7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A, 2011)

Entrance Praise to the Lord, the almighty
Kyrie Jubilation Mass (James Chepponis)
Gloria Mass for John Carroll (Michael Joncas)
Psalm Ps 102 (Stephen Dean/Laurence Bévenot)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (Plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Will you let me be your servant
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Assisi Acclamations (Nick Baty)
Agnus Dei Holy Family Mass (John Schiavone)
Communion Forget not what God has done (Marty Haugen)
Postcommunion Laudate Pueri (W.A. Mozart)
Recessional God is love, his the care

Today’s communion antiphon came from Psalm 9:

I will tell all your marvellous works.
I will rejoice and be glad in you,
and sing to your name, Most High.

Psalm 112(113) also sings praise to God’s name:

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord.
May the name of the Lord be blessed,
both now and for evermore.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
praised be the name of the Lord.

We sang Mozart’s spirited setting from his Vesperae Solennes de Confessore of 1780. Sleeve notes tend to call it a “learned” or “conventional” fugue, but it’s unmistakably Mozart, even if less sunny than, say, Laudate Dominum from the same work.

I looked for songs to echo the line from today’s Gospel reading:

Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you

but the one or two I could think of seemed too banal, either textually or musically. Any good suggestions out there?

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