Sunday 5 May 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke

Acts 5:27-32, 40-41; Apoc 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 Jesus stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish Easter3YrC_cast_net_miracle_fish

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera – The eternal gifts of Christ
  • Motet: Greater love hath no man* (Ireland)
  • Hymns: CWB 804 Shepherd of souls NEUMARK; TIS 437 Blessed Jesus, at your word LIEBSTER JESU
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Jn 21.15, 17) Simon Ioannis, diligis me plus his? Domine, tu omnia nosti: tu scis, Domine, quia amo te alleluia.“Simon son of John, do you love me more than these? ” Lord, You know all things, You know O Lord that I love You, alleluia”
  • Organ Prelude: Communion in ‘F’ – Albert Renaud (1855-1924)
  • Organ Offertorium: Deus sempiterne (Au temps Pascal) – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand-Jeu – Jean Guilain (c. 1680-after 1739)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Greater love hath no man

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.
Love is strong as death.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.
Ye are washed, ye are sanctified, ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation;
That ye should show forth the praises of him who hath call’d you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto to God, which is your reasonable service.

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Sunday 28 April 10am – CANTOR

2nd Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke

Acts 5.12-16; Apoc 1:9-13, 17-19; Jn 20:19-31 Eight days later, Jesus came


  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Mitte manum tuam, et cognosce loca clavorum… et noli esse incredulus, sed fidelis alleluia... Stretch forth your hand and feel the place where the nails were, alleulia, and be not doubtful but believing alleluia
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA; TIS 529 By your priestly power, O risen lord TRAVALLI; TIS 517 Hallelujah, sing to Jesus HYFRYDOL
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude to the Introit for Quasimodo Sunday – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Offertorium: Jesu Redemptor – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ciaccona in ‘d’ minor – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Sunday 21 April 10am – CHOIR and ORCHESTRA

Mass of Easter Day

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

  • Introit: (Gregorian) Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia: posuisti super me manum tuam, alleluia, mirabilis facta est scientia tua, alleluia. I am risen, and I am always with you, alleluia; you have placed your hand upon me, alleuia; your wisdom has been shown to be most wonderful…
  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis in F (Jugendmesse, Joseph Haydn)
  • Psalm: This is the day (Willcock)
  • Motet: (during the lustration) Vidi Aquam (Victoria)
  • Motet: (during the dedication): Regina caeli (Zelenka)
  • 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 you dear bought nations LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Prelude: An Easter Alleluia – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)
  • Organ Offertorium: Cum jubilo – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand Triumphal Chorus – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Saturday 20 April 7pm – CHOIR

Easter Vigil

Gen 1; psalm 103; Ex 14 with ex 15; Isaiah 55 with Is 12; Rom 6.3-11 with psalm 117; Lk 24: 1-12


The Service of Light

  • Solemn Exultet
  • Mass: Mass XVIII (de Angelis)

The Liturgy of the Word

  • Readings and Psalms: Sicut cervus Like the deer that yearns for running streams (Palaestrina)
  • Gospel Acclamation: triple plainsong

The Liturgy of Baptism

  • Motet: Vidi aquam – I saw water (Ross)

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Motet (Communio): Greater Love (Ireland)
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly Splendour BRYN CALFARIA; TIS 386 By your kingly pow’r O risen Lord RUGGIERO
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Voluntary: Nun danket alle Gott – Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Friday 19 April 3pm – CHOIR

Good Friday

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

The organ will be silent to encourage reflection.

  • Silence during the prostration
  • Motets:
    • During veneration of the cross: O Bone Jesu (Robert Parsons); Christus factus est – Christ became obedient unto death (Anton Bruckner)
    • Ante-Communio: Crux Fidelis (John IV of Portugal)
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Thursday 18 April 7pm – CHOIR

Maundy (Holy) Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper BouveretLastSupper

Ex.12.1-8, 11-14; 1Cor.11.23-26; Jn 13.1-15

  • Organ Prelude: O Sacred Head BWV 727 – J.S. Bach (1685–1750)
  • Reception of the holy oils from the Metropolitan Cathedral: Priestly people (Deiss)
  • Mass: Mass for 5 voices (William Byrd)
  • Motets: Ubi caritas et amor (Maurice Duruflé, Taizé, plainsong)
  • Communio: Hoc corpus quod pro vobis tradetur – This is my body, which is given up for you.
  • Hymns: TIS 519 And now, O Father, mindful of the love SONG 1 (TIS 521), TIS 434 Where there is charity and love JEREMY, At the Lamb’s high feast we sing SALZBURG
  • Procession to the Altar of Repose: Pange lingua – Sing my tongue (plainsong)
  • Adoration: Jesu dulcis memoria (Victoria), Salve Regina (plainsong)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Tuesday 16 April 7pm- CHOIR

Service of Tenebrae and Reconciliation


  • Hymns: Lord of our life and God of our salvation ISTE CONFESSOR, Longing for light, we wait in darkness CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT.

During the extinction of lights:

  • Motets: Lamentations (Victoria), For thy tender mercy’s sake (Farrant), O vos omnes (Victoria), Hear the voice and prayer (Tallis), Super flumina Babylonis (Palestrina), Purge me, O Lord (Tallis)

During the 2nd rite of Reconciliation:

  • Motets: O Bone Jesu (Parsons)
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