Mass with Archbishop Charles Dufour

Wednesday of Week 16 in Ordinary Time (Year I, 2011)
20 July 2011

Entrance Thou whose almighty Word
Kyrie Kyrie Eleison from Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Psalm Ps 144: How good is the Lord (mcb)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia
Preparation of the Gifts Oculi Omnium (Charles Wood, 1866-1926)
Sanctus, Acclamation 1, Amen Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)
Agnus Dei Take and Eat (Michael Joncas/Gary Daigle)
Communion Take and Eat (Michael Joncas)
Postcommunion Panis Angelicus (César Franck, 1822-1890)
Recessional Guide me, O thou great redeemer

We joined with Archbishop Charles Dufour – an old seminary friend of Fr Tony’s, en route home from receiving his pallium in Rome – to celebrate his appointment to the see of Kingston, Jamaica.

To accompany the first reading from Exodus 16, telling the story of manna in the desert, we had two settings of the words The eyes of all creatures look to you, and you give them food in due time, in the responsorial psalm, and in Charles Wood’s serene and simple choir piece. Panis Angelicus and the our final hymn were on the same theme too.

The Gospel was the parable of the sower again. We sang about it obliquely, in our opening hymn:

Hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the Gospel day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light.

Fr Tony drew the threads together in his homily: the spread of the Gospel is at the core of the mission of any bishop.

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