Sunday 4 September 10am – CHOIR

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

  • Mass setting: Missa Alme Pater (A. Millington)
  • Motet: Teach me O Lord, the way of thy statutes* (Byrd)
  • 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: Take up your cross O JESU CHRIST, MEINS LEBENS LICHT; My God accept my heart this day BELMONT
  • Organ Prelude: Duo – Pierre Du Mage (1674-1751)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fanfare – Eric Thiman (1900-1975)

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.

Sunday 28 August 10am – CHOIR

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (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. 

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

  • Mass setting: Missa Alme Pater (A. Millington)
  • Motets: Ave Verum Corpus* (Edward Elgar); Panis angelicus† (César Franck)
  • 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: First Communion Hymn (Connolly); Eat this bread (Taizé), Sweet Sacrament divine DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
  • Organ Prelude: Preludium – Thomas Tomkins‡ (1572-1656)
  • Organ Voluntary: A Ground – Thomas Tomkins‡ (1572-1656)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

‡For the 450th anniversary year of Thomas Tomkins birth

*Ave, verum corpus
natum de Maria Virgine:
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine:
cuius latus perforatum
unda fluxit sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum,
in mortis examine.
O dulcis, O pie,
O Jesu Fili Mariae.
Miserere mei. Amen. 

Hail the true body,
born of the Virgin Mary:
You who truly suffered and were sacrificed
on the cross for the sake of man.
From whose pierced flank
flowed water and blood:
Be a foretaste for us
in the trial of death.
O sweet, O merciful,
O Jesus, Son of Mary.
Have mercy on me. Amen.

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.