Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
- All People That on Earth Do Dwell (WIII #669, HPSC #107, ICEL #166, AH #622, CBW #621, PMB #206, CHB #201)
- Canticle of Zachary (WIII #6, CBW #77, CH #421, PMB #223, PMB #754)
- Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord (HPSC #137)
- Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (WIII #569, CD #899, CH #532)
- Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted (WIII #558, HPSC #156, CH #374, PMB #121, CBW #676, AH #515, CHB #116)
- Firmly I Believe and Truly (ICEL #92, CBW #533, CH #505)
- How Firm A Foundation (CH #452, ICEL #193, WIII #585, HH #290)
- I Sing the Mighty Power of God (WIII #502, ICEL #228, HPSC #197, AH #616, CH #565)
- Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me (HPSC #216)
- O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord (ICEL #169)
- O for A Heart to Praise My God (WIII #591)
- O Taste and See (HPSC #265, PMB #193)
- Praise to the Lord (WIII #547, ICEL #245, HPSC #284, CH #592, PMB #122, CBW #653, AH #612, CHB #110)
- Rejoice the Lord Is King (WIII #493, ICEL #108, HPSC #290, HH #181, CBW #645, CH #515, CHB #261)
- Sing to the Lord A Joyful Song (WIII #532, PMB #134)
- The Church of Christ in Every Age (WIII #626, CH #613)
- To God with Gladness Sing (HPSC #335, WIII #2, CH #577)
- When in Our Music God Is Glorified (WIII #549, PMB #154, CH #583)
- Within the Shelter of the Lord (HPSC #353)
- 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
- 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.
- PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
- WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.
- "Ave verum corpus" (Mozart, Byrd)
- "Blessed Be the Lord" (Eugene Englert) CNP Catalog #5005
- "Cantate Domino" (G.O. Pitoni)
- "From All That Dwell" (Colin Brumby) CNP Catalog #5037
- "In Thee, O Lord, Have I Trusted" (G.F. Handel)
- "Laudate Dominum" from Solemn Vespers (W.A. Mozart)
- "Lord of Life" (Michelangelo Grancini) [GIA Publications]
- "O Come and Sing unto the Lord" (Eugene Englert) [GIA Publications]
- "O Domine Jesu" (Palestrina)
- "O Lord, Increase My Faith" (Orlando Gibbons, Henry Loosemore)
- "On God and Not on Human Trust" (Johann Pachelbel)
- "Strengthen for Service, Lord" (Richard Proulx) [The Augsburg Choirbook]
- "Suscepit Israel" from Magnificat (J.S. Bach)
- "Venite exultemus Domino" (J.P. Sweelinck) [Concordia]
Liturgical Hints & Ideas:
- "Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr" (Georg Böhm)
- "Ave verum" from Two Chant Meditations for Organ (Kevin Waters SJ) CNP Catalog #6042
- "Campanile" (Henri Mulet)
- "Chaconne for Flute or Violin and Organ" (André Campra, ed. Gary Penkala) CNP Catalog #6015
- "Chorale Prelude on Lobe den Herren" (John Hebden Schaffner) [Organist's Companion, May 1999 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Christ Is Our Cornerstone" (George T. Miles) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
- "Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue" (Johann Pachelbel)
- "Concert Variations on Old Hundredth" (John Knowles Paine) [Collected Works - McAfee Music]
- "Ellacombe" (Lois Hill) [Organist's Companion, March 1999 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Festival Intrada on Ellacombe" (Roger Bailey) [Consoliere V-2]
- "Five Versets on Old Hundredth" (Henri Carol) [Consoliere IV-4]
- "Foundation: Harmonization and Variations" (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, May 2001 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Gott der Vater wohn uns bei" (Samuel Scheidt)
- "Herr Gott, dich loben wir" (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VI - Peters 245]
- "Herr Gott, dich loben wir" (Johann Pachelebl) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
- "Herr Gott, dich loben wir" (J.G. Walther) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
- "How Firm a Foundation" (Edward Broughton) [Organist, September 1981]
- "How Firm a Foundation" (George Lachenauer) [Organist's Companion, May 1995 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Hymn Prelude on Gonfalon Royal" (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Hymn Preludes for Ascension & Pentecost - Flammer]
- "Intonation on Old Hundredth" (Jan Bender) [Organist's Companion, April 1984 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter" (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
- "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]
- "Old Hundred" (Dudley Buck) [Organist's Companion, May 1996 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Partita on Lobe den Herren" (Don Freudenberg) [Organist's Companion, June 1986 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Partita on Old Hundredth" (David Gell) [Organist's Companion, March 2001 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Partita on Old Hundredth" (Dennis Johnson) [Organist's Companion, June 1987 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Partita on Old Hundredth" (Kathleen Scheide) [Organist's Companion, July 1997 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Praise to the Lord" (Calvin Hampton) [Organist's Companion, October 1986 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "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 in c minor" (Vincemt Lubeck)
- "Prelude in the Viennese Classical Style on Mozart" (Randolph Currie) [Organist's Companion, September 2000 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Prelude on Ellacombe" (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, March 1991 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Prelude on Engelberg" (Robert Hobby) [Three Hymns of Praise, Set 2 - Morning Star Music Publ]
- "Prelude on Old Hundredth" (Healey Willan) [Ten Hymn Preludes, Set I - Peters 6011]
- "Processional" (Martin Shaw)
- "Rendez à Dieu" (Robert J. Powell) [Eleven Chorale Preludes on Hymn Tunes - Flammer]
- "Sortie" (Alexandre Guilmant)
- "Toccata in e minor" (Johann Pachelbel)
- "Toccata nel secondo tono" (Giuseppi Guami)
- "Toccata on Darwall" (Dennis R. Johnson) [Organist's Companion, July 1999 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Toccata on Lobe den Herren" (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
- "Toccata on Old Hundredth" (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
- "Trumpet Voluntary" (Jeremiah Clarke)
- "Variations on Ellacombe" [Organist's Companion, September 1996 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Variations on Old Hundredth" (Dorothy Sheets) [Organist's Companion, March 2000 - McAfee Music Corp]
- "Verset and Postlude on Old Hundredth" (Henri Carol) [Consoliere VII-3 - World Library Publ]
- "Voluntary on the Doxology: Old Hundredth" (Henry Purcell)
The theology of the Eucharist is central to any understanding of liturgy, and quite topical in the Year of the Eucharist proclaimed by Pope John Paul II.
The Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania have produced an excellent booklet called Questions and Answers on the Eucharist and have granted permission for us to reproduce excerpts here.
Please contact the Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference for copies of the full booklet, or to obtain permission to reproduce excerpts.
The mailing address and website are found at the end of this page.
What is meant by the Liturgy of the Word in the celebration of the Eucharist?
The liturgy is divided into two parts; the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
On Sundays and solemn feast days there are three readings.
The usual pattern is one reading from the Old Testament; one from the Acts, the Letters, or the Book of Revelation: and the third is always from one of the four gospels.
On the weekday celebration there are normally two readings.
The first is from either the Old Testament or the New Testament (other than the gospels); the second is from one of the gospels.
Saint Justin writes, "The memoirs of the apostles and the writings of the prophets are read, as much as time permits" (1345).
In the instruction for the celebration of the Eucharist today, we read, "When the Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself is speaking to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, is proclaiming the Gospel" (General Instruction, Chapter Two, 9).
A significant integral part of the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word is the homily by the priest on the readings or some other element of the faith and life of the Church.
Since so much in our culture changes rapidly, it is essential that the teaching of Christ be applied to
circumstances of our day in a way that allows the believer to see the full implications of his or her profession of faith.
The General Instruction tells us "the homily, as an integral part of the liturgy, increases the word's effectiveness" (Chapter Two, 9).
At this point in the liturgy, the creed is recited as a summary profession of our faith acknowledging what we
have read as the word of God and announcing our adherence to the teaching of Christ and the profession of
his Church so that we can proceed to celebrate worthily the Eucharist.
The priest then invites the faithful to offer their prayers for the needs of the Church, the community
and their personal concerns.
This is called the prayer of the faithful.
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