Monday, October 12, 2009

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 October 2009

Entrance All my hope on God is founded
Penitential Rite St Gabriels (mtgf)
Gloria St Gabriels (mtgf)
Psalm 89 Fill us, Lord, with your love (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Restless is the heart (Bernadette Farrell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Lamb of God 6 (mtgf)
Communion I loved wisdom (Collegeville Composer's Group)
Final Will you come and follow me (John Bell & Graham Maule)

Wisdom is the pearl of great price in these readings. The young man wants knowledge and answers rather than wisdom and so he went away dissatisfied.

Bernadette Farrell's setting of Psalm 89 (90), written for the Irish Church Music Association Summer School — there is a wall hanging in the Irish National Centre for Liturgy with the words Restless is the heart which I have always presumed to be part of the inspiration for this beautiful piece. The matching of the text from St Augustine with the psalm bring an extra depth to the readings — the young man is a restless heart searching for God.

The Communion Antiphon from Psallite again picked up the theme of wisdom — as it is an unusual but attractive theme in the first reading I presume — however either of the Antiphons given in the Missal might have picked up the gospel better, particularly the first:

The rich suffer want and go hungry, but nothing shall be lacking to those who fear the Lord.

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