Sunday, March 8, 2009


Second Sunday of Lent - Extraordinary Form High Mass (11 AM)
March 8, 2008 - Holy Name of Jesus Church, Providence, RI

It was good to walk into Holy Name once again and hear a good high Mass take place. Today there was a guest celebrant, a Fr. Bishop, who is leading the parish mission this week at the church. Fr. Bishop really did well with the Extraordinary Form High Mass.

The music was done very well by the schola cantorum that I once directed and has been, since September 2003, under the very able and capable direction of Jacob Stott.

The list goes like this:

"Swabia"...'Tis good, Lord, to be here (a favorite of mine)
Mode VII...Asperges me
Tone 2D...Reminiscere miserationum tuarum, Domine (Introit)
Mass XVII...Kyrie
Tone 2D...Tribulationes cordis mei (Gradual); and Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus (Tract)
Credo I (finally, after all these years of Credo III, under both mine and Jacob's directions)
Tone 8G...Meditabor in mandatis tuis (Offertory)
M. Haydn...Una hora
Mass XVII...Sanctus and Agnus
Irrabarren...Stabat Mater
from the first line of Kyrie XI...Ite Missa est
"Erhalt uns, Herr"...The glory of these forty days

BTW, please join me in praying to repose the soul of Jacob's grandmother, whose funeral is being held tomorrow.


Chris C. said...

Fr. Bishop? That must cause some classic who's-on-first moments when he has to explain his occupation. Bet he can't wait for a promotion. :)

Argent said...

Ha! That's what I thought, too.