Sunday 11 September 10am – CHOIR

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke (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. 

Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 There will be joy in Heaven over one sinner who does penance

  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Victoria)
  • Offertory Motet: Ave Verum Corpus* (W.A. Mozart); Panis angelicus† (César Franck)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Lk 15.10) Dico vobis, gaudium est angelis Dei super uno peccatore paenitentiam agente I say to you there is joy among the angels of God for one single sinner who repents
  • Hymns: First Communion Hymn (Connolly); Eat this bread (Taizé), Sweet Sacrament divine DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
  • Organ Prelude: The Queen’s Funeral March – Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postludium- Hugh Bancroft (1904–1988)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Ave, verum corpus
natum de Maria Virgine:
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine:
cuius latus perforatum
unda fluxit sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum,
in mortis examine.

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

Hail the true body,
born of the Virgin Mary:
You who truly suffered and were sacrificed
on the cross for the sake of man.
From whose pierced flank
flowed water and blood:
Be a foretaste for us
in the trial of death.

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.