Ordination to the Priesthood of Paul Blackburn and Andrew Starkie

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Entrance Praise to the Holiest
Kyrie Kyrie Eleison from Missa Ubi Caritas
(Bob Hurd)
Gloria Missa Ubi Caritas
Psalm My soul rejoices (Owen Alstott)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia
Litany of the Saints Chant
Illustrative Rites Veni Creator Spiritus (chant, with vv 2 & 6 by T.L. de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Kiss of Peace If ye love me (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)
Preparation of the Gifts Ave Maria (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)
Agnus Dei Missa Ubi Caritas
Communion The Almighty works marvels for me (Peter Jones)
Postcommunion Ave Verum Corpus (William Byrd, c.1540-1623)
Recessional Hail Queen of Heaven

For this special occasion we had a good mix of music, from plainchant to Peter Jones. Hail Queen of heaven and the Gathering Mass are both guaranteed to raise the roof, and didn’t disappoint. For the latter, with Paul Inwood’s kind permission, we used the as-yet unpublished version revised for the new Missal translation. I led the assembly through the changes to the Sanctus before the start of Mass, and perhaps it was a first moment of catechesis for those from parishes where the significance of the impending changes on what we sing at Mass hasn't yet featured on the radar.

My good work was undone by the massed ranks of the clergy, who weren’t present for the run-through, and belted out the old version without looking in their service booklets. If it was a teaching moment, the lesson was that we can expect chaos for a while yet.

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