18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A, 2014)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Entrance All who hunger gather gladly
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (chant)
Preparation of the Gifts Christ be beside me
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missal Tone
Communion Eat this bread (Taizé)
Recessional Now thank we all our God

Summer holiday fare. With Anthony away in Lourdes for the Diocesan pilgrimage, it was yours truly on the organ; piano as well, for Rick Wakeman’s arrangement of Bunessan made famous a long time ago by Cat Stevens.

Fr Michael was away in Lourdes too, and we were privileged to have Fr Chris Hilton from the Oratorian Community at St Chad’s as our celebrant. The Eucharistic Prayer, sung in its entirety to the Missal chant, to my ear had a sense of timeless stillness.