St. Simon and St. Jude

Roman Catholic Church, Streatham Hill

  • St.Simon & St.Jude
  • 5 Hillside Road
  • LONDON
  • SW2 3HL

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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 who will intone it.

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 ).

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.

Taken in the main from The Complete Psalter © - Years A,B & C. McCrimmons revised 2000 reprint.

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) – 20th January 2019


Psalm 95: Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  MM

page 179

1st tune

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) – 27th January 2019


Psalm 18: Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life. 

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  

BH

page 181

1st tune



bk of psalms
  
  

4th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)-3rd Feb 2019 - Family Mass

 


Psalm 70: My lips will tell of your help.


(Click here for Psalm tone)


MM
page tbc

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

 

5th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)-10th Feb 2019

Psalm 137: Before the angels I will bless you, O Lord.

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

  TC

page tbc

2nd tune

 

 

6th Sunday Ordinary Time (C) – 17th Feb 2019

Psalm 1: Happy the man who has placed his trust in the Lord.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

 

MM

page tbc

1st tune

 

 

7th Sunday Ordinary Time (C) – 24th Feb 2019 

Psalm 102: The Lord is compassion and love.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  

  MHL

page tbc

1st tune

 

8th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)- 3rd March 2019 - Family Mass

Psalm 91: It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

 

MHL

page tbc

1st tune

  

 Kep Calm and Sing the Psalms

SEASON OF LENT - YEAR C - THE YEAR OF LUKE

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page



Ash Wednesday - 6th March 2019

 


Psalm 50: Have mercy on us, O Lord , for we have sinned.


(Click here for Psalm tone)


MHL
page tbc

 

 

1st Sunday of Lent - (C) - 10th March 2019 

Psalm 90: Be with me, O Lord, in my distress.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

TC

page tbc

1st tune

 

 

2nd Sunday of Lent - (C) - 17th March 2019. 

Psalm 26: The Lord is my light and my help.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

 

TL

page 165

1st tune

 

 

3rd Sunday of Lent - (C) - 24th March 2019.


Psalm 102: The Lord is compassion and love.

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  MM

page 166

1st tune

 


 

The book of psalms


Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

 


4th Sunday of Lent (C) – 31st March 2019. 


Psalm 33: Taste and see the Lord is good.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  HDH
page 167

1st tune

 

5th Sunday of Lent (C) – 7th April 2019 - Family Mass


Psalm 125: What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad.

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

  HM

page 168

1st tune


Holy Week 


 

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (C) - 14th April 2019.

Psalm 21: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

   

TL&Fo'M

page 29

1st tune

 

 

Holy Thursday (C) -

18th April 2019.


Psalm 115: The blessing cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ.

(Click here for Psalm tone)

  

MHL

page 30

1st tune

 


Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

   

Good Friday (C) - 

19th April 2019. 

Psalm 30: Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. 

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  

TL&BH


page 31


1st tune


Holy Saturday (C) - 20th April 2019 - 

The Easter Vigil.


Readings and Psalms to be confirmed 

 

(See below)


TLplus others
page tbc 1st tune



 

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: tbc [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 – Exodus 15:1-6. 17-18 R.v1 - sung Cantor: tbc [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

   

Easter Sunday (C) 21st April 2019. 


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

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

  

   MHL

page 22

1st tune



 

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page


2nd Sunday of Easter (C) – 28th April 2019. 


Psalm 117: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  MHL
page 131

1st tune



3rd Sunday of Easter (C) 5th May 2019 - Family Mass


Psalm 29: I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

 

 HM

page 172

1st tune



 

4th Sunday of Easter (C) – 12th May 2019. 


Psalm 99: We are his people, the sheep of his flock.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  

MM
page tbc

1st tune



Psalms Christmas

 

5th Sunday of Easter (C) – 19th May 2019. 


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

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  

BH
page 174

1st tune



Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page

   

6th Sunday of Easter (C) – 26th May 2019.

Psalm 66(67): Let the peoples praise you God; let all the peoples praise you.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  

HDH


page 175


1st tune


7th Sunday of Easter (C) – 2nd June 2019 - Family Mass


Psalm 96(97): The Lord is King, most high above all the earth. 

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  HM
page 52 1st top tune



 

Pentecost (C) – 09th June 2019.


Psalm 103(104): Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, - and renew the face of the earth.

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

  MHL

page 52

1st tune



 

Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page


The Holy Trinity (C) - 16th June 2019 


Psalm 8:4-9: How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  TL
page 177

2nd tune



The Body and Blood of Christ (C) 23rd June 2019 


Psalm 109(110): You are a priest for ever, a priest like Melchizedek of old.

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

 

 BH

page 178

1st tune



 

St. Peter & St. Paul (C) - 30th June 2019 


Psalm 33(34): From all my terrors the Lord set me free.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  

  MHL
page tbc

1st tune



14th Sunday Ordinary Time (C) – 7th July 2019 - Family Mass. 


Psalm 65(66): Cry out with joy to God all the earth.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  HM
sheet music

1st tune



15th Sunday of Ordinary Timer(C) - 14th July 2019 


Psalm 68(69): Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive.

 (Click here for Psalm tone)

 

 MM

page tbc

1st tune



 

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C) – 21st July 2019. 


 Psalm 14(15): The just will live in the     presence of the Lord.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  

BH
page 144

1st tune


17th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C) – 28th July 2019. 


 Psalm 137(138): On the day I called you     answered me, O God.

 

(Click here for Psalm tone)


  

HDH
page 196

1st tune





Date

Psalm  

Psalter Page


   

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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