Thursday, October 11, 2012

ON THE VIGIL OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF VATICAN II AND THE HOLY FATHER'S YEAR OF FAITH, WE CELEBRATED THE SOLEMN RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY AND EXPOSITION AND BENEDICTION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT




On Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 PM our parish celebrated the Most Holy Rosary with a liturgical procession of our 2nd graders bringing flowers to Our Lady's Chapel, Solemn Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Holy Rosary and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament to conclude.

Our 9th graders preparing for Confirmation read meditations at the beginning of each Luminous Mystery and our choir sang anthems to Mary following the meditation and then finally the reciting of the decade of the Rosary.

We had very good attendance and it was a most beautiful event. The following is the program for the event, which also included the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Honor Guard.




Solemn Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
and
Solemn Recitation of the Holy Rosary
In Celebration of
The Month of the Holy Rosary, the 50th Anniversary of the Opening of Vatican II and The Year of Faith


Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7:00 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 Poplar St.
Macon, GA 31201
Fr. Allan J. McDonald, Pastor
Fr. Dawid Kwiatkowski, Parochial Vicar
Monsignor John Cuddy, Retired
Deacon Don Coates Deacon Tom Eden
Nelda M. Chapman, Organist/Director of Music
The Choirs of St. Joseph
Honor Guard: Knights of Columbus Honor Guard

Procession of Flowers: First Holy Communion Class of 2013
St. Joseph Catholic Church


ORDER of SOLEMN BENEDICTION
of the
MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT
and
SOLEMN RECITATION of the HOLY ROSARY
In Celebration of
The MONTH of the HOLY ROSARY


Entrance of the Honor Guard (Remain seated.)

Children’s Procession of Flowers for Our Blessed Mother (Remain seated.)

LITURGICAL PROCESSION (Please stand.)

Hymn “Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above” #531

Solemn Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Please kneel.)

“O salutaris Hostia”
1. O salutaris Hostia, Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia, Da robur, fer auxilium.
2. Uni trinoque Domino Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino Nobis donet in patria.

The Holy Rosary (Remain kneeling.)

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;.
On the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father . . . .

Hail, Mary (3 times)
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven,
especially those who have most need of your mercy.
(Please stand.)

First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Our Lord

(Please sit.)
Choral Meditation “When John Baptized in Jordan’s River” Timothy Dudley-Smith
(Please kneel.)
First decade of the Rosary
(Please stand.)

Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding in Cana
(Please sit.)
Choral Meditation “O Holy Mary” Owen Alstott
(Please kneel.)
Second decade of the Rosary

(Please stand.)
Third Luminous Mystery: The Proclamation of the Kingdom
(Please sit.)
Hymn “O Radiant Light” #678
(Please kneel.)
Third decade of the Rosary

(Please stand.)
Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration
(Please sit.)
Choral Meditation “Eternal Light” David Ashley White
Text by Christopher Idle
(Please kneel.)
Fourth decade of the Rosary

(Please stand.)
Fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist
(Please sit.)
Choral Meditation “Ave verum corpus” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Please kneel.)
Fifth decade of the Rosary

(Please stand.)
HYMN “Salve, Regina” #739

PRAYER

HOMILY


Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Please kneel.)

HYMN Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Tantum ergo Sacramentum Genitori, Genitoque Veneremur cernui: Laus et jubilatio, Et antiquum documentum Salus, honor, virtus quoque Novo cedat ritui: Sit et benedictio: Praestet fides supplementum Procedenti ab utroque Sensuum defectui. Compar sit laudatio.

Priest: You have given us bread from heaven.
People: Having all sweetness within it.

PRAYER

THE DIVINE PRAISES (All)
Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most sacred heart.
Blessed be his most precious blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most holy sacrament of the altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and immaculate conception.
Blessed be her glorious assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, virgin and mother.
Blessed be Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.

(Please stand.)
RECESSIONAL HYMN
“Virgin Great and Glorious” #817

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why the Luminous Mysteries on Wednesday?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

We've been doing this every year in conjunction with our weekly Wednesday night supper and always the Wednesday closest to the Feast of the Holy Rosary on October 7th--so we have been rotating the Mysteries each year. Dinner at 6 and Rosary at 7pm.

Anonymous said...

I see. I was just curious (i.e., not complaining). Thanks for answering!