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Dear Partners in Ministry,

22 days to go... Sorry if seeing that number is a bit unsettling! Three items of interest for you:

Parish Collaborative Hymn Premiere

This weekend, we'll introduce "Bless the Lord," the result of our collaborative text-writing project in our January GIFT session. I will attach the score as a pdf for you to look through before tomorrow night (no need to print; I'll have copies for you). It's technically on Cantamus for you, but the file is behaving badly and I'm asking Support about it at the moment.

Taizé Prayer: Call for Musicians(!)

As of now, I only have 3 sopranos and one bass on board for Taizé... help! This won't work without choral leadership.

As I've mentioned before, we're planning a Taizé Prayer service on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 pm. I'd like to assemble an ensemble of at least 12 singers (at least three to a part), and any instrumentalists who would be interested as well. It's important to know that this will require a fair bit of self-preparation, as we won't be able to devote Thursday rehearsal time to this... perhaps we can find a time to meet once we're together. If you're interested and available, please let me know.

Rehearsals Next Week: We're Going to Sectionals

As you may know, Saint Noel is hosting the Diocese's Nine Nights of Prayer March 17-25. Due to the 8:15 Night Prayer service in the chapel, we are unable to rehearse longer than 8:00. SO! We're going to use most of the hour we have in sectional rehearsals, focusing on Alleluia and O vos omnes. Steve will lead the tenors and basses in the Nativity Room; sopranos and altos will stay in the church with Elke. I will divide my time 50/50. Several of you have suggested sectionals, and this seemed like the perfect time to do it. Thanks to Elke and Steve for making this possible!


Pick up:

  • score · Bless the Lord (Parish Collaborative Hymn)


  • Taizé chants: In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful 
  • 2.010 · Ps 23: Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen)
  • 7.006 · O vos omnes (Casals)
  • 8.011 · Alleluia (Manuel)
  • JS 35 · Ps 31: Father, Into Your Hands (Foster)
  • JS 93 · Ps 116: Our Blessing-Cup(Soper)
  • JS 108 · Ps 130: With the Lord There Is Mercy (Modlin)
  • JS 372 · As I Have Done for You (Schutte)
  • JS 776 · Ubi Caritas (Hurd)



Penitential Act: BB 5 · JS 168 · Chant Mass: Kyrie

Children’s Dismissal (Sundays): WA · [score] · The Word of God (Ward)

Gospel Acclamation: BB 877 · JS 178 · Mass of Renewal: Lenten Gospel Acclamation (Stephan)

Holy: BB 878 · JS 179 · Mass of Renewal: Holy (Stephan)

Mystery of Faith: BB 879 · JS 180 · Mass of Renewal: We Proclaim Your Death (Stephan)

Amen: BB 882 · JS 183 · Mass of Renewal: Amen (Stephan)

Lamb of God: BB 863 · JS 174 · Chant Mass: Agnus Dei

MARCH 19 · Fourth Sunday of Lent

Gathering Song: WA · Taizé chants: In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful 

Responsorial Psalm: BB 461 · 2.010 · Ps 23: Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen)

Preparation of the Gifts: WA · (score) Bless the Lord (NETTLETON/St. Noel)

Communion: BB 347 · JS 789 · Lamb of God/Taste and See (Kendzia)

Sending Forth: BB 390 · JS 813 · City of God (Schutte)

MARCH 26 · Fifth Sunday of Lent

Gathering Song: WA · Taizé chants: Bless the Lord

Responsorial Psalm: BB 816 · JS 108 · Ps 130: With the Lord There Is Mercy (Modlin)

Preparation of the Gifts: WA · 3.060 · In Your Dwelling Place (Ward)

Communion: BB 359 · 3.061 · Take and Eat (Joncas)

Sending Forth: BB 580 · JS 753 · In the Day of the Lord (Ridge) v. 1, 5, 6

APRIL 2 · Palm Sunday

Procession with Palms: 6.007 · Hosanna (O'Brien)

Responsorial Psalm: WA · 2.016 · Psalm 22: My God, My God/Dios Mío, Dios Mío (Cosas)

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 411 · JS 467 · Jesus the Lord (O’Connor)

Communion: BB 149 · JS 386 · Behold the Lamb of God (Dufford)

Sending Forth: WA · Taizé chants: Jesus, Remember Me (Taizé)


Lent and Holy Week (February 22–April 2, 2023)

Triduum and Easter Season (April 6–May 28, 2023)



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