Sunday, 9 October 2011
|Entrance||All are welcome (Marty Haugen)|
|Kyrie||Belmont Mass (Christopher Walker)|
|Gloria||Mass of the Most Sacred Heart (Jacob Bancks)|
|Psalm||Ps 22 (Boulton Smith/Gélineau)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||The Lord is my Shepherd (John Rutter)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Spring Sanctus (mcb)|
|Agnus Dei||Belmont Mass|
|Communion||Now in this banquet (Marty Haugen)|
|Postcommunion||He hath filled the hungry from Magnificat, Op 69 no 3 (Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847)|
|Recessional||Thy hand, O God, has guided|
The readings today told of the banquet prepared for all by the Lord, and our music explored this image.
In his homily Fr Tony explored the link between the Gospel story of the wedding feast, and the use of the the phrase for many in the newly-translated Eucharistic Prayers. Invite everyone you can find, the king orders; but one guest who fails to take the event seriously is given his marching orders. If the punch line (so to speak) had been all are called, many are chosen the two issues would have tied in exactly. But the Gospel story was still helpful in explaining why we needn’t be puzzled by the new-old use of the word many.
It reassured me, in any event, that our opening song today has words which we can properly sing as an invitation to the Eucharistic banquet.