Sunday, April 14, 2019

April 19th, 2019, Good Friday

Hello:

Our choir will be singing at the Good Friday Service this Friday, April 19th at 3 PM.  Since I haven't been organized enough to put together a practice earlier in the week, we will be practicing before Mass, starting at 1:15 PM  to set up the choir area, and then run through the music we will be doing.  I hope to be finished running through the music we will be doing by 2:30 PM, or 2:40 PM at the very latest.  Since it's Good Friday, I think it's appropriate that the choir not be practicing immediately before the beginning of the service.

The songs selected for the service are listed below.

CBW - Catholic Book of Worship III
GP - Glory and Praise III

Entrance:  No Entrance Hymn

Kyrie:  No Kyrie
Gloria:  No Gloria during Lent

First Reading:  Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12

Psalm:  Psalm 31 - link

Response:  Father into your hands I commend my spirit.

Second Reading:  Hebrews 4:14-16 to 5:7-9

Gospel Acclamation:  GP 95 Lenten Gospel Acclamation (verse will be spoken)

Christ became obedient for us to death, even death on a Cross.
Therefore God exalted him and gave him the name above every name.

Gospel:  During the Gospel of John we will be singing GP 99 Save Us Savior of the World twice.  I'll be handing out Living With Christ booklets with the Good Friday Service spelled out in it. 

Solemn Intentions:  The cantor and the priest will be singing the 10 solemn Good Friday intentions.  After the priest finishes singing, the choir and the congregation will respond with a simple sung Amen.  An example is found at the end of page 135 of Guidelines for Liturgical Music published by the Canadian Catholic Bishop's Conference - link.

Veneration of the Cross

Father Mitch will be coming in with the cross.  He'll be singing "This is the wood of the cross, on which hung the Savior of the world."  We respond, "Come let us worship."  The music is #72 in the CBW hymnal.

After the cross is placed up in front of the altar, veneration of the cross will take place.  My suggestion to the choir is that the choir venerates the cross after Mass - it will still be there for a period of time after the service.  If you feel strongly about venerating the cross during the service, please feel free to go up and get in the front of the line like we do for Communion.

During veneration of the cross, we will sing the following hymns:

CBW 378 O Sacred Heat Surrounded
CBW 373 Tree of Life
GP 300 Were You There (When They Crucified the Lord)
CBW 379 Behold the Wood

Preparation of the Gifts:  There is no hymn here since there is no preparation of the gifts.

Holy Holy:  No Holy Holy

Memorial Acclamation: No Memorial Acclamation

Amen:  No Amen

Lamb of God: No Lamb of God

A simple Communion Rite concludes the Good Friday liturgy. The altar is prepared and the Blessed Sacrament is brought from the chapel of reservation and placed upon it. All stand for the Lord’s Prayer. The sign of peace and Lamb of God are omitted.  (from page 63 of the Guidelines previously mentioned - link)

Communion:  CBW 610 Taste and See
                         CBW 432 Jesus, The Lord
         
Recessional:  No Recessional Hymn

There is no dismissal or concluding hymn since the Triduum liturgy continues on Holy Saturday night with the celebration of the Easter Vigil. Following the Prayer after Communion there is a Prayer over the People, then all leave in silence. (from page 63 of the Guidelines previously mentioned - link)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

April 7th, 2019, 5th Sunday In Lent

Hello:

The Family Choir will be singing this Sunday, April 7th, the 5th Sunday of Lent.  We will meet at the usual time at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday morning to get organized for the practice and then begin rehearsal at 10:00 a.m.  The Mass time is the usual 11:00 a.m.

The songs selected for this Sunday are listed below.

CBW - Catholic Book of Worship III
GP - Glory and Praise III

Entrance:  GP 279 Seek The Lord

Kyrie:  GP  92 Kyrie, Eleison
Gloria:  No Gloria during Lent

Psalm:  Psalm 126 - link

Response:  The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy

Gospel Acclamation:  GP 95 Lenten Gospel Acclamation (verse will be spoken)

Return to me with all your heart, says the Lord,
for I am gracious and merciful.

Preparation of the Gifts:  CBW 361 Great God of Mercy

Holy Holy:  GP 96

Memorial Acclamation: C - GP 99 Save Us Savior of the World

Amen:  GP 100
Lamb of God: GP 101

Communion:  GP 499 O Sacrament Most Holy (Vs. 1 and 2 only)
                        CBW 373 Tree of Life
           
Recessional:  CBW 353 Take Up Your Cross (Words with music will be provided)

Friday, March 29, 2019

March 31, 2019, 4th Sunday of Lent

Hello:

The Family Choir will be singing this Sunday, March 31st, the 4th Sunday of Lent.  We will meet at the usual time at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday morning to get organized for the practice and then begin rehearsal at 10:00 a.m.  The Mass time is the usual 11:00 a.m.

The songs selected for this Sunday are listed below.

CBW - Catholic Book of Worship III
GP - Glory and Praise III

Entrance:  GP 725 Lift Up Your Hearts

Kyrie:  GP  92 Kyrie, Eleison
Gloria:  No Gloria during Lent

Psalm:  Psalm 34 - link

Response:  Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Gospel Acclamation:  GP 95 Lenten Gospel Acclamation (verse will be spoken)

I will get up and go to my father and say to him:
Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.

Preparation of the Gifts:  CBW 622 I Will Sweep Away Your Transgressions
(note - I have sheets with the music and words on them)

Holy Holy:  GP 96

Memorial Acclamation: C - GP 99 Save Us Savior of the World

Amen:  GP 100
Lamb of God: GP 101

Communion:  CBW 610 Taste and See
                        GP 499 O Sacrament Most Holy
             
Recessional:  CBW 533 Sent Forth By God's Blessing

Monday, March 4, 2019

March 6th, Ash Wednesday

Hello:

Our choir will be leading the music for the Ash Wednesday Mass at 7:00 p.m., March 6th.  We will be starting to organize and setup at 6:15 p.m. and begin the practice at 6:30 p.m.

The music selected for our Ash Wednesday Mass is listed below.

CBW - Catholic Book of Worship III
GP - Glory and Praise III

Entrance:  GP 277 Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days

Kyrie:  GP  92 Kyrie, Eleison
Gloria: No Gloria

Psalm:  Psalm 51 - link.

Response:  Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Gospel Acclamation:  GP 95 Lenten Gospel Acclamation
Note:  We will do the refrain whose melody is very similar to GP #94 Alleluia.  However, I will ask someone to speak the acclamation found below.  There won't be enough time to learn both refrain and the acclamation.

Today, do not harden your hearts,
but listen to the voice of the Lord.

Distribution of Ashes:  GP 261 Ashes
                                        CBW 374 With Our God

Preparation of the Gifts:  GP 266 Again We Keep This Solemn Fast

Holy Holy:  GP 96

Memorial Acclamation: C - GP 99 Save Us Savior of the World

Amen:  GP 100
Lamb of God:  Bill's

Communion:  CBW 597 Bread of Life (Vs. 1 & 2 of 597D,
                         Vs. 1-3 of 597A)
                       CBW 491 Lord Hear My Prayer
             
Recessional:  (If required) GP 279 Seek The Lord (Vs. 1 & 3)

Friday, March 1, 2019

March 3rd, 2019, 8th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Hello:

The Family Choir will be singing this Sunday, March 3rd, the 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time (the last Sunday before Lent).  We will meet at the usual time at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday morning to get organized for the practice and then begin rehearsal at 10:00 a.m.  The Mass time for this Sunday is the usual 11:00 a.m.

The songs selected for this Sunday are listed below.

CBW - Catholic Book of Worship III
GP - Glory and Praise III

Entrance:  GP 714 All Creatures of Our God and King

Kyrie:  GP  92 Kyrie, Eleison
Gloria: GP 93 Gloria

Psalm:  Psalm 92 - link.

Response:  Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

Gospel Acclamation:  GP 94 Alleluia

Shine like stars in the world,
holding fast to the word of life.

Preparation of the Gifts:  GP #709 Like Cedars

Holy Holy:  GP 96

Memorial Acclamation: C - GP 99 Save Us Savior of the World

Amen:  GP 100
Lamb of God:  Bill's

Communion:  CBW 610 Taste and See
                        GP 618 Only In God (YouTube link)
               
Recessional:  GP 530 Celtic Alleluia: Sending Forth

Friday, February 8, 2019

February 10th, 2019, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello:

The Family Choir will be singing this Sunday, February 10th, the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Normally, the Traditional Choir would sing this Sunday but we've switched with them.  We will be doing this Sunday, and they will be doing  February 17th and 24th - the 3rd and 4th Sundays of February.

We will meet at the usual time at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday morning to get organized for the practice and then begin rehearsal at 10:00 a.m.  The Mass time for this Sunday is the usual 11:00 a.m.

The songs selected for this Sunday are listed below.

CBW - Catholic Book of Worship III
GP - Glory and Praise III

Entrance:  CBW 555 Holy God We Praise Thy Name

Kyrie:  GP  92 Kyrie, Eleison
Gloria: GP 93 Gloria

Psalm:  Psalm 138 - link.

Response:  Before the Angels I sing your praise, O Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:  GP 94 Alleluia

Come follow me, says the Lord,
and I will make you fishers of people.

Preparation of the Gifts:  CBW 480 Amazing Grace (jazz harmony) - link (flute part - link)
Holy Holy:  GP 96

Memorial Acclamation: C - GP 99 Save Us Savior of the World (new!)

Amen:  GP 100
Lamb of God:  Bill's

Communion:  CBW 520 Here I Am Lord
                         GP 618 Only In God (YouTube link - same as last week)
                 
Recessional:  CBW 534 Let All Things Now Living

Friday, February 1, 2019

February 3rd, 2019, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello:

The Family Choir will be singing this Sunday, February 3rd, the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  We will meet at the usual time at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday morning to get organized for the practice and then begin rehearsal at 10:00 a.m.  The Mass time for this Sunday is the usual 11:00 a.m.

The songs selected for this Sunday are listed below.

CBW - Catholic Book of Worship III
GP - Glory and Praise III

Entrance:  GP 779 This Day God Gives Me

Kyrie:  GP  92 Kyrie, Eleison
Gloria: GP 93 Gloria

Psalm:  Psalm 71 - link.

Response:  My mouth will tell, O Lord, of your deeds of salvation.

Gospel Acclamation:  GP 94 Alleluia

The Lord sent me to bring good news to the poor,
to proclaim release to the captives.

Preparation of the Gifts:  CBW 629 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace
Holy Holy:  GP 96

Memorial Acclamation: B - GP 98 When We Eat This Bread

Amen:  GP 100
Lamb of God:  Bill's

Communion:  GP 511 (CBW 610) Taste and See
                         GP 618 Only In God (new song - please listen to link)
                   
Recessional:  GP 532 Sent Forth By God's Blessing