Music 2021

Music for 2021, Lectionary cycle B (Mark)

Mass at St Francis Paddington is celebrated under COVID-Safe precautions in line with official requirements. Below is a record of music from this year to date. Any future entries are suggested music; the schedule will be altered during the year as necessary.

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Sunday, 3 January 2021 10AM Feast of the Epiphany (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 We have come from the East to worship the King

 

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Vidimus stellam eius in Oriente, et venimus cum muneribus adorare DominumWe have seen his star in the East, and we have come with our gifts to worship the Lord

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 10 January 2021 10AM Baptism of the Lord (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Is 55:1-11; 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1:7-11

 

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Dicit Andreas Simoni fratri suo: Invenimus Messiam, qui dicitur Christus: et adduxit eum ad Jesum. Andrew said to his brother Simon: “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ); and he led him to Jesus.

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 17 January 2021 10AM 2nd Sun in Ord. time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
1 Sam 3:3-10.19; 1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42 They saw where Jesus lived and stayed with Him

 

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Dicit Andreas Simoni fratri suo: Invenimus Messiam, qui dicitur Christus: et adduxit eum ad Jesum. Andrew said to his brother Simon: “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ); and he led him to Jesus.
  • Organ Prelude: Trio – “Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her” – Andreas Armsdorff (1670-1699)
  • Organ Offertorium: Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)
  • Organ Voluntary: Introduction and Menuet (Suite Gothique) – Léon Boëllmann  (1862-1897)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 24 January 2021 10AM 3rd Sun in Ord. time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Jonah 3.1-5, 10,1; 1 Cor 7.29-31; Mk 1.14-20 Repent and believe the good news

 

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: : Venite post me: faciem vos piscatores hominum: at illi, relictus retibus et navi, secuti sunt Dominum “Follow me; I will make you fishers of men.” Whereupon they, leaving their nets and their boat, followed the Lord.
  • Organ Prelude: Church Prelude 3t – Alfred E. Floyd (1877-1974)
  • Organ Voluntary: Tuba Tune (1978) – Dulcie Holland (1913-2000)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 31 January 2021 10AM 4th Sun in Ord. time (B) Year of Mark Small Group
Deut 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28 This is a new kind of teaching that speaks with authority

 

  • Introit: Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice
  • Mass setting: Mass in B flat (J.M. Lemmens)
  • Communio: Illumina faciem tuam super servum tuum, et salvum me fac in misericordia tua: Domine, non confundar, quoniam invocavi te. Let your face shine down upon your servant, deliver me in your mercy. Lord, let me not be confounded, for I have called upon you.
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude: “Christum wir sollen loben schon” BWV 696 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in ‘c’ minor (5-part) BWV 562 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 7 February 2021 10AM 5th Sun in Ord. time (B) Year of Mark Small Group
Job 7.1-4, 6-7; 1 Cor 9.16-19, 22-23; Mark 1.29-39

 

  • Introit: Venite, adoremus Deum…/ Come, let us worship God and bow down before the Lord; let us shed tears before the Lord who made us, for he is the Lord our God.
  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Behold the Tabernacle of God (W. Harris)
  • Communio (Gregorian): Multitudo languentium, et qui vexabantur a spiritibus immundis, veniebant ad eum: quia virtus de illo exibat, et sanabat omnes. A multitude with diseases, and those who were troubled by unclean spirits came unto him, because a power emanated from him which healed them all

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 14 February 2021 10AM 6th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Lev 13:1-2 44-46; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45

 

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet (Offertory): Turn Thee to Me and have Mercy Upon Me (A. Dvorak)
  • Communio: (Ps 77.29-30): Manducaverunt et saturati sunt nimis, et desiderium eorum attulit eis Dominus: non sunt fraudati a desiderio suo. They ate and were fully satisfied; the Lord gave them all that they desired; they were not deprived of their wants

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 7PM Ash Wednesday Small Group
Joel 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

 

  • Lent Prose: Attende Domine
  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Motets: Remember not, Lord, our offences (Purcell)
  • Communio: Qui meditabitur in lege Domini – Who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord
  • Organ Prelude: Choral Prelude: Through Adam’s Fall (Dietrich Buxtehude 1637-1707)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sinfonia to Cantata 156 Ich steht mit einem Fuss in Grabe (J.S. Bach 1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 21 February 2021 10AM 1st Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark Small Group
Gen 9:8-15; 1 Pet 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15 He was in the wilderness for forty days

 

  • Mass setting: Mass for 4 voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: Call to Remembrance (Farrant)
  • Communio: Scapulis suis obumbrabit tibi, et sub pennis eius sperabis: scuto circumdabit te veritas eius. He will overshadow you with His pinions, and under His wings you shall trust: His truth shall surround you with a shield.

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 28 February 2021 10AM 2nd Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark CHOIR
Gen 22.1-2, 9-13, 15-18, Rom 8.31-34, Mk 9.2-10

 

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Bairstow)
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (Lent Prose); Oculi nostri (Taizé)
  • Communio: Visionem quam vidistis, nemini dixeritis, donec a mortuis resurgat Filius hominis. Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude 3 for Lent – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio BWV 564 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 7 March 2021 10AM 3rd Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark CHOIR

Ex 20:1-17, 1 Cor 1:22-25, Jn 2:13-25

 

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake (Farrant)
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (Lent Prose); May this Lenten Discipline LINDFIELD
  • Communio: Passer invenit sibi domum, et turtur nidum, ubi reponat pullos suos: altaria tua Domine virtutum, Rex meus, et Deus meus: beati qui habitant in domo tua, in saeculum saeculi laudabunt te The sparrow has found her a house and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; close to the side of your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Happy are they who dwell in your house! They will always be praising you.
  • Organ Prelude: O Lord, hear my supplication – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sarabande from Cello Suite in ‘D’ – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 14 March 2021 10AM 4th Sunday of Lent (LAETARE) CANTOR
2 Chr 36:14-16; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21

 

  • Introit: Rejoice O Jerusalem, and gather around all you who love her; rejoice in gladness, after having been in sorrow; exalt and be replenished with the consolation coming from her motherly bosom.
  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Biblical song: By the rivers of Babylon (A. Dvorak)
  • Communio: Jerusalem quae aedificatur ut civitas . . . Jerusalem, built as a city whose parts are firmly bound together. It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, to give thanks unto your name
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude to the Introit for Laetare – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude on ‘The Royal Banners’ – Everett Titcomb (1884-1968)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 21 March 2021 10AM 5th Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark CHOIR
Jer 31:31-34; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33

 

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme
  • Motet: Confitebor tibi (Lassus)
  • Communio: Qui mihi ministrat, me sequator: et ubi ego sum, ille et minister meus erit If anyone would serve me, let them follow me; wherever I am, my servant will be there also
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine; TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude ‘Glory be to Jesus’ – Peter Hurford (1930-2019)
  • Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude ‘Ebarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott’ BWV 721 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 7:30PM Tenebrae and Reconciliation CHOIR

Mt 26:20-25; Mt 26:31-35; Lk 22:39-44; Mk 15:16-20; Jn 19:17-30

  • Motet (procession): Thou knowest Lord (Purcell)
  • Hymn: Just as I am, without one plea SAFFRON WALDEN 

During the extinction of lights:

  • Motets: Remember not, Lord, our offences (Purcell); I am the resurrection (Gibbons)

After the Homily

    • Motet: Crux fidelis (John IV of Portugal)

During the 2nd rite of Reconciliation:

  • Motet: Excerpts from Lamentations of Jeremiah (Victoria)
Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:00AM Palm Sunday CHOIR

Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1-15:47

  • Antiphon: Hosanna to the son of David: blessed is he who comes in the Lord’s name. King of Israel: Hosanna in the highest.
  • During the blessing of palms: Pueri Hebraeorum (Victoria)
  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor alme (Gregorian mass XVIII)
  • Communio: (Mt 26.42) Pater, si non potest hic calix transire Father, if this cup cannot pass away unless I drink it, your will be done
  • Hymns: All glory, praise and honour ST THEODULPH; Vexilla Regis The Royal Banners (plainsong)
  • Motet: Hosanna to the Son of David (Gibbons)
  • Organ Prelude: Epilogue on ‘St Theodulph’ – Healy Willan (1880-1964)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia ‘Valet will ich dir geben’ BWV 736 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Thursday, 1 April 2021 7:30PM Maundy Thursday CHOIR
Ex.12:1-8, 11-14; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15

 

  • Introit: Nos autem gloriari oportet…It is right for us to glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection
  • Mass setting: Missa de angelis (Gregorian); Mass for 4 voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motets:
    • (during the mandatum) Ubi caritas (Ola Gjello)
    • (at the altar of repose) Ave verum corpus (Byrd)
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Hoc corpus quod pro vobis tradetur This is my body which is given up for you
  • Hymns: TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN; Where there is charity and love JEREMY
  • Procession to the altar of repose: Pange lingua (Gregorian) Sing my tongue
  • Organ Prelude: A Meditation for Maundy Thursday- Robin Milford (1903-1959)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Friday, 2 April 2021 3PM Good Friday CHOIR
Is 52:13-53:12; Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19.42

 

The organ will be silent to encourage reflection.

    • Veneration of the cross: Behold the wood of the cross; Improperia (reproaches, T.L. Victoria); Christus factus est (Bruckner) 
    • Motet ante-communionem: Crux fidelis (John IV of Portugal); Excerpts from Lamentations of Jeremiah (Victoria); 
Saturday, 3 April 2021 7:30PM Solemn Easter Vigil CHOIR

The Service of Light

The Liturgy of the Word

Gn 1:1-2:2; Ex 14:15-15:1; Ez 36:16-18; Rom 6:3-11; Mk 16:1-7

  • Mass setting: Missa de angelis (Gregorian); Mass Shalom

The Liturgy of Baptism

  • Motet: I saw water (J. Ross)

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Motet: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)
  • Communio: Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus, alleluia: itaque epulemur in azymis sinceritatis et veritatis, alleluia. Christ our paschal lamb has been sacrificed : alleluia. Let us keep the feast by sharing the unleavened bread of uprightness and truth: alleluia.
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Voluntary: 1st Offertoire for Easter – Jules Grison (1842-1896)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 4 April 2021 10AM Mass of Easter Day CHOIR
Acts 10:34, 37-43; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9

 

  • Introit: Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum…/ I am risen, and I am always with you, alleluia; you have placed your hand upon me, alleluia; your wisdom has been shown to be most wonderful, alleluia, alleluia. O Lord, you have searched me and known me; you know when I sit down and when I rise up.
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Sumsion)
  • Sequence: Victimae paschali laudes (Prose de Pâques à Notre-Dame de Paris)
  • Motet: (dedication): Haec dies (Byrd)
  • Communio: Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus, alleluia: itaque epulemur in azymis sinceritatis et veritatis… Christ, our paschal Lamb has been sacrificed for us, alleuia; therefore , let us keep the feast by sharing the unleavened bread of uprightness and truth, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Bring all ye dear bought nations LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Prelude: Haec Dies – Henri Nibelle (1883-1967)
  • Organ Voluntary: Symphonie IV, 6th mvt finale – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 11 April 2021 10AM 2nd Sunday of Easter (Quasimodo) CANTOR
Acts 4:32-35; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31

 

  • Introit: Quasi modo geniti infantesAs newborn babes, alleuia, long for pure spiritual milk, alleluia. Rejoice in God our helper, shout for joy to the God of Jacob
  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory: Now the green blade riseth
  • Communio: Mitte manum tuam, et cognosce loca clavorum . . .Stretch forth your hand and feel where the nails were, alleluia; and be not doubtful but believing
  • Hymns: TIS 362 Jesus Christ is ris’n today EASTER HYMN; Humbly we adore thee ADORO TE
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude ‘Der Herr ist mein gertreuer Hirt’ Friedrich Marpurg (1718-1795)
  • Organ Voluntary: Offertoire ‘ O filii et filiae’ – Jean Dandrieu (1682?-1738)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 18 April 2021 10AM 3rd Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5; Lk 24:35-48

 

  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis in F (Andrea Gabrieli)
  • Motet: Cantate Domino (G. Pitoni)
  • Communio: (Ps 95.2) Cantate Domino, alleuia, benedicite nomen eius; bene nuntiate te de die in diem salutare euis. . . Sing unto the Lord, alleluia, sing to the Lord, bless his name; proclaim his salvation day after day, alleluia
  • Hymns: Through the Red Sea brought at last STRAF’ MICH NICHT; Humbly we adore thee ADORO TE
  • Organ Prelude: Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele – Max Reger (1873-1916)
  • Organ Voluntary: Paean for Easter – Norman Gilbert (1912-1975)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 25 April 2021 10AM 4th Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 4:8-12; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18

 

  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Motet: Flocks in pastures green abiding (Bach)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 10.14) Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia: et cognosco oves meas, et cognoscunt me meae, alleluia, alleluia. I am the good shepherd says the Lord. I know my sheep and my own know me, alleluia, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Shepherd of Souls NEUMARK; TIS 10 The Lord’s my Shepherd CRIMOND
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude on ‘Brother James’s Air’ – Searle Wright (1918-2004)
  • Organ Voluntary: Offertorio – Domenico Bellando (1868-1922)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 2 May 2021 10AM 5th Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 9:26-31; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-18

 

  • Mass setting: Mass for Five Voices – Kyrie (W. Byrd); Mass Shalom
  • 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

Sunday, 9 May 2021 10AM 6th Sunday of Easter CANTOR

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

  • 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

Sunday, 16 May 2021 10AM Ascension (transferred) Small group
Acts 1:1-11; Eph 4:1-13; Mk 16:15-20

 

  • Introit: Men of Galilee, why are you gazing in astonishment at the sky?…
  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palestrina), Missa de Angelis (Mass VIII)
  • Motet: O Rex gloriae (Marenzio)
  • Communio: Signa eos qui in me credunt, haec sequentur… These signs will acompany those who believe: they will cast out demons, and when they lay their hands upon the sick, these will recover. Alleluia!
  • Organ Prelude: The Majesty of Christ – Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand choeur pour l’Ascension – Adolph Marty (1865-1942)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday 23 May 2021 10AM Pentecost CHOIR
Acts 2:1-11; Gal 5:16-25; Jn 15:26-27, 16:12-15

 

  • Introit: (Gregorian, Wis 1.7, Ps 67) Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarum, alleuia, et hoc quod continet omnia, scientiam habet vocis, alleuia, alleuia…The spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world, alleluia, and that which contains all things, knows every language spoken by people, alleluia.
  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Sequence: Holy Spirit, Lord of Light
  • Motet: Dum complerentur (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Factus est repente de caelo sonus advenientis spiritus vehementis, ubi erant sedentes, alleluia: et repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto, loquentes magnalia Dei, alleluia The sound of rushing wind came suddenly from heaven where they were sitting: Alleluia! And they were filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking all the great wonders of God: Alleluia!
  • Hymns: Come Down, O Love Divine DOWN AMPNEY; O thou who camest from above HEREFORD
  • Organ Prelude: Veni Creator Spiritus Verse 1 – Jehan Titelouze (1563-1633)
  • Organ Voluntary: Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 30 May 2021 10AM Trinity Sunday CANTOR
Deut 4:32-34, 39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20

 

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (CD Smith)
  • Communio: Data est mihi omnis potestas in caelo et in terra, alleluia: euntes, docete omnes gentes, baptizantes eos in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, alleluia. All power has been given to me in heaven and on earth, alleluia; go therefore and teach all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Firmly I believe and truly DRAKES BROUGHTON; Holy God, we praise your name GROSSER GOTT; Holy, Holy, Holy NICEA 
  • Organ Prelude: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’ – Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)
  • Organ Voluntary: Alleluyas – Simon Preston (b. 1938)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Noel Debien

Sunday, 6 June 2021 10AM Corpus Christi CHOIR
Ex 24:3-8; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

 

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palestrina)
  • Sequence: Lo the Angels’ food is given
  • Motet: Panis Angelicus (Franck)
  • Communio: (Jn 6.57) Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them says the Lord.
  • Hymns: Here I am, Lord HERE I AM, LORD; I am the bread of life BREAD OF LIFE
  • Organ Prelude: Pange lingua Op. 45 – Marcel Dupré (1899-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Improvisation on ‘Cibavit Eos’ – Everett Titcomb (1884-1968)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 13 June 2021 10AM 11th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CHOIR
Ezek 17:22-24; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34

 

  • Mass setting: Mass in A (Harold Darke)
  • Motet: O Lord Increase our Faith (Loosemore)
  • Communio: (Ps 26.4) Unam petii a Domino, hanc requiram: Ut inhabitatem in domo Domini omnibus diebus vitae meae One thing have I required of the Lord, this I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life
  • Hymns: TIS 495 Father we give you thanks SPIRITUS VITAE; TIS 217 Love divine, all loves excelling (tune: TIS 590 BLAENWERN)
  • Organ Prelude: O Jesu Christ, Thou font of grace – Bedrich Janáček (1920-2007)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata IV Tono – Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1545-1607)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 20 June 2021 10AM 12th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CHOIR
Job 38:1, 8-11; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41

 

  • Introit: The Lord is the strength of his people, and the guardian of salvation for his Anointed. Save your people, O Lord, and bless your inheritance; be their guide forever.
  • Mass setting: Missa de angelis (Gregorian)
  • Communio: Circuibo, et immolabo in tabernaculo eius hostiam iubilationis: cantabo, et psalmum dicam Domino. I will go round, and offer up in His tabernacle a sacrifice of jubilation. I will sing, and recite a psalm to the Lord.
  • Organ Prelude: Andante Cantabile – Josef F. Doppelbauer (1918-1989)
  • Organ Voluntary: Praeludium une Fuge in ‘D’ – Diedrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 27 June 2021 10AM 13th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark No service
Wis 1.13-15, 2.23-24; 2 Cor 8.7,9,13-15; Mk 5.21-43 

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 4 July 2021 10AM 14th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark No service
Ezek 2.2-5; 2Cor 12.7-10; Mk 6.1-6 (a prophet despised in his own country)

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 11 July 2021 10AM 15th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark No service
Amos 7.12-15; Eph 1.3-14; Mk 6.7-13 (the calling and sending of the twelve)

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 18 July 2021 10AM 16th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark No service
Jer 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34 (sheep without a shepherd)

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 25 July 2021 10AM 17th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark No service
2 Kings 4:42-44; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6.1-5 (feeding the multitudes)

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 1 August 2021 10AM 18th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark No service
Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35 Whoever comes to me will never be hungry

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 8 August 2021 10AM Feast of St Mary of the Cross No service
1 Kg 17:8-16; Col 3:2-17; Mt 6:25-34 

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 15 August 2021 10AM Feast of the Assumption No service
Apoc 11:19, 12:1-6, 10; 1 Cor 15:20-26; Lk 1:39-56

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 22 August 2021 10AM 21st Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark No service
Josh 24:1-2, 15-18; Eph 5:21-32; Jn 6.60-69 Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 29 August 2021 10AM 22nd Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark No service
Deut 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions

Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

Sunday, 5 September 2021 10AM 23rd Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark Cantor
Is 35.4-7, James 2.1-5, Mk 7.31-37 He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak

Live-streamed COVID-safe Mass. Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney.

  • Organ Prelude: Diapason Movement – John Keeble (1711-1786)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude on theme of Gibbons (Song22) – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 12 September 2021 10AM 24th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Is 50:5-9; James 2:14-18; Mk 8:27-35 You are the Christ. The Son of man is destined to suffer grievously

Live-streamed COVID-safe Mass. Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary 1 in ‘A’ – John Stanley (1713-1786)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand Choeur – Theodore Dubois  (1837-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 19 September 2021 10AM 25th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Wis 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mk 9:30-37 The Son of man will be delivered. If anyone wants to make himself first, he must make himself the servant of all

Live-streamed COVID-safe Mass. Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

  • Organ Prelude: Invocation – Basil Harwood (1859-1949)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 3 – 1st mvt – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 26 September 2021 10AM 26th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Num 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Whoever is not against us is for us

Live-streamed COVID-safe Mass. Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

  • Organ Prelude: Chant Chérubique – Nicolai Tcherepnin (1873-1945)
  • Organ Voluntary: Praeambulum in ‘G’  WV 73 – Heinrich Scheidemann  (c.1595-1663)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 3 October 2021 10am Patronal Festival of St Francis (transferred) CANTOR
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

Live-streamed COVID-safe Mass. Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

  • Organ Prelude: Brevis Modulatio (Missa in Dominicis) – Giovanni B. Fasolo (c.1600-c.1664) Franciscan
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata per Organo (XI,XII Tono) – Girolamo Diruta (1557-1612) Franciscan

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Tannith Bryce

Sunday, 10 October 2021 10AM 28th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Wis 7:7-11; Heb 4:12-13; Mk 10:17-30 Go sell everything you own, and come follow me

Live-streamed COVID-safe Mass. Church closed due to COVID lockdown in Sydney

  • Organ Prelude: Trio  (Premier Livre d’Orgue) – Pierre Du Mage (1674-1751)
  • Organ Voluntary: Dialogue sur les Grands jeux (Mass for Parishes) – François Couperin  (1668-1733)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Murray-Luke Peard

Sunday, 17 October 2021 10AM 29th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark Small group
Is 53:10-11; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant

Live-streamed COVID-safe Mass. 

  • Introit: I have called out because you answer me, O God; incline your ear and hear my words; keep me, O Lord, like the apple of your eye; protect me under the shadow of your wings.
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Darke)
  • Motet: If ye love me (Tallis)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 8) Domine Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra O Lord our governor, how admirable is your name in all the earth
  • Hymns: Sweet Sacrament Divine DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude No 2 in ‘G’ major – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Organ Voluntary: Entrée Pontificale – Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 24 October 2021 10AM 30th Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark Small group
Jer 31:7-9; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52 Master, let me see again.

Live-streamed COVID-safe Mass. 

  • Introit: Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice
  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Victoria)
  • Motet: Tu lumen et splendor Patris (Victoria)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, ps 19) Laetabimur in salutari tuo: et in nomini Domini Dei nostri magnificabimur We shall rejoice in your salvation; and in the name of the lord our God we shall place our pride
  • Organ Prelude: Preludium – Gustaw Roguski (1839-1921)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allein Gott in der Hoh’ sei Ehr’  BWV 663 – J.S. Bach  (1685-1750)
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Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 31 October 2021 10AM 31st Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Deut 6:2-6; Heb 7:23-28; Mk 12:28-34

 

  • Introit: Abandon me not, O Lord my God
  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Offertory Motet: Domine Deus (Vivaldi)
  • Communio: Gregorian, Ps 15) Notas mihi fecisti vias vitae: adimplebis me laetitia cum vultu tuo, Domine You have made know unto me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy at the sight of your countenance O Lord.
  • Organ Prelude: “Placare Christe” – Henri Nibelle (1883-1967)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata – ‘Placare Christe Servulus’ – Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 7 November 2021 10AM 32nd Sunday in Ord. Time(B) Year of Mark CHOIR
1 Kg 17:10-16; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:38-44 This poor widow has put in more than all who contributed

 

  • Introit: Let my prayer enter into your presence; incline your ear to my supplication, O Lord.
  • Mass setting: Mass for 4 voices (Byrd)
  • Motet: Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes (Byrd)
  • Communio: (Ps 23) Dominus regit me, et nihil mihi deerit in locu pascuae ibi me The Lord is my shepherd, therefore I lack nothing, in pastures green he leads me to refresh me
  • Organ Prelude: Herr Christ, der einig’ Gottes Sohn – Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final (from 4 Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 14 November 2021 10AM 33rd Sunday in Ord. Time (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Dan 12:1-3; Heb 10:11-14,18; Mk 13:24-32 He shall gather his elect from the four winds

 

  • Introit: The Lord says: “I am pondering thoughts of peace and not of affliction; you shall call upon me, and I will hear you; and I will bring you back from all the lands where you are held captive.”
  • Mass setting: Roman Missal
  • Offertory Motet: O rest in the Lord (from Elijah) (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Communio: Amen Dico Vobis: Amen I say to you, whatever you ask in your prayers, believe that you shall receive it, and it shall be granted unto you
  • Organ Prelude: Les Cloches – Jules Grison (1842-1896)
  • Organ Voluntary: Elegy – Healey Willan (1880-1964)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 21 November 2021 10AM Christ the King CHOIR
Dan 7:13-14; Apoc 1:5-8; Jn 18:33-37 It is you who say that I am a king

 

  • Introit: Dignus est agnus Worthy is the lamb (Gregorian)
  • Mass setting: Missa Alme Pater (Millington)
  • Motet: O Rex gloriae (Marenzio)
  • Communio: Sedebit Dominus Rex in aeternum: Dominus benedicet populo suo in pace The Lord shall sit on his royal throne forever: the Lord will bless his people with peace
  • Hymns: TIS 224 All hail the power of Jesus’ name MILES LANE; TIS 520 Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Organ Prelude: Grand-jeu – Louis Marchand (1669-1732)
  • Organ Voluntary: Carillon – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 28 November 2021 10AM 1st Sunday of Advent (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thess 3:12-4.2; Lk 21.25-28,34-36 Your liberation is near at hand

 

  • Mass setting: Missa simplex (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming (Michael Praetorius)
  • Communio (plainchant, Psalm 84): Dominus dabit benignitatem: et terra nostra dabit fructum suum The Lord will give goodness, and the earth shall yield her fruit
  • Hymns: Advent Prose (Rorate Caeli); Lo, He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
  • Organ Prelude: Rorati Cæli – Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)
  • Organ Voluntary: Wachet Auf BWV 645 – J. S.  Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday, 5 December 2021 10AM 2nd Sunday of Advent (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Baruch 5:1-9; Phil 1:3-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6 – All people will see God’s salvation

 

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: This is the record of John (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Bar 5.5, 4.36) Jerusalem surge, et sta in excelso, et vide jucunditatem quae veniet tibi a Deo tuo.Arise, 0 Jerusalem, and stand on high; and behold the joy that shall come to you from your God.
  • Hymns: Advent Prose (Rorate Caeli); TIS 265 O Come O Come Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
  • Organ Prelude: TBA
  • Organ Offertorium: TBA
  • Organ Voluntary: TBA

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 12 December 2021 10AM 3rd Sunday of Advent (GAUDETE) CHOIR + CANTOR
Zeph 3:14-18; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18 – What must we do?

 

  • Introit: Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete: modestia vestra nota sit omnibus hominibus: Dominus prope est… Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice. Let your forbearance be known to all people. The Lord is at hand. Do not be anxious over anything, but in all manner of prayer, let your requests be made known unto God.
  • Mass setting: Missa de angelis (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Rejoice in the Lord always  (Purcell)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Is 35.4) Dicite pusillanimes confortamini et nollite timere: ecce Deus noster veniet, et salvabit nos Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is our God.
  • Hymns: TIS 265 O Come, O come Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL; Lo He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
  • Organ Prelude: TBA
  • Organ Offertorium: TBA
  • Organ Voluntary: TBA

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 19 December 2021 10AM 4th Sunday of Advent (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Mic 5.1-4, Heb 10.5-10, Lk 1.39-44 – Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?

 

  • Mass setting: Missa orbis factor (Victoria)
  • Motet: O radiant dawn (J. MacMillan)
  • Communio: Ecce virgo concipiet et pariet filium et vocabitur nomen eius Emmanuel. Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.
  • Hymns: Of the Father’s Heart Begotten (Willcocks); Lo He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
  • Organ Prelude: TBA
  • Organ Offertorium: TBA
  • Organ Voluntary: TBA

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Saturday, 25 December 2021 Midnight Midnight Mass of the Nativity CHOIR
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)

  • Carol singing at 11.30pm (Dec 24) with the Proclamation of light (Lucernarium)
  • Introit: (Gregorian) Dominus díxit ad me: Fílius méus es tu, égo hódie génui te. Quare fremuérunt géntes: et pópuli meditáti sunt inánia? The Lord has said to me: You are My Son, this day have I begotten You. Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things?
  • Midnight Mass setting: TBA
  • Motets: O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen)
  • Hymns and Carols: Of the Father’s Love Begotten; Silent Night; O Come all Ye Faithful
  • Communion: (Ps 110) In splendoribus sanctorum, ex utero ante luciferum genui te In the brightness of the saints, from the womb before the dawn I begot you.
  • Organ Offertorium: TBA
  • Organ Voluntary: TBA

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Saturday, 25 December 2021 10AM Solemn Mass of Christmas Day (with Orchestra) CHOIR
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, cujus imperium super humerum ejus et vocabitur nomen ejus, magni consilii Angelus. A child is born to us, and a Son is given to us: Whose government is upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called, the Angel of Great Counsel.
  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Motet: Salve Puerule (Charpentier)
  • Communio: Viderunt omnes fines terrae salutare Dei nostri. All the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
  • Hymns and Carols: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Away in a manger, O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Organ Prelude: TBA
  • Organ Offertorium: TBA
  • Organ Voluntary: TBA

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 26 December 2021 10AM The Holy Family (C) Year of Luke CANTOR

1 Sam 1: 20–22, 24–28; 1 Jn 3: 1–2, 21–24; Lk 2.41-52

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Fili, quid fecisti nobis sic? Ego et pater tuus dolentes quaerebamus te. Quid est quod me quaerebatis? Nesciebatis quia in his quae Patris mei sunt oportet me esse? My son, why have you treated us so? Your father and I have been anxiously looking for you. How is it that you were seeking me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?
  • Hymns: TIS 304 O come all ye faithful ADESTE FIDELES; TIS 319 Child in the manger BUNESSAN; TIS 311 Silent Night SILENT NIGHT
  • Organ Prelude: TBA
  • Organ Offertorium: TBA
  • Organ Voluntary: TBA

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: TBA

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