Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Remainder of Lent

Before I begin my post, any and all prayers for the full recovery of our pastor, Fr. Richard Bucci, will be greatly appreciated.  Fr. Bucci was in a very bad car crash on Tuesday, March 3.  The good news is that he's coming along very well - better than many expected!

Usually the working agreement is that Fr. Bucci selects the hymns for Holy Mass, while I select the rest (Psalm, Communion, Mass Ordinary, etc.).  I have taken over hymn-picking duties until his return.  Many of the hymns I have chosen are based on what he chose three years ago and six years ago (the last time these feasts fell in Year A, the year we are currently in).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Kyrie: recited or Laus Tibi Christe (Caudana)
Gloria: recited or Mass VIII (St. Joseph Day ONLY; omitted on all other dates listed here)
The Credo will be RECITED for the time being
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass VIII on St. Joseph Day; Mass XVII on the Sundays; Mass XVIII on First Friday
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Third Sunday of Lent
Saturday, III-14, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-15, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the height ("Newman")
Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Alstott)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: I heard the voice of Jesus say ("Kingsfold")
Communion music:
- (11:15) My God, my Father, while I stray (Montani/Troyte)
- (all others) R./ He who drinks the water I shall give shall have a well within him springing unto eternal life, says the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: Jesus, Name all names above ("St. Theoctistus")

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, III-19, at 9 AM, followed by ZEPPOLES!

Entrance hymn: Joseph, be our guide and pattern ("Oriel")
Psalm 89: R./ The Son of David will live for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Come now and praise the humble saint ("Land of Rest")
Communion responsory: Psalm 27, R./ Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: Holy Patron, thee saluting ("Pleading Savior")

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
Saturday, III-21, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-22, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: God, whose almighty word ("Italian Hymn")
Psalm 23: R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Alstott)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: The King of love my shepherd is ("St. Columba")
Communion music:
- (11:15) Jesu, salvator noster (Rossini)
- (all others) R./ Psalm 27. I began to see, and I put my faith in God (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: Your hands, O Lord, in days of old ("Mozart")

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Saturday, III-28, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-29, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross ("Rockingham")
Psalm 130: R./ With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption (Schmitt) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Abide with me ("Eventide")
Communion music:
- (11:15) We give immortal praise (Watts/"Love Unknown")
- (all others) Psalm 130, R./ Out he came, hands and feet bound, he who had been dead four days (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: There is a green hill far away ("Horsley")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Friday, III-5, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Psalm 130: R./ If you, O Lord, should mark our sins, Lord, who would survive (Howell/Gelineau)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII
Memorial: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII
Communion responsory: Attende, Domine (Mode I)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Second Sunday of Lent
Saturday, III-6, 5 PM; Sunday, III-7, 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: The glory of these forty days ("Erhalt uns, Herr")
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Psalm 33: R./ Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you (Proulx/Gelineau)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Credo III in English (ICEL chant)
Offertory hymn: O wondrous type, O vision fair ("Wareham")
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass XVII
Memorial: Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII
Communion music:
- (11:15) Fairest Lord Jesus ("Schönster Herr Jesu")
- (all others) Psalm 27, R./ Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: O God, unseen, yet ever near ("St. Flavian")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, February 28, 2020

Stations of the Cross and I Lent

Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent and Holy Week at 12:05 PM in the Chapel, and on Tuesdays during Lent and Holy Week at 7:00 PM in the Church.  The Tuesday Stations of the Cross contains music accompanied by the organ.

At the entrance, and at each station we sing selected verses of the Stabat Mater (At the Cross Her Station Keeping) in English, as given in the booklet provided.
Holy Communion is also included in the Stations.
We chant the Agnus Dei from Mass XVIII (the simple chant).
During Communion, we alternate by week:
- Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All ("Sweet Sacrament") (on Weeks I, III, and V of Lent)
- Let thy Blood in mercy poured ("Jesu Meine Zuversicht") (on Weeks II and IV of Lent and in Holy Week)
The recessional hymn is Lift High the Cross ("Crucifer")

First Sunday of Lent

The 5:00 PM Saturday Mass and the 7:30 and 9:00 AM Masses are in the Ordinary Form.  The 11:15 AM this weekend will be the Anglican Use Mass.  Traditional Mass texts, but in English (though some sung Ordinary in Latin).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Asperges Me (Mode VII) (11:15)
- Kyrie: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana) (all Masses)
- Credo III in English (all Masses) (ICEL adaptation of the chant)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass XVII (all Masses)
- Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
- Amen: adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII 

Proper of the Mass:
- (Ordinary Form 5 PM Sat., 7:30 and 9 AM Sun.)
- - Psalm 51: R./ Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (Peloquin)
- - Gospel Acclamation Vexilla Regis (BMP) (PDF)
- (Anglican Use 11:15 AM Sun.)
- - Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, and Communion from the Anglican Use Gradual.

Hymns, etc.
Entrance: Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")
Offertory: The glory of these forty days ("Erhalt Uns, Herr") (At 11:15, this is after the proper)
Communion:
- (11:15, after the proper): Parce Domine (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
- (all other Masses): Parce Domine (Mode I/BMP) (PDF)
Meditation: When I survey the wondrous cross ("Rockingham")
Recessional: Forty days and forty nights ("Heinlein")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sunday VII and Ash Wednesday at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sunday VII through the Year
Saturday, II-22, at 5 PM; Sunday, II-23, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
Memorial: We proclaim your death... (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Marier

Entrance hymn: Father, we thank thee who hast planted ("Rendez a Dieu")
Psalm 103: R./ The Lord is kind and merciful (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling ("Hyfrydol")
Communion music:
- (11:15): Fairest Lord Jesus ("Schönster Herr Jesu")
- (all others): Psalm 9, R./ I will sing to your Name, O Most High (Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: What wondrous love is this ("Wondrous Love")
Recessional hymn: Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott")

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, II-26, at 9 AM and 7 PM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Kyrie: Messa Popolare Laus Tibi Christe (Caudana)
Sanctus Agnus: Mass XVII
Memorial: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Entrance hymn: Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")
Psalm 51: R./ Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (Peloquin)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Our Father, we have wandered ("Passion Chorale")
Communion responsory: Attende, Domine (Mode V)
Imposition of Ashes: Parce, Domine (Mode I/BMP or Rossini)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sunday VI at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
Memorial: We proclaim your death... (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Marier

The rest:
Entrance hymn: We sing the praise of him who died ("Breslau")
Psalm 119: R./ Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord (Weber)
Offertory hymn: Jesus, Lover of my soul ("Aberystwyth")
Communion music:
- (11:15) Pange Lingua (alternating between Mode III and an original setting)
- (all others) Psalm 78, R./ They ate, and they were fully satisfied (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: I sought the Lord ("Artavia")
Recessional hymn: Sing praise to the Lord ("Laudate Dominum")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend at Sacred Heart

Sorry so late.  Mea culpa!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gl/Mem)
Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst) (Sa/Ag)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Marier

The rest:

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Friday, II-7, at 6 PM

Entrance: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Psalm 18: R./ Blessed be God, my salvation (Tone 8G)
Offertory: Cor dulce, Cor amabile
Communion: Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Recessional: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday V of the Year
Saturday, II-8, at 5 PM; Sunday, II-9, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance: When morning gilds the skies ("Laudes Domini")
Psalm 112: R./ The just man is a light in darkness to the upright (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory: O Jesus, I have promised ("Day of Rest")
Communion:
- (11:15) Laudate Dominum (Pitoni)
- (all others) Ps. 42, R./ I will go to the altar of God; praise the God of my joy (Gelineau)
Meditation: Blest are the pure in heart ("Franconia")
Recessional: O worship the King ("Hanover")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, January 30, 2020

PRESENTATION OF THE LORD at Sacred Heart

The 11:15 Mass this Sunday will be the traditional Anglican Use Mass.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

HYMNODY for ALL Masses:
Procession: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates ("Truro")
Offertory: Hail to the Lord who comes ("Old 120th")
Meditation: In his temple now behold him ("St. Thomas")
Recessional: O Sion, open wide thy gates ("Bedford")

ORDINARY of the Mass:
(Saturday 5:00 PM; Sunday 7:30 and 9:00 AM)
- Mass VIII (Gloria/Sanctus/Agnus Dei)
- Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam... (from Jubilate Deo)
- Amen: Dresden
(Sunday 11:15 AM)
- Asperges Me: Mode VII
- Mass of the Shepherds (Yon) (Kyrie/Gloria/Sanctus/Agnus Dei)
- Credo III

PROPER of the Mass:
(Saturday 5:00 PM; Sunday 7:30 and 9:00 AM)
- Entrance Antiphon: The Lord will come to us with mighty power... (Mode VIII)
- Responsorial Psalm: Who is this King of glory? It is the Lord! (Jon Laird)
- Alleluia: Marier
(Sunday 11:15 AM)
- Entrance Antiphon, Blessing of the Candles, Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, and Communion are all taken from the Anglican Use Gradual.

COMMUNION MUSIC:
(Saturday 5:00 PM; Sunday 7:30 and 9:00 AM)
- Responsory: Guard us, O Lord, while we sleep, and keep us in peace (Nunc Dimittis) (Gelineau)
(Sunday 11:15 AM)
- Anthem: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Webbe)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sunday III at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
Memorial: We proclaim your death... (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Marier

The rest:
Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation ("Oriel")
Psalm 27: R./ The Lord is my light and my salvation (Proulx/Gelineau)
Offertory hymn: Go, make of all disciples ("Ellacombe")
Communion music:
(11:15): Cantate Domino canticum novum (d'Indy)
(all others): Psalm 34: R./ Look toward the Lord and be radiant, let your faces not be abashed. (Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: I sought the Lord ("Artavia")
Recessional hymn: Ye holy angels bright ("Darwall's 148th")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, January 17, 2020

Sunday II at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
Memorial: We proclaim your death... (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Marier

The rest:
Entrance hymn: On Jordan's Bank ("Winchester New")
Psalm 40: R./ Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will (Proulx/Gelineau)
Offertory hymn: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Communion music:
- Psalm 20: R./ We shall rejoice in your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
- (11:15) In thee is gladness (Gastoldi)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All ("Sweet Sacrament")
Recessional hymn: Songs of thankfulness and praise ("Salzburg")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Baptism of the Lord at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Mass VIII (Gl/Sa/Ag)
- (11:15) Mass of the Shepherds (Gl/Sa/Ag)
Mortem tuam...
Dresden Amen

The rest:
Entrance hymn: On Jordan's Bank ("Winchester New")
Psalm 29: R./ The Lord will bless his people with peace (Gregory Evans) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Communion music:
- Psalm 29: R./ All who have been baptized in Christ, you have put on Christ, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
- (11:15) Blest be the God of Israel ("Forest Green")
Meditation hymn: Let all mortal flesh keep silence ("Picardy")
Recessional hymn: Songs of thankfulness and praise ("Salzburg")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend (Holy Name in OF, Epiphany in OF AND EF)

Sorry so late.  Been a busy little bee.  This is an action-packed weekend in which we have:
- First Friday Mass (Optional Memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus)
- Epiphany (Four ordinary form Masses, three of them with brass, and one extraordinary form Mass).

Starting with this Sunday, we are celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form, that is, the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962, on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 PM.  What makes these really special is that the first three of four "first Sundays" are:
- January 5: External solemnity of the Epiphany (the traditional calendar sets Epiphany on the fixed date of January 6, but can be celebrated as an external solemnity on Sunday)
- February 2: The Purification of Mary (name changed to "Presentation of the Lord" in the modern liturgical calendar, but the Roman Gradual propers are pretty much the same)
- April 5: Palm Sunday
March 1, the First Sunday of Lent, is the only numbered Sunday of any season in this four-month span.

So, without further ado...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
The Holy Name of Jesus (Optional Memorial)
Friday, I-3, at 6 PM

Ordinary: Mass VIII
- Mortem Tuam
- Dresden Amen

Entrance hymn: At the Name of Jesus ("King's Weston")
Psalm 8: R./ How great is your Name, O Lord, our God, through all the earth (Murray/Gelineau)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium", with versicle for January 3
Offertory hymn: Christians, sound the Name that saved us ("All Saints")
Communion hymn: Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Mode I)
Recessional hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing ("Mendelssohn")

The Epiphany of the Lord (Ordinary Form)
Saturday, I-4, at 5 PM; Sunday, I-5, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Brass trio at all Masses except 7:30 AM.

Ordinary: Mass VIII (7:30); Mass of the Shepherds (Yon) (all others)
- Mortem Tuam
- Dresden Amen

Entrance hymn: O come, all ye faithful ("Adeste, Fideles")
Psalm 72: R./ Lord, every nation on earth will adore you (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: We three kings of Orient are ("Kings of Orient")
Communion music:
- (7:30) R./ We have seen his star in the East and have come with gifts to worship the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others) Tollite Hostias (Saint-Saëns)
Meditation hymn: As with gladness men of old ("Dix")
Recessional hymn: What star is this with beams so bright ("Puer Nobis")

The Epiphany of the Lord (Extraordinary Form/External Solemnity)
Sunday, I-5, at 12:30 PM

Solemn High Mass

Ordinary: Mass of the Shepherds (Yon)
- Asperges Me (Mode VII)
- Credo III

Proper of the Mass settings by A. Edmonds Tozer

Entrance hymn: We three kings of Orient are ("Kings of Orient")
Offertory hymn: Adeste Fideles (in lingua latina)
Communion motet: Tollite Hostias (Saint-Saëns)
Recessional hymn: What star is this with beams so bright ("Puer Nobis")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP