23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A, 2014)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Entrance All people that on earth do dwell
Kyrie Mass of the Redeemer (mcb) - Kyrie
Gloria Psallite
Psalm O that today (Chris O’Hara)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia
Preparation of the Gifts Make me a channel of your peace
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missal tone
Agnus Dei Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Communion Where two or three are gathered (Liam Lawton)
Postcommunion Sicut Cervus (G.P. da Palestrina, 1525-1594)
Recessional O God our help in ages past

Back with a bang, even though we were few in number in the absence, for a couple of weeks more, of our student members. We were helped along by the Catenians of Number One Province, assembled as usual on this Sunday for their annual Mass. The opening and closing hymns shook the rafters.

Today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 18 ended with the words

For where two or three meet in my name,
I shall be there with them.

We sang Liam Lawton’s reflection on these words, by turns stirring and thoughtful. As I think I’ve mentioned before, the uplifting refrain more than makes up for the rather plain and uninspired verses.

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