The Mass I like most to attend at our parish is the 11:00 ordinary form. Unfortunately, due to the scheduling problems of a fairly crowded and disorganized family, I find that i rarely get to attend that one. Well, I did today, and I hadn't realized how much I missed it!
Here's what I saw and heard:
Prelude: "Pastorale" by Raymond Haan--on pipe organ.
Hail Holy Queen, Latin polyphony in the Baroque mode.
Introit; Latin Chant, proper to the day, from the Liber Usualis
Entrance "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Lauda Anima) English-congregational singing
Kyrie: Missae de Angelis--Greek Congregation, chant
Gloria: Missae de Angelis--Latin, Congregation, chant
Gospel: Grduale Romanum by choir. Alleluia verse, by choir both Latin/Gregorian
Preparation From Liber Usualis, proper, chant. Motet: "Ave Maria" (Jacob Arcadelt) choir
of the Altar
Super oblata; Sung
Memorial "When we eat this bread..." sung by congregation
Agnus Dei; Mass XVII--Adoremus Hymnal, Chant in Latin by congregation.
Communion: From the Liber Usualis, Latin chant, proper,by the choir.
Hymn "Be Thou my Vison" (Slane) congregation
Anthem "Now to Praise the Name of Jesus" (Michael Bedford) choir--beautiful! So beautiful!
Closing prayer; sung
Closing and blessing; sung.
Closing hymn "My Faith Looks Up to Thee" (Olivet)
Postlude: "Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals"
Incense at opening, Gospel an offertory. priest and Deacon in proper vestments, cooridinated, to include Dalmatic. Bells as appropriate, the whole nine yards. The homily was excellent--on sacrifice, the use and need for it, and on offering it up. Good Stuff.
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