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: The majority of these hymns are selected from the Laudate Hymn book that we have rehearsed on the previous Thursday and sing the following Sunday. 

Laudate - Published by © Decani Music, ISBN 978-1-900314-07-7. Revised in 2013, includes texts for the 3rd edition Roman Missal. 

Choir rehearsal: Every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Church and on Sunday before mass atChurch Floor stone FG 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.


Liturgical year circle


 Year C - Year of Luke

Easter he has risen Alleluia





Holy Saturday –– 20th April 2019
The Easter Vigil -- 7:30 p.m.

Themes: In accord with ancient tradition, this night is one of vigil for the Lord. The Gospel of Luke is a reminder to the faithful to have their lamps burning ready, to be like men awaiting their master’s return, so that when he arrives he will find them wide awake and seat them at his table.

The Service of Light:Celebrant: Lumen Christi    (R)All: Deo Gratias 
The Easter Proclamation:   Exultet – Cantor
Liturgy of the Word follows:  

First Reading (Genesis 1:1 - 2:2) – Reader: tbc

Psalm 103:1-2.5-6.10.12-14.24.35 R.cf.v30 - sung Cantor: BH [Laudate psltr. pg.33 top tune]

 Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

Third Reading (Exodus 14:15 - 15-1) - Reader: tbc

Psalm 15 – Exodus 15:1-6. 17-18 R.v1 - sung Cantor: HDH [Laudate psltr. pg.35 bottom tune]

I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph. 

Sixth Reading (Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:4) - Reader: tbc

Psalm 18:8-11. R. Jn 6:69  - Sung Cantor: MHL [Text © The Grail (England)Music M Mike Stanley & Jo Boyce © CJM Music, CCLI 7123393 ]

You have the message of eternal life, O Lord

Commencement of Mass
Gloria: 1013Glory to God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
First Reading: A letter from St. Paul to the Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 117: 

Psalm 117:1-2. 16-17.22-23

 'Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia'' Cantor:MM

Gospel and homily: Gospel 24: 1 – 12
Liturgy of Baptism:  
Blessing of Water: 512 Water of Life
Offertory: 278Now the green blade riseth  
Sanctus:1014Holy, Holy, Holy -  (Daniel L. Schutte)
Agnus Dei:1019Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Communion:883aChrist be our Light  (Easter Vigil Words)
Recessional Hymn: 267Jesus Christ is ris'n today



Easter Changes everything





Easter Sunday (C) – 21st  April 2019 - 10.30 a.m.

Alleluia! This Mass is our Alleluia; our song of praise to the risen Christ who is our life and whose triumph over death we proclaim to all the world.

Readings:  Acts 10:34.37-43               Psalm 117            Colossians 3:1-4                                       (or 1 Corinthians 5:6-8)    John 20:1-9

Psalm 117:  This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.

LiturgyHymn NumberHymn 1st line
Entrance:281Easter Alleluia!
Gloria:1013Glory to God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Offertory:269At the Lamb's high feast we sing
Sanctus:1014Holy, Holy, Holy - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Agnus Dei:1019Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Communion:286This joyful Eastertide &/or Solo
Recessional:287Thine be the Glory



Easter he is Risen


The melody is provided for easy self-rehearsal, we will use one of the following in the months ahead.

Laudate Acclamation


Memorial Acclamation, 1,2 & 3 respectively by Daniel L Schutte, see © Laudate details above. Click on Links below for melody


We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.


When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.


Save us, save us, Saviour of the world, for by your cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

playing hands and keyboard


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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