25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2010)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Entrance Christ, be our light (Bernadette Farrell)
Kyrie Mass of the Creator Spirit (Ed Nowak)
Gloria Mass of the Creator Spirit
Psalm Ps 112 (Paul Wellicome)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (Plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Blest are the pure in heart
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus Dei Mass of the Creator Spirit
Communion Where your treasure is (Marty Haugen)
Postcommunion Laudate Dominum (William Croft, 1678-1727)
Recessional Praise to the Holiest


Several of our musical selections coincided with those at the Mass of Beatification of John Henry Newman, which took place in Birmingham this morning. As at Cofton Park, we had Bernadette Farrell’s Christ, be our light, Blest are the pure in heart, Paul Wellicome’s new setting of Ps 112 and Newman’s own Praise to the holiest, which tied in with this morning’s second reading from the letter of St Paul to Timothy:

there is only one mediator between God and mankind, himself a man, Christ Jesus, who sacrificed himself as a ransom for them all.

echoed by Newman’s

O generous love! That he, who smote
in man for man the foe,
the double agony in man
for man should undergo.

Yet another fine song from the prolific Marty Haugen took up the challenge of today’s Gospel reading: you cannot be the slave both of God and money:

Where your treasure is, there your heart shall be.
All that you possess will never set you free.
Seek the things that last; come and learn from me.
Where your treasure is your heart shall be.

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