Friday, March 22, 2013


Since we've got both Holy Thursday and Easter to prepare for, expect this Tuesday's rehearsal (the 26th) to run late.  Exactly how late, I don't know.  But to compensate, you'll get the following Tuesday off.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Prayers Please

For Kristin Rosenqvist, who continues to battle a myriad of health problems.  St. Dymphna (above), pray for her and us!

Habemus Papam

Let us pray for Francis our Pope, that the Lord may preserve him, give him life, make him blessed upon the earth, and hand not his soul over to his enemies.

V. May Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand.
R. And upon the son of man whom You have confirmed.

Let us pray. O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful, You have willed Your servant, Francis, to be the pre-eminent shepherd of Your Church. Graciously look upon him and grant to him, we beseech You, to benefit by word and deed those whom he rules, so that, with the faithful flock, he may come to life eternal. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

HT: Chant Cafe.  Link includes the accompanying chant.

Mar. 31: Easter Sunday

5 PM at the Cathedral.  Extraordinary Form Mass, which means the Spanish Mass will likely be hot on our heels!

Processional: O Filii et Filiae

Vidi Aquam

Introit: Resurrexi

Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Monteverdi Missa

Gradual: Haec Dies

Alleluia, Pascha nostrum

Sequence: Victimae paschali laudes

Credo III

Offertory proper: Terra tremuit

Offertory motet: Terra tremuit (Haller)

Communion proper: Pascha nostrum (antiphon only)

Post-Communion motet: Regina Caeli (Cristobal)

Last Gospel Antiphon: Regina Coeli

Recessional: Ye Sons And Daughters

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lest we forget . . .

. . . to thank Fr. Francisco for a scrumptious Italian dinner at the friary Sunday night!

(Well, we did all sign a REAL card.)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

How To End Up In Kathy's Doghouse

Kathy, our director, is a kind, patient, and classy soul, but even she has her limits.  If you really want to get under her skin, here's how:
  1. Don't show up for rehearsal or Mass without telling her.
  2. Tell her you can't show up for rehearsal or Mass just beforehand when you knew days or even weeks ago you wouldn't be there.
  3. Come to Mass without your music in order.
  4. Don't review the music between rehearsals or before coming to Mass.
  5. Come late to rehearsal or call time without a good reason.
  6. Tell her she never gave you that piece of music . . . when she did.
  7. Anticipate the "s" at the end of a phrase.
  8. Use the American "r", such as in "Glorrrrrrrria".
  9. Get louder atop a podatus.
  10. Double the note on a salicus.
Did I miss any?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Mar. 28: Holy Thursday

At Holy Spirit Mission, 6 PM.

Introit: Nos Autem

KyrieGloria (mp3 only), SanctusAgnus Dei: Mass IV

Gradual: Christus Factus Est

Antiphons for the Washing of the Feet:
  • Mandatum novum do vobis
  • Postquam surrexit Dominus
  • Dominus Jesus
  • Domine, tu mihi lavas pedes
  • Si ego Dominus
  • In hoc cognoscent omnes
  • Maneant in vobis
  • Ubi caritas
can all be found here.

Offertory Proper: Dextera domini

Offertory Motet: Christus factus est (Ebner)

Communion: Dominus Jesus

Transfer of the Blessed Sacrament: Pange Lingua

Stripping of altar: Psalm 21 (alternate verses between cantor and all)


Mar. 17: Fifth Sunday of Lent

At St. Peter Canisius, 8:30 AM.

Introit: Judica me

KyrieSanctusAgnus Dei: Mass XVII

Offertory: Attende Domine

Communion: Vere Languores Nostros

Closing: O Sacred Head Surrounded

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mar. 15: Stations of the Cross

At the Cathedral, 6:30 PM.  And at St. Rose of Lima, Fri. Mar. 22, 6 PM.

O Sacred Head Surrounded

Stabat Mater

The Seven Last Words

Vere Languores Nostros

Mar. 10: Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday of Lent)

5 PM at the Cathedral.  NOTE: You should already have from Kathy all the music you need through Easter Sunday.  If not, contact her ASAP.

Introit: Laetare Ierusalem

Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass XVII

Offertory: Laudate Dominum
Attende Domine

Communio: Lutum fecit

Motet: O Jesu Christe

Closing: O Sacred Head Surrounded

Remember: Dinner with Fr. Francisco afterward!

Sede Vacante

The Chair of St. Peter is now vacant, as represented by the above logo.  All blessings be upon Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI, whose Summorum Pontificum in 2007 made it far easier to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

Therefore, we pray the Collect for the Election of the Supreme Pontiff
(From the Votive Mass Pro Eligendo Summo Pontifice):
O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless mercy Thou wouldst grant the most Holy Roman Church a pontiff, who by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may be ever honored by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son who with Thee livest and reignest world without end. Amen.