Music for Mass on December 20

Mary C. Weaver Music for Mass

Click to download the Mass program for December 20, 2020, the fourth Sunday of Advent. Here are some of the proper texts—those that change with every Sunday or solemnity—to be sung for this Mass: Introit: Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open and bring forth salvation. (Cf. Isaiah 45:8) Responsorial …

Mass of the Angels for the Christmas season

Mary C. Weaver Music and liturgy, Music for Mass, Parish News

During the Christmas season this year–from December 25 through January 10–we will sing new settings of the Gloria, the Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy), and the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). All are English versions of the Latin setting known as Missa de Angelis–the Mass of the Angels. All are in English. We will continue to sing the Greek Kyrie we …

Music for Mass on December 13

Mary C. Weaver Music for Mass

Click to download the Mass program for December 13, 2020. Today, the third Sunday of Advent, is known as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means “rejoice.” It is the first word of today’s introit (the reason this day is called Gaudete), and rejoicing is a predominant theme of today’s Mass. You’ll notice that today’s liturgical color is rose, not violet. Note that …

Music for Mass on December 6

Mary C. Weaver Music for Mass

Click to download the order of service for Mass on December 6, 2020. Note that during Advent, the Gloria is not said or sung (except on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception). Also, during Advent we will sing the Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy) and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) in Latin. Here are some of the proper texts—those that change …

Music for Mass on November 29

Mary C. Weaver Music for Mass

Click to download the order of Mass for November 29, 2020. Note that during Advent, the Gloria is not said or sung (except on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception). Also, during Advent we will sing the Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy) and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) in Latin. Here are some of the proper texts—those that change with every …

Changes in our Mass ordinary for Advent 2020

Mary C. Weaver Music and liturgy, Music for Mass, Parish News

At every Mass we sing or say the words of the Ordinary (the unchangeable parts of the Mass), for example, the Gloria; Holy, holy, holy; and Lamb of God. In ordinary time—the liturgical season we’re in now—our parish has for quite a few years sung the simple ordinary in English from the third edition of the Roman Missal. In Lent …

Music for Mass on November 22

Mary C. Weaver Music for Mass

Click to download the order of service for Mass on November 22, 2020. Here are some of the proper texts—those that change with every Sunday or solemnity—to be sung on November 22, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, year A: Introit: How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity and …

Music for Mass on November 15

Mary C. Weaver Music for Mass

Click to download the order of service for today’s Mass. Here are some of the proper texts—those that change with every Sunday or solemnity—to be sung on November 15, the 33rd Sunday of ordinary time, year A: Introit: The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, …

Music for Mass on November 8

Mary C. Weaver Music for Mass

Here are some of the proper texts—those that change with every Sunday or solemnity—to be sung on November 8, the 32nd Sunday of ordinary time, year A: Introit: Let my prayer come into your presence. Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord. (Psalm 88:3) Responsorial psalm: My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God. (Psalm …

Music for Mass on October 18

Mary C. Weaver Music for Mass

At every Mass we sing or say the words of the Ordinary (the unchangeable parts of the Mass), for example, the Gloria; Holy, holy, holy; and Lamb of God. The Mass also includes what are called the propers—texts that change for each Sunday and solemnity. These include the introit (entrance chant), the responsorial psalm, the offertory chant, and the Communion …