Mass in Remembrance of the Victims of the Manchester Arena Bombing

Tuesday of the 6th week of Eastertide, 23 May 2017

Entrance All my hope on God is founded
Kyrie Missal chant
Psalm Ps 90(91): Be with me, O Lord (Peter Smedley)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts We shall walk through the valley (trad. arr. Moses Hogan)
Sanctus, Acclamation B, Amen Missal chant
Agnus Dei Missal chant
Communion Come to Me (Martin Barry & Diane Murden)
Postcommunion In Paradisum (Gabriel Fauré, 1845-1924)
Recessional Thine be the glory

We remembered the dead and their loved ones in a moving celebration with Bishop John and a large number of concelebrating priests. Among the people of Manchester and beyond, the shock and devastation of last night’s cowardly and barbarian attack has been tempered by a tangible sense of proud defiance. We gave voice to that in our final hymn: not Abide with me, but

Thine be the Glory, risen, conquering Son.
Endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won

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