Sunday, September 8, 2013

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

8 September 2013

EntranceDear Lord and Father of mankind
Penitential RiteSt Gabriel (mtgf)
GloriaAngels & Saints (Steven Janco)
Psalm 90O Lord, you have been our refuge (mtgf)
Gospel AcclamationSalisbury (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of GiftsRestless is the heart (Bernadette Farrell)
Eucharistic AcclamationsCreation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of GodAngels & Saints (Steven Janco)
Communion AntiphonI am the light of the world (mtgf)
CommunionThe love of the Lord (Michael Joncas)
FinalWill you come and follow me

We don't often note special Sundays. I suspect that this is in part a matter of administration as much a general view that they are effectively a distraction rather than an a helpful addition. When I came to the college this was Sunday after the last night of the Proms and we would sing Jerusalem — at least the festivities didn't extend to Land of hope and glory.

This Sunday the first hymn reflected the calling of the disciples but also had passing reference to Syria and peace. At Communion the Love of the Lord reflected giving up everything for the treasure which is Christ. Restless is the heart was written for an Irish Church Music Association Summer School and I presume the refrain, which is based on St Augustine, was inspired by a wall hanging which used to hang at the Irish Liturgy Centre in Carlow (and now does in Maynooth - or did at least the last time I was there).

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