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THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: October 25, 2023

Dear Partners in Ministry,

What a wonderful weekend! Thanks so very much to all of you for making this feast-day weekend such a joyful, moving, and beautiful celebration of our faith family. From our terrific trio of cantors to the wonderful piece by the bells—not to mention the gorgeousness of a nearly full-strength choir— these Masses were some of the best experiences of worship I've had here so far.

Edward Woodman Funeral

A reminder that we'll celebrate the funeral Mass for Edward Woodman, brother of our fellow music minister Rich Woodman, this Saturday at 11. All members of the Music Ministry family are welcome to give our gifts of ministry to Rich and his family. If you are planning to join us, please email me and let me know (if you haven't already). We'll begin our preparations at 10:30.

Reminders: All Saints and All Souls

All Saints Day: Our All Saints Day (Wed, Nov 1) Masses are at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm. All are welcome to join me in Music Ministry at either Mass.

All Souls Day: Our annual All Souls Day Memorial Mass will take the place of our rehearsal on Thursday night, Nov 2. This will be an "all choir" Mass as well. Please arrive by 6:30 that evening for warmups and such. We remember all those who were buried from our parish in the last year, and invite all to remember the loved ones they have lost as well. The Mass ends with a memorial slideshow in honor of our deceased parishioners, with you as the soundtrack (we'll sing "In Your Dwelling Place" as the slideshow is presented.)

Selections are listed below, and copies are available at the music stand.


Because we have two weekends’ worth of liturgies and All Saints/Souls to consider, this week's rehearsal will be pretty top-heavy. 

Pick up:

  • 2.010 · Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen)
  • 3.058 · O God, You Search Me (Farrell)
  • 3.065 · Laudate Dominum (Taizé)
  • 3.066 · Bread for the World (Farrell)
  • 3.078 · Nunc dimittis (Taizé)
  • Song sheets: Oct 29/Nov 5; All Saints/All Souls

Rehearsal Agenda:

  • 7:00 pm · WEEKEND REP
    • JS 18 · Ps 18: I Love You, Lord, My Strength (Honoré)
    • JS 739 · O Beauty, Ever Ancient (O’Connor)  
    • 2.014 · Psalm 24: Complete Setting (Ward)
    • 3.060 · In Your Dwelling Place (Ward)
    • 3.064 · May We Praise You (Foley)
    • 3.078 · Nunc dimittis (Taizé)
    • handout · Psalm 131: I Have Found My Peace (Ward)
  • 8:30 pm (or as time allows) · GAUDETE REP: sing-through of all four pieces
    • Blest Be the Star
    • Jubilate Deo
    • O Magnum Mysterium
    • The Angel Gabriel



1.004 · Mass of Encounter · Hear melody demos now at

LOOKING AHEAD                

OCTOBER 29 · Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering: BB 311 · JS 761 · Table of Plenty (Schutte)

Responsorial Psalm: BB 751 · JS 18 · Ps 18: I Love You, Lord, My Strength (Honoré)

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 395 · JS 818 · Here I Am, Lord (Schutte)

Communion: BB 479 · JS 718 · Love One Another (Dufford)

Sending Forth: BB 387 · 3.026 · The Summons (KELVINGROVE/Bell, arr. Fisher)

NOVEMBER 1 (Wednesday) · All Saints · Masses at 8:30 am, 7:00 pm

Gathering: BB 721 · JS 503 · Litany of the Saints (Becker) 

Responsorial Psalm: WA · 2.014 · Psalm 24: Complete Setting (Ward)

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 739 · JS 733 · Lead Me, Lord (Becker)

Communion: BB 328 · JS 776 · Ubi Caritas (Hurd)  

Sending Forth: BB 595 · JS 759 · Sing With All the Saints in Glory (HYMN TO JOY)           

NOVEMBER 2 (Thursday) · All Souls Memorial Mass, 7:00 pm

Gathering: BB 677 · JS 547 · Be Still, My Soul (FINLANDIA/von Schlegel) 

Responsorial Psalm: WA · 2.017 · Psalm 23: Complete Setting (Ward)  

Preparation of the Gifts: WA · 3.064 · May We Praise You (Foley)

Communion:  BB 504 · JS 725 · Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell)

Sending Forth: WA · 3.078 · Nunc dimittis (Taizé)

Memorial Slideshow: WA · 3.060 · In Your Dwelling Place (Ward)         

NOVEMBER 5 · Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering: BB 304 · JS 771 · Our God Is Here (Muglia)

Responsorial Psalm: WA · handout · Psalm 131: I Have Found My Peace (Ward)   

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 517 · JS 739 · O Beauty, Ever Ancient (O’Connor)  

Communion:  BB 508 · JS 665 · Center of My Life (Inwood)

Sending Forth: BB 529 · JS 741 · Holy Wisdom, Lamp of Learning (BEACH SPRING/Duck)      

NOVEMBER 12 · Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering: BB 556 · JS 598 · Sing a New Song (Schutte)

Responsorial Psalm: WA · 2.018e · Psalm 63: My Soul Is Thirsting (Ward) Practice track available on Cantāmus

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 472 · JS 696 · In Every Age (Whitaker)

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

Sending Forth: BB 580 · JS 753 · In the Day of the Lord (Ridge)



MUSIC SELECTIONS: Ordinary Time III (Fall: September 3–November 26, 2023)

MUSIC SELECTIONS: Advent and Christmas (December 3, 2023–January 7, 2024) in progress





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