Sunday, 12 February 2012
|Entrance||Christ is made the sure foundation|
|Kyrie||Belmont Mass (Christopher Walker)|
|Psalm||Ps 31 (Christopher Walker)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Here in our Midst (Peter Jones)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||God be in my head (Henry Walford Davies, 1869-1941)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Spring Sanctus (mcb)|
|Agnus Dei||Belmont Mass|
|Communion||You are my refuge (Christopher Walker)|
|Postcommunion||Domine, non sum dignus (T.L. de Victoria, 1548-1611)|
|Recessional||Lord, Jesus Christ, you have come to us (Patrick Appleford)|
Today’s Psalm Response appears in two different versions in various people’s editions of the Missal. We sang
You are my hiding place, O Lord.
You surround me with cries of deliverance.
in Chris Walker’s setting. But in some sources it appears as
You are my refuge, O Lord;
you fill me with the joy of salvation.
I’m not sure I know the explanation for the two variants. (Anyone?) Our Communion song, again in a setting by Chris Walker (for whom it was evidently a bumper weekend here in Salford), echoed the second variant, this time taking its text from Ps 45(46).
The first reading, from Leviticus, and the Gospel reading from Mark both spoke of sickness and healing, so we sang Victoria’s setting of the liturgical text recently reconnected to its scriptural source (the words of the centurion in Matthew 8:8) in the new translation of the Mass:
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.