32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A, 2011)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Entrance Awake, awake, fling off the night
Sprinkling Rite Springs of Water (Marty Haugen)
Gloria Psallite Mass
Psalm Ps 62 (James Walsh)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic Alleluia (Fintan O’Carroll)
Presentation of Confirmation Candidates Christ be our Light (Bernadette Farrell)
Preparation of the Gifts Wisdom Come Softly (Diane Murden & Martin Barry)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus Dei Lamb of God II (mcb)
Communion Because the Lord is my Shepherd (Christopher Walker)
Recessional O Jesus Christ, remember

We had fairly family-friendly musical fare for a celebration including the presentation of most of our eighteen candidates for Confirmation and First Communion this year. While the children and their parents processed to the Paschal Candle to light their Baptismal candles, we sang Christ be our light.

We sang my second setting of the Lamb of God for the first time in a good while. While it was off the road it underwent a re-fit – the final phrase being rewritten to bring the words more closely into line with the Missal text, the way composers are now being encouraged. The congregation seemed to cope with the change without demur. The revised version survived scrutiny by the panel of the Bishops’ Conference, and was approved for publication in Glory to God, now appearing (in its agreeably rapid second printing) at a religious bookshop near you. I'm not sure why the publisher’s own web site gives so little information about it.

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