Sunday 7 March 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark

Ex 20:1-17, 1 Cor 1:22-25, Jn 2:13-25 Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake* (Farrant)
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (Lent Prose); May this Lenten Discipline LINDFIELD
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Passer invenit sibi domum, et turtur nidum, ubi reponat pullos suos: altaria tua Domine virtutum, Rex meus, et Deus meus: beati qui habitant in domo tua, in saeculum saeculi laudabunt te The sparrow has found her a house and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; close to the side of your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Happy are they who dwell in your house! They will always be praising you.
  • Organ Prelude: O Lord, hear my supplication – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sarabande from Cello Suite in ‘D’ – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake lay not our sins to our charge,
but forgive that is past, and give us grace to amend our sinful lives:
to decline from sin and incline to virtue,
that we may walk in a perfect heart, before thee now and evermore.

Sunday 28 February 10am

2nd Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark

Gen 22.1-2, 9-13, 15-18, Rom 8.31-34, Mk 9.2-10 This is my Son, the beloved; listen to him

This Sunday at 10am Mass the full choir gladly returns to St Francis, with physical distancing and precautions in accordance with COVID-safe regulations. We advise those attending to review government websites for updates on current restrictions prior to Mass, and we warmly invite you to join us as we support the liturgy with music.

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Let all mortal flesh keep silence* (Bairstow)
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (Lent Prose); Oculi nostri (Taizé)
  • Communio: Visionem quam vidistis, nemini dixeritis, donec a mortuis resurgat Filius hominis. Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude 3 for Lent – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio BWV 564 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Let all mortal flesh keep silence
and stand with fear and trembling,
and lift itself above all earthly thought.

For the King of kings and Lord of lords, Christ our God,
cometh forth to be our oblation,
and to be given for Food to the faithful.

Before Him come the choirs of angels
with every principality and power;
the Cherubim with many eyes, and wingèd Seraphim,
who veil their faces as they shout exultingly the hymn:

(substituted for Alleluia during Lent)