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THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: September 20, 2023

Dear Partners in Ministry,

If you listen closely, you can still hear the sounds of big band music echoing in the church! Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for the Dan Zola concert, especially those who volunteered that day. If anyone wants one, I'll have "souvenir" programs on the music stand this weekend.

CityMusic in Concert This Sunday

While it's not part of our Concert Series, our wonderful relationship with CityMusic Chamber Orchestra continues with the first of four concerts this season on Sunday at 4! For more information, visit CityMusic online.

No Rehearsal This Week, BUT...

A reminder that we will not meet for rehearsal tomorrow night, as my boys and I will be spending some quality time together watching the Guardians take on Baltimore. That said: use this time wisely! There's plenty of reviewing, drilling, and looking ahead you could do with our Gaudete rep and upcoming weekend music, and our next rehearsal will be much more productive if each of us stays on top of the music at hand.

Reminder: "Here at This Table" Revisions

A reminder that we're singing the corrected version of JS 777, "Here at This Table," this weekend. If you haven't gotten a copy of the revision insert, they'll be available this weekend. Once you do have it, please tape or glue stick it over the existing page 2 of the song in your JourneySongs book.

Reminder: Christmas Mass Survey

If you can, please take this brief survey sometime in the next week to let me know which Masses (if any) you're planning on being present for as a Music Minister. Thanks!



Glory to God: BB 884 · 1.001 · Mass of Creation (Haugen)

Gospel Acclamation: BB 946 · JS 264 · Celtic Alleluia (O'Carroll/C. Walker)

Eucharistic Prayer Acclamations:
Holy/Mystery of Faith/Amen · Mass of Encounter (see below)

Lamb of God: BB 952 · JS 789 · Lamb of God/Taste and See (Kendzia)


1.004 · Mass of Encounter. We'll transition from the summer acclamations one by one from September 3 to October 15.

Hear melody demos now at

  • Sep 3: Holy
  • Sep 10: Save Us, Savior (Mystery of Faith)
  • Sep 17: Amen I
  • Sep 24: Lamb of God
  • Oct 1: Gospel Acclamation
  • Oct 8/15: Glory to God

LOOKING AHEAD                

SEPTEMBER 24 · Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Responsorial Psalm: BB 818 · JS 115 · Ps 145: I Will Praise Your Name/The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Soper) 

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 505 · JS 732 · Only This I Want (Schutte)

Communion: BB 308 · JS 777 · Here At This Table (Whitaker) Revised Melody, verses 3 and 5 (see above)

Sending Forth: BB 410 · JS 647 · Lord of All Hopefulness (SLANE/Struther) 

OCTOBER 1 · Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering: BB 301 · JS 766 · Gather the People (Schutte) 

Responsorial Psalm: BB 762 · JS 28 · Ps 25: To You, O Lord (Soper)

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

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

Sending Forth:  WA · JS 599 · Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises (South African)   

OCTOBER 8 · Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Responsorial Psalm: BB 790 · JS 60 · Ps 80: The Vineyard of the Lord/ Lord, Make Us Turn to You (Keil)   

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 667 · JS 528 · Save Us, O Lord (Dufford)

Communion:  BB 341 · JS 793 · One Bread, One Body (Foley) 

Sending Forth: BB 558 · JS 574 · Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)          


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





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