Thursday, 5 May 2011

Fourth Sunday of Easter Year A

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord; by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia Ps. 32(33): 5-6 [Roman Missal Sacramentarty]

Misericordia Domini plena est terra, alleluia: verbo Dei caeli firmati sunt Allleuia, alleluia  Ps. Exsultate iusti in Domino: rectos decet collaudatio Ps. 32(33): 5-6, 1 [Graduale Romanum, pp 222-223]

Choose one of the Entrance Antiphons and its psalm from either of the two Easter Season Mass Suites [GS. pp. 165-177] [BFW,106- 115] especially # 1.

1. Ego sum pastore bonus / I am the good shepherd with Psalm 22(23)
2. Cantate Domine, canticum novum / Sing a new song unto the Lord with Psalm 97(98)

First Reading: Acts 2: 14a, 36b-41
Be baptised and recieve the Holy Spirit

Between the Readings
Responsorial Psalm : Ps. 22(23)
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall want nothing [Roman Missal Lectionary]

Gradual: Ps. 110(111): 9
Alleluia V. Redemptionem misit Dominus in populo suo

Choose one of the Alleluia Psalms 1 from either of the two Easter Season Mass Suites [GS. pp. 165-177] [BFW,106- 115]Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus / Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good Ps. 106(107)1,
With a: vss 4-9, or b: vss. 17-22

Second Reading:1 Peter 2: 20b-25
Jesus died for our sins.  By His wounds we are healed

Pre - Gospel
Alleluia Antiphon and Versical John 10:14
Alleluia Alleluia V. I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep and my own know me.
Alleluia  [Roman Missal Lectionary]

Gradual: John 10:14
Alleluia V. Ego sum pastor bonus: et cognosco oves meas, et cognoscunt meae. [Graduale Romanum, pp. 223-224]

Choose one of the Alleluia Psalms 1I or Antiphon Alleluias with its own verses from either of the two Easter Season Mass Suites [GS. pp. 165-177] [BFW,106- 115]

Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus/ O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good Ps. 106(107): with a: Vss 1, 10-16 or b: vss. 1, 8, 9, 16, 22, 32 , or c: vss 23-32

Gospel: John 10: 1-10
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who laid down hislife for his sheep.

Offertory Antiphon
There is no official translation of the Offertory Antiphon in the present Roman Missal Translation

Deus, Deus meus, ad te de luce vigilo: et in nomine tuo levabo manus meas, alleluia  Ps. 62(63): 2-3 [Graduale Romanum, pp. 224]

Choose one of the Offertory Antiphon with its Psalm from either of the two Easter Season Mass Suites [GS. pp. 165-177] [BFW,106- 115] especially #2

Ad te de luce / For you I watch Ps. 62(63): 1 Vs. 1-4
2. Iubilate Deo in voce / Cry out to God with a joyful voice Ps. 46(47): 1b, vs 1-4, 6

Communion Antiphon
The Good Shepherd is risen! He who laid down his life for his sheep, who died for his flock, he is risen, alleluia.

Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia: et cognosco meas, et cognoscunt me meae, allleluia, alleluia John 10: 14 [Graduale Romanum. pp. 224-225]
Verses from Ps. 22(23): 1-6d or Ps. 32(33)1, 12-15, 18, 22 may be sung between repetitions of the antiphon.

Choose one of the Communion Antiphons with its Psalm from either of the two Easter Season Mass Suites [GS. pp. 165-177] [BFW,106- 115]

In Galilaea / In Galilee ...Mark 16: 7; Ps. 15(16): 1-2, 5-11
2. Cantate Domino, et benedice nomini eius / O Sing to the Lord and bless his name... Ps. 95(96): 2 vs 1, 3, 6-13

Mass Setting
Mass of the Holy Spirit (Isele)
Parish Mass (Togni)
Missa in Tempore Paschali (Dominicis) [Graduale Romanum, pp. 710-715]
Jubilate Deo [CBWIII various Pages]

Choral Music
Acclaim Our God [JE Brown] Icon_snd.gif
The Lord is My Shepherd [Villiers] Icon_snd.gif
Cantate Domine [Praetorius] Icon_snd.gif for more on this psalm see last week's Choral Music Suggestions
O Give Thanks [Wesley] Icon_snd.gif
Lauda Anima Mea [Griesbacher] Icon_snd.gif
Benedicam Dominum [Lasso] Icon_snd.gif

Other Appropriate Hymns
Let All the Earth Cry Out to the Lord [Psalm 66, The Grail; S. Warner] CBWIII 589
My Shepherd Is the Lord [Psalm 23, The Grail; Gelineau] CBW III 606
The Lord, My Shepherd, Rules My Life [ Psalm 23, C M Idle; CRIMOND] CBWIII 489
The Lord's My Shepherd [Psalm 23, Scottish Psalter; CRIMOND] CBWIII 488
O Jesu, Joy of Loving Hearts [ Jesu, dulcis Memoria, anon; FULDA, Walton] CBWIII 654
Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts [ J E Bowers, SALVE FESTE DIES, R V Williams] CBWIII 585
That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright [ Claro Paschali Gaudio, Neale; LASST UNS ERFREUEN, RV Williams] CBWIII 392
God, My God, You I Crave [ Psalm 63, ICEL; G. Black] CBWIII 658


ignorant redneck said...


Puff the Magic Dragon said...


ignorant redneck said...

The Liturgy, the Homily, allof it was just wonderful today--well, yesterday--Good Shepheard Sunday.

A moving, elevating Liturgy that rekindled my hope of heaven, and gave me once again sense of Divine Providence, and of participating in the Heavenly Liturgy.

Also, it was a day with my grand kids in the pew.

It was one of those times when the Mass is so profound to me, and the Liturgy so rich, that when we voice our "Tanks be to God" at the end, I am not ready for it to be over.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Then indeed the day and the Liturgy would indeed have rocked, I'm glad for you