Month: February 2018

A Morning Prayer for Lent (2.1)

Morning Prayer 2 (1)   sung verse Guard us, Lord, as the apple of your eye, hide us in the shadow of your wing. Glory to God the Father, glory to the Son, Glory to God the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.     Let us pray:         (as we light our candle for peace) We pray for peace in the Holy Land, for Syria, Iraq and all the troubled countries where people’s lives are threatened or taken from them by violence or war. We pray for refugees, and for those who need to show mercy. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.   Psalm 26: The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.   The Lord is my light and my help: of whom then, shall I be afraid? The strength in my life is the Lord,  before whom shall I ever tremble The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help. One thing I ask of the Lord:  to live with him for evermore. O Lord, hear my voice, in mercy answer!  I seek you, dismiss not your servant. The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help. Glory to God the Father, glory to the Son, Glory to God the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen. The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.   Let us...

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A Short Stations of the Cross

A Short Stations of the Cross   In the Christian West few devotional practices are as loved as the Way of the Cross, a devotion which recalls the last stage of the journey that Jesus walked in his earthly life: from when he and his disciples, ‘after psalms had been sung, left for the Mount of Olives’ (Mk 14, 26), ‘until the Lord was taken to the  place called Golgotha, the Skull’ (Mk 15, 22), to be crucified and then buried in a garden nearby, in a new tomb hewn out of the rock.         a recording of: We praise you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/we-praise-you-1.mp3 Let us pray Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live in a land far away from Jerusalem, nevertheless,  today we walk with your Son, Jesus, on his Way of the Cross to have some share in his generous self-giving, so that we may live life more fully, and finally share in his resurrection. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.   the script of the Stations:   Stations of Cross 2018 stand alone the music of ‘We praise you, O...

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Music for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

The 2nd Sunday of Lent   Introit: The Father’s Voice;  The sung Opening Prayer; The Gospel Acclamation The Father’s Voice; the sung Preface http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Lent-clergy-2.mp3   We have grown accustomed to singing hymns at the start of Mass, and they are often very effective. However, hymns are frequently less suitable than ‘The Entry Song’ or Introit.  The Introit tends to be in tune with the theme of the day or the season, is short, is scriptural, and is flexible.   People can fairly easily learn the ‘Glory be to the Father’ which  fits the verses of several weeks while choir or cantor can sing the verses until people pick them up.  The Gospel verses of Lent are both adaptable and suitable let’s – try them. The Archdiocesan Music Committee thanks Fr Michael Hutson for recording the Opening Prayers, Fr John Carroll for recording the Prefaces, and the St Mungo Singers for the rest. Introit : The Father’s Voice the audio is above.  here is the text: The Father’s voice was heard from the cloud: ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him. Listen to him.” Glory to the Father, glory to theSon, glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen. The Father’s voice was heard from the cloud: ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him. Listen to him.” The music: the verse is taken from the Gospel Acclamation...

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Music for the 1st Sunday of Lent

The First Sunday of Lent           Introit 1a: Not by Bread Alone; Collect; Gospel Acclamation; Preface http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Lent-clergy-1.mp3     Introit 1: He will Call to Me http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/introit-lent1.mp3 We have grown accustomed to singing hymns at the start of Mass, and they are often very effective. However, hymns are frequently less suitable than ‘The Entry Song’ or Introit.  The Introit tends to be in tune with the theme of the day or the season, is short, is scriptural.   People can fairly easily learn the ‘Glory be to the Father’ which  often fits the verses of several weeks while choir or cantor can sing the verses until people pick them up.  The Gospel verses of Lent are very accessible – let’s try them. The Archdiocesan Music Committee thanks Fr Michael Hutson for recording the Opening Prayers, Fr John Carroll for recording the Prefaces, and the St Mungo Singers for the rest. Introit 1a: Introit Lent 1a – Full Score Not by bread alone do we live, but by every word from the mouth of God; Not by bread alone, Not by bread alone, Not by bread alone. Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. Not by bread alone do we live, but by every word from the mouth of God. (This could also be used instead as the Antiphon for Communion...

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Ash Wednesday 2018

St Leo the Great ASH WEDNESDAY 2018                   Saint Peter Chrysologus (c.406-450), Bishop of Ravenna, Doctor of the Church wrote: ‘My dear brethren, today we set out on the great Lenten journey. So let us take our food and drink along in our boat, putting onto the chest the abundant mercy we shall need. For our fasting is a hungry one, our fasting is a thirsty one if it isn’t sustained by goodness and refreshed by mercy. Our fasting will be cold, our fasting will flag if the fleece of almsgiving doesn’t clothe it, if the garment of compassion does not wrap it around.’ Introit He will call to me and I shall answer With freedom and honour and length of days; He will call to me. He will call to me.   All you sheltered by the Most High, who live in Almighty God’s shadow, say to the Lord, “my Refuge, my stronghold, my rock in whom I trust.” He will call to me and I shall answer With freedom and honour and length of days; He will call to me. He will call to me.   The Liturgy of the Word     A reading from the Book of Joel 2: 12-18   Psalm 50: Have mercy, O Lord, have mercy, O Lord, have mercy because we have sinned....

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