Yes, the last Sunday before Lent! So, our Offertory has some Alleluias in it. It's the last time we'll be able to do that until the Easter Vigil.
Saturday 4:30 / Sunday 7:30, 9, and 10:30
All numbers are in the Music Issue.
Introit: EIN' FESTE BERG - A mighty fortress is our God (#442, using the Luther/Hedge verses)
Penitential Rite: parrot the Celebrant
Gloria: Peloquin - Mass of the Bells (last time we can do that till Holy Thursday)
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm Tone 8G - The Lord is kind and merciful
Alleluia: Chant, Mode VI
Offertory: LAUDA ANIMA - Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (#565)
Sanctus, Mysterium, and Amen: all from Jubilate Deo (in Latin, except for Amen, which is Hebrew)
Lord's Prayer: chant in English
Agnus Dei: Jubilate Deo (in Latin)
Communion: Deiss - Grant to us, O Lord, a heart renewed
Recessional: ASH GROVE - Let all things now living (#544)
NOTES ON THE MUSIC:
My choice of the Introit hymn is inspired by the Introit found in the Gregorian Missal, whose verse roughly translates I love you, O my Lord, my strength, my fortress, my rock, my Liberator.
Other choices were based on suggestions in the NPM Planning Pages, and the CanticaNOVA Planning Pages.
Beginning Wednesday, March 1 (Ash Wednesday), the Ordinary of the Mass will be chanted a capella, with the exception of March 26 (IV Lent, or Laetare Sunday). This practice will continue through Holy Week.
Why 'A Mighty Fortress'?
Got a Gregorian Missal or a Roman Gradual handy?
Introit verse (translation):
"I love you always, O Lord, my strength, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer."
Mighy Fortress was written by Luther. I don't think it should ever be sung by Catholics ever.
Yeah, but IIRC, wasn't it written before the excommunication? I would think the text itself has better theology than any of Haugen's crap.
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