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Come and sing with us at St Francis!

The Choir of St Francis of Assisi, Paddington is looking for new members. Whether you are a soprano, alto, tenor or bass, we’d love some new friends to come and sing with us. We sing at 3 Sunday Masses per … Continue reading

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January 2020 – CHOIR in Recess

After Christmas and throughout January the choir will be in recess, to return on Sunday 2 February 2020.   For 10am Sunday Mass throughout January, liturgical music will be supported by cantors.   In the meantime St Francis Choir would … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25 December 10am – CHOIR and ORCHESTRA

The Nativity of the Lord: Mass of Christmas Day Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory Introit: (Gregorian) Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25 December Midnight – CHOIR

Midnight Mass of the Nativity Is 9:1-7; Titus 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14 To you is born this day… a saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord  Carols before the mass (starting 11.30 pm): Once in Royal David’s City; O Radiant Dawn … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 December 10am – CHOIR

4th Sunday of Advent – (A) Year of Matthew Is 7:10-14; Rm 1:1-7, Mt 1:18-24 The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and his name will be called Emmanuel Mass setting: Missa simplex Motet: Magnificat (T. Morley) Communio: Ecce virgo … Continue reading

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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 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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