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I rejoiced when I heard them say

2 I Rejoiced when I heard them Say:  a verse from Psalm 121 sung by Magdalen MacInnes with a ‘Glory to the Father’ added as is common in the tradition of Morning and Evening Prayer. http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Magdalen-I-rejoiced.mp3   This arrangement can be sung with or without the ‘Glory be.’ It can be used as an Entry Song (with the ‘Glory Be’)  or as a psalm verse without it. “I rejoiced when I heard them say: “Let us go to the house of God.’ And now our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem. Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Spirit both now and ever more.   Psalm 121 Antiphon and Doxology...

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In the morning let us know we’re loved

1 In the Morning – an adaptation of a verse from psalm 143.7 sung by Catriona Glen with a ‘Glory to the Father’ added as is common in the tradition of Morning and Evening Prayer. http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/In-the-morning-school.mp3   The psalms are an inexhaustible source of spiritual thought, language and support.  One way to familiarise schools with them is to teach the children one or two verses and even to add a Glory to the Father which may fit more than one psalm verse setting. “In the morning let us know we’re loved both at home and school and everywhere we go. Let us show your love to everyone we meet and be filled with peace and joy.” Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Hoy Spirit now and for ever. Amen. Schoolhymn In the morning – Full Score...

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Morning Prayer 6 for schools led by Holly

Morning Prayers 6  led by Holly   http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/MP-sch-6-Holly-edited-1.mp3 Music introduction: (the introduction to Like the Deer) Loving God, whose Son Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph in Nazareth, strengthen us in our daily living So that in good days and bad we may know the power of your presence in our families and in our school. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen   Sung: Like the deer that longs for running streams so my soul is thirsting for you. Like the deer that longs for running streams so my soul is thirsting. A Reading from the Gospel according to Matthew You must love the Lord your God With heart and soul, and mind and strength and your neighbour as yourself. Prayer and Intercessions We pray for each other: 1: God, help us to show that we are like Christ by the way we care for our family and for each other at school.    Lord hear us. 2: God Our Father, we pray for those who are sad today. Comfort them and bring them hope. Lord hear us.  3:  God Our Father, we pray for peace throughout the world, especially for refugees.   Lord hear us.   Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven,  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our...

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The radioalba.org christian schedule for the week of 27th August

radioalba.org  christian is an ecumenical,  internet-based radio which promotes prayer and news of good things happening in the churches and among  people of faith.  The radioalba.org christian schedule for the week of 27th August  The Morning half-hour is repeated every 30 minutes until 12.00 08.00: Morning Prayer daily this week is led by Mary Bradley, Stephen Eric Smyth, John Carroll, Gerry Fitzpatrick, Pat Graham SND and Donald MacInnes.  Music by The St Mungo Singers with cantors Grace Buckley and Noel Donnelly,  organist Jane McKenna, and harpist Noel Donnelly 08.15: Morning Prayer for schools is led today by children of Our Lady of Good Aid Primary, Motherwell. 08.20: Canon Bob Hill comments on Matthew 16: 21-27  – disciples are to follow – not lead – the Master. 08.25: A short Peace Service is led by Joe Docherty. 12.00 noon: This week the Scottish Catholic Observer speaks of an alarming decline in the number of Catholic marriages and what might be done about it, talks about a new patron for a Scottish charity and highlights a very special nun. 12.15: A service for those who are bereaved. 12.30 – 6.00: archive music The Evening Hour (Evening Prayer, Magazine and Night Prayer) at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00. 20.00: Evening Prayer is led by David Smith with music by The St Mungo Singers with Noel Donnelly on harp and Jane McKenna and Jacqueline Barrett on the...

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Liturgical reform is irreversible

Pope Francis: Liturgical reform is irreversible August 24th, 2017 Source: VIS Pope Francis gave an important address on the liturgical reform today (Thursday) speaking to participants of the 68th Italian National Liturgical Week. The liturgical reform, he said, did not “flourish suddenly,” but was the result of a long preparation. It was brought to maturity by the Second Vatican Council with the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, “whose lines of general reform respond to real needs and to the concrete hope of a renewal; it desired a living liturgy for a Church completely vivified by the mysteries celebrated.” The direction marked out by the Council, found expression in the revised liturgical books promulgated by Blessed Paul VI, he explained, but “it is not enough to reform the liturgical books; the mentality of the people must be reformed as well.” The Holy Father said the reformation of the liturgical books was the first step in a process, “that requires time, faithful reception, practical obedience, wise implementation” on the part first of the ordained ministers, but also of the other ministers, and indeed, of all who take part in the liturgy. Today, Pope Francis said, “there is still work to do in this direction, in particular rediscovering the reasons for the decisions made with the liturgical reform, overcoming unfounded and superficial readings, partial receptions, and practices that disfigure it.”...

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