Sunday 17 November 10am – CHOIR

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Mal 3:19-20; 2 Thess 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19 Your endurance will win you your life


  • Mass setting: Missa aeterna Christi munera (Palestrina)
  • Motet: De profundis* (Palestrina)
  • Communio: Amen dico vobis, quidquid orantes petitis, credite quia accipietis, et fiet vobis. Amen I say to you, whatever you ask in your prayers, believe that you shall receive it, and it shall be granted unto you.
  • Hymns: TIS 264 Hark a herald-voice is calling MERTON; TIS 560(i) All my hope in God is founded MICHAEL
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude: Ach Gott und Herr BWV 693 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Versetto 1 – Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)
  • Organ Voluntary: Voluntary 1 in ‘A’ – John Stanley (1713-1786)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine;
Domine, exaudi orationem meam.

Out of the deep have I called unto You, O Lord;
Lord, hear my calling.

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Sunday 10 November 10am – CANTOR

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

2 Macc 7:1-2, 9-14; 2 Thess 2:16 – 3:5; Lk 20:27-38 He is not a God of the dead, but of the living

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: The Lord is my shepherd* (Dvorak)
  • Communio: Dominus regit me, et nihil mihi deerit; in loco pascuae ibi me collocavit; super aquam refectionis educavit me. The Lord is my shepherd and I shall want nothing; He has set me in a land of abundant pastures; He has led me to life-renewingwaters.
  • Hymns: TIS 384 Through the Red Sea brought at last STRAF’ MICH NICHT; TIS 125 The God of Abraham Praise YIGDAL
  • Organ Prelude: Rêverie – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Organ Offertorium: Pausa – Conrad Paumann (1410-1473)
  • Organ Voluntary: Solemn Melody – Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*(Psalm 23:1-4)
The Lord is my shepherd,
Therefore can I lack nothing.
He doth feed me where the green pastures grow,
By the quiet waters of comfort.
He restoreth my soul and doth lead me
in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death.
I will fear no evil, no evil
For thou art my guide
And thy rod and thy staff, they shall comfort me.

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Sunday 3 November 10am – CHOIR

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Wis 11:22-12.2; Thess 1:11-2.2; Lk 19.1-10 The Son of Man came to seek and to find that which was lost


  • Mass setting: Missa Alme Pater (A. Millington)
  • Motet: Derelinquit impius* (Tallis)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 15) Notas mihi fecisti vias vitae: adimplebis me laetititia cum vultu tuo, Domine You have made know unto me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy at the sight of your countenance O Lord.
  • Hymns: TIS 217 Love Divine BLAENWERN; TIS 512 Bread of the world RENDEZ A DIEU
  • Organ Prelude: Offertoire for the Feast of All Saints – Jacques Charpentier (1933-2017)
  • Organ Offertorium: Élévation – André Raison (1645-1719)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata: ‘Placare Christe Servulus’ – Marcel Dupré (1866-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Derelinquit impius viam suam et vir iniquus cogitationes suas et revertatur ad Dominum et miserebitur eius, 
Quia benignus et misericors est praestabilis super malitiam Dominus deus noster.

(Let) the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let them return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on them,
For the Lord our God is gracious and merciful, and relents from punishing.

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Sunday 27 October 10am – CHOIR

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-19; 2 Tim 4:4-8, 16-18; Lk 18:9-14 The tax collector returned to his home justified, the pharisee did not


  • Mass setting: Missa in Fa Maggiore di Fascile (Marcel Tyberg*)
  • Motet: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring** (J.S. Bach)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, ps 19) Laetabimur in salutari tuo: et in nomini Domini Dei nostri magnificabimur We shall rejoice in your salvation; and in the name of the lord our God we shall place our pride
  • Hymns: All people that on earth do dwell OLD 100THTIS 560(i) All my hope in God is founded MICHAEL
  • Organ Prelude: Improvisation 1 in ‘g’ minor – Charles-Agustin Collin (1865-1938)
  • Organ Offertorium: In nomine – Arthur Milner (1894-1972)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio BWV 564(ii) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Marcel Tyberg was an Austrian composer arrested by the Gestapo at his Italian home in 1944 on account of Jewish heritage. Tyberg died in Auschwitz but entrusted his music to a close friend, Dr Milan Mihich, due to whose efforts this music survived. St Francis choir will sing Tyberg’s Missa in Fa Maggiore di Fascile at 10am Mass as the Australian premiere of this music. We thank Mr Zachary Redler, who allowed us to rehearse with the performing edition used by the South Dakota Chorale in their recording, nominated for a Grammy award for “best choral performance” in 2018.

**Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.

Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.

Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

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Sunday 20 October 10am – CHOIR

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Ex 17.8-13, 2 Tim 3.14-4.2; Lk 18.1-8 Pray always and do not lose heart

Widow Unjust Judge

  • Mass setting: Missa brevis in F (Gabrielli)
  • Motet: Meditabor in mandatis tuis* (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 8) Domine Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra O Lord our governor, how admirable is you name in all the earth
  • Hymns: Praise to the holiest in the height RICHMOND; Lead kindly light, amid the encircling gloom LUX BENIGNA
  • Organ Prelude: Trio – Nicholas le Begue (1630-1703)
  • Organ Offertorium: Miniature Sostenuto – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final-Marche (2nd Suite) – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Meditabor in mandatis tuis, quae dilexi valde:
et levabo manus meas ad mandata tua, quae dilexi.

My delight shall be in your commandments, which I have loved exceedingly: and I will lift up my hands to your commandments, which I have loved.


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Sunday 13 October 10am – CANTOR

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

2 Kgs 5:14-17, 2 Tm 2:8-13, Lk 17:11-19 It seems that no one returned to give thanks to God except this foreigner

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Offertory Motet: I will sing a new song unto Thee* (Dvorak)
  • Communio: Aufer a me opprobrium et contemptum, quia mandata tua exquisivi, Domine: nam et testimonia tua meditatio mea est. Remove from me all scorn and contempt, for I have kept your commandments; for your law is the object of my meditation.
  • Hymns: TIS 569 Guide me O though Great Redeemer CWM RHONDA; TIS 134 Praise my soul the king of heaven PRAISE MY SOUL
  • Organ Prelude: Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele BWV 654 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude in ‘G’ – Johann Rinck (1770-1846)
  • Organ Voluntary: Marche Triomphale – Jacques Lemmens (1823-1881)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*I will sing a new song unto Thee, O my God
And on a lute sing praises unto Thee.
Every day will I give thanks to Thee for thy mercies
And magnify Thy holy name for ever and ever
God the Lord is great and marvellous, worthy to be praised
And His greatness is far beyond our understanding.
My tongue shall sing Thy glory, the honour of Thy name.
Yeah of Thy works most wonderful I will be telling.
And all men shall declare Thy power and the might of thy marvellous acts,
And I, also I will proclaim Thee Lord of all!

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Sunday 6 October 10am – CHOIR

Patronal Festival of St Francis (transferred)

Sir 50:1, 3-4, 6-7; Gal 6:14-18; Mt 11:25-30

You have hidden these things from the clever, and have revealed them to mere children


  • Introit: (Gregorian, from the Seraphic Missal) Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honoris beati Francisci de cuius solemnitate gaudent angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei Let us all rejoice in the Lord and keep the festival in honour of blessed Francis. Let us join with the angels in joyful praise of the Son of God
  • Mass setting: Missa Pax et Bonum (Richard Connolly)
  • Motet (Offertory): Os Justi* (Bruckner)
  • Motet (after Communion): Signasti Domine** (Guerrero)
  • Communio: (Romans 8.18) Non sunt condignae passiones huis temporis ad futuram gloriam, quae revelabitur in nobis The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed to us (from the Seraphic Missal)
  • Hymns: TIS 100 All Creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFEUEN; Make me a channel of your peace CHANNEL OF PEACE; TIS 127 Holy God we praise your name GROSSER GOTT
  • Organ Prelude: Andante (Sonata 1) – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘d’ minor – William Hine (1687-1730)
  • Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Croft’s 136th – C.H.H. Parry (1848-1918)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Os justi meditabitur sapientiam: et lingua ejus loquetur judicium. Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius: et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus. Alleluia.

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and their tongue speaks what is just.
The law of their God is in their heart: and their feet do not falter. Alleluia.

**Signasti, Domine, servum tuum,
Franciscum, signo dulcissimo amoris
tui et redemptionis nostrae, et
seraphicum patrem passione tua
decorasti. O Francisce gloriose,
admitte preces filiorum tuorum.

Lord, you signed your servant Francis with a most sweet sign of your love and our redemption. You have decorated the seraphic father with the marks of your passion. O glorious Francis, intercede on behalf of your children’s prayers.


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