Mass of the Lord’s Supper (2018)

Holy Thursday, 29 March 2018

 
Opening Hymn The Glory of the Cross (John Ainslie)
Kyrie Mass XVII (chant)
Gloria Psallite
Responsorial Psalm The Blessing Cup (Christopher Walker)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Washing of Feet If there is this love among you (Martin Barry & Diane Murden)
Preparation of the Gifts Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Sanctus Mass XVII
Memorial Acclamation B, AmenMissal Tone
Agnus Dei Mass XVII & Mass in A minor (Claudio Casciolini, 1697-1760)
Communion O Sacrum Convivium (mcb)
Procession Pange Lingua (plainchant)
Stay with me (Taizé)
 

The Mass of Chrism (2018)

Wednesday, 28 April 2018

 
Opening HymnPraise to the Lord, the Almighty
KyrieKyrie 2 from A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
GloriaPsallite
Responsorial PsalmI will sing forever of your love (mcb)
Gospel AcclamationGlory and Praise (mcb)
Procession of the OilsO Redeemer (Paul Ford/mcb)
Preparation of the GiftsA joy for all the earth (Ephrem Feeley)
Sanctus, Acclamation C, AmenMissal tone in English
Agnus DeiMass XVIII (chant) & Mass in A minor (Claudio Casciolini, 1697-1760)
CommunionCome and eat this bread (Marty Haugen)
Christus Factus Est (Felice Anerio, 1560-1614)
O bread of heaven
Cantique de Jean Racine (Gabriel Fauré, 1845-1924)
Recessional HymnHoly God, we praise thy name
 

Ephrem Feeley’s A joy for all the earth is the official hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2018, taking in place in Dublin in August. Inspired by the document Amoris Laetitiathe Joy of Love – written in 2016 by Pope Francis following the Synods on the Family held the preceding two years, the text sets well-known words from 1 Corinthians 13, with a simple but strong people’s refrain. It was a good choice for our annual grand gathering of the Diocesan family.

Palm Sunday (Year B, 2018)

Sunday, 25 March 2018

 
Entrance Hosanna Filio David (Victoria)
All Glory Laud and Honour
Psalm My God, my God (John Ainslie)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts O Crux Ave (Rihards Dubra, b. 1964)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Mass XVII
Agnus Dei Mass XVII
Communion Father, if this cup (Stephen Dean)
Recessional My song is love unknown
 

Our responsorial psalm was a new setting by John Ainslie, taken from his yet unpublished collection Sing the Psalms Lyrically.

5th Sunday of Lent (Year B, 2018)

Sunday, 18 March 2018

 
Entrance Unless a grain of wheat (Bernadette Farrell)
Kyrie Mass XVII
Psalm Ps 50 (Tony Barr)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Henry Purcell, 1659-1695)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Mass XVII
Agnus Dei Mass XVII
Communion Give us Lord, a new heart (Bernadette Farrell)
Recessional Praise to the holiest
 

4th Sunday of Lent (Year B, 2018)

Sunday, 11 March 2018

 
Entrance Rejoice, the Lord is King
Kyrie Mass XVII
Psalm Ps 136 (Julia Rowntree)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts God so loved the world (John Stainer, 1840-1901)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Mass XVII
Agnus Dei Mass XVII
Communion O Jerusalem (David Haas)
Recessional Praise we our God with joy
 

3rd Sunday of Lent (Year B, 2018)

Sunday, 4 March 2018

 
Entrance When I survey the wondrous cross
Kyrie Mass XVII
Psalm Ps 18 (Geoffrey Boulton Smith)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts How lovely are thy dwellings (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Mass XVII
Agnus Dei Mass XVII
Communion Crucem tuam (Taizé)
Recessional Christ triumphant
 

At the Preparation of the Gifts, we sang words from the Brahms Requiem, echoed in today’s Communion Antiphon: Blessed are they who dwell in your house, for ever singing your praise.

2nd Sunday of Lent (Year B, 2018)

Sunday, 25 February 2018

 
Entrance Be still for the presence of the Lord
Kyrie Mass XVII
Psalm Ps 115 (McCarthy/Bévenot)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts Visionem Quam Vidistis (Malcolm Hill, b. 1944)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Mass XVII
Agnus Dei Mass XVII
Communion Turn to me (John Foley)
Recessional Immortal, Invisible
 

At the end of today’s Gospel narrative of the Transfiguration, we hear Jesus’s stern instruction: As they came down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. (Mark 9:2-10). Malcolm Hill’s fiery medieval dance-like setting takes the corresponding words from Matthew, where our Lord’s words are given directly rather than reported: Tell no one about the vision you have seen, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead. (Mt 17:9) The music, to my untutored ear reminiscent of Machaut or something similar from the fourteenth century*, was written in 1971 for the choir of St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, where the composer was organist and choirmaster. An interesting find on the ICSLP web site.

*update: a bit of digging suggests maybe Léonin or Pérotin, which would make it late twelfth or early thirteenth century respectively. Medieval Parisian, anyway. Anyone more knowledgeable care to offer an opinion?