Sunday, August 28, 2011

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 August 2011

EntranceAll that is hidden (Bernadette Farrell)
Penitential RiteSt Gabriels (mtgf)
GloriaAt the Table of the Lord (Collegeville Composers Group)
Psalm 62For you my soul (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (A G Murray)
Preparation of GiftsOurs were the griefs (Stephen Dean)
Eucharistic AcclamationsMissal (ICEL)
Lamb of GodSt Gabriels (mtgf)
CommunionO God, you search me (Bernadette Farrell)
FinalHe who would valiant be

And so farewell, our final 'And also with you' — our at least as common, intentional response as opposed forgotten out of kilter mumbling that I am sure there will be over the last few weeks. In terms of what we sing we have now been singing the new translations of the Gloria, Sanctus and Memorial Acclamation for 8 weeks and as far as I am aware this has worked well.

As mentioned last week this is the turning point of the Gospel Narrative — the prophecy of the Passion and taking the road for Jerusalem. Again nothing quite right seems to come to mind. Hymns about the Cross, such as 'When I survey' do not seem right. I had thought that 'All that is hidden' made explicit mention of taking up the cross, but apparently not, though I think it was still appropriate. 'Ours were the griefs' was a response to the image that Christ was to suffer.

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