Sunday 9 May 10am – CANTOR

6th Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; 1 Jn 4:7-10, Jn 15:9-17

Please note: this service will be supported by music from a cantor and organ. Congregational singing is not permitted, in accordance with COVID restrictions.

  • Introit: Spread the news with a voice of joy; let it be heard, alleluia; speak it out to the very ends of the earth; the Lord has liberated his people, alleluia, alleluia.
  • Mass setting: Missa de Angelis (Mass VIII)
  • Offertory Motet: Vergin tutto amor* (Durante)
  • Communio: (Jn15.16) Ego vos elegi de mundo, ut eatis et fructum afferatis…I have chosen you from the world, in order that you might go forth and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should last, alleluia.
  • Organ Prelude: Kyrie – Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
  • Organ Voluntary: Cornet Voluntary in ‘A’ major – John Stanley (1713-1786)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*Vergin, tutto amor,
o madre di bontade,
o madre pia, madre pia,
ascolta, dolce Maria,
la voce del peccator.
Il pianto suo ti muova,
giungano a te i suoi lamenti,
suo duol, suoi tristi accenti,
senti pietoso quel tuo cor.
O madre di bontade,
Vergin, tutto amor.

Virgin [Mary], full of love,
Oh mother of goodness,
Oh mother holy,
Hear, sweet Mary,
The voice of the sinner.
May his weeping move you,
May his laments be received by you.
Let his sorrow, his sad pleas,
Be heard by your merciful heart.
Oh mother of goodness,
Virgin [Mary], full of love.

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.