26 January 2014
|Entrance||All that is hidden|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Newman (James MacMillan)|
|Psalm 26||The Lord is my light (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Lord, you come to the seashore (Gabarain)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||St Annes (James MacMillan)|
|Lamb of God||Newman (James MacMillan)|
|Communion Antiphon||I am the light of the world (mtgf)|
|Communion||Out of Darkness (Christopher Walker)|
|Final||Church of God, elect and glorious|
One of the effects of a through-sung Gloria is that it takes quite a bit of space on the service sheet. Usually we have an A5 sheet with Mass parts, psalms response, antiphon and references to the readings; this is used alongside the hymnbook. Currently we have a folded A4 sheet and therefore it contains all sung texts and hymn books are not given out. This actually meant that people had the refrain of All that is hidden but not the verses and there was no space for Lord, you have come. Long term readers of this blog may have noted that I like to adapt to changing resources (i.e. if someone is unable to come on Sunday) I therefore appreciate the flexibility that sheet and hymn book bring — whatever the resources we can usually manage Mass parts, psalm etc.
Today was a good example of a prophetic text in the first reading being quoted in the Gospel — it made an interesting start to our use of Matthew's Gospel in Ordinary Time, Christ as the fulfilment of the scriptures.
Last week, this and next, there is a lot of light around. The congregation got a double whammy of 1 Peter inspired texts at the end of Mass. The Seddon text is beautifully crafted and fits Blaenwern well. I have decided to resurrect Out of Darkness. It is a long time since we have done it — we used to sing it at the end of the Easter Vigil and I would like to try that again and so you will see a number of times over the coming weeks.