The First Sunday of Lent
An Introit: Not by Bread Alone; The sung Opening Prayer; The Gospel Acclamation; The Sung Preface
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.