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).


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!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend


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!