If you read last week’s bulletin you would have found an
excellent article titled “A Not So Ordinary Time” followed by “The Significance
of the Liturgical Colors.”
Today is part of the second group of Sundays of Ordinary Time:
the Sundays following Easter.
BTW You can find past
bulletins at the parish website.Go to www.stmarysnutley.org and put your cursor on the word “Bulletin” in
the blue ribbon and click on the words “bulletin archive” in the dropdown.You will also find last week’s Liturgical
notes which offers information about our new Mass Setting composed by William
Gokelman and David Kaufman.We’ve added
the Holy, Holy, Memorial Acclamation (When we eat this bread….) and Amen.
One of my goals for summer is repertoire building. Some of you
will remember today’s communion song “Litany For The Earth” (#514) from last
week.(We sang it at offertory on the
weekend of 7/7).
Two simple responses are interspersed throughout the petitions:
out your mercy, our out your love.
our common home.
You can find an explanation of litanies as well as well as the
songs inspiration; Pope Francis’ encyclical: “Laudato Si’!” on page 6 of last week’s
Finally, we begin the first of four week’s where we will replace
the responsorial psalm of the day with a seasonal or “common” psalm.That means:the sung response will be
DIFFERENT FROM what is printed in the hymnal.
Our first seasonal psalm will be David Haas’ setting of psalm
19.Here is the refrain:“Lord,
you have the words of everlasting life.”