28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A, 2011)

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.

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