January 2020:

These are the suggested hymns for the month of January, selected from the Southwark Diocese Music Planner. Rehearsals are held in the church on Sunday at 9.30 a.m. before the 10.30 a.m. Mass, we now move to a ‘choir lite’ stage.

For the past five years the parish held a week day hymnal singing practice, initially on a Monday then switching to a Thursday, those rehearsals now cease (as of September 2019). Additional rehearsals will be organised on an ad hoc basis as and when required, for example, to learn new hymns or material or when preparing for special occasions. Please click here to view Choir 'lite'.

 

Occasionally the hymn numbers may be subject to change.  The final selected hymns are presented on the main web page Hymns.


The hymns below are suggestions and subject to change.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (A) – 1st January 2020


Themes / Thoughts: Mary, Through Whom The World Would Be Blessed We too bless God for Mary, who bore for us the Child she named Jesus, the Saviour.



Readings:  Numbers 6:22-27      Psalm 66      Galatians 4:4-7     Luke 2:16-21

Psalm 66:  O God, be gracious and bless us.

Liturgy

Hymn Number

Hymn 1st line

Entrance:

   125

A child is born for us

Gloria:

   532

Glory to God (Storrington Mass - Marty Haugen)

Offertory:

   144

In the bleak mid-winter

Sanctus:

   584

Holy, Holy, Holy - (Storrington)

Agnus Dei:

   590

Lamb of God - (Storrington)

Communion:

   145

What child is this

Recessional:

   155

Hark! the herald angels sing


Epiphany of the Lord

The Epiphany of the Lord (A) – 5th January 2020


Themes / Thoughts: We join all people of the world in worshipping the infant King of the Jews.

Readings:  Isaiah 60:1-6    Psalm 71   Ephesians 3:2-3.5-6  Matthew 2:1-12

Psalm 71: All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord

Liturgy

Hymn Number

Hymn 1st line

Entrance:

   125

A child is born for us

Gloria:

   532

Glory to God - (Storrington Mass - Marty Haugen)

Offertory:

   172 / 150 165

Song of thankfulness and praise / The First Nowell / The God of all eternity

Sanctus:

   584

Holy, Holy, Holy - (Storrington)

Agnus Dei:

   590

Lamb of God - (Storrington)

Communion:

   138 / 145

Infant Holy ( Polish carol melody)
What child is this

Recessional:

   170

We three Kings


Baptism of the Lord


The Baptism of the Lord (A) – 12th January 2020


Themes / Thoughts:

 

Readings:  Isaiah 42:1-4.6-7       Psalm 28         Acts 10:34-38         Matthew  3:13-17

Psalm 28:  The Lord will bless his people with peace.

Liturgy

Hymn Number

Hymn 1st line

Entrance:

   173

When John baptisedaptised in water

Gloria:

  532

Glory to God - (Storrington Mass - Marty Haugen)

Offertory:

  172 / 407 Optional 

Songs of thankfullness and praise /
Baptised in water (optional)

Sanctus:

   584

Holy, Holy, Holy - (Storrington)

Agnus Dei:

   590

Lamb of God - (Storrington)

Communion:

   795

I heard the voice of Jesus say

Recessional:

   883

Christ be our light


violin  flowers

2nd Sunday Ordinary Time (A) – 19th January 2020


Themes / Thoughts: We celebrate the Servant of God who came to do the Father’s will in perfect obedience. Yet he was more than a servant. John the Baptist calls him the Lamb, the chosen one of God.
Today is PEACE DAY. During Ordinary Time (Winter – up to Lent), we are asked to pray for these intentions:
Peace on Earth; Christian Unity; The Sick and those who care for them; Victims of Trafficking and
those who work to combat it; The unemployed.


Readings:  Isaiah 49:3.5-6      Psalm 39      1 Corinthians 1:1-3     John 1:29-34

Psalm 39:  Here I am Lord! I come to do your will.

Liturgy

Hymn Number

Hymn 1st line

Entrance:

   898

Make me a channel of your peace

Gloria:

   532

Glory to God - (Storrington Mass - Marty Haugen)

Offertory:

   600

All that I am

Sanctus:

   584

Holy, Holy, Holy - (Storrington)

Agnus Dei:

   590

Lamb of God - (Storrington)

Communion:

   889

Jesus Christ is waiting

Recessional:

   902

Peace is flowing like a river


violin stand



3rd Sunday Ordinary Time (A) – 26th January 2020


Themes / Thoughts: Yes, we can celebrate today our nothingness in the eyes of the world, because God has looked on our humility and lowliness and given us the wisdom, virtue and holiness of Christ. He alone is our boast. The Good News we have heard is like a beacon light which draws men irresistibly to Christ. We must not be content with lesser lights


Readings: Isaiah 8:23-9.3      Psalm 26      1 Corinthians 10:13-17     Matthew 4:12-23

Psalm 26: The Lord is my light and my help

Liturgy

Hymn Number

Hymn 1st line

Entrance:

   824

City of God (Shutte)

Gloria:

   532

Glory to God - (Storrington Mass - Marty Haugen)

Offertory:

   tbc

tbc

Sanctus:

   584

Holy, Holy, Holy - (Storrington)

Agnus Dei:

   590

Lamb of God - (Storrington)

Communion:

   tbc

Here I am, Lord

Recessional:

   883

Christ be our light (Farrell - CBOL)


Pax on stone

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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