Sunday 2 May 10am – CHOIR

5th Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark (First Communion)

Note: during this Mass, a number of children will receive First Holy Communion. This has been reflected in the selection of music to accompany the liturgy. 

Acts 9:26-31; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-18

  • Mass setting: Mass for Five Voices – Kyrie (W. Byrd); Mass Shalom (CD Smith)
  • Motet: Panis Angelicus* (Franck)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Jn 15.5) Ego sum vitis vera et vos palmites, qui manet in me, et ego in eo, hic fert fructum multum, alleluia, alleluia. I am the true vine and you are the branches; those who abide in me and I in them, they shall bear much fruit, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Here I am, Lord HERE I AM, LORD; I am the bread of life BREAD OF LIFE
  • Organ Prelude: Ah! vous dirai-je, maman – Mozart(1756-1791)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata and Fugue in ‘d’ minor – J.S. Bach(1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis cœlicus
figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, Pauper,
servus et humilis.

The bread of angels
Becomes bread for humankind;
This heavenly bread gives
an end to all forms.
Oh, wonderful fact!
The Lord feeds the poor,
The slave, the lowly.