Saturday, April 2, 2011

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS (and an 18th birthday)

First Friday (using votive Sacred Heart Mass) - Extraordinary Form
April 1, 2011
Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Music by Schola Viri Duorum ("Two Guys Schola" - Dave Sylvester at the organ, and yours truly)
We did pretty damn good for very little rehearsal time, I gotta tell ya!

Mass propers were from "The Proper of the Mass" by A. Edmonds Tozer

Entrance procession: O sacred heart, O love divine
Kyrie from "Missa Laus Tibi Christe" by Federico Caudana
Offertory (after the proper): Parce Domine by Carlo Rossini
Sanctus and Agnus XVIII (in Ferii Adventi et Quadragesimae)
Communion: Panis Angelicus (Lambillotte, slightly altered) (followed by proper)
Recessional: To Jesus' Heart all-burning

The pastor's homily was a teaching on shifting the focus on Mass toward the Lord instead of toward ourselves. It was great to hear a priest defend AGAINST the Dan Schutte ditty known as "City of God". After all, we don't "build the city of God". GOD builds his city.

Once I got home, I got to watch my son Brian get tattooed (yesterday was his 18th birthday - trust me, we don't allow tattoos on the kids till their 18), then enjoy some cake with him and his buddies (plus my wife and daughter). The tattoo was a memorial of my late father-in-law (1932-1999), so at least it was a thoughtful gesture on his part.

Happy bithday Brian!

Now that marks three-quarters of our offspring reaching the age of "adulthood". Ann and I are suddenly becoming old farts (growing old together, the way we're supposed to)!


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