Thursday, December 6, 2012


Saint Joseph Church, Macon, Georgia will celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass as a Sung Mass, aka, High Mass on Friday, December 7, at 7:00 PM for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Please join us for this highly participative Mass, where actual participation includes God's initiative to make us sharers of the Divine Mysteries.

The Order of Mass

Processional Hymn (Stand) Immaculate Mary Hymnal #577

Introit (Chanted in Latin by Schola. Please kneel.) The priest and server say the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar quietly.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, and with the robe of justice he hath covered me, as a bride adorned with her jewels. Ps. 29:2: I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me: and hast not made my enemies to rejoice over me. Glory to the Father…


Gloria (Stand. Please join the schola in chanting: Hymnal #106 )

Collect: O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin didst prepare a fitting habitation for thy son: grant, we beseech thee, that as thou preserved her from all stain through the death foreseen of the same thy Son, so we too may through her intercession be purified and come to thee. Through Christ our Lord.

First Lesson: (Sit) Wisdom 8:22-35

A lesson from the Book of Wisdom.

The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made anything, from the beginning. I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made. The depth were not as yet, and I was already conceived; neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out; the mountains with their huge bulk had not as yet been established, before the hills I was brought forth. He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was present; when with a certain law and compass he enclosed the depths; when he estab-lished the sky above, and poised the fountains of waters; when he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits; when he balanced the foundations of the earth; I was with him, forming all things, and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times, playing in the world, and my delights were to be with the children of men. Now, therefore, ye children, hear me: blessed art they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates and waiteth at the posts of my doors. He that shall find me shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord.

Gradual: Judith 13:2: Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, by the Lord the most high God, above all women upon the earth. Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel, thou art the honour of our people.

Alleluia: Thou art all fair, O Mary, and the stain of original sin is not in thee.

Gospel: (Stand) Luke 1:26-28

Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St Luke.

At that time: The Angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the Angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women.


Credo: (Stand. Please join the Schola chanting.) Hymnal #213 (Kneel for the words: Et incarnates est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine: et Homo Factus Est…)

Offertory Antiphon: Hail, Mary, full of grace : the Lord is with thee : blessed art thou among women, alleluia.

Priest: Orate Fratres:

All: Suscipiat Dominus sacrificium minibus tuis ad laudem et gloriam nominis sui, adutilitatem quoque nostrum totiusque Ecclesiae suae sanctae. (May the Lord accept the sacrifice eat your hands for the praise and glory of His name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.)

Secret: Receive, O Lord, the saving victim which we offer to thee in the festival of the Immaculate Conception of the blessed Virgin Mary : and grant that, even as we proclaim her to have been preserved by thy grace from every stain, so may we be delivered, by her intercession, from all our sins. Through our Lord.

Preface Dialogue: Page 34, hymnal (Stand)

Preface: It is truly meet and just, right and salutary, that we should always, and in all places, give thanks to thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God; and for the immaculate conception of the blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, should praise and bless and proclaim thee. For she conceived thine only-begotten Son by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost; and, losing not the glory of her virginity, gave to the world the everlasting light, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise thy majesty, the Dominions adore, the Powers tremble. The Heavens, and the Virtues of the heavens, and the blessed Seraphim, do celebrate with united joy. In union with whom we beseech thee, that thou wouldst command our voices also to be admitted, with suppliant confession, saying:

Sanctus: (Kneel.. Please join the Schola inchanting.) Hymnal #101

Roman Canon: The priest prays this in a low voice, translation found on page 39 of hymnal

Pater Noster: (Stand. Please join the Schola in chanting.) Hymnal p. 86

Agnus Dei: (Stand. Please join the Schola in chanting.) Hymnal #104

Priest’s Communion

Laity’s Communion: After the Ecce Agnus Dei, said three times: Domine, non sum dignus, ut inters sub tectum meum: sed tantum dic verbor, et sanabitur anima mea. (Lord, I am not worthy…)

Please kneel for Holy Communion, receiving on the tongue only.

Communion Antiphon: Glorious things are told of thee, O Mary, for he who is mighty hath done great things unto thee.

Post Communion Prayer: (Stand) May the sacraments which we have received, O Lord our God, heal in us the wounds of that sin from which thou didst by a singular privilege preserve the Immaculate Conception of the blessed Mary. Through our Lord.

The Dismissal: Deo Gratias

The Blessing (Kneel)

The Last Gospel: John 1:1-5, 9-14, page 46 Missalette, short form. Genuflect at “Et Verbum Caro Factum Est”

Recessional Hymn:
Hail Holy Queen Hymnal #548


Anonymous said...

You forgot "Sit" at the Offertory. And the people are not to chant the Pater Noster, with the exception of the line "Sed liners nos a malo."

Anonymous said...

Liners = libera.

Stupid auto correct.

John Nolan said...

Great stuff, but do sort out the Latin before it goes to print. Someone seems to have parked a 16-seater people carrier in the middle of the Suscipiat (I can't think of another meaning for 'minibus') and there are several more howlers. Please tell me that #106 is Mass IX (Cum Jubilo), traditional for feasts of the BVM and for Christmas Midnight Mass. For my money it's the finest in the Kyriale. I look forward to seeing the video.

ytc said...

What is a short form Last Gospel?

John Nolan said...

ytc: Missing out everything referring to John the Baptist. This is because the authors of the 'missalette' (appalling term) know that the ignorant and uncatechized faithful would assume that the evangelist was referring to himself. Presumably Father will be including verses 6-8 as they will be printed on the altar card.

ytc said...

So they think the people are too stupid? Seems a very Novus Ordo-ish sentiment...

Anyway, Father will be praying the entire Last Gospel, right?

Gene said...

Missalettes for Catholicettes...