Month: June 2009

Psalm 8: How great is your name

Psalm 8: words (c) The Grail, England. Music (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick. Recorded at St Leo’s by Grace Buckley. How great is your name, O Lord our God, how great is your name. When I see the heavens, the work of your hands, the moon and the stars which you have made, what is man that you should keep him in mind, mortal man that you should care for him? How great is your name, O Lord our God, How great is your name. You have made him little less than a god, with glory and honour you crowned him, gave him power over the work of your hands, put all things under his feet. How great is your name, O Lord our God, How great is your name. You have put all things under his feet, all of them, sheep and cattle. Yes, even the savage beasts, birds of the air and fish that make their way through the waters. How great is your name, O Lord our God, How great is your...

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Psalm 33: Seek the Lord

Psalm 33: words (c) The Grail. Music (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick. Sung by Catherine Walker. Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good. Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good. I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips. In the Lord my soul shall make its boast, the humble shall hear, the humble hear, the humble shall hear, they shall be glad. Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good. Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good. Glorify the Lord with me, together let us praise his name. I sought the Lord, he answered me, from all my terrors set me free, From all my terrors set me free. Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good. Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good. Taste and see the Lord is good. Happy those who rely on him. Glorify the Lord with me, together let us praise his name, Together let us praise his name. Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good. Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good....

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Psalm 115: I will walk

Psalm 115 (a): Words and music (c) Noel S Donnelly. Sung by Noel S Donnelly in St Albert’s, Glasgow. I will walk in the presence of God. I trusted when I felt afflicted, I walk in the sight of the Lord, And even in the face of death, I will walk in the presence of God. I will walk in the presence of God. Your servant, Lord, is ever trusting. My bonds you have loosened with care. I offer thanks and sacrifice, I will walk in the presence of God. I will walk in the presence of God. My vows to God I keep with gladness, I dwell in the house of my Lord. My promises I will fulfill. I will walk in the presence of God. I will walk in the presence of God....

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Summer Outing 2009

Every summer, the St. Mungo Singers have a day away before breaking up for the holidays. This year, it was a day at the seaside – North Berwick to be more precise. First thing on Saturday 13 June, we loaded up a bus and headed for the East (of Scotland!). The plan was to spend most of the day in North Berwick and then head for Dunbar where Mgr. Stephen Robson would be waiting to welcome us to the Vigil Mass at Our Lady of the Waves. The weather was a little uncertain as we left and there was some trepidation that if the rain came, choir members might find time passing too slowly. Not a bit of it! Once we arrived, the party scattered in every direction, some to the shops, others for a cuppa in the Seabird Centre or one of the cafes and restaurants, others for an initial checkout of what the seafront had to offer. Some enthusiasts booked for a trip round the Bass Rock on the “Sula”, a local boat. They were stunned to realise that what they had thought were either flowers or droppings on the rock were in fact birds, thousands of them occupying every nook and cranny on the rock and swirling about it in numbers so great it was a wonder there weren’t midair collisions. It was even more of...

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Eucharistic Prayer

The Eucharistic Prayer Notes taken from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal copyright © 2002 the International Committee on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) in the English translation. Copyright © 2005 Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, in the emendations and editorial arrangement. 78. Now the centre and summit of the entire celebration begins: namely, the Eucharistic Prayer, that is, the prayer of thanksgiving and sanctification. The priest invites the people to lift up their hearts to the Lord in prayer and thanksgiving; he unites the congregation with himself in the Prayer that he addresses in the name of the entire community to God the Father through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit. F u r t h e rm o re, the meaning of the Prayer is that the entire congregation of the faithful should join itself with Christ in confessing the great deeds of God and in the offering of Sacrifice. The Eucharistic Prayer demands that all listen to it with re v e rence and in silence. 79. The chief elements making up the Eucharistic Prayer may be distinguished in this way: a. Thanksgiving (expressed especially in the Preface): in which the priest, in the name of the entire holy people, glorifies God the Father and gives thanks for the whole work of salvation or for some special aspect of it that corresponds to...

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