Requiem Mass 23 March 2003
‘De Profundis’ (Spoken)
De Profundis clamo ad te, Domine, Domine, audi vocem meam!
Out of the depths I cry to thee, O Lord; Master, listen to my voice;
Fiant aures tuae intentae ad vocem obsecrationis meae.
Let but thy ears be attentive to the voice that calls on thee for pardon
If thou, Lord, wilt keep record of our iniquities, Master, who has strength to bear it?
Ah, but with thee there is forgiveness; be thy name ever revered.
I wait for the Lord, for his word of promise my soul waits:
Patient as ever watchman that looks for the day, Patient as watchman at dawn, for the Lord Israel waits.
The Lord with whom there is mercy, with whom is abundant power to ransom.
He it is that will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
[CELEBRANT]Lord, grant them eternal rest.
[RESPONSE]And let perpetual light shine upon them.
Si delictorum memoriam servaveris, Domine, Domine, quis sustinebit.
Sed penes te est peccatorum venia, ut cum reverential serviatur tibi.
Spero in Dominum, sperat anima mea in verbum ejus.
Exspectat anima mea Dominum, magis quam custodies auroram. Magis quam custodes auroram, exspectet Israel Dominum.
Quia penes Dominum misericordia et copiosa penes eum redemption.
Et ipse redimet Israel ex omnibus iniquitatibus ejus.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Si iniquitates observaverius, Domine, Domine, quis
Gathering Hymn ‘Angel Voices’
Francis Pott, 1832-1908
ANGEL voices, ever singing
Round thy throne of light;
Angel harps, for ever ringing,
Rest not day nor night;
Thousands only live to bless thee,
And confess thee,
Lord of might,
Thou, who art beyond the farthest˘
Mortal eye can scan,
Can it be that thou regardest˘
Songs of sinful man?
Can we know that thou art near us,
And wilt hear us?
Yea, we can.
Honour, glory, might, and merit,
Thine shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Of the best that thou hast given,
Earth and heaven
Welcome by Priest and opening prayer
Reading I J. and M. Gerrard
John Chapter 6, Verses 1-15
After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Phillip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
And this He said to prove Him: for He Himself knew what He would do.
Phillip answered Him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that everyone one of them may take a little.
One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto Him,
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about 5000.
And Jesus took the loaves: And when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
When they were filled, He said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
Therefore, they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said This is of a truth that profit that should come into the world.
When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him a king, He departed again into a mountain Himself alone.
Psalm 23 ‘The Lord is my shepherd’ (Sung)
The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want,
He makes me down to lie˘
In pastures green, he leadeth me˘
The quiet waters by.
My soul he doth restore again
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
E’en for his own Name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear none ill;
For thou art with me, and thy rod˘
And staff me comfort still.
My table thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house for evermore
My dwelling-place shall be.
Reading II J. Gerrard
Matthew Chapter 5
And seeing the multitudes, He went up into the mountain: And when He was set, His disciples came unto Him:
And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: For their’s is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peace makers: For they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: For their’s is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: For great is your reward in heaven: For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Ye are the salt of earth: But if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
Homily Peter Gerrard
Prayers of the Faithful
Friends and Family
Ave, ave, verum, corpus, natum de Maria Vergine:
Vere passum, immolatum, in cruce pro homine:
Cuius latus perforatum unda fluxit et sanguine:
Esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine, in mortis examine
Our Father (Ar nAthair) – Soloist
Our Father who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom
The power and the glory
Forever and ever
Priest to invite congregation to communion or to receive blessing
Quiet moment after communion
Hymn. ‘Be thou my vision’ Irish Traditional Melody
BE thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,
I ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, and I thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.
High King of heaven, when the battle is done,
Grant heaven’s joy to me, O bright heaven’s son,
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
Recession – Saint Saens Symphony No 3 for Organ