Sunday 20 October 10am – CHOIR

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Ex 17.8-13, 2 Tim 3.14-4.2; Lk 18.1-8 Pray always and do not lose heart

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  • Mass setting: Missa brevis in F (Gabrielli)
  • Motet: Meditabor in mandatis tuis* (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 8) Domine Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra O Lord our governor, how admirable is you name in all the earth
  • Hymns: Praise to the holiest in the height RICHMOND; Lead kindly light, amid the encircling gloom LUX BENIGNA
  • Organ Prelude: Trio – Nicholas le Begue (1630-1703)
  • Organ Offertorium: Miniature Sostenuto – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final-Marche (2nd Suite) – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Meditabor in mandatis tuis, quae dilexi valde:
et levabo manus meas ad mandata tua, quae dilexi.

My delight shall be in your commandments, which I have loved exceedingly: and I will lift up my hands to your commandments, which I have loved.

 

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Sunday 13 October 10am – CANTOR

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

2 Kgs 5:14-17, 2 Tm 2:8-13, Lk 17:11-19 It seems that no one returned to give thanks to God except this foreigner

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Offertory Motet: I will sing a new song unto Thee* (Dvorak)
  • Communio: Aufer a me opprobrium et contemptum, quia mandata tua exquisivi, Domine: nam et testimonia tua meditatio mea est. Remove from me all scorn and contempt, for I have kept your commandments; for your law is the object of my meditation.
  • Hymns: TIS 569 Guide me O though Great Redeemer CWM RHONDA; TIS 134 Praise my soul the king of heaven PRAISE MY SOUL
  • Organ Prelude: Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele BWV 654 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude in ‘G’ – Johann Rinck (1770-1846)
  • Organ Voluntary: Marche Triomphale – Jacques Lemmens (1823-1881)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*I will sing a new song unto Thee, O my God
And on a lute sing praises unto Thee.
Every day will I give thanks to Thee for thy mercies
And magnify Thy holy name for ever and ever
God the Lord is great and marvellous, worthy to be praised
And His greatness is far beyond our understanding.
My tongue shall sing Thy glory, the honour of Thy name.
Yeah of Thy works most wonderful I will be telling.
And all men shall declare Thy power and the might of thy marvellous acts,
And I, also I will proclaim Thee Lord of all!

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Sunday 6 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

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  • Introit: (Gregorian, from the Seraphic Missal) Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honoris beati Francisci de cuius solemnitate gaudent angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei Let us all rejoice in the Lord and keep the festival in honour of blessed Francis. Let us join with the angels in joyful praise of the Son of God
  • Mass setting: Missa Pax et Bonum (Richard Connolly)
  • Motet (Offertory): Os Justi* (Bruckner)
  • Motet (after Communion): Signasti Domine** (Guerrero)
  • 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: TIS 100 All Creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFEUEN; Make me a channel of your peace CHANNEL OF PEACE; TIS 127 Holy God we praise your name GROSSER GOTT
  • Organ Prelude: Andante (Sonata 1) – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘d’ minor – William Hine (1687-1730)
  • Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Croft’s 136th – C.H.H. Parry (1848-1918)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Os justi meditabitur sapientiam: et lingua ejus loquetur judicium. Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius: et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus. Alleluia.

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and their tongue speaks what is just.
The law of their God is in their heart: and their feet do not falter. Alleluia.

**Signasti, Domine, servum tuum,
Franciscum, signo dulcissimo amoris
tui et redemptionis nostrae, et
seraphicum patrem passione tua
decorasti. O Francisce gloriose,
admitte preces filiorum tuorum.

Lord, you signed your servant Francis with a most sweet sign of your love and our redemption. You have decorated the seraphic father with the marks of your passion. O glorious Francis, intercede on behalf of your children’s prayers.

 

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Sunday 29 September 10am – CANTOR

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Amos 6:1, 4-7; 1 Tim 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31 During your life good things came your way just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted while you are in agony.

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 118) Memento verbi tui servo tuo, Domine in quo mihi spem dedisti: haec me consolata est in humilitate mea Be mindful of your word to your servant, O Lord, in which you caused me to hope: this has been my comfort in my affliction
  • Hymns: TIS 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPTHORNE; TIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD; TIS 630 Love is the fulfilling LOVE IS THE FULFILLING
  • Organ Prelude: Te splendor et virtus – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prayer in ‘Ab’ – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
  • Organ Voluntary: Largo Spiritoso and Fugue – Anonymous (18th century)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Sunday 22 September 10am – CHOIR

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Amos 8:4-7; 1 Tim 2:1-8; Lk 16:1-13 You cannot be slaves both of God and money unjust steward shrewd manager

  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Victoria)
  • Motet: Ach, arme Welt* (Brahms)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 118) Tu mandasti mandata tua custodiri nimis: utinam dirigantur viae meae, ad custodiendas iustificationes tuas You have ordered your commandments be kept diligently; O, that my ways may be guided towards the keeping of your statutes.
  • Hymns: TIS 598 Dear Father, Lord of Humankind REPTON; TIS 502 Soul of my saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude in ‘e’ minor, from ‘8 Short Preludes and Fugues’ – attr. J.S. Bach (1685–1750) 

Organist: Edward Theodore

1. *Ach, arme Welt, du trügest mich,
ja, das bekenn’ ich eigentlich,
und kann dich doch nicht meiden.

2. Du falsche Welt, du bist nicht wahr,
dein Schein vergeht, das weiß ich zwar,
mit Weh’ und großem Leiden.
3. Dein’ Ehr’, dein Gut, du arme Welt,
im Tod, in rechten Nöten fehlt,
dein Schatz ist eitel falsches Geld,
dess hilf mir, Herr, zum Frieden.
1. You, poor world, delude me,
yes, I confess,
I still cannot deny you.
2. You false world, with grief and sorrow I know you are not true. Your glories fade with great woe and suffering.
3. Your honour, goodness, you poor world; in death, in dire distress, are nothing; your treasure vain and falsely wrought. Lord, give me peace eternal.
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Sunday 15 September 10am – CHOIR

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 There will be joy in Heaven over one sinner who does penance Return_of_the_Prodigal_Son_1667-1670_Murillo

  • Mass setting: Mass for 4 voices (William Byrd)
  • Motet: Christus factus est* (Bruckner)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Lk 15.10) Dico vobis, gaudium est angelis Dei super uno peccatore paenitentiam agente I say to you there is joy among the angels of God for one single sinner who repents
  • Hymns: TIS 145 The King of Love my shepherd is DOMINUS REGIT ME; TIS 613 Lord of all hopefulness SLANE
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata & Fugue in ‘d’ minor BWV 565 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Edward Theodore

*Christus factus est pro nobis obediens
usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis.
Propter quod et Deus exaltavit illum et dedit illi nomen,
quod est super omne nomen.

Christ became obedient for us unto death,
even to the death, death on the cross.
Therefore God exalted Him and gave Him a name
which is above all names.

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Sunday 8 September 10am – CANTOR

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Wis 9:13-18; Phil 9-10, 12-17; Lk 14:25-33 Whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: O Lord, whose mercies numberless* (from Saul, G.F. Handel)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 75) Vovete, et reddite Domino Deo vestro, omnes qui in circuiti eius affertis munera: terrabili, et ei qui aufert spiritum principum: terribili apud omnes reges terrae Make vows to the Lord your God, and accomplish them, all you who gather around Him to present offerings; to the awesome God who takes away the life of princes; he is greatly feared by all the kings of the earth
  • Hymns: TIS 583 Take up your cross O JESU CHRIST, MEINS LEBENS LICHT; TIS 485 My God accept my heart this day (tune 514 BELMONT)
  • Organ Prelude: Récit de Chromhorne (Mass for the Parishes) – François Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Offertorium: Élévation – Joseph Bucciali (1859-1943)
  • Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude ‘Witaj Królowo’ – Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

*O Lord whose mercies numberless,
O’er all thy works prevail:
Though daily man Thy law transgress,
Thy patience cannot fail.
If yet his sin be not too great,
The busy fiend control;
Yet longer for repentance wait,
And heal his wounded soul.

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