Sunday, April 28, 2013

Utterly Senseless

Keep in your prayers the choir and parishioners of St. Jude Thaddeus in Albuquerque, NM, where a man stabbed four choir members.  From the AP:
Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says a man in his 20s jumped over several pews at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church around noon Sunday and walked up to the choir area where he began his attack.
The injuries to the four church-goers weren't life-threatening. All four were being treated at hospitals.
Numerous parishioners subdued the attacker and held him down until police arrived. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Apr. 28: 5th Sunday of Easter

At the Cathedral, 5 PM.  Sorry for the delay in getting this posted.

Introit: Cantate Domino (audio only)

Vidi Aquam (meaning no Kyrie)

Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass VIII

Responsorial: Psalm 145 (Vss. 3 thru 8 only)

Alleluia: Easter, Vs. 5

(Credo III, just in case)

Offertory: Jubilate Deo
Ye Sons and Daughters

Communio: Ego sum vitis vera

Post-Communion: Ubi Caritas (Durufle)

Closing: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Apr. 14: 3rd Sunday of Easter

At the Cathedral, 5 PM.

Introit: Jubilate Deo

Vidi Aquam

Gloria: Mass VIII

Offertory: Lauda anima mea
Come Ye Faithful Raise The Strain

Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass XVII

Communio: Simon Ioannis

Postcommunion: Regina Coeli (Cristobal)

Closing: The Strife Is O'er

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

But Pray For Him Anyway

According to this CNS article, Pope Francis will not be like his predecessor when it comes to chant.  Emphasis mine:
After a musically proficient and polyglot Pope Benedict XVI, it came as a surprise to many that Pope Francis doesn't sing or chant at Mass or speak foreign languages in public.
From his first Mass as pope -- his liturgy with the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel March 14 -- the pope has not chanted or sung during the usual moments of the liturgy, such as before the eucharistic prayer.
His ditching any musical pitch was even more evident during the "Regina Coeli" April 1, when he spoke, rather than intoned, the Marian prayer.
The article goes on to say it could be because of Francis' "husky" voice, or the Jesuit maxim of "nec rubricat, nec cantat," or sloughing off the rubrics and the chant.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Resurrexit Sicut Dixit

Thanks for all the hard work you put into these last few weeks.  Enjoy the time off, and pray that Kathy can shake off her illness with some rest!  See you on Tuesday night the 9th.