it, he defected from the One True Church.  But he did write this great hymn which can easily be adapted to our Catholic viewpoint.  It reflects the Church Militant, as applied certainly in these testing times.  This hymn's theology is really more Catholic than much of the modern dreck that infiltrates many a Catholic hymnal today.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!