Saturday, March 16, 2013

SOLEMN SUNG EXTRAORDINARY FORM MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINT JOSEPH TO BE CELEBRATED AT SAINT JOSPEH CHURCH IN HONOR OF HIS HOLINESS, POPE FRANCIS AT 7:00 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH!

Papal bunting (and Cherry Blossom Festival wreathes)on the front doors of Saint Joseph Church!



Saint Joseph Church in Macon, Georgia will celebrate a Solemn Sung High Mass in the Extraordinary Form with our combined choirs singing the Schubert Mass in G on Tuesday, March 19th, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, at 7:00 PM with a reception to follow in our social hall. This Mass will be offered for His Holiness, Pope Francis on the day of his Installation Mass.

You can find the PROPERS, ORATIONS, EPISTLE, GRADUAL, TRACT, GOSPEL AND PREFACE for this Mass by PRESSING this SENTENCE.

Last year's celebration as pictured below was an Ordinary Form Mass, ad orientem, this year's is an Extraordinary Form Solemn Sung Mass with deacon and subdeacon:


Our recessional song this weekend for all our 5th Sunday of Lent Masses will be from our Saint Michael Hymnal, "Long Live the Pope!" It will be the recessional hymn also for the Solemn Sung Mass on Tuesday!

Long live the Pope!
His praises sound
Again and yet again:
His rule is over space and time:
His throne the heart of men:
All hail! The Shepherd Pope of Rome,
The theme of loving song:
Let all the earth his glory sing
And heavn the strain prolong.

Beleaguered by the foes of earth,
Beset by hosts of hell,
He guards the loyal flock of Christ,
A watchful sentinel:
And yet, amid the din and strife,
The clash of mace and sword,
He bears alone the Shepherd Staff,
The champion of the Lord.

Then raise the chant,
With heart and voice,
In Church & school & home:
"Long live the Shepherd of the Flock!
Long live the Pope of Rome!"
Almighty Father bless his work,
Protect him in his ways,
Receive his prayer, fulfill his hopes,
And grant him length of days!

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