Sunday 8 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

  • Mass: Missa Pax et Bonum (Connolly)
  • Motet: For the beauty of the earth* (Rutter)
  • 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: All creatures of our God and king LASST UNS ERFREUENFairest Lord Jesus ST ELIZABETH
  • Organ Prelude: Aria (Sonata 12) – Giovanni Martini (Franciscan Friar, 1706-1784)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allemande (Sonata 12) – Giovanni Martini (Franciscan Friar, 1706-1784)

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Organist Emeritus: Edward Theodore

DoM: Noel Debien

*1. For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,

Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

2. For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow’r,
Sun and moon, and stars of light,

3. For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,