Sunday 2 October 10am – CHOIR

Patronal Festival of St Francis (transferred)

Gal 1:13-24, Lk 10:38-42


  • Introit: (Gregorian, from the Seraphic Missal) Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honoris beati Francisci de cuius solemnitate gaudent angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei Let us all rejoice in the Lord and keep the festival in honour of blessed Francis. Let us join with the angels in joyful praise of the Son of God
  • Mass setting: Missa Pax et bonum (Richard Connolly – composed for and dedicated to our parish of St Francis)
  • Motet: For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter)
  • Communio: (from the Seraphic Missal) Non sunt condigne passiones huius temporis ad futuram gloriam, quae revelabitur in nobis The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us
  • Hymns: TIS 100 All creatures of our God and King; CWBII 555 Make me a channel of your peace
  • Organ Prelude: Andantino poco allegretto – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Organ Offertorium: Quinto Tono – Anonymous Portugese Composer
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata Giocosa – Ian Hunt (b. 1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 25 September 10am – CHOIR

26th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Amos 6.1,4-7, 1 Tim 6.11-16, Lk 16:19-31

During your life good things came your way just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted while you are in agony 


  • Mass setting: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: A Clare Benediction (Rutter): May the Lord show his mercy upon you, may the light of his presence be your guide; May he guard you and uphold you, may his spirit be ever by your side. When you sleep may his angels watch over you; when you wake may he fill you with his grace; May you love him and serve him all your days, then in heaven may you see his face.
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 118) Memento verbi tui servo tuo, Domine in quo mihi spem dedisti: haec me consolata est in humilitate mea Be mindful of your word to your servant, O Lord, in which you caused me to hope: this has been my comfort in my affliction
  • Hymns: TIS 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE; TIS 630 The Law of Christ alone can set us free LOVE IS THE FULFILLING
  • Organ Prelude: Fugato – Georg Böhm (1661-1733)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude for 4 Voices – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude und Fuge in ‘D’ BWV 532 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 18 September 10am – CHOIR

25th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Amos 8.4-7, 1 Tim 2.1-8, Lk 16.1-13 You cannot be slaves both of God and money parable_of_the_talents-_mironov

  • Mass setting: The Little Organ Mass (Joseph Haydn)
  • Motets: Venite, Comedite (Byrd) Come, eat the bread and drink the wine I have mixed for you
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 118) Tu mandasti mandata tua custodiri nimis: utinam dirigantur viae meae, ad custodiendas iustificationes tuas You have ordered your commandments be kept diligently; O, that my ways may be guided towards the keeping of your statutes.
  • Hymns: TIS 598 Dear Father, Lord of Humankind REPTON, TIS 502 Soul of my saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘D’ – Thomas Adams (1785-1858)
  • Organ Offertorium: Méditation-Prière – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final (from Four Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 11 September 10am – CANTOR

24th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Ex 32.7-11,13-14, 1Tim 1.12-17, Lk 15.1-32 There will be joy in Heaven over one sinner who does penance Green banner ordinary time

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Communio: (Gregorian Lk 15.10) Dico vobis, gaudium est angelis Dei super uno peccatore paenitentiam agente I say to you there is joy among the angels of God for one single sinner who repents
  • Hymns: TIS 630 The law of Christ alone can make us free LOVE IS THE FULFILLING; TIS  129 Amazing Grace; TIS 613 Lord of all hopefullness SLANE
  • Organ Prelude: Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Our Father In Heaven – Georg P. Telemann (1681-1767)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allegro from Suite in ‘D’ – John Stanley (1713-1786), arr. George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Sunday 4 September 10am – CHOIR

23rd Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Wis 9.13-18, Phil 9-10,12-17, Lk 14:25-33 Whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple


  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: In illo tempore dixit Iesus discipulis suis (Cristóbal de Morales) At that time Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 75) Vovete, et reddite Domino Deo vestro, omnes qui in circuiti eius affertis munera: terrabili, et ei qui aufert spiritum principum: terribili apud omnes reges terrae Make vows to the Lord your God, and accomplish them, all you who gather around Him to present offerings; to the awesome God who takes away the life of princes; he is greatly feared by all the kings of the earth
  • Hymns: TIS 583 Take up your cross and follow me; TIS 485 My God accept my heart this day BELMONT TIS 514
  • Organ Prelude: Préambule – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Organ Offertorium: Meditation – J. Arthur Meale (1880-1932)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata in ‘b’ minor – Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 28 August 10am – CHOIR

22nd Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Sir 3.17-20,28-29; Heb 12.18-19,22-24; Lk 14.1,7-14 All who exalt themselves will be humbled and all who humble themselves will be exaltedGiovanni_Andrea_de_Ferrari_Abraham_and_the_Three_Angels

  • Mass setting: Missa Vidi Speciosam I saw the fair one (Vittoria)
  • Motet: Greater Love (John Ireland 1879-1962) text: Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. Love is strong as death. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree. That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.Ye are washed, ye are sanctified,ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation; That ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his own marvellous light. I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy,acceptable unto to God, which is your reasonable service.
  • Communio: (Gregorian Ps 70:16-18) Domine, memorabor iustitiae tuae solius: Deus, docuisti me a iuventute mea, et usque in senectam et senium, Deus, ne derelinquas me O Lord, be mindful of your justice alone; you have taught me, O God, from my youth; and so, unto old age and grey hairs. O God, forsake me not.
  • Hymns: Come to Me all ye who labour MISNEACH, CWB 709 Humbly we adore thee ADORO TE
  • Organ Prelude: Fuga – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
  • Organ Offertorium: Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 690 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude und Fuge in ‘c’ minor  BWV 549 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 21 August 10am – CHOIR

21st Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Is 66.18-21; Heb 12.5-7; Lk 13.22-30 Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last Jesus_washing_Peter's_feet

  • Mass setting: Mass in A (Harold Darke)
  • Motet: Ave Verum Corpus (Edward Elgar)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, John 6.57, as on Corpus Christi) Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them says the Lord.
  • Hymns: TIS 351 Lift high the cross CRUCIFER; TIS 192 Christ is the world’s redeemer MOVILLE
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude Opus 89 N. 3 – Georg Goltermann(1824-1898)
  • Organ Offertorium: Magnificat Primi Toni – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
  • Organ Voluntary: Marche Heroique – Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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