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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Exaudi Domine vocem meam [Graduale Romanum, p.291]
    2. Exaudi Domine vocem meam [Gregorian Missal, p.477]
    3. Exaudi Domine (Giovanni Paolo Cima)
    4. Domine exaudi vocem (David Thoman)
    5. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    6. Hearken, O Lord, unto my voice [Simple English Propers, p.226 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. Lord, hear my voice when I call [Simple Choral Gradual, p.169 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. O Lord, hear my voice [Lumen Christi Missal, p.939 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. O Lord, hear my voice [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.56 / Mode 4 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    10. My Voice Has Called to You [tune: Erhalt uns Herr] from Introit Hymns 47 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Protector noster [Graduale Romanum, p.292]
    2. Protector noster [Gregorian Missal, p.478]
    3. Protector noster (Carl Ludwig Drobisch)
    4. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Chabanel Psalmody
    6. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Domine, in virtute tua [Graduale Romanum, p.292]
    2. Domine, in virtute tua [Gregorian Missal, p.479]
    3. Domine, in virtute tua (Michael Haller, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
    4. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Benedicam Dominum [Graduale Romanum, p.293]
    2. Benedicam Dominum [Gregorian Missal, p.480]
    3. Benedicam Dominum (Orlando di Lasso, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. I will bless the Lord [Simple English Propers, p.227 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. I will bless the Lord [Lumen Christi Missal, p.946 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    7. I will bless the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.170 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
  • Communion:
    1. Unam petii a Domino [Graduale Romanum, p.294]
    2. Unam petii a Domino [Gregorian Missal, p.480]
    3. Unam petii a Domino [Communio, p.278 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Unam petii a Domino (William Byrd)
    5. Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    6. One thing have I asked [Simple English Propers, p.228 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. One thing I ask of the Lord [Choral Communio, p.124 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    8. One thing I seek [Simple Choral Gradual, p.171 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. Father, keep in your name [Simple Choral Gradual, p.172 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    10. Choose one Communion Antiphon from any of those suggested in #158-186 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.949-956 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    11. One thing I ask of the Lord [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    12. There is one thing I ask [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.57 / Mode 7 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    13. Holy Father, keep in your name [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.57 / Mode 7 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
  • Mass settings:
    1. Latin Chant Masses VIII (De angelis) & XI (Orbis factor)
    2. Latin Gregorian Chant Masses XI (Orbis factor) & VIII (De angelis)
    3. Latin Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
    4. Latin Mass of Saint Jerome (Christopher Bord)
    5. Mass of Our Lady, Help of Christians (Richard Connolly)
    6. Mass of Saint Agnes (B. Andrew Mills)
    7. Mass of the Angels (Richard J. Clark)
    8. Mass of the Redemption (Calvert Shenk / Adam Taylor)
    9. Modal Mass (Calvert Shenk / Adam Taylor)

Other liturgical music


  • All People That on Earth Do Dwell (WIII #669, HPSC #107, ICEL #166, AH #622, CBW #621, PMB #206, CHB #201, SMH #202, EH #278, VII #204, LCH #85)
  • All the Earth (PMB #208, SMH #203)
  • Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (WIII #586)
  • By All Your Saints Still Striving (WIII #706, HH #284, SMH #247)
  • Christians, Lift up Your Hearts (WIII #538)
  • Come, Rejoice before Your Maker (WIII #664)
  • Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (WIII #627, HPSC #160, CBW #550, CH #641, CD #895, CBW #550)
  • From All Who Dwell below the Skies (ICEL #224, WIII #521, HH #176, CH #563, EH #277)
  • Go Make of All Disciples (WIII #628, CH #635)
  • God Is Love (CD #917, CBW #573, SMH #308)
  • I Want to Walk As A Child of the Light (WIII #510)
  • Jesus Shall Reign (ICEL #101, WIII #492, HH #253, PMB #107, CH #508, CHB #231, SMH #381, EH #542, LCH #95)
  • Lift High the Cross (WIII #704, HPSC #207, CD #847, PMB #56, HH #268, CBW #545, CH #542, AH #606, SMH #398, VII #244, LCH #151)
  • O Be Joyful in the Lord (HPSC #234, CD #905)
  • O Christ, the Great Foundation (WIII #618, CH #488)
  • O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (HPSC #237, EH #325)
  • O God, beyond All Praising (WIII #579, HH #199, SMH #444, LCH #89)
  • Praise to the Lord (WIII #547, ICEL #245, HPSC #284, CH #592, PMB #122, CBW #653, AH #612, CHB #110, SMH #498, EH #279, VII #205, LCH #79)
  • Sent Forth by God's Blessing (PMB #148, SMH #519)
  • Shepherd of Souls, in Love, Come Feed Us (PMB #653, SMH #521)
  • Sing, All Creation (HPSC #296)
  • The God of Abraham Praise (WIII #537, ICEL #239, HPSC #320, EH #285)
  • The Living God My Shepherd Is (WIII #612, CD #831, CBW #690)
  • When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom of God (WIII #614, CH #647)
  • Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life (ICEL #206, EH #498)
AH = The Adoremus Hymnal, Ignatius Press
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship II / Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CD = Cantate Domino / Hymnal Supplement, GIA Publications, Inc.
CH = The Collegeville Hymnal, The Liturgical Press
CHB = The Catholic Hymn Book [London Oratory], Gracewing Publishers
EH = The Hymnal 1940 (Episcopal), used by many Anglican Use Roman Catholic parishes
HH = Hymnal of the Hours, GIA Publications, Inc.
HPSC = Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Canticles, out of print but excellent
ICEL = ICEL Resource Collection, GIA Publications, Inc.
LCH = Lumen Christi Hymnal, Illuminare Publications
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 3rd Edition 2003, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Anima Christi (Calvert Shenk)
  • Come with Hearts and Voices Sounding (Bach/Scott) [Morning Star Music Publishers]
  • Continue, Lord, to Hear My Voice (Richard Garbett)
  • Estote fortes (Marenzio / Angelini)
  • For Love of Us (McManus / Stafford)
  • From All That Dwell (Colin Brumby)
  • How Beautiful Are the Feet from Messiah (Handel/Peek) [Morning Star Music Publishers]
  • I Set the Lord Still in My Sight (John Arnold)
  • Jubilate Deo Music from Taizé (Jacques Berthier) [GIA Publications]
  • Jubilate Deo (Britten, di Lasso, Hassler, Mezzogorri, Peeters)
  • Know That the Lord Is God (Handel/Pfautsch) [Lawson Gould]
  • Make A Joyful Noise unto the Lord (François Couperin, William Mathias)
  • O Be Joyful in the Lord; (Henry Purcell, William Croft)
  • One Thing Have I Desired (Heinrich Schütz, Herbert Howells)
  • Plaudit (Giovanni Gabrieli) [G. Schirmer]
  • Psalm 100 (Heinrich Schütz)
  • Serve the Lord with Gladness (Handel/Barrie) [Lawson Gould]
  • Si consistant (Josef von Eybler)
  • Simon, Son of John (Michael Starke)
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd (Puccini / DeCesare)
  • The Lord's My Shepherd (Colin Brumby)
  • The Sacred Covenant (Heinrich Schalit)
  • Vultum Christi contemplari (John Ignatowski)

Organ Music

  • Ash Grove (G. Winston Cassler) [Organist's Companion, October 1980]
  • Ash Grove; (Paul R. Otte) [Organist's Companion, October 1988]
  • Chorale Prelude on Duke Street (Robert J. Powell) [American Organ Music, Vol 2 - Sacred Music Press]
  • Chorale Prelude on Lobe den Herren (John Hebden Schaffner) [Organist's Companion, May 1999]
  • Duke Street (Mark Albrecht) [Organist's Companion, March 2002]
  • Fantasia in G Major (J.S. Bach)
  • Fantasia super Valet will ich der geben (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246]
  • Herr Gott dich loben (Johann Pachelbel, J.G. Walther)
  • Intonation and Canzona in d minor (Michael Starke)
  • Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Kyrie della Messa degli apostoli (Girolamo Cavazzoni)
  • Lobe den Herren (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Lobe den Herren (Max Reger) [Thirty Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Lobe den Herren (J.G. Walther) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Anthologia pro organo IV - Schott Frères]
  • Partita on Duke Street (Donald Rotermund) [Concordia]
  • Partita on Lobe den Herren (Don Freudenberg) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Praise to the Lord (Calvin Hampton) [Organist's Companion, October 1986]
  • Praise to the Lord (Paul Manz) [Five Improvisations for Wedding and General Use - Morning Star Music Publ 10-850]
  • Praise to the Lord (Friederich Zipp) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Prelude and Chorale on Duke Street(David Schack) [Organist's Companion, April 1980]
  • Prelude on Aurelia(Charles Ore)
  • Prelude on Azmon (Paul Manz, Burton Isaac)
  • Prelude on Brother James' Air (Searle Wright) [Oxford 93-P-103]
  • Prelude on Duke Street (Charles Ore, Burton Isaac, David Schack, G.W. Cassler)
  • Prelude on Ellacombe (Alfred Fedak, Roger Bailey)
  • Prelude on Leoni (Richard Proulx) [Augsburg]
  • Prelude on Old Hundredth (Paul Manz, Jan Bender)
  • Prelude on Samanthra from Three Hymn Tune Preludes (Rev. Brian K. Muzas)
  • Processional (Martin Shaw)
  • Saint Theodulph (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, March 2001 - McAfee Music Corp]
  • Saint Thomas from Two Trios on Catholic Hymn Tunes (David Lasky)
  • Sent Forth by God's Blessing (Paul Otte) [Organist's Companion, October 1987]
  • Solemn Prelude on Leoni (Wilbur Held) [Organist's Companion, July 1989]
  • Suite for Worship on Truro and Duke Street (G.W. Cassler) [Organist's Companion, April 1985]
  • The God of Abraham Praise (Fritz Lubrich) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • The Lord's My Shepherd (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 4 - Concordia 97-6013]
  • Toccata on Duke Street (Gilbert Martin) [The Sacred Organ Folio - Lorenz Publ Co]
  • Toccata on Lobe den Herren (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
  • Valet will ich dir geben (J.S. Bach) Orgelwerke VII [C.F. Peters #246]
  • Valet will ich dir geben (J.S. Bach) arr. from Church Organist's Golden Treasury III [Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Valet will ich dir geben (G.F. Kaufmann) from Eighty Chorale Preludes [C.F. Peters #4448]
  • Valet will ich dir geben (Max Reger) from 30 Kleine Choralvorspiele [C.F. Peters #3980]
  • Variations on Duke Street (Randolph Currie) [Organist's Companion, March 1996]
  • Village Suite (Tim Knight)
  • Voluntary in A Major (William Selby)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The Liturgical Calendar is a great source of unity for the Roman Rite throughout the world. The Universal Calendar, used everywhere, can be found at the beginning of the Missale Romanum. To this, each country may add meaningful saints from the Martyrology, or may elevate significant celebrations beyond where they stand in the Universal Calendar, all with Vatican approval. For example, the U.S. calendar lists Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14) as an Obligatory Memorial, while the Universal Calendar does not list her at all. In the United States, Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) is celebrated as a Feast, but is only an Optional Memorial in the Universal Calendar.

Even more specifically, dioceses and religious orders may alter, again with approval from Rome, their specific calendars. This may be to include diocesan celebrations, like the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral, or to include or elevate particular diocesan patron saints. Founders are honored in the specific calendars of religious orders, such as Saint Dominic for the Dominicans, Saint Francis for the Franciscans and Saint Benedict for the Benedictines. These Memorials are then celebrated as Feasts or Solemnities within those communities.

— Liturgical Calendar —

The last major revision to the Church Calendar was in 1969, although the orations for many newly-canonized saints were added to the Missale Romanum 2000. It was organized in two cycles, the Temporal Cycle and the Sanctoral Cycle, with many celebrations added to and eliminated from the 1962 calendar.

The Temporal Cycle begins with the First Sunday of Advent (the Sunday closest to November 30) and includes all the seasons of the Liturgical Year — Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Ordinary Time — ending with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

The Sanctoral Cycle includes the solemnities, feasts and memorials (obligatory and optional) of Our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints. Most of these are date-specific.

In terms of the Sundays of the year, the Temporal Cycle has almost complete precedence over the Sanctoral Cycle. For example, if the obligatory memorial of Saint Benedict (July 11) falls on a Sunday during Ordinary Time, the latter is celebrated and the memorial of Saint Benedict if suppressed for that year. If the feast of Saint Mark (April 25) falls on a Sunday of Eastertide, the latter is celebrated and the feast is suppressed. The following are the only celebrations that replace a Sunday in Ordinary Time:


  • Most Holy Trinity (Sunday after Pentecost)
  • Corpus Christi (Sunday after Trinity)
  • Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (June 24), with its Vigil Mass (June 23 evening)
  • Saints Peter and Paul (June 29), with its Vigil Mass (June 28 evening)
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15), with its Vigil Mass (August 14 evening)
  • All Saints (November 1)
  • Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Last Sunday of the Church Year)
  • Proper solemnities in specific places (the principal patron of an area, the anniversary of the dedication of a church in that church, the patron title of a church, the founder of a religious order)


  • Presentation of the Lord (February 2)
  • Transfiguration of the Lord (August 6)
  • Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14)
  • Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (November 9)


  • Commemoration of the Faithful Departed — All Souls' Day (November 2)

The Table of Precedence at the beginning of the Roman Missal and the Liturgy of the Hours describes the "hierarchy" of the celebrations, i.e. what celebrations take precedence over what other days. This may be found online at Table of Precedence.

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