Sunday 22 May 10am – CHOIR

6th Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke (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 15:1-2, 22-29; Apoc 21:10-14, 22-23; Jn 14.23-29 The Holy Spirit will remind you of all I have said to you

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palestrina), Mass Shalom (Smith)
  • Motet: Panis angelicus* (Franck)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 14.26): Spiritus Sanctus docebit vos, alleluia: quaecumque dixero vobis, alleluia. The Holy Spirit will teach you, alleluia; all the things that I have said to you, Alleluia.
  • Hymns: I, the Lord of Sea and Sky HERE I AM, LORD; Lord Jesus, when you give yourself to me FIRST COMMUNION HYMN
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘G’ – Michael Gotthard Fischer (1773-1829)
  • Organ Voluntary: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der von uns BWV 666 – 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.

Sunday 15 May 10am – CHOIR

5th Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke

Acts 14:21-27; Apoc 21:1-5; Jn 13:31-35 I give you a new commandment: love one another

  • Mass setting: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: Behold the tabernacle of God* (Harris)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Jn 15.5) Ego sum vitis vera et vos palmites, qui manet in me, et ego in eo, hic fert fructum, 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; Where there is charity and love JEREMY 
  • Organ Prelude: Preludio – Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
  • Organ Voluntary: Improvisation on ‘Alleluia, Pascha Nostra’ – Everett Titcomb (1884-1968)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Behold, the tabernacle of God is with you,
and the Spirit God dwelleth within you.
For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
For the love of whom ye do this day celebrate the joys of the temple
with a season of festivity. Alleluia.