Singing is a gift of God, it lies at the heart of all worship. Singing comes naturally to all humans it is an intrinsic part of our lives, we sing at all moments of our lives to celebrate joy, gratitude and grief.
Music in liturgy helps to bind people and communities together so that we collectively sing with one heart and one voice. Singing hymns and songs allows us to share our sentiments and love for each other and our love for God and to commit ourselves to meaning them. When we come together as a community to sing and in the sharing of our talents we can individually offer repentance, praise and thank God. Singing brings us together especially when we sing the hymns and songs with sincerity and with meaning.
Sunday Hymns: These are the hymns selected from Laudate Hymn book that we have rehearsed on the previous Monday and will sing this Sunday.
Choir rehearsal: Every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Church and on Sunday before mass at 09:30 a.m. Do feel free to join us at St. Simon & St. Jude. RC.
These suggested hymns serve as a guide for respective Sundays. They are aligned to a degree to the Sunday readings, the psalm and the gospel. The aim is to frame and enhance the liturgy with music and songs that follow both the vertical context (that day's readings, etc.) and also attempt to capture horizontally the liturgical themes throughout the seasons and feasts, for instance, Advent, Christmastide, Lent, Easter and Ordinary time.
Final versions that we sing at Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass.
Year C - Year of Luke
|6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) – 17th February 2019 |
Themes: Trust in the crucified and risen Christ / Good news for the poor. This Sunday also marks Racial Justice Sunday. It is a day on which we are called to earnestly pray for an end to racism and racial inequality in our country.
|Readings: Jeremiah 17:5-8 Psalm 1:1-4, 6 1 Corinthians 15:12.16-20 Luke 6:17.20-26|
|Psalm 1: Happy the man who has placed his trust in the Lord.|
|Liturgy||Hymn Number||Hymn 1st line|
|Entrance:||821||The kingdom of God|
|Gloria:||529||Glory to God (Christopher Walker)|
|Offertory:||886||For the healing of the nations|
|Sanctus:||584||Holy, Holy, Holy - (C.Walker)|
|Agnus Dei:||590||Lamb of God - (Storrington)|
Be still and know I am God
|Recessional:||847||O Lord all the world belongs to you|
Listen here to the new Sunday Alleluia tune we sing please click here [Taken from The Complete Psalter - Years A,B & C. McCrimmons revised 2000 reprint. (Allelluias page 255 nbr. 6)].
Psalms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
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