Wednesday 10 February 7:30pm – CHOIR (at Lindfield)

Ash Wednesday 2016


The choir will visit Holy Family Church, Lindfield, for sung Mass at 7:30pm. Sung Mass at 7pm will not be celebrated at St Francis this year. Said Masses at other times are listed on the parish website.

Jl 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

  • Mass setting: Mass for 4 voices (Byrd)
  • Motets: Thou knowest Lord (Purcell); Miserere – Have mercy on me, O God (Allegri)
  • Communio:  Qui meditabitur in lege Domini – Who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord
  • Hymns: God of Mercy and Compassion AU SANG QU’UN DIEU; Love will be our Lenten calling PICARDY; May this Lenten Discipline LINDFIELD

Organist: Christian Catsanos

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Sunday 7 February 2016 – CHOIR

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C) Year of LukeÖèôðîâàÿ ðåïðîäóêöèÿ íàõîäèòñÿ â èíòåðíåò-ìóçåå

Is 6.1-8; 1 Cor 15.1-11; Lk 5.1-11

  • Mass setting: Aeterna Christi Munera – The eternal gifts of Christ (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Locus Iste – This is the place God has made (Anton Bruckner 1824-96)
  • Communio: Introibo ad altare Dei – I will go to the altar of God.
  • Hymns: TIS 598  Dear Father, Lord of humankind REPTON, TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY
  • Organ Prelude: Church Prelude 1 – Alfred E. Floyd (1877-1974)
  • Organ Offertorium: Asperges me (Psalm 51, v.7) – William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio & Allegro – Giovanni Battista Pescetti (1704-1766)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 31 January – CANTOR

Green banner ordinary time4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Jer 1.4-5, 17-19 ; 1 Cor 12.31-13.13; Lk 4.21-30

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: TIS 134 Praise, my soul the King of Heaven PRAISE MY SOUL, The Spirit of God rests upon me (Diess), GATHER 193 One bread, one body
  • Motet (Offertory): The Call, from ”The 5 Mystical Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Communio: Illumina faciem tuam: Make Your face to shine upon Your servant


  • Organ Prelude: In nomine – Richard Allwood (16th century)
  • Organ Offertorium: Plein chant (from ‘Mass for the Parishes’) – Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Voluntary: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty – Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)

Cantor: Noel Debien

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 24 January – CANTOR

Green banner ordinary time3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Neh 8.2-6, 8-10; 1 Cor 12.12-30; Lk 1.1-4, 4.14-21

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: TIS 61 Sing all creation ISTE CONFESSOR, TIS 437 Blessed Jesus at your word LIEBSTER JESU, City of God (Schutte)
  • Communio: Comedite pinguia: Go, eat rich meat and drink rich wine
  • Organ Prelude: Communion in ‘e’ minor & major – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Organ Offertorium: Abide, O dearest Jesus – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude in ‘D’ – Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 17 January 2016 – CANTOR

Green banner ordinary time2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Is 62:1-5, 1 Cor 12:4-11, Jn 2:1-11

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: O breathe on me Breath of God ST COLUMBA, Just as I am SAFFRON WALDEN, I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD
  • Communio: Dicit Dominus: Implete hydrias The Lord says: Fill the water-pots with water
  • Organ Prelude: How brightly shines the morning star – J. C Bach (1642-1703)
  • Organ Offertorium: Hymnus: ‘Exultet celum laudibus’ – John Redford (1486-1547)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand Plein Jeu (from ‘Mass for the Convents’) – Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

Cantor: Gordon Hutcheon

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 10 January 2016 – CANTOR

baptism_610x300Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Is 40:1-5, 9-11, Tit 2:11-14, Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: When Jesus Came to be Baptised WINCHESTER NEW, Angels from the Realms of Glory IRIS, Joy to the World ANTIOCH
  • Communion: Omnes, qui in Christo baptizati estis All you who are baptised in Christ
  • Organ Prelude: Adagio – Henry Ley (1887-1962)
  • Organ Offertorium: Communion – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
  • Organ Voluntary: Preludium (from Preludium, Canzona & Ciacona) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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January 2016 – CHOIR in Recess

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Throughout January 2016 after Epiphany the choir will be in recess, to return on Sunday 7 February 2016.

For 10am Sunday Mass throughout January, liturgical music will be supported by cantors.


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