Sunday 29 April 10am – CANTOR

5th Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 9.26-31; 1 Jn 3.18-24; Jn 15. 1-18


  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • 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: Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA; TIS 434 Where there is charity and love JEREMY; TIS 517 Hallelujah, sing to Jesus HYFRYDOL
  • Organ Prelude: O Lamb of God all holy BWV 618 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Versus (Magnificat Secundi Toni) – Johannes Speth (1664-1720)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fugue in ‘C’ BWV 564 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 22 April 10am – CHOIR

4th Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 4.8-12; 1Jn 3.1-2; Jn 10.11-18 Stained_Glass_ChristGoodShepherd

  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Flocks in pastures green abiding (J.S. 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: Toccata VI Tono – Annibale of Padua (1527-1575)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘e’ – Henry Smart (1813-1879)
  • Organ Voluntary: Processional – Alan Tregaskis (1918-1993)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 15 April 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1Jn 2:1-5; Lk 24:35-48 duccio_apostles_at_table_eastertide

  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis in F (Andrea Gabrieli)
  • Motet: Cantate Domino (G. Pitoni) Cantate Domino canticum novum; laus eius in ecclesia sanctorum. Laetetur Israël in eo qui fecit eum, et filii Sion exsultent in rege suo. Sing to the Lord a new song: let His praise be in the church of the saints. Let Israel rejoice in Him who made her and let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.
  • 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: TIS 384 Through the Red Sea brought at last STRAF’ MICH NICHT; Humbly we adore thee ADORO TE
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Sunday 8 April 10am – CANTOR

2nd Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark – “Quasimodo” Sunday

Acts 4:32-35; 1Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20.19-31 Easter_Altar_Cloth3

  • 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: Adagio (Symphony 3) – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
  • Organ Offertorium: Kyrie – Giovanni Fasolo (c. 1600-c. 1664)
  • Organ Voluntary: Marcia (Symphony 3) – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Sunday 1 April 10am – CHOIR and ORCHESTRA

Mass of Easter Day

Acts 10.34,37-43; Col 3.1-4; Jn 20.1-9 Resurrection_window_Easter_sunrise

  • 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: Missa in Angustiis (‘Nelson’, Haydn)
  • Motets: I saw water (John Ross); Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
  • 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 (Victimae paschali laudes) LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Prelude: Fantasy on “Easter Hymn” – William Harris (1883-1973)
  • Organ Offertorium: Trio in ‘D’ – Friedrich Schneider (1786-1853)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand Choeur – Theodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Saturday 31 March 7pm – CHOIR

Solemn Easter Vigil


The Service of Light

  • Easter Proclamation (Exultet)

The Liturgy of the Word

Gn 1:1-2:2; Ex 14:15-15:1; Is 55:1-11; Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28; Rom 6:3-11; Mk 16:1-7

  • Mass setting: Missa de angelis (Gregorian); Mass Shalom
  • Motet: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)

The Liturgy of Baptism

  • Motet: I saw water (John Ross)

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Motet: Cantate Domino (G. Pitoni)
  • Communio: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
  • Hymns: By your kingly power RUGGIERO (Connolly), Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand Choeur – Theodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Friday 30 March 3pm – CHOIR

Good Friday

Is 52.13-53.12; Heb 4.14-16,5.7-9; Jn 18.1-19 -19.42

The organ will be silent to encourage reflection. Pieta_the_lamentation_of_christ_Tenebrae

  • Silence during the prostration
  • Veneration of the cross: The Improperia (reproaches, Victoria)*; Miserere** (Allegri); Jesus, remember me (Taizé)
  • Ante-Communio: Ne irascaris and Civitas sancti*** (W. Byrd)
  • Hymns: O Sacred Head sore wounded (Passion chorale)

*Popule meus, quid feci tibi? Aut in quo contristavi te? Responde mihi. Agios o Theos. Sanctus Deus. Agios ischyros. Sanctus fortis. Agios athanatos, eleison imas. Sanctus et immortalis, miserere nobis.

My people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me. Holy God. Holy and Strong. Holy immortal one, have mercy on us.

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**Miserere mei, Deus: secundum magnam misericordiam tuam.

Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem meam. 

Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea: et a peccato meo munda me.

Quoniam iniquitatem meam ego cognosco: et peccatum meum contra me est semper.

Tibi soli peccavi, et malum coram te feci: ut justificeris in sermonibus tuis, et vincas cum judicaris.

Ecce enim in iniquitatibus conceptus sum: et in peccatis concepit me mater mea.

Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti: incerta et occulta sapientiae tuae manifestasti mihi.

Asperges me hysopo, et mundabor: lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.

Auditui meo dabis gaudium et laetitiam: et exsultabunt ossa humiliata.

Averte faciem tuam a peccatis meis: et omnes iniquitates meas dele.

Cor mundum crea in me, Deus: et spiritum rectum innova in visceribus meis.

Ne proiicias me a facie tua: et spiritum sanctum tuum ne auferas a me.

Redde mihi laetitiam salutaris tui: et spiritu principali confirma me.

Docebo iniquos vias tuas: et impii ad te convertentur.

Libera me de sanguinibus, Deus, Deus salutis meae: et exsultabit lingua mea justitiam tuam.

Domine, labia mea aperies: et os meum annuntiabit laudem tuam.

Quoniam si voluisses sacrificium, dedissem utique: holocaustis non delectaberis.

Sacrificium Deo spiritus contribulatus: cor contritum, et humiliatum, Deus, non despicies.

Benigne fac, Domine, in bona voluntate tua Sion: ut aedificentur muri Ierusalem.

Tunc acceptabis sacrificium justitiae, oblationes, et holocausta: tunc imponent super altare tuum vitulos.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;

according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict  and justified when you judge.

Surely I was sinful at birth,  sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;  you taught me wisdom in that secret place. 

Crucifixion_MantegnaCleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;  wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Let me hear joy and gladness;  let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

Create in me a pure heart, O God,  and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me from your presence   or take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,  so that sinners will turn back to you.

Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,  you who are God my Saviour,  and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

Open my lips, Lord,   and my mouth will declare your praise.

You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart  you, God, will not despise.

May it please you to prosper Zion,  to build up the walls of Jerusalem.

Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole;  then bulls will be offered on your altar.


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***Ne irascaris Domine satis,
et ne ultra memineris iniquitatis nostrae.
Ecce respice populus tuus omnes nos.

Civitas sancti tui facta est deserta.
Sion deserta facta est,
Jerusalem desolata est.

Be not angry, O Lord,
and remember our iniquity no more.
Behold, we are all your people.

Your holy city has become a wilderness.
Zion has become a wilderness,
Jerusalem has been made desolate.

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