21 November 2010
|Entrance||Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Psalm 121||I rejoiced when I heard them say (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Christ the Glory (J F Lalouette)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Lamb of God||Lamb of God 6 (mtgf)|
|Communion||Call us to your table (Christopher Walker)|
Th end of liturgical year is a time of culminations. David is crowned king and we rejoice; Jesus is raised up. We have reached Jerusalem. A journey we began in the Summer when Jesus took the road to Jerusalem - Let us go to God's house. But I realised listening to the Gospel today that the psalm response is also that of the repentant thief. This eschatological dimension reminds us that this ending is also a beginning. We shall sing the same response at next week's Mass and so the response is ours to God's invitation to eternal life.
Lord Jesus Christ was chosen for its reference to Calvary — something shared with the final hymn. The verses of Call us to your table based on Ephesians are similar to the letter to the Colossians — Christ the first born of creation.