18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2013)

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Entrance All people that on earth do dwell
Kyrie Missal tone
Gloria Missa de Angelis (chant)
Psalm O that today (Chris O’Hara)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (chant)
Preparation of the Gifts Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
Sanctus, Acclamation B, Amen Missal tones
Agnus Dei Missal tone
Communion O bread of heaven
Recessional Hail Redeemer, King divine

With Fr Tony away in Lourdes, we were privileged to welcome Fr Ray Matus from the Oratorian community at St Chad’s. We sang the Missal tones for the ordinary of the Mass, and even if they were a bit rusty (since we hadn't sung them since Advent) the sung responses were probably stronger than the spoken ones from a somewhat subdued summer-holiday congregation.

With Anthony away in Lourdes too, we had yours truly on the organ; somewhat less of a privilege, but no doubt earning the congregation at least a glimmer of remission from temporal punishment in the next life. Normal (summer) service resumes next Sunday.

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2013)

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Entrance Praise to the Lord, the almighty
Kyrie Kyrie II from Paschal Mass (Alan Rees)
Gloria Mass of the Most Sacred Heart (Jacob Bancks)
Psalm On the day I called (Daniel Bath)
Gospel Acclamation St Agatha Alleluia (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts Seek ye first
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus Dei Lamb of God II (mcb)
Communion Always in your presence (Philip Jakob)
Postcommunion Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
Recessional Thanks be to God (Stephen Dean)

One last outing for the choir before our summer break during August, and as ever we had our trademark mix of music, from the mellifluous serenity of Bach to Daniel Bath’s gentle but unmistakeable Gospel vibe. We’re back in September.