Liturgy and Music

Lectors

Readings for the Sunday / Holy Day Masses

Complete text for the readings can be found on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website: http://www.usccb.org. Select the Sunday/Holy Day on the calendar and the readings will appear on the screen.

 

Dec 7 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

  • Reading 1: Genesis 3:9-15, 20
  • Reading 2: Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
  • Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

 

Dec 9 (Second Sunday of Advent) 

  • Reading 1: Baruch 5:1-9
  • Reading 2: Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11
  • Gospel: Luke 3:1-6

 

Dec 16 (Third Sunday of Advent) 

  • Reading 1: Zephaniah 3:14-18A
  • Reading 2: Philippians 4:4-7
  • Gospel: Luke 3:10-18

 

Dec 23 (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

  • Reading 1: Micah 5:1-4A
  • Reading 2: Hebrews 10:5-10
  • Gospel: Luke 1:39-45

 

Dec 24 (The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Vigil Mass 4PM)

  • Reading 1: Isaiah 62:1-5
  • Reading 2: Acts 13:16-17, 22-25
  • Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25

 

Dec 24 (The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Mass During the Night 10PM)

  • Reading 1: Isaiah 9:1-6
  • Reading 2: Timothy 2:11-14
  • Gospel: Luke 2:1-14

 

Dec 25 (The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Mass at Dawn)

  • Reading 1: Isaiah 62:11-12
  • Reading 2: Timothy 3:4-7
  • Gospel: Luke 2:15-20

 

Dec 30 (Feast of the Holy Family)

  • Reading 1: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14
  • Reading 2: 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24
  • Gospel: Luke 2:41-52

 

Instructions for Intercessions & Announcements

  • Intercessions and Announcements are placed in a CLEAR PLASTIC SHEET PROTECTOR on the table in the Reconciliation Room for Lectors to review before Mass.
  • Please leave this CLEAR PLASTIC SHEET PROTECTOR on the table.
  • There will be another CLEAR PLASTIC SHEET PROTECTOR on the Podium for Lectors to use during Mass.

Cantors & Choir

Choir Rehearsal and Mass Schedule 

Music Ministry Choir Schedule- Fall-Winter 2018

List of Songs for Cantors

 

Dec 7 (Immaculate Conception)

All Mass Parts from Mass of Creation, Marty Haugen, except Gospel Acclamation from Mass of Christ the Savior, Daniel Schutte.

  • Gathering: Immaculate Mary (3 Verses)
  • Psalm 98: Sing to Our God (3 Verses)
  • Offertory: Holy is Your Name (Canticle of Mary) (5 Verses)
  • Communion:  I Am For You (5 Verses)
  • Recessional: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (3 Verses)

 

Dec 9 (2nd Sunday of Advent)

All Mass Parts from Mass of Creation, Marty Haugen, except Gospel Acclamation from Mass of Christ the Savior, Daniel Schutte.

  • Gathering: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Verses 3 & 4)
  • Psalm 72: In the Time of God (4 Verses)
  • Offertory: Like a Shepherd (3 Verses)
  • Communion:  On That Holy Mountain (3 Verses)
  • Recessional: People Look East (3 Verses)

 

Dec 16 (3rd Sunday of Advent)

All Mass Parts from Mass of Creation, Marty Haugen, except Gospel Acclamation from Mass of Christ the Savior, Daniel Schutte.

  • Gathering: Proclaim the Joyful Message (3 Verses)
  • Psalm 25: To You, O Lord (Haugen) (3 Verses)
  • Offertory: River of Glory (4 Verses)
  • Communion:  Canticle of the Turning (3 Verses)
  • Recessional: With One Voice (2 Verses)

 

Who's Part of the Music Ministry?

  • Cantors lead and energize the congregation in singing during worship.
  • The Music Ministry Choir leads the congregation in singing as well as provides special music typically at the Gift and Eucharist parts of the Mass. Choral music performed is three to four part voices ranging from traditional to contemporary.
  • Instrumentalists play solos or accompany cantors, choirs, and the congregation in song.
  • The Handbell Choir ministers to the congregation through music.

 

To volunteer, contact Zach Holzer, Director-Liturgy & Music.