As the Carmelite Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel approaches, here’s an ancient chant that was of the old monastic order of the Carmelites. The choir sings this chant at Masses where the Carmelite Solemnities are celebrated.
Translations in English are found in the music sheet for the Chant Notation.
We’ve written a setting for the Responsorial Psalm for the celebration of Corpus Christi this weekend:
For those visiting the parish for the Saturday, 5:30pm Mass, there will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after the Mass. Proceedings are found in the missalette for your download and print:
Christ the King was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as a reminder to the faithful that despite the political upheavals present in that time:
- the dissolution of the Papal States,
- the Italian Unification resulting in large amounts of church property being confiscated,
- the rise of Communism, Fascism and Nazism throughout Europe
- the recent conclusion of World War I
- the materialism that was evident in the United States before the Great Depression in 1929
This weekend, we will celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the parish of Sts. Peter & Paul, since we are under the pastorship of the Discalced Carmelites (OCD).
After the Mass, there will be a candlelit procession around the compound of the church accompanied by the recitation of the rosary and Marian antiphons / hymns. At the end of the procession, there will be the investiture of the Brown Scapular.
A limited number of the Missalette (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) will be made available as you enter the main entrance of the church for the Saturday 5:30pm Mass. Feel free to download, print and bring your own. Read More…
If you are visiting the parish of Sts. Peter & Paul on Saturday 28 May for the 5:30pm Mass, we would like to invite you to also join us in the Corpus Christi Procession following the Mass.
You may wish to refer to the Missalette that will be distributed, or feel free to download a copy for yourself to print before coming for the Mass. We would like to discourage the use of any mobile devices, no matter how sincere the intention, during the Mass. We hope you can understand.
Have a blessed feast of Corpus Christi everyone 🙂
Here’s a polyphony verse setting for the Gospel Acclamation.
Text set to Holy Trinity Sunday and Corpus Christi.
Feel free to let us know if this worked for you and your choir 🙂
Have a blessed season of Ordinary Time.
Kenneth Wee has been with the SPP Choir since 1999 and is currently serving as the Music Director of the Choir. He conducts the choir most of the time and plays the organ some of the time, while taking care of his two young children all of the time.
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