Sunday, 26 October 2014
|Entrance||Father, Lord of all creation|
|Kyrie||Mass of the Redeemer (mcb) - Penitential Act|
|Psalm||Ps 17 (James Walsh)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Alleluia Mode 2 (plainchant)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||A touching place (John Bell)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||German Mass (Schubert/Proulx)|
|Agnus Dei||Mass of the Redeemer|
|Communion||Lord, your love has drawn us near (Stephen Dean)|
|Postcommunion||Ubi Caritas (Ola Gjeilo, b. 1978)|
|Recessional||O Jesus I have promised|
Today’s readings told of love of God and love of neighbour, the first reading from Exodus in particular spelling out the consequences of the command to love, in our dealings with widows and orphans, strangers and the poor. John Bell’s A touching place sings of the same uncompromising challenges.
The ancient hymn Ubi Caritas connects our response to those challenges with God’s own presence: where charity and love are, there is God.