Sunday, 18 July 2010
|Entrance||All are welcome (Marty Haugen)|
|Kyrie||Kyrie Eleison from Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Gloria||Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Psalm||Ps 14 (Stephen Dean/Laurence Bévenot)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Advent Gospel Acclamation (Andrew Wright), with chanted verse|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Will you come and follow me (John L Bell)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||German Mass (Schubert, arr. Proulx)|
|Agnus Dei||Hurd Mass (Bob Hurd)|
|Communion||Forget not what God has done (Marty Haugen)|
|Postcommunion||O Sacrum Convivium (Giovanni Croce, 1557-1609)|
|Recessional||O Christ the same (Timothy Dudley-Smith)|
Today’s Mass was the occasion for a diocesan celebration, led by Bishop Terence, in thanksgiving for the work of the Sisters of the Holy Family of St Emilie, soon to leave the Diocese after thirty-seven years. Sr Anne O’Shea has been in Salford for thirty-six of those thirty-seven years, for the last twenty-five as Parish Sister and Sacristan here in the Cathedral parish. Timothy Dudley-Smith’s O Christ, the same, set to the tune of Danny Boy, is a favourite of hers. ‘Retirement’ probably isn’t the right word for Sr Anne’s move to Ireland, but we wish her peace and long happiness.
The Gospel reading featured our Lord being welcomed into their home by Martha and Mary, and this prompted the choice of opening hymn, and, indirectly, Croce’s O Sacrum Convivium. It was sung by the choir under the able direction this week of Sabine von Hünerbein, while yours truly had the weekend off to attend a conference.