Music at St. Francis

Choir on the Balcony

FEB.29 / MARCH 1                 THE 1st SUNDAY OF LENT

GATHERING SONG—LIFT HIGH THE CROSS; #435 CBW
PSALM—#44 CBW
PREPARATION—DEEP WITHIN; #290 IN GATHER
COMMUNION—SHEPHERD OF OUR HEARTS; #598 IN GATHER
RECESSIONAL—JERUSALEM, MY DESTINY; #284 IN GATHER–V1

MARCH 7 /8                           THE 2nd SUNDAY OF LENT

GATHERING SONG—O GOD BEYOND ALL PRAISING; #561 CBW
PSALM—#47 CBW
PREPARATION—WE HAVE BEEN TOLD; #501 IN GATHER
COMMUNION—BREAD OF LIFE, HOPE OF THE WORLD; #590 IN GATHER
RECESSIONAL—JERUSALEM; #284 IN GATHER—V2

MARCH 14 /15                       THE 3rd SUNDAY OF LENT

GATHERING SONG—WITH OUR GOD; #374 CBW
PSALM—#82 IN GATHER
PREPARATION—COME TO THE WATER; #349 IN GATHER
COMMUNION—OUR DAILY BREAD; #600 CBW
RECESSIONAL—JERUSALEM; #284 IN GATHER–V3

MARCH 21 /22                       THE 4th SUNDAY OF LENT

GATHERING SONG—PRAISE THE ONE WHO BREAKS THE DARKNESS; #582 CBW
PSALM—#29 IN GATHER
PREPARATION—HEALER OF OUR EVERY ILL; #363 CBW
COMMUNOIN—NOW IN THIS BANQUET;#608 CBW
RECESSIONAL—JERUSALEM, #284 IN GATHER—V4.

For more information or to join our choir, please contact the St. Francis Parish Office, at 519-745-7301 or stfranciskitchener@hamiltondiocese.com.

If you didn’t get a chance to see the gift our choir made for Terrianne,
here is the beautiful collage of our beautiful Music Ministers.

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Hymn for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

We invite you to enjoy and learn the official hymn for the Year of Mercy.

Easter Sequence

The whole congregation is invited to sing the Easter Sequence at Mass on Easter Sunday. To help you feel comfortable with this beautiful but challenging piece, you will find the lyrics below, and you can listen to a recording of the hymn below. It is also #690 in the CBW III.

1) Christians, praise the Paschal victim!
Offer thankful sacrifice!
2) Christ the Lamb has saved the sheep,
Christ the just one paid the price,
Reconciling sinners to the Father.
3) Death and life fought bitterly
For this wondrous victory;
The Lord of life who died reigns glorified!
4) O Mary, come and say
What you saw at break of day.
5) “The empty tomb of my living Lord!
I saw Christ Jesus risen and adored!”
6) Bright angels testified,
Shroud and grave clothes side by side!
7) “Yes, Christ my hope rose gloriously.
He goes before you into Galilee.”
8) Share the good news, sing joyfully:
His death is victory!
Lord Jesus, Victor King, Show us mercy!


Other Recordings by the St. Francis Choir Community

Guide Us St. Francis

O Sacred, Blessed Oil