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Wednesday, 29 March 2006

5th Sunday of Lent Sunday, April 2, 2006
Norman Joseph Domet: April 7, 1919 - April 2, 1989: Requiescat in pace.
Themes & Motives: passion, covenant, immolation

Before Mass: Vexilla Regis Passion Prose
Introit: Give me justice, O God, and defend my cause against the wicked;
rescue me from deceitful and unjust men. You, O God, are my refuge.
(Psalm 43:1-2)
Processional Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross CBW 489
Responsorial Psalm: Create a clean heart in me, O God. Psalm 51:3-4 / 12-13 / 14-15
Gospel Verse: Whoever serves me must follow me, says the Lord; and where I am, there also will my servant be. John 12:26
Offertory Antiphon: I will give thanks to you with an upright heart; with all my heart I seek you. Be good to your servant that I may live and keep your words. Give me life according to your word. Psalm 119:7, 10, 17, 25
Offertory: O Cross of Christ CBW 483
Communion Antiphon: He who lives and believes in me will not die for ever, said the Lord. (John 11:26)
Communion Anthem: Salvator Mundi Taize
Communion Hymn: O Sacred Head Surrounded CBW 491
Recessional Hymn: Lift High the Cross CBW 545
Marian Antiphon: Ave Regina Caelorum Gregorian

Monday, 20 March 2006

Music Programme for Lent IV

4th Sunday of Lent Sunday, March 26, 2006
Themes & Motives: joy, mercy, love, redemption

  • Before Mass: Attende Domine
  • Introit: Laetare! Rejoice, Jerusalem! Be glad for her, you who love her; rejoice with her, you who mourned for her, and you will find contentment at her consoling breasts. Isaiah 66:10-11
  • Processional Hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the Height
  • Responsorial Psalm: Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you. Psalm 137:1-2 / 3 / 4-5 / 6
  • Gospel Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so everyone who believes in him might have eternal life. John 3:16
  • Offertory Antiphon: Praise the Lord, for he is loving: sing in honour of his name, for he is gracious. He has accomplished whatever he resolved to do in heaven and on earth.
  • Offertory: O Christ, You are the Light and Day
  • Communion Antiphon: To Jerusalem, that binds them together in unity, the tribes of the Lord go up to give him praise. Psalm 122:3-4
  • Communion Motet: Thou Knowest, LORD, the Secret of Our Hearts Henry Purcell
  • Communion Hymn: Take up Your Cross
  • Recessional Hymn: Christ is the World’s Light
  • Marian Antiphon: Ave Regina Caelorum Gregorian

Monday, 13 March 2006

Music Programme for Lent III

3rd. Sunday in Lent Sunday, March 19, 2006
Themes & Motives: The Law of God, reverence, zeal, forgiveneness



  • Before Mass: O Joseph, Mighty Patron (Tune: Aurelia)
  • Introit: My eyes are ever fixed on the Lord, for he releases my feet from the snare, O look at me and be merciful, for I am wretched and alone. (Psalm 25:15-16)
  • Processional Hymn: Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

Responsorial Psalm: If today you hear his voice harden not your hearts.

Gospel Verse: God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life. John 3:16

  • Offertory Antiphon: The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; sweeter also than syrup or honey from the comb. Your servant is very diligent in keeping them. Ps.19:9, 11, 12
  • Offertory Hymn: O Merciful Redeemer (tune: Creator Alme Siderum)
  • Communion Antiphon: The sparrow even finds a home, the swallow finds a nest wherein to place her young, near to your altars, Lord of hosts, my King, my God! How happy they who dwell in your house! For ever they are praising you. Ps 84:4-5
  • Communion Anthem: O Domine Jesu Christe: Lodovico Grossi da Viadana
  • Communion Hymn: Attende Domine: Lenten Prose
  • Recessional Hymn: The Glory of These Forty Days
  • Marian Antiphon: Ave Regina Caelorum: Gregorian

Sunday, 5 March 2006

Music Programme for Lent II

2nd Sunday in Lent Sunday, March 12, 2006
Themes & Motives: prefigured glory, heaven, holiness, hope


  • Before Mass: Hail, Glorious St. Patrick
  • Introit: Remember your mercies, Lord, your tenderness from ages past. Do not let our enemies triumph over us; O God, deliver Israel from all her distress. Psalm 25:6, 3, 22
  • Processional Hymn: O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair!
  • Responsorial Psalm: I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living. Psalm 116:10,15-19
  • Gospel Acclamation: From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard: This is my beloved Son, listen to him. Matthew 17:5.
  • Offertory Antiphon: I will delight in your commands, which I love. And I will lift up my
    hands to your commands. Psalm 119:47-48
  • Offertory Hymn: ‘Tis Good Lord to be Here
  • Communion Antiphon: This is my Son, me beloved, in whom is all my delight: listen to him.
  • Communion Anthem: Thou Knowest, LORD Henry Purcell
  • Communion Hymn: How Blest Are We
  • Recessional Hymn: The Glory of These Forty Days
  • Marian Antiphon: Ave Regina Caelorum Gregorian