Sunday 19 August 10am – CHOIR

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Prov 9.1-6, Eph 5.15-20, Jn 6.51-58 My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink Jesus_Bread_Mosaic

  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Motets: Ego sum panis vivus* (Palestrina); Ave maris stella** (C. Willcock)
  • Communio: (Jn 6.57) Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them says the Lord.
  • Hymns: Shepherd of souls NEUMARK; TIS 501 Sing my tongue HOLYWOOD
  • Organ Prelude: Organ Sonata 3 (2nd mvt) – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Organ Offertorium: Magnificat Sesti Toni – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
  • Organ Voluntary: Der Papst-Hymnus – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Ego sum panis vivus. 
Patres vestri manducaverunt manna in deserto, et mortui sunt. 
Hic est panis de coelo descendens: si quis ex ipso manducaverit, non morietur.

I am the living bread.
Your forebears ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, whoever eats of this will not die.

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**Ave, maris stella,
Dei Mater alma,
Atque semper Virgo,
Felix caeli porta.

Sumens illud Ave
Gabrielis ore,
Funda nos in pace,
Mutans Hevae nomen.

Solve vincla reis,
Profer lumen caecis,
Mala nostra pelle,
Bona cuncta posce

Monstra te esse matrem
Sumat per te preces,
Qui pro nobis natus
Tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis,
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solutos,
Mites fac et castos.

Vitam praesta puram,
Iter para tutum,
Ut videntes Jesum,
Semper collaetemur.

Sit laus Deo Patri,
Summo Christo decus
Spiritui Sancto,
Tribus honor unus. Amen.


Hail, star of the sea,
loving Mother of God,
and also always a virgin,
Happy gate of heaven.

Receiving that Ave
from Gabriel’s mouth
confirm us in peace,
Reversing Eva’s name.

Break the chains of sinners,
Bring light to the blind,
Drive away our evils,
Ask for all good.

Show yourself to be a mother,
May he accept prayers through you,
he who, born for us,
Chose to be yours.

O unique virgin,
Meek above all,
Make us, absolved from sin,
Gentle and chaste.

Keep life pure,
Make the journey safe,
So that, seeing Jesus,
We may always rejoice together.

Let there be praise to God the Father,
Glory to Christ in the highest,
To the Holy Spirit,
One honor to all three. Amen.

English translation by Allen H. Simon