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 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
3rd Sunday of Lent (C) – 24th March 2019
Themes: We celebrate the Lord who resolves to free us from our slavery to sin, if only we will listen to his serious warnings to us to repent.
Click here ( dates in Lent).
|Readings: Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15 Psalm 102 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12 Luke 13:1-9|
|Psalm 102: The Lord is compassion and love.|
|Liturgy||Hymn Number||Hymn 1st line|
|Entrance:||721||O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder|
|Gloria & Alleluia:||~||Suppressed during Lent|
|Gospel acclamation during Lenten period:||200||Praise to you, O Christ our Saviour, word of the Father, calling us to life; Son of God who leads us to freedom, glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.|
|Offertory:||750||God, your glory we have seen|
|Sanctus:||1014||Holy, Holy, Holy - (Daniel L. Schutte)|
|Agnus Dei:||1019||Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)|
|Communion:||211||Our Father, we have wandered (2nd Verses)|
|Recessional:|| No Hymn|
|Reflection period after mass no recessional hymn - Ben will play John Field- Nocturne no. 5 B Flat Major Andantino |
The melody is provided for easy self-rehearsal, we will use one of the following in the months ahead.
Memorial Acclamation, 1,2 & 3 respectively by Daniel L Schutte, see © Laudate details above. Click on Links below for melody
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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