8 September 2013
|Entrance||Dear Lord and Father of mankind|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Angels & Saints (Steven Janco)|
|Psalm 90||O Lord, you have been our refuge (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Restless is the heart (Bernadette Farrell)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Lamb of God||Angels & Saints (Steven Janco)|
|Communion Antiphon||I am the light of the world (mtgf)|
|Communion||The love of the Lord (Michael Joncas)|
|Final||Will 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).