Month: April 2014

Glasgow Archdiocese Chrism Mass 2014

The Chrism Mass for the Archdiocese of Glasgow was celebrated on Holy Thursday in St. Andrew’s Cathedral by Archbishop Tartaglia, together with Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti and a large attendance of priests from the diocese. It was good to see the cathedral full to capacity for the service with people standing at the back of the church and some of the congregation joining the St. Mungo Singers in the choir loft. Before the Mass began, the choir sang a selection of liturgical music, including Handel’s “Lord, I trust Thee”, the Calvisius setting of “Veni, Sancte Spiritus”, Bach’s “O Sacred Head” and the Taizé “There is One Lord”. The last mentioned was sung in responsorial form and the congregation joined in Then, as the opening procession of clergy to the sanctuary commenced, the choir led the congregation in singing Bernadette Farrell’s “Christ, be our Light”. The music of the Mass itself included: the plainsong Gloria and Pater Noster, Mgr. Gerry Fitzpatrick’s setting of the responsorial psalm (Ps. 88 sung by cantor Fran Archer), Noel Donnelly’s “Veni, Veni” as the oils were taken to the altar for blessing, the late Peter Aston’s very apposite motet “I give you a new commandment” and, as the recessional, Pam Murray’s “Go, spread my word”. In a wide-ranging homily, Archbishop Tartaglia expressed firstly his sense of privilege to be celebrating the Chrism Mass with so...

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Chrism Mass In Diocese of Argyll & Isles 2014

  Argyll & the Isles celebrated their Chrism Mass on 9th April with a warm and beautiful liturgy in St. Columba’s Cathedral. Bishop Joseph Toal was joined by priests from across the diocese, members of religious communities and parishioners from a wide number of parishes. The music for the liturgy was provided by members of the Diocesan choir, who had also come from far and wide to give their support, with Fr. Michael Hutson as organist. The opening procession of clergy to the sanctuary was accompanied by the singing of Newman’s great hymn “Praise to the Holiest”. After Bishop Toal’s welcome to all who had made the effort to be present, the plainsong Kyrie from the Missa Orbis Factor was sung. The sense of joyful celebration was marked by the sung Gloria (Schutte). The Responsorial Psalm (Marty Haugen’s setting of Ps.62) was sung by seminarian Emmanuel Onyekachi Alagbaoso from Nigeria. As the oils were brought up to the altar for blessing by the Bishop, the choir led the congregation in singing what was probably for most of them a new but very appropriate hymn – “Sunlight makes the olive fruitful” (by Brian Luckner), sung to the tune of “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus”. The music for the Communion Rite was a mix of the new (Lord, I give my life to You) and the old (Soul of my Saviour). Bishop...

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Easter Morning Prayers 2014

A Morning Prayer (1) for Easter with Mass MP Easter 1 A Morning Prayer (2) for Easter with Mass MP Easter 2   Morning Prayer on christian to access the text click below Week 1 Easter M P A schools Morning Prayer on christian for Easter week 1: led by Amy and children of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary with cantor Magdalen McInnes MP Easter 1...

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