Sunday, January 31, 2010


Fr. Henry Mair, SA (Franciscan Friars of the Atonement), a priest at the Chapel of Our Savior in Brockton, Massachusetts, died last Thursday evening. At this time, I offer my prayers for the repose of Fr. Henry's soul.

Since I'm on call for the next three weeks, I'll be playing his funeral Mass this Wednesday evening at 7 PM at the Chapel of Our Savior. I do have the music list here, pending the OK from the chapel director. Now, if I had my way, there would be more chant, etc., but per request from the chapel director, I had to stick with stuff that people pretty much know. Although I did go as far as using I am the bread of life at the offertory, I did manage to avoid the "funeral hits" (Be not afraid, Eagle's wings, How great thou art, etc.), so far.

Here's the tentative list:

Sing with all the saints in glory ("Hymn to Joy")
The Lord is my shepherd (Alstott)
Alleluia (Mode VI)
I am the bread of life (Toolan)
Heritage Mass: Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Alstott)
Danish: Christ Has Died and Amen
Keep in mind (Deiss) (as a Communion hymn, NOT a memorial acclamation, rest assured!)
Panis Angelicus (Franck) (time permitting)
Commendation: Song of Farewell (Sands)
For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")

To Father Henry: In paradisum deducant te angeli, in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere, aeternam habeas requiem.


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