The 4th Sunday of Lent is Pink Sunday, Rose by another name! See what our Liturgy Committee has planned for our monthly EF High Pink Mass!
As it our custom, the First Sunday of each month we celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass as a High Mass at 2:00 PM. Since it is Laetarae Sunday, a joyfilled Sunday to rejoice and be glad that we are mid way through Lent, what better Sunday than to showcase the hermeneutic of continuity between the two forms of the one Roman Rite; to show the gravitational pull of the OF Mass on the EF Mass. Please note our EF Liturgy for Sunday planned by our Liturgy Committee. It should be precious and meaningful!:
At the Procession: All: "And the Father will Dance, as on the Day of Joy!" The Liturgical Procession will be preceded by Liturgy Dancers!
Isaias 66: 10,11
Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult, and be filled from the breasts of your consolation. -- (Ps. 121. 1). I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- Rejoice, O Jerusalem . . .
COLLECT - Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who are justly afflicted for our deeds, may be relieved by the consolation of Thy grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost . . .
Galatians 4: 22-31
GRADUAL (The Liturgy Committee felt that it would be more meaningful if the Gradual and Tract would be replaced this Sunday by "Leaping the Mountains" sung by the men's folk schola. Please check the lyrics after the tract:
Psalm 121: 1, 7
I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord. V.: Let peace be in Thy strength: and abundance in Thy towers
Psalm 124: 1 - 2
They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Sion: he shall not be moved for ever that dwelleth in Jerusalem. V.: Mountains are round about it: so the Lord is round about His people, from henceforth now and for ever.
Leaping The Mountains Lyrics
Leaping the mountains
Bounding the hills
See how our God has come to meet us
His voice is lifted
His face is joy
Now is the season to sing our song on high
Come, then, O Lord of glory, show us Your face
Speak, for we know Your words are life
He pastures His flock among the wildflowers
And leads them to the mountain of His love
All through the day, all through the night
Sing to the Lord and know His love
John 6: 1-15
Psalm 134: 3,6
Praise ye the Lord, for He is good: sing ye to His Name, for He is sweet: whatsoever He pleased, He hath done in heaven and in earth.
After the Offertory Antiphon, the congregation will sing, "Dance Then, Wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance said He!" The Lady's Dance ensemble will act out the words in dance!
SECRET - Look favorably upon these present Sacrifices, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that they may profit us both unto devotion and salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth . . .
PREFACE (Preface for Lent) - :
Psalm 83: 4, 5
The sparrow hath found herself a house, and the turtle a nest, where she may lay her young ones: Thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God: blessed are they that dwell in Thy house, they shall praise Thee for ever and ever
After the Communion Antiphon is chanted, The Communion Procession will commence in a dance style as the congregation and choir sing, "All Are Welcome!"
POST COMMUNION - Look favorably upon these present Sacrifices, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that they may profit us both unto devotion and salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth . . .
After the Last Gospel, the celebrant will pass out Holy Cards featuring Pink Floyd:
The Recessional Hymn:
"Lo How Er Rose Er Blooming" accompanied by Bagpipe, guitar, banjo, snare drum and flute.
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