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St Peregrine: hymn

Peregrine was born in 1260 at Forl√¨, Italy to an affluent family. He lived a comfortable life as a youth, and was involved in the politics of his time. [audio:hymnstperegrineorgan.mp3] [audio:stperegrine.mp3]After he received some pastoral support from St. Philip Benizi, he changed his life and joined the Servite order. He was ordained a priest, and later returned to his home to establish a Servite community. There he was widely known for his preaching, penances, and counsel in the confessional. He was cured of cancer, after he received a vision of Christ on the cross reaching out his hand to touch his impaired limb. He died in 1345 and was canonized in 1726. St Peregrine is the patron of cancer patients. Great St Peregrine : words (c) Noel S Donnelly. ( tune Hail Redeemer ) Sung by The St Mungo Singers Great St Peregrine, hear our prayer, ‘Keep us in God’s loving care!’ Help us feel the Father’s love, strength and healing from above. Saints and angels praises sing! Join with Mary the angel’s queen: Praise the Father, praise the Son, praise the Spirit, Oh praise God’s love. Great St Peregrine, near the Lord, keep us close to Christ, God’s Son. Touch us too with healing love, only let God’s will be done. Saints and angels praises . . . . Mighty wonder working friend, beg the Holy Spirit send...

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Mass of our Celtic Roots 2009

The annual Mass during the Celtic Connections Festival drew as great a crowd as ever this year to St Aloysius’, Garnethill. While Scott Glasgow the Piper gave a sonorous and stirring welcome on the steps of the Church, Aisling Gael and the South Side Fiddlers created a warm and welcoming pre-Mass sound inside, and the freshly composed ‘Celtic Prelude’ by Carissa Bovil was a fitting introduction to the hymn to St Bridget, and then the St Mungo Singers and the choir of St Mungo’s, Alloa sang Chilcott’s Irish Blessing. The Mass began with the very full congregation joining in ‘God our Creator’ – set to the so aptly named ‘Highland Cathedral’ – and then the Liturgy of the day began to develop with the Dunkeld Kyrie and Gloria, the stirring prophecy of Moses, Psalm 94 and all that followed. Fr Michael Savage presided and led the clergy and people in the sung Eucharistic Prayer, and Fr Willie Moran spoke most effectively of the opportunity presented for us to cherish our roots and our faith and to support other people by the way we live. The Intercessions included : ‘We pray for the citizens of Glasgow, both new and old, for performers and guests who have come here to enjoy and take part in the Festival, and for people who use the arts as a means of expressing the joy...

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Canticle Philippians 2: 6-11

Canticle: Though Jesus Christ The canticle has its own tune but also fits Plaisir d’amour [audio:cant-thojesus-new.mp3] Though Jesus Christ was in the form of God, he did not count such equality to be grasped. Instead, he freely emptied out himself, and took the form of a servant, was born like us. In human form he chose humility, and gave himself up to dying upon a cross. Because of this our God exalted him, and raised him gave him a name above every name. At Jesus’ name now every knee should bow be they in heav’n or on earth or creation’s depths. All glory be to God, the Three in One, The Father, Son, Holy Spirit, for evermore. When the canticle is used for Morning or Evening Prayer the Doxology above may be...

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Canticle Ephesians 1: 3-10

We bless the God and Father Canticle Ephesians 1: 3-10 Words: Stephen Eric Smyth Tune: Bunessan or new tune by Gerry Fitzpatrick http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/eph-1-ss.mp3 Play the score with Sibelius | You may need to download Scorch   We bless the God and Father of Jesus for he has blessed us freely in Christ. He chose to lavish spiritual blessings from highest heaven. All this through Christ. Long before founding all of creation, God made his plan and chose us in Christ, that we be holy, blameless and loving, children adopted. All this through Christ. God’s will is always that we might love him, source of all graces, witnessed in Christ; love manifested, gift of redemption, pardon for sinners. All this through Christ. Out of his wisdom God chose to tell us his loving purpose set forth in Christ: Time has its fullness, God and creation will be united. All this through...

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City of St Mungo

St Timothy’s Primary School were among the participants in the 2009 Ecumenical Service for St Mungo’s Day taking place in Glasgow Cathedral. They had a new song written for them and sung here for them by Ian Davidson. On St Mungo’s Day, and when Cardinal O’Brien visited them in their school, the children sang their song themselves. The first recording is of the children singing their song, while the 2nd recording is of the composer. [audio:city-st-tim-bnc.mp3] [audio:city-of-stmungo.mp3] The City of St Mungo Chorus after each verse: We’re the children of the City Of Saint Mungo. We never will forget his holy name. They built his church above the shallow river. The Clyde was all there was before he came. He organised the monks to make a monastery Where pilgrims from all Strathclyde could pray They set a school and college on that dear green hill And places where the visitors could stay. And where the burn was winding down the hillside They soon had laid themselves a decent road And lined it all the way with people’s houses And fished and traded goods around the ford And now its fourteen hundred years have rolled on And Glasgow’s great Cathedral’s on the site And mighty bridges fly across the river And twenty-thousand streets are lit all night. The village grew a town and then a city Saint Mungo gave our...

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