Sunday 9 April 2017 10am – CHOIR

Palm Sunday

Please note: 10am Mass at St Francis will be preceded by an Ecumenical Service, including Blessing of Palms at 9:15am, at Paddington Uniting Church

At the blessing of Palms: Mt 21.1-11,
At the mass of the day: Is 50.4-7; Phil 2.6-11; Mt 26.14-27.66 

  • Introit: Hosanna filio David Hosanna to the Son of David (plainsong)
  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme
  • Motets:
  • Communio: Pater, si non potest hic calix transire, nisi bibam illum: fiat voluntas tua. Father, if this cup cannot pass away unless I drink it, thy will be done.
  • Hymns: TIS 333 All Glory, Praise and Honour ST THEODULPH, TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN
  • Organ Prelude: Hail to Thee Blessed Jesu – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
  • Organ Offertorium: O Sacred Head – Karl Heinrich Zöllner (1792-1836)
  • Organ Voluntary: Valet will ich dir geben (BWV 736) –  J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Pueri Hebraeorum vestimenta prosternebant in via et clamabant dicentes: Hosanna Filio David, benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. 

The Hebrew children spread their garments in the way, and cried out, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David: blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.


**Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the King of Israel. Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest places. Hosanna in the highest heavens.


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Sunday 2 April 10am – CHOIR

5th Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew

Ezek 37.12-14; Rom 8.8-11; Jn 11.1-45 I am the resurrection and the life

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: I am the Resurrection and the Life (Gibbons)
  • Communio: Videns Dominus flentes sorores Lazari ad monumentum…When the Lord saw the sisters of Lazarus in tears near the tomb, he wept in the presence of the Jews and cried: “Lazarus, come forth.” And out he came, hands and feet bound, the man who had been dead for four days.
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende DomineTIS 637 Lord of the living, in your name assembled ISTE CONFESSOR
  • Organ Prelude: Christe – Giovanni Fasiolo (c. 1600-c.1664, Franciscan Monk)
  • Organ Offertorium: O Lord, turn not away Thy face – George Dyson (1883-1964)
  • Organ Voluntary: Erbarm’ dich mein, O Herre Gott (BWV 721) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 26 March 10am – CHOIR

4th Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew (LAETARE)

1 Sam 16.1,6-7,10-13; Eph 5.8-14, Jn 9.1-41

  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Victoria)
  • Motet: Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Henry Purcell)
  • Communio: Lutum fecit ex sputo Dominus, et linivit oculos meos, et abii, et lavi, et vidi, et credidi Deo. The Lord made some clay with his spittle, and he spread it over my eyes; and I went forth, I washed myself, I began to see, and I put my faith in God.
  • Hymns: TIS 447 Lord your almighty word MOSCOW; TIS 145 The king of love my shepherd is DOMINUS REGIT ME
  • Organ Prelude: Adagio espressivo – Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘C’ – Georg Joseph Vogler (1749-1814)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fugue in ‘d’ minor (‘Fiddle’) BWV 539 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 19 March 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew

Ex 17.3-7; Rom.1-2,5-8; Jn 4.5-42

  • Mass setting: Deus genitor alme (Gregorian mass XVIII)
  • Motet: O how amiable are thy dwellings (Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958)
  • Communio: Qui biberit aquam, quam ego do, dicit Dominus Samiratanae, fiet in eo fons aquae salientis in vitam aeternam “Whosoever drinks the water that I shall offer”, said the Lord to the Samaritan woman, “shall have within them a spring of water welling up unto eternal life.”
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende DomineTIS 499 Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts HEREFORD
  • Organ Prelude: Canzonetta on ‘Horsley’ – Eric Thiman (1900-1975)
  • Organ Offertorium: Agnus Dei – François Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio in ‘E’ major – Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 12 March 10am – CANTOR

2nd Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew

Lent_bannerGen 12.1-4; 2Tim 1.8-10; Mt 17.1-9 This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him! 

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Communio: Visionem quam vidistis, nemini dixeritis, donec a mortuis resurgat Filius hominis. Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine; TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY; TIS 203 Fairest Lord ST ELISABETH
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude Grave – Jacques Boyvin (1649-1706)
  • Organ Offertorium: Miniature Myxolidian – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Cortège – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 5 March 10am – CHOIR

1st Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew

Gen 2.7-9, 3.1-7; Rom 5.12-19, Mt 4.1-11 Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights

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  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Communio:  Scapulis suis obumbrabit tibi: The Lord will overshadow you with His shoulders, and under His wings you shall trust: His truth shall surround you with a shield.
  • Motet: Remember not Lord our offenses (Purcell)
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine;  TIS 591 Forty days and forty nights HEINLEIN
  • Organ Prelude: Hymn Prelude for Lent (1978) – Dulcie Holland (1913-2000)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘D’ major’ – Henry Heron (c.1730-c.1795)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fugue in ‘g’ minor – Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 26 February 10am – CHOIR

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Is 49.14-15; 1Cor 4.1-5; Mt 6.24-34 No one can serve two masters…you cannot serve God and wealthst-francis-birds

  • Mass setting: Missa Pater Noster (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: All things bright and beautiful (Rutter)
  • Communio: (Gregorian: Mt 6) Primum quaerite regnum Dei, et omnia adicientur vobis, dicit Dominus Seek first the kingdom of God, and all the rest will be given to you in addition says the lord
  • Hymns: TIS 569 Guide me O thou Great Redeemer CWM RHONDDA; TIS 628 In faith and hope and love ARALUEN
  • Organ Prelude: A Voluntary – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • Organ Offertorium: Hymnus ‘Christe qui lux’ – John Redford (1486-1547)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sonata No. 1 (4th mvt.) – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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