Sunday, May 8, 2005

at Holy Ghost Church

PENTECOST - May 15, 2005

4:30 Vigil Mass - Senior Choir
7:30 Sunday - me, myself, and I
9:00 and 10:30 will be played by Mike Jezak, as I will be attending my daughter's First Communion Mass closer to home.

Introit (4:30 only): Psalm Tone 8G - English antiphon with Latin versicle for the Vigil Mass
Processional Hymn: Lambillotte - Come, Holy Ghost, creator blest (#402)
Gloria (4:30 only): Peloquin - Gloria of the Bells
Psalm: Psalm Tone 8G - Lord, send out your Spirit (verses corresponding with the proper Mass)
Sequence (Sunday only): chant in English
Alleluia: from "O Filii et Filiae"
Offertory Hymn: ST. COLUMBA - O breathe on me, O breath of God (#646)
Sanctus, Mysterium, and Per Ipsum: Peloquin - Mass of the Bells
Lord's Prayer (4:30 only): chant in English
Agnus Dei: Peloquin - Mass of the Bells
Communion Hymn: Mode VIII - Veni, Creator Spiritus (#89, missalette)
Communion Proper (4:30 only): Psalm Tone 8G - bilingual English/Latin for the Vigil Mass
Recessional Hymn: LASST UNS ERFREUEN - Creator Spirit, by whose aid (#88, missalette)

CONFIRMATION - May 18, 2005

7:00 PM - Senior Choir

Processional Hymn: Lambillotte - Come, Holy Ghost, creator blest (#402)
Gloria is omitted
Psalm: Psalm Tone 8G - Lord, send out your Spirit (using the verses for Pentecost Sunday)
Alleluia: Mode VI
Anointing: Mode VIII - Veni, Creator Spiritus (#89, missalette)
Offertory Hymn: Farrell - Christ, be our light (#613)
Sanctus: Vermulst - People's Mass
Mysterium and Per Ipsum: Danish
Agnus Dei: Vermulst - People's Mass
Communion Music:
1) Franck - Panis Angelicus
2) BICENTENNIAL - You satisfy the hungry heart (#342)
Recessional Hymn: CRUCIFER - Lift high the cross (#722)

I have a lot to be thankful for.
First of all, for Father Finelli for letting me get a fill-in for me, on our patronal feast, mind you (Holy Ghost), so that I can witness my daughter, Brittany, receive the Blessed Sacrament for the first time. Though I can guarantee that most, if not all, of the music for Brittany's First Communion will be as vapid as they come (especially if it's anything like the crap I had to listen to and put up with at her rehearsal/penance service), watching the last of my four children receive for the first time is, like my other three kiddies, the joy of my heart.
Second, for the Holy Ghost CCD coordinators. We have two coordinators who have a very good sense of the sacred in planning sacramental liturgies (First Communion by Elaine Fleming and Confirmation by Peter Sullivan) - far surpassing many I've had to work with over the past two dozen years. Instead of vapid material by such big hitmakers such as Carey Landry, the St. Louis Jesuits, and Marty Haugen, both liturgies were well-packed with reverent music selected by these two people. At today's First Communion Mass, I didn't see an abuse in sight at all, compared to many of the pig circuses I've witnessed, both as a musician and as an attendee. So, to Elaine and Peter, thank you. You two are amongst very few in the Religious Education field that I can say I'm looking forward to working with next year. And another thank you to Father Finelli for his support and trust in the work of his CCD folk and his musicians.

+In Christ,

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