Sunday 15 December 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Advent– GAUDETE (A) Year of Matthew

Is 35:1-6,10; James 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11

John Baptist Gaudete2

  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (de Angelis)
  • Motet: Rejoice in the Lord Alway* (Purcell)
  • Communio: (Gregorioan, Isaiah 35.4) Dicite: Pusilanimes confortamini, et nolite timere: ecce Deus noster veniet, et salvabit nos. Say “Take courage, you who are fainthearted, and do not fear; behold, our God will come and he will save us”
  • Hymns: TIS 265 O come, O come, Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL; Lo, He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich’ –  Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata – ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich’ –  Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Rejoice in the Lord alway,
and again I say rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men.
The Lord is at hand.
Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Sunday 8 December 10am – CANTOR

2nd Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew

Is 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12


  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: Prepare thyself Zion (J.S. Bach) Prepare thyself Zion with tender affection, the purest the fairest this day to receive.
  • Communio: Jerusalem surge, et sta in excelso, et vide jucunditatem quae veniet tibi a Deo tuo. Arise, 0 Jerusalem, and stand on high; and behold the joy that shall come to you from your God.
  • Hymns: Advent prose (Rorate caeli); Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude ‘Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen’ – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Organ Voluntary: Wachet Auf BWV 645 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Sunday 1 December 10am – CHOIR

1st Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew

Is 2:1-5; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44


  • Mass setting: Missa simplex
  • Motet: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen* (M. Praetorius)
  • Communio: Dominus dabit benignitatem, et terra nostra dabit fructum suum. The Lord will bestow his loving kindness, and our land will yield its fruit.
  • Hymns: Advent prose (Rorate caeli); Lo, He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Rorate Cæli’ (Chorale Prelude on Gregorian Chant) – Jean Demessieux (1921-1968)
  • Organ Voluntary: Advent Suite ‘Rorate Cæli’ – Pietro Yon (1886-1943)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, aus einer Wurzel zart,
wie uns die Alten sungen, von Jesse kam die Art
Und hat ein Blümlein bracht mitten im kalten Winter,
wohl zu der halben Nacht.

Das Röslein, das ich meine, davon Jesaja sagt,
hat uns gebracht alleine Marie, die reine Magd.
Aus Gottes ew’gem Rat hat sie ein Kind geboren
und blieb doch reine Magd.

Das Blümelein, so kleine, das duftet uns so süß,
mit seinem hellen Scheine vertreibt’s die Finsternis.
Wahr Mensch und wahrer Gott, hilft uns aus allem Leide,
rettet von Sünd und Tod.

Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming, from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as those of old have sung.
It came, a flow’ret bright, amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.

Isaiah ’twas foretold it, the Rose I have in mind;
With Mary we behold it, the virgin mother kind.
To show God’s love aright, she bore to us a saviour,
When half spent was the night.

This flower, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendour the darkness everywhere.
True man, yet very God, from sin and death He saves us,
And lightens every load.

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Sunday 24 November 10am – CHOIR

Feast of Christ the King

2 Sm 5:1-3; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43 Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom


  • Introit: (Gregorian) Dignus est Agnus qui occisus est, accipere virtutem, et divinitatem, et sapientiam, et fortitudinem, et honorem. Ipsi gloria et imperium in saecula saeculorum The Lamb who has been slain is worthy to recieve power, and divinity, and wisdom, and strength, and honour; let glory and dominion be his for ever and ever
  • Mass setting: Messe Solonelle (Vierne)
  • Motet: Let all mortal flesh keep silence* (Bairstow)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 28) Sedebit Dominus Rex in aeternum: Dominus benedicet populo suo in pace The Lord shall sit as king forever; the Lord will bless his people with peace
  • Hymns: TIS 224 All Hail the power of Jesus’ name MILES LANE, TIS 520 Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen – Stephen Hough (b. 1961)
  • Organ Offertorium: Trio in ‘D’ – Jacques Lemmens (1823-1881)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude & Fugue in ‘D’ BWV 532 – 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:

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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

Green banner ordinary time

  • 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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