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THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: October 26, 2022

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Darn-Near-November! As impossible as it seems, we're just a month away from Advent... but before that, we have a solemnity, a memorial, a national holiday, three concerts, and lots more to keep us occupied.

Thanks to all of you (and a special thank you to Elke, Anthony, and Diane) for keeping our ministry running strong this weekend. Knowing that everything back at home was in very good hands was a source of great gratitude for me (and be assured that I bragged you up mightily to my extended family this weekend).


We didn't get a chance to take this on last Thursday, so let's try again tomorrow...

Before COVID, our program had a longstanding tradition of collecting funds to send gifts and support to our fellow members in times of loss and difficulty. The Sunshine Fund was depleted and suspended during the pandemic, but Sr. Kathleen and I would like to see it revived. To that end, let's pass the hat tomorrow night at rehearsal. No pressure to contribute, but if you'd like to and are able, it's greatly appreciated!


No responses on this one since last Wednesday. Anyone have an opinion?

Another "B.C." tradition to consider reviving is a potential post-Christmas party this year, perhaps the weekend of Epiphany (January 7-8)? If you'd be interested in helping, have strong feelings either way, (or even ambivalent feelings either way), please send me an email. Thanks!


I could still use another person or two for each of these concerts...

This weekend, we have back-to-back concerts to enjoy! CityMusic returns to St. Noel on Friday night for "Batonless Beethoven," their first-ever un-conducted performance! Then, on Saturday night, classical guitarist Robert Gruca and flutist Linda White visit us for a night of eclectic and mesmerizing music from around the world. Both concerts are at 7:30 pm. If anyone would like to volunteer as an usher, I'd be grateful!


Finally, we're approaching the final weeks of Ordinary Time, which brings with them the Solemnity of All Saints (Tue, Nov 1) and the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, or All Souls Day (Wed, Nov 2). All Saints Masses will be celebrated that day at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm; our All Souls Mass will be at 7:00 pm. If All are welcome to join me in Music Ministry for any/all of these three liturgiesl in fact, I'd love to have as close to a full complement of music ministry as possible for the evening Masses on both days. Music selections are now listed below for you. And, as a thank you for putting in the extra work that week, we will not rehearse on Thursday, Nov 3.


New music:

  • [handout] Beati (Taizé)
  • 3.072 God of All Blessings (if you didn't grab it last week)

Turn in:

  • 3.055 Gather Us In




Glory to God: MI 884 · [score] · Mass of Creation (Haugen)

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

Gospel Acclamation: MI 936 · 1.003 · Mass of St. Mary Magdelene (Hart)

Prayer of the Faithful: spoken response ("O God Hear Us" at 11:00 am, Oct 16 only)

Eucharistic Acclamations: 

Lamb of God: MI 943 · 1.003 · Mass of St. Mary Magdelene (Hart)

OCTOBER 30 · Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering Song: MI 310 · JS 761 · Table of Plenty (Schutte)

Responsorial Psalm: MI 818 · JS 115 · Ps 145: I Will Praise Your Name (Soper)

Preparation of the Gifts: MI 470 · JS 696 · In Every Age (Whitaker)

Communion: MI 506 · JS 665 · Center of My Life (Inwood)

Sending Forth: MI 394 · JS 818 · Here I Am, Lord (Schutte)

NOVEMBER 1 · Solemnity of All Saints (8:30 am, 7:00 pm)

Gathering Song: MI 719 · JS 503 · Litany of the Saints (Becker)

Responsorial Psalm: MI 760 · JS 26 · Ps 24: Lord, This Is the People/ Let the Lord Enter (T. Smith)

Preparation of the Gifts: NEW! WA · 3.072 · God of All Blessings (Ward)

Communion: MI 302 · JS 766 · Gather the People (Schutte)

Sending Forth: MI 720 · JS 504 · For All the Saints (SINE NOMINE)

NOVEMBER 2 · All Souls Day (7:00 pm)

Gathering Song: WA · handout · Beati (Taizé) Not the way we'll do it, but it gives you the basic idea...

Responsorial Psalm: MI 764 · JS 30 · Ps 27: The Goodness of the Lord (Soper)

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

Communion: MI 349 · JS 774 · The Supper of the Lord (Rosania)

Sending Forth: MI 691 · JS 557 · The Lord Is My Light (C. Walker)

NOVEMBER 6 · Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering Song: MI 445 · JS 675 · For You Are My God (Foley)

Responsorial Psalm: MI 764 · JS 30 · Ps 27: The Goodness of the Lord (Soper)

Preparation of the Gifts: MI 475 · JS 689 · Shelter Me, O God (Hurd)

Communion: MI 435 · JS 673 · Be Not Afraid (Dufford)

Sending Forth: MI 443 · JS 686 · How Can I Keep from Singing (Lowry)

NOVEMBER 13 · Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering Song: MI 313 · JS 768 · Gather Your People (Hurd)

Responsorial Psalm: WA · 2.013 · Ps 98: Sing a New Song (Ward)

Preparation of the Gifts: MI 631 · 3.010 · Canticle of the Turning (Cooney)

Communion: MI 312 · JS 777 · Here at This Table (Whitaker) 

Sending Forth: MI 407 · JS 647 · Lord of All Hopefulness (SLANE/Struther)


Ordinary Time III (Sep 4–Nov 24, 2022)

Advent and Christmas (Nov 27, 2022–Jan 8, 2023)


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