Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

14 August 2016

Entrance Sing we of the blessed Mother
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 44 On your right (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Ave Maria (Arcadelt)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon All generations shall call me blessed (mtgf)
Communion Hail, Holy Queen
Final Tell out my soul

Having had long periods of stability we have had various supply priests (and today a supply bishop) it is interesting to get back into the habit of the conversation beforehand: which form of Penitential Act? Will you sing the Doxology and Invitation to the Mystery of Faith? Will you want a note?

I suspect I have noted before but with the Kyrie we do from the Psallite Mass (I) when it is Penitential Act 1 and the Gloria follows straight on one jumps from F# minor to C major and interesting key change which I suspect was not considered by the composers.

Sing we of the blessed Mother seemed a good opener for us as it is structured around the rosary on which the 15 windows of the chapel are based. I had understood that the Arcadelt was based on a 3 part chanson to which a 19th century had added sacred words and a bass part. AS we were missing our Bass today we could test this - but trying it without the bass part did not make musical sense so who knows.

Hail Holy Queen is probably a final song of mercy for this year. Written so it could be sung in unison and even unaccompanied as a prayer. Today it was sung by two voices with accompaniment.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7 August 2016

Entrance All people that on earth
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 32 Happy the people (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Lord, you have come to the lakeside (Gabardine)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon I am the bread of life (mtgf)
Communion I'll love the Lord (John Bell)
Final Lord of all hopefulness

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

31 July 2016

Entrance Dear Lord & Father
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 89 O Lord, you have been our refuge (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Where is your treasure is (Marty Haugen)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon I am the bread of life (mtgf)
Communion Like a child rests (Christopher Walker)
Final Now thank we all our God

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

24 July 2016

Entrance Praise to the Lord
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 137 On the day I called (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Listen Lord (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Bless the Lord (mtgf)
Communion The cry of the poor
Final Holy God, we praise thy name

Sunday, July 17, 2016

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 July 2016

Entrance All are welcome
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 14 The just will live (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts There eis a longing (Anne Quigley)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Behold (mtgf)
Communion I received the living God (Anon. arr. Proulx)
Final Lord of all hopefulness

Hospitality and domesticity were in mind this morning. I have been looking at psalms recently, in particular see what the editors of our current Lectionary did - and what others have done. Unlike other liturgical books the Lectionary is not all laid out in Latin rather it is principally a collection of references. However the psalm responses are given in Latin as often they are an edited version of part or parts of the psalm. For today's psalm the Latin original is the first line of psalm 'Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent?' whereas our Lectionary has 'The just will live in the presence of the Lord' which though the reference is v.1 is actually not fund in the psalm. Before suggesting that the editors of the 83 Lectionary took liberties I would want to check what was in the 1st edition of the Lectionary (both in English and Latin) as in 83 they may have just decided to keep what was there before. Apart from tracing a textual history I wonder what difference it makes. To be honest, 'Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent?' does not possibly the weight or right image of the text (tent is tabernaculo). But the response we have ignores the question, well does not ignore but provides an answer. Who shall be admitted? The just shall be admitted. Whereas the context in the readings say: who shall be admitted? Abraham, Sarah, Mary, Martha, and what about me?

Sunday, July 10, 2016

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 July 2016

Entrance Your words are spirit and life.
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 68 Seek the Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts These words (Tom Lowenthal)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Whoever eats my flesh (mtgf)
Communion Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Final God is love, his the care

This is one of two Sundays in Year C where the Lectionary offers a choice of psalm. If I remember correctly Psalm 68 was the choice in the first edition of the Lectionary (i.e. Ordo Lectionum Missae; Psalm 18 given in the second edition. The editors of our '83 Lectionary decided to keep both. The first, which we use this Sunday, seems to be the song of the Samaritan, whereas the second fits better with the theme of the Law. I went with the first because it is not a psalm we hear as much - and Psalm 18 provided the text of our Opening Song.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 July 2016

Entrance O day of peace
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 65 Cry out with joy (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts The love of the Lord (Michael Joncas)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Come to me (mtgf)
Communion What does the Lord require (mtg)
Final Forth in thy name

O day of peace was new to us - it is sung to Jerusalem. Those who like Thaxted a few weeks ago, also appreciated this. Though one might think the central theme of the readings was proclamation - Cry out with joy - peace is there, I suppose integral to the proclamation.