Wednesday, January 1, 2014
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH, MACON, 8:00 AM MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD, JANUARY 1, 2014
Henry on the post below this commented on his Holy Ghost Mass in the Ordinary Form this morning. Well, he would have felt home at ours with yours truly as celebrant.
Prior to the Marian Processional Hymn, "Hail Holy Queen" the cantor chanted the official Introit from the Roman Missal.
There was organist and cantor, no deacon, two lay readers, five extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion (one host and four chalices).
At the chair, I began by chanting the "Sign of the Cross" as well as the simple Greeting and the official introduction to the Penitential Act. After a moment of silence we all recited the Confiteor. I chanted the absolution and the Cantor led the Kyrie in English follow by me intoning the Gloria and all robustly chanting it followed by my chanting the Collect.
As is normal at all our Sunday Masses, the cantor chants "The Word of the Lord" following both readings with all responding with a chanted, "Thanks be to God."
The Responsorial Psalm was chanted in plain chant.
I chanted the Gospel, including the introduction and conclusion.
Of course I gave a stunning homily.
Then we all said the Credo bowing at the appropriate place.
Then the Universal Prayer was spoken.
The Offertory Antiphon was chanted by the cantor and then an organ interlude during the collection and presentation of the offerings.
The Offertory Prayers were prayed quietly as the organ interlude continued.
After the washing of the hands, and the Orate Fratres, the Prayer over the Offerings was chanted.
Then the Preface dialogue and preface was chanted and the Sanctus was sung.
The Roman Canon was used, including all the saints and martyrs, but the additional "Through Christ our Lord" was omitted. Mea culpa!
Beginning with the Epiclesis and continuing through both consecrations, I chanted this part of the Canon as well as the The Mystery of Faith and its chanted response.
The Pater Noster in English was chanted, along with the embolism and doxology and what follows through the "Let us offer each other the Sign of Peace."
The Lamb of God was chanted
The official Communion Antiphon was chanted
The Post Communion Prayer was chanted.
The Solemn Blessing for the Beginning of the New Year was chanted
The Blessing and dismissal was chanted
The Recessional was "Immaculate Mary"