Psalms:

What are the Psalms? The following is a very brief summary  condensed from the rich vein of literature 8 Tones of the Psalmfound on-line and from CTS publications. For more information see the following, which you may find helpful. Please click on link here.

The Psalter: This covers the whole collection of Psalms, Year A, B and C settings.

Responsorial Psalm:  This is a psalm, one verse of which is used as an introduction and refrain. The congregation join in on the refrain after the cantor has intoned the refrain, with other verses interspersed (usually sung by a cantor).

The Psalms are a collection of about 150 songs, prayers, poems and hymns gathered over a considerable period of time.  There are many different types of psalms, these can reflect stories, while others are songs of praise and some are prayers of repentance. 

Psalm13-6While each psalm has its own unique character, they are all deeply emotional and profoundly spiritual.  They encompass and express the whole range of human emotions from sorrow, joy, lamentation and depression to praise and celebration. 

The Psalms are divided into five books: 1-41, 42-72, 73-89, 90-106 and 107-150.   

The ancient Israelites prayed the Psalms in the tabernacle and then in the Temple from the time of David down to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD.  Since then the Jewish people have continued to pray the Psalms.  The earliest Christians also prayed the Psalms (see Eph 5:19; Col 3:16) and the Psalms were incorporated into the liturgy of the Mass. 

The 2nd Vatican Council set into motion the renewal of the Responsorial Psalm. The mass is divided into two parts, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The psalm response can be considered as the key to the Liturgy of the Word.

Please see below the selected Psalm for the day, and the cantor. We appreciate emergencies and the unexpected happens in life, however if for any reason you cannot cantor, let us know immediately, to allow for the stand-in cantor to prepare. Use this link to CONTACT US please. Thank You.

We use, The Complete Responsorial Psalter ©. Years A, B & C. Edited by Stephen Dean. McCrimmons, Great Wakering, Essex. ISBN 085597585-7. The revised and updated edition 2000. Click on this link here (available from Decani Music), (Or please click here ). Taken in the main from The Complete Psalter © - Years A,B & C. McCrimmons revised 2000 reprint

Psalmists please check the Readers - Rota, click here, if you are also marked for reading please seek a substitute reader or psalmist well in advance, preferably on the Monday prior when we rehearse and sing hymns or use the contact us link above. Thank you.

 PLEASE REMEMBER, the CHOIR IS ON SUMMER BREAK  (Please click on this  link for dates /details )


Book of Psalms 
 

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page


29th Sunday of Year (C) - 20th October 2019 

Psalm 120: Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.

 

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  MHL
page n/a

tune


30th Sunday of Year (C) - 27th October 2019

Psalm 33: This poor man called; the Lord heard him.

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  BH

page 208 2st tune/setting



 

Solmenity of All Saints - Friday, 01st November 2019 

Psalm 23: Such are the men who seek your face, O Lord.

 

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    TL
page 220

1st tune



31st Sunday of Year (C) - 03rd November 2019 - FAMILY MASS

Psalm 144: I will bless your name forever, O God my King.

 

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  HM
Page 209

1st tune

   bk of psalms

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

32nd Sunday of Year (C) - 10th November 2019 

Psalm 16: I shall be filled, when I awake,with the sight of your glory, O Lord.

 

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  HDH
page 201

1nd tune top of page


33rd Sunday of Year (C) - 17th November 2019

Psalm 97: The Lord come to rule the peoples with fairness.

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 TL

page tbc

1st tune



 

Solmenity of Christ the King - 24th November 2019 

Psalm 121: I rejoiced when I hear them say: 'Let us go to God's house'

 

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  MM
page tbc

Sheet music


The Season of Advent - Cycle A - The Year of Matthew

01st Sunday of Advent (A) - 01st December 2019 0 Family Mass

 Psalm 121: I rejoiced when I heard them say: 'Let us go to God's house.'

 

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  HM
sheet music

1st tune

 

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page


02th Sunday of Advent (A)  08th December 2019 

Psalm 71: In his days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails

 

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  MHL
page n/a

tune


03rd Sunday of Advent (A) 15th DEcember 2019

Psalm 145: Come, Lord and save us.

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  MM

page 208 2st tune/setting



 

04th Sunday of Advent (A) 22nd December 2019
  

Psalm 23: Let the Lord enter! he is the King of glory.

 

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BH
page 220

1st tune


CHRISTMAS Mass Psalms to be updated

Feast  of the Holy Family (A) Sunday  - 29th December 2019

Psalm 127: O Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

 

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  TL
Page 209

1st tune

  

Psalm 91 

   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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