Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Boring Propers?

Kathleen Pluth at Chant Cafe explains why we sing propers at Mass.  I'd rather sing them than say them, as is routinely done at weekday Masses.
Who could possibly be thrilled to hear or sing "Today the Light will shine upon us because to us the Lord is born" at the early Mass, before the road trip? 
Here is the person who will be thrilled. The contemplative who excuses himself briefly from the family celebration to attend the early Mass. The elderly woman, the daily communicant, who has spent the last week reading ahead in her Magnificat to prepare for the great day. The little child who learned the introit in school. The retired priest who says Mass in a convent, or in the chapel in the rest home where he lives.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Assumption Vigil Feedback

Considering what little preparation we were able to do, I'd say we did pretty well tonight.  Our guest singers were no small part of that success!  Here's a tweet I got from a churchgoer tonight: "Outstanding job . . . As usual, Regina Pacis lifted us all a lil closer to Heavn" [sic].  Maybe I should reconsider that RPC Twitter account after all.

But the biggest kudos of the night go to Kathy, who dragged her broken foot and the boot containing it upstairs to the choir loft and directed us as well as she could!  We'll keep praying for her swift healing.

And one more prayer intention for the choir: those of us who are unemployed.  St. Joseph the Worker, pray for us!

Update on Kathy

Again from her daughter:
[Kathy]'s definitely got a broken bone in that foot she twisted this weekend. Poor mom! She's getting another "boot" for the foot (I think she burned the last one after the accident in '08!). Thanks for the prayers, etc. - keep 'em coming. :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Prayers Please

From Kathy's daughter:
[She] twisted her foot/ankle at the vacation rental house where she and dad were staying in CA. It's a bit swollen, black & blue. She will hopefully get into the doctor today to have it seen. She's ok, but can't really walk on it much; can't drive at all. :( Please send her your prayers & best wishes! Thanks.
Kristin Rosenqvist can use your prayers also; she's been having a rough summer.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Vigil: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

For the special Mass at which we'll be singing Tuesday, August 14 at the Cathedral.

Introit: Vultum Tuum (However, it does not include the Gloria Patri!  Per Kathy, we're only going to do the antiphon and the Mode II Gloria Patri.  Also ignore the Alleluia on the video.)

Missa De Angelis (Mass VIII):
Credo III
Agnus Dei

Communio: Beata Viscera (does not include verses)