Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass) at 6 PM; VI-1-12

Entrance: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Canticle (Isaiah 12): Richard Rice - You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation
Offertory: Cor Dulce, Cor Amabile
Communion: GOTT SOLL GEPRIESEN (alt.) - Cor Jesu Trinitatis
Recessional: To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning

Most Holy Trinity; VI-3-12

Entrance: ITALIAN HYMN - Come, Now Almighty King (W-487)
Gloria VIII
Psalm 33: Alstott - Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own
Offertory: NICAEA - Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty (W-485)
Communion: Gordon Young - Festive Alleluia
Meditation: SWEET SACRAMENT - Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (W-488)
Recessional: GOTT VATER, SEI GEPRIESEN - O God, Almighty Father (W-484)

Common to all Masses for June:

Alleluia: Marier (D Lydian)
Mass VIII (Sanctus, and Agnus Dei)
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus Domine
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII


Friday, May 25, 2012


A presentation of Christus Vincit Sports!

The Good Lord knows that I've been a fan of Candlepin bowling since I was about 10 years old.  I may have mentioned it once or twice on this here blog.  How can one detect a longtime candlepin fan?  Simple.  When you hear one rattle off such names as:

Dick Ewell
Max Valentin
The late great Stacia Czernicki
Tony Czernicki (her widower - still living to tell the tale)
Ed Czernicki (her son, who holds the WCVB-TV Channel 5 Candlepin Bowling record for highest single on the show with a whopping 197)
John Czernicki (her other son - also a helluva bowler)
Dot Petty
Toni-Marie Baldinelli
Tom Olszta (my all-time favorite - he has the most wins of anyone on Channel 5)
Paul Berger (who holds Channel 5's record for the highest three-string total on the show - 500 even!  Strings of 158, 149, and 193!)
Joe Donovan
The late great Don Gillis (Channel 5's announcer)
Bob Fouracre (announcer on Bay State Bowling on Worcester MA's former WSMW-TV Channel 27)
Mike Sargent
Chris Sargent (Mike's son, who tied Ralph Semb's record for the highest candlepin single ever last year - 245!  NO ONE has ever bowled a perfect 300 in candlepin!)
The Brothers Morgan (Mike and his late brother Tom - two great bowlers who were also quite comical together!)
Craig Holbrook
John "Urbie" Kafalas (the only Rhode Islander I ever got to watch bowl candlepins on TV, although there was another guy who lived in Massachusetts but worked in Rhode Island - his name eludes me at the moment!)
Steve Renaud
Peter Flynn
Charlie Jutras
Dick Smus
Fred Spintig, Jr.
Scott Williams
Steve Popuolo (who had an interesting wind-up, but managed to tear up the lanes)
Brian Fuller
Jack Quinn
Rich "Hawk" Hallas
Jim Barber
Dave Barber (Jim's son, who shot a record 192 on the short-lived Candlepins for Dollars show on Channel 56)
Bob Kelly
Don Richmond
Joe Tavernese
Tom Surette
Peter Surette (Tom's brother)
Jeff Surette (Tom's son)

Anyone wanna run some other names by me?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Memorial Mass, Saturday V-26-12, 10 AM

Entrance: DIADEMATA - Crown him with many crowns (H-352)
Psalm 23: Gelineau - My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (W-32)
Alleluia: Mode II - O Filii et Filiae
Offertory: NYLAND - In heav'nly love abiding (H-431)
Sanctus/Agnus XVIII (Pro Defunctis)
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus Domine (Jubilate Deo)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII
Communion: ADORO TE DEVOTE - Jesus, Son of Mary (H-223)
Recessional: CRUCIFER - Lift high the cross (W-704)

Pentecost, V-26-12 at 5 PM, V-27-12 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance: Lambillotte - Come, Holy Ghost (W-482)
Gloria VIII
Psalm 104: Alstott - Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth
Sequence (Sunday): Mode I - Veni, Sancte Spiritus (in Latin)
Alleluia: Mode II - O Filii et Filiae
Offertory: NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND - Fire of God, undying flame (W-471)
Sanctus/Agnus: Picchi - Messa "Cristo Riscuciti"
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus Domine (Jubilate Deo)
Amen: Marier
Communion: DOHMNACH TRIONOIDE - Spirit seeking light and beauty
- (I would LOVE to see this in more hymnals)
Meditation: Mode VI - Regina Caeli (W-443 - bilingual)
Recessional: NUN DANKET - Now thank we all our God (W-560)
- (using the Mendelssohn harmony in Worship II)


Friday, May 18, 2012


Also, very much in the lost sheep category, the so-called "Editorial Board" of the Washington Post, or perhaps ONE person acting in the name of the "board".  The editorial I just linked one line up is absolutely laughable, or perhaps gives in to the need for yours truly (and other right-minded Catholics) to wanna hug the twa-lette!

After all, Georgetown University, a supposedly Catholic university, invited pro-abortion, pro-death, pro-everything-sinful U.S. Department of Health head honchoress Kathleen Sibelius to speak at this year's commencement festivities.  Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, rightfully cries foul on this.  After all, what business does a university have calling themselves Catholic when they blatantly call openly anti-Catholic folk to speak there?  What business does a university have calling themselves Catholic when the university president refuses to uphold the teachings of its Church?

I'm not surprised, as one Georgetown student and Miz Sibelius go hand-in-hand.  I'm talking about Miz Sandra "I need taxpayers to pay for my contraception because I can't keep my legs closed" Fluke, yeah, the one who whined about having to pay to play.  Well, if ya wanna play, ya gotta pay.  The drug store down the street sells rubbers for about a fin a box.  Save us taxpayers the drama, and the funds, will you.

Closing sentence of the editorial: The Georgetown community, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, should be proud of its president’s defense of open-minded debate.
This editor is either pulling my leg or just making like a bad little puppy by using my leg for a fire hydrant.  There is no debate with the Catholic Church on such teachings.  They make themselves perfectly clear.  Nor is their negotiations.  Between Georgetown and Nancy Pelosi, I don't know who does a better job of blasphemy when they call themselves Catholic.

I stumbled on the article, btw, via a friend from Facebook.  I almost lost my pizza reading the editorial!  I usually don't read the Washington Post (I'm not from DC).  With crap like this, I firmly believe that the content in Mad Magazine or the Sunday funnies make better reading. 

Georgetown: the wolf in sheep's clothing!  I hereby declare its president and the so-called "editorial board" of the Washington Fire Hydrant co-recipients of the May 2012 WTF Award!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Wednesday, May 16, at 6 PM
Thursday, May 17, at 9 AM at 7 PM
Saturday, May 19, at 4 PM
Sunday, May 20, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Entrance hymn: LLANFAIR - Hail the day that sees him rise (W-471)
Gloria VIII (W-341)
(Ascension) Psalm 47: Kreutz/Gelineau - God mounts his throne to shouts of joy...
(Easter VII) Psalm 103: Alstott - The Lord has set his throne in heaven
Alleluia: Mode II - O Filii et Filiae (verse of the day: tone 2D)
Offertory hymn: DIADEMATA - Crown him with many crowns (W-496)
Sanctus/Agnus: Picchi - Messa 'Christo Riscuciti'
Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier
Communion: BMP - Christus Vincit
- Time's fun when you're having flies!  I wrote this setting in 1999 and it still feels like I just wrote it the other day!
Meditation: Mode VI - Regina Caeli (W-443)
(Ascension) Recessional: DARWALL'S 148TH - Rejoice! the Lord is King (W-493)
(Easter VII) Recessional: LAMBILLOTTE - Come, Holy Ghost (W-482)



A different sort of Top Ten List

In a secular pop/rock-type song I wrote back in 2001, I am the self-proclaimed Game Show Couch Potato.  I love game shows, especially the old school shows from the 1960's and 1970's.  Some of the ones I enjoyed watching in my childhood were:

- Match Game (both the 60's version on NBC AND the 70's version on CBS)
- Family Feud (most especially the Richard Dawson original run)
- Jeopardy (How many remember Art Fleming hosting this in the 70's?)
- The Who, What, or Where Game (Art James)
- The Hollywood Squares (with Peter Marshall; also, the short-lived Saturday morning kids' version, The Storybook Squares)
- Concentration (with Hugh Downs, then Bob Clayton)
- Password (and Password All-Stars, the ABC version)
- Eye Guess, Three on a Match, and Winning Streak (three Bill Cullen gems)
- What's My Line? (the syndicated run with Wally Bruner, then Larry Blyden)
- The Movie Game (another Larry Blyden gem)
- Whew, and You Don't Say (two Tom Kennedy gems)
- To Tell the Truth (the Garry Moore run)
- $ale of the ¢entury - (the original run with Jim Kelly, then Joe Garagiola)
- Joe Garagiola's Memory Game (that one only lasted a few months)
- The NEW Price is Right (back when it was still NEW)
- The Joker's Wild (Jack Barry, who was caught in the middle of the old old quiz show scandals)
- Gambit (Wink Martindale) 
- Jackpot and Treasure Hunt (two Geoff Edwards gems)
- Dealer's Choice (Jack Clark)
- The Gong Show
and finally:
- Letters to Laugh-In (with Gary Owens)

...just to name a few.  (tee hee)

Anyways, I've been going back to some old game show clips on YouTube, and couldn't resist doing a top ten list of my favorite dumb answers given on Family Feud (these are real, by the way, actually given during "Fast Money" rounds).  So, from the home office here in Rhode Island, home of Governor Gump, here are the TOP TEN FAMILY FEUD DUMB ANSWERS:

10. Name a month in which a woman begins to show she's pregnant.  (September)
9. Something that comes with a summer storm. (Snow)
8. Name an animal with three letters in its name.  (Frog)
7. Name an animal with three letters in its name.  (Alligator)
- (Note: The guy who answered #7 is the FATHER of the guy who answered #8!)
6. Name a brand of gasoline.  (Regular)
5. Name a brand of gasoline.  (Ethyl) (#'s 6 and 5 were by the same father-son duo!)
4. Name a time that most people get up.  (In the Morning)
3. Name a time when people go to bed.  (At Night)  (same guy who answered #4)
2. Name something people lose at the beach. (Beach Ball)
1. A beverage you stir before you drink.  (Water)


Thursday, May 10, 2012


5:30 PM, V-11-12 - Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Bridesmaids' Entrance: Pachelbel - Canon in D
Brides' Entrance: Clarke - Prince of Denmark's March
Psalm 103: Gelineau - The Lord is kind and merciful
Alleluia: Mode II - from O Filii et Filiae; verse: Tone 2D (I give you a new commandment...)
Offertory: Schubert - Ave Maria
Sanctus through Agnus: same as this coming Sunday
Communion: Mode VI - Ubi Caritas
Meditation: BLAENWERN - Love divine, all loves excelling
Recessional: Purcell - Trumpet Tune

Congratulations and best wishes, Paul and Sharon!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Sunday VI of Easter; V-13-12

Gloria VIII (W-341)
Psalm 98: Rice - The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power
Alleluia: Mode II - O filii et filiae (verse from Respond and Acclaim)
Sanctus and Agnus: Picchi - Missa 'Cristo Riscuciti'
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier

The Rest:
Entrance hymn:
- (except 7:30 AM) SURGIT IN HAEC DIES - Christ the Lord is ris'n today (W-452)
- (7:30 AM only) SALVE, REGINA CAELITUM - Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (W-702)
Offertory hymn: GELOBT SEI GOTT - The strife is o'er, the battle done (text: W-451/tune: W-500)
Communion anthem: Perosi (NOT Pelosi, thank God) - Ave Maria
Meditation hymn: Lambillotte - On this day, O beautiful Mother
Recessional hymn: LASST UNS ERFREUEN - A hymn of glory let us sing (W-469)

May crowning at 7:30 Mass.  Children are processing in to the Blessed Mother, thus the different entrance hymn this weekend.