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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Sunday 1 September 10am – CHOIR

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Sir 3:17-20, 28-29; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24; Lk 14:1, 7-14 All who exalt themselves will be humbled and all who humble themselves will be exalted

Sieger Koder Jesus washing feet

  • Mass setting: Missa Alme Pater (A. Millington)
  • Motet: Os justi* (Bruckner)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Ps 70:16-18) Domine, memorabor iustitiae tuae solius: Deus, docuisti me a iuventute mea, et usque in senectam et senium, Deus, ne derelinquas me O Lord, be mindful of your justice alone; you have taught me, O God, from my youth; and so, unto old age and grey hairs. O God, forsake me not.
  • Hymns: Come to Me all ye who labour MISNEACH; TIS 288 Not the powerful PEDIGREE
  • Organ Prelude: Ricercare – Adriano Banchieri (1568-1634)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude in ‘c’ minor – Johann Albrechtsberger (1736-1809)
  • Organ Voluntary: Tuba Tune (1978) – Dulcie Holland (1913-2000)

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.

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Sunday 25 August 10am – CHOIR

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Is 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk 13:22-30 Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last


The narrow door

  • Mass setting: Mass in F (Harold Darke)
  • Motet: Ave Verum Corpus (Edward Elgar)
  • Communio: De fructu operum tuorum Domine, satiabitur terra: ut educas panem de terra, et vinum laetificet cor hominis: ut exhilaret faciem in oleo, et panis cor hominis confirmet. The earth will be satisfied by the work of your hands, O Lord, as you bring forth bread from the land and wine to gladden the human heart; oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen people’s hearts.
  • Hymns: TIS 351 Lift high the cross CRUCIFER; TIS 192 Christ is the world’s redeemer MOVILLE
  • Organ Prelude: Adagio (Sonata 4) – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude in ‘e’ minor – Johann Gottlieb Töpfer (1791-1870)
  • Organ Voluntary: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her BWV 638 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Ave, verum corpus natum
ex Maria Virgine:
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine:
cuius latus perforatum
vero fluxit sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum,
in mortis examine.
Hail the true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary:
You who truly suffered and were sacrificed
on the cross for the sake of humanity;
From whose pierced flank
blood truly flowed:
Be a foretaste for us
in the trial of death.
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Sunday 18 August 10am – CHOIR

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53 I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!


  • Mass setting: Missa Ave Regina Coelorum (Palestrina)
  • Motet: Teach me, o Lord* (Byrd)
  • Communio: Primum quaerite regnum Dei, et omnia adicientur vobis, dicit Dominus Seek first the kingdom of God, and all the rest will be given to you in addition, says the Lord.
  • Hymns: Lo He Comes with Clouds descending HELMSLEY; TIS 745 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God SEEK YE FIRST
  • Organ Prelude: Ave Maris Stella (Le Tombeau de Titelouze) –Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
  • Organ Offertorium: Communion – Edwin Lemare (1865-1934)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata ‘Ave Maris Stella’ – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes :
and I shall keep it unto the end.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law :
yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
Make me to go in the path of thy commandements :
for therein is my desire.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies :
and not to covetousness.
O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity :
and quicken me in thy ways.
O stablish thy word in thy servant :
that I may fear thee.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Sun, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, and is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

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