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Dear Partners in Ministry,

Thank you all so much for the gift that Lent has been for myself and our whole parish family. I know this one in particular has been somewhat hastily assembled, but you’ve all been wonderfully patient and helpful, and I’m deeply grateful.

Before we dive into the busy-ness of the next week, I’m happy to say that we’re adding a new musical component to our Sunday liturgies! Starting April 24 (Second Sunday of Easter), we’ll call our young ones forth to Children’s Liturgy of the Word with soft instrumental music, then send them off by singing a short, repeated musical acclamation, “The Word of God.” Here’s a preview of the score (PDF) and an mp3 audio sample. 

Reminder: Communal Penance Service Tonight

This evening, we gather as Church to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance together. All are welcome, and I’d appreciate anyone who’d like to join me in music ministry! We’ll gather at 6:30 for the 7:00 service.

  • Turn to Me (Foley)
  • Psalm 51: Create in Me/Oh Dios, Crea en Mí (Cortés). Don’t worry… we’ll sing it all in English.
  • Change Our Hearts (Cooney)

A Note About Fragrances

Here’s a reminder about a small but important courtesy we can do for one another. Because we gather so close together to rehearse and sing, taking in deep breaths while we do, please keep any perfumes, colognes, or other scented items to a minimum. Several of our choir members are sensitive to these scents and it can become a safety issue for some. Thanks!

Holy Week Schedule

  • Monday, April 11
    • Rest up… here we go.
  • Tuesday, April 12
    • Funeral: Bill Waltermire, 10:30 am
    • Final Rehearsal, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 13
  • HOLY THURSDAY, April 14
    • Morning Prayer, 9 am
    • Instrument call, 6:00 pm
    • Choir call, 6:15 pm
    • Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 pm
    • Night Prayer to follow
  • GOOD FRIDAY, April 15
    • Morning Prayer, 9 am
    • Instrument call, 2:15 pm
    • Choir call, 2:30 pm
    • Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, 3 pm
  • HOLY SATURDAY, April 16
    • Morning Prayer, 9 am
    • Instrument call, 7:30 pm
    • Choir call, 7:45 pm
    • Easter Vigil, 8:30 pm
  • EASTER SUNDAY, April 17
    • Mass, 9:00 am
    • Mass, 11:00 am

Rehearsal Notes: April 7

April 10 repertoire:


Ps 22: My God, My God

Jesus, the Lord

Holy Thursday/Good Friday

Panis Angelicus

Seven Last Words

Easter Vigil

Three Days


Easter Vigil

Ps 104 Walker

Ps 16 Bridge

Song of Miriam

Ps 30: I Will Praise You, Lord

Is 12: We Shall Draw Water

Ps 19 Joncas

Ps 42 Hurd

Ps 118 Soper

Springs of Water, Bless the Lord


This Week in Liturgy

APRIL 10 · Palm Sunday

Procession with Palms: Hosanna!, Francis P. O’Brien [score]

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 22: My God, My God, John Schiavone [WA · JS 21]

Prep of Gifts: Jesus, the Lord, Roc O’Connor, SJ [MI 411 · JS 467]

Communion: Behold the Lamb of God, Bob Dufford, SJ [TM 54 [JS 386]

Sending Forth: we conclude in respectful silence as we enter into Holy Week. Please do your part to encourage this silence as we wrap up our ministry that day.


Lent and Holy Week (March 2–April 10, 2022)

Triduum and Easter (April 14–June 5, 2022) 

Here’s to a beautiful celebration of Palm Sunday and Holy Week!

Peace be with you,



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