Sunday 14 August 10am – CANTOR

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53 I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: O Quanta Qualia* (Peter Abelard)
  • Communio: Primum quaerite regnum Dei, et omnia adicientur vobis, dicit Dominus. Seek first the kingdom of God, and all the rest will be given to you in addition, says the Lord.
  • Hymns: Lo He Comes with Clouds descending HELMSLEY; Seek ye first the Kingdom of God SEEK YE FIRST
  • Organ Prelude: Salve Regina – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ave Maria – Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders


*O Quanta Qualia Peter Abelard (1079 – 1143)
(in Lauda Syon 1857)
Translation: John Chambers (1805 – 93)

O how fair and how great must those sweet Sabbaths be,
Which ever celebrate Heaven’s joyful company.
What rest the wearied find! What crowns the victors gain!
When o’er all things supreme, God, in all in all shall reign!

The true Jerusalem is on that happy shore
Whose peace hath no alloy, whose joys last evermore.
Where the glad spirit freed naught shall e’er want again,
Yet less than all its need ne’er shall the wish attain!

O let us raise from Earth each thought above the skies,
Seeking with eager feet rest in that Paradise.
So to Jerusalem, from long captivity,
Homeward from Babylon hasting triumphantly!

Sunday 7 August 10am – CHOIR

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2,8-19; Lk 12:32-48 From the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked

  • Mass setting: ‘Give us Peace’ Mass (R. Connolly)
  • Motet: In illo tempore dixit Jesus* (Morales)
  • Communio: Beatus servus quem cum venerit Dominus invenerit vigilantem: amen dico vobis, super omnia bona sua constituet eum. Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find watchful: amen I say to you: he shall place him over all his goods.
  • Hymns: Wake, awake WACHET AUF; How Great Thou Art O STORE GUT
  • Organ Prelude: Invocation – Alphonse Mailly (1833-1918)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude on theme of Gibbons (Song22) – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*In illo tempore dixit Iesus discipulis suis:
‘Nolite timere pusillus grex,
quia complacuit patri vestro dare vobis regnum.
Vendite, quae possidetis,
et date elemosynam.
Facite vobis saculos qui non veterescunt,
thesaurus non deficiet vobis in caelis,
quem fur non appropriat, neque tinea corrumpit.
Ubi enim est thesaurus tuus,
ibi et cor tuam erit.’

At that time Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Do not be afraid, little flock,
for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sell your possessions,
and give alms.
Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out,
an unfailing treasure in heaven,
where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.’