Visit of the Relics of St Anthony of Padua

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Entrance Come down, O love divine
Kyrie Missa de Angelis
Gloria Missa de Angelis
Psalm I will sing forever (mcb)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts God has chosen me
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missa de Angelis
Agnus Dei Missa de Angelis
Communion Come to Me (Martin Barry & Diane Murden
Postcommunion O Quam Gloriosum (T.L. de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Recessional Praise to God, Almighty Father (Christopher Phillips, adapted)

When the Cathedral hosted the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux in 2009, the queues reached several times round the block. For some reason the visit of St Anthony of Padua was less of a draw, and the congregation for Mass celebrated in the presence of his relics was a bit smaller than that for a normal Sunday. But we were treated to fine preaching from a friar from Padua, and the celebration – for which we followed the readings and, indirectly, the propers for the feast of St Anthony, was friendly and down to earth. I found the final hymn on the internet, and just tweaked the words a little. We sang it to the tune Blaenwern.

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