Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S.: December 2008 Archives

here are the psalms I composed for the four Christmas Masses.

Music for Midnight Mass
Ad Missam in Nocte

Prelude, 11:30pm
Magnificat in G Minor, Antonio Vivaldi
Pastoral Symphony, "Pifa" from Messiah, G.F. Handel
Aria for Soprano, "Rejoice Greatly" from Messiah
Kalenda, The Great Announcement of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, chanted in English by Fr. Keyes at the door of the Church, flanked by two acolytes with candles.

Procession to the Crèche, "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Blessing of the Crèche, chanted in English
Reverence and Incensation of the Altar, Introit, Dominus Dixit Ad Me, Mode 2
Signum Crucis, chanted in Latin
Greeting, chanted in Latin
Fratres, agnoscamus, chanted in Latin
Confiteor, Chanted in English
Misereatur, chanted in Latin
Kyrie, Mass VIII, de Angelis
Gloria, Mass VIII, de Angelis
Collect, chanted in English
Psalm, Today is born our Savior, Chant, Mode II
Alleluia, Dominus Dixit Ad Me, Mode VIII, Ad Missam in Nocte, Graduale Romanum
Creed, recited
General Intercessions, response chanted, Te Rogamus Audi Nos
Offertory, "Laetentur Caeli: Mode IV, Ad Missam in Nocte
Recitative, "There were shepherds" from Messiah
Chorus, "Glory To God", from Messiah
Hymn, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Sanctus, Mass VIII, "de Angelis"
Mysterium Fidei, solemn tone
Amen, chant, Mode IV
Our Father, chanted in English
Invitation to the sign of Peace, chanted in Latin
Agnus Dei, Mass VIII, "de Angelis"
Communion, "In Splendoribus" Missam ad Nocte
"Quen Vidistis, Pastores?", Psalm 92/93, chant mode II
"Angelus ad pastores ait" psalm 62/63. Mode VII
"Psalm 98: All The Ends of the Earth" Proulx
"Sleeps Judea Fair," MacKinnon
"Hodie Christus Natus Est" Mode I
"Silent Night"
Closing Hymn: "Joy To The World"
Postlude: "Noel X," d'Aquin (1694-1772)

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Merry Christmas

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Nine Masses today, three tomorrow. I have four of them. Started today with 5:00am Mass for Simbang Gabi, then 4:30pm Mass for Families with children, and then Midnight. Midnight will be full Missa Cantata with smells and bells. Then tomorrow I will do the Mass at Day at 10:00am, also a full Solemn High Mass, Missa Cantata.

Our Schedule:
5:00am Simbang Gabi
6:15am Lauds
6:45am Advent Mass
9:00am Advent Mass

4:30pm Vigil
6:30pm Vigil
8:00pm Ad Nocte in Spanish
10:00pm Ad Nocte
Midnight: Ad Nocte

and Christmas Day
8:00am Ad Aurora
10:00am Mass at day
11:30am Mass at Day in Portuguese

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Thank you, Fr. Ray for a delightful post.

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Mission Memories

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It is good to be home, yet I have some great memories of a recently concluded mission at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Camas, WA. The devotion of the people, the experience of perpetual adoration at the Parish, the choir and the people and the singing of the ordinary and most of the proper in Latin, and the Servers. I initially wondered what seven servers would be doing, but they all had something to do, they did it with military precision and a sense of devotion that was palpable.

There were five talks which I gave each morning and then repeated in the evening. Each Mission presentation was concluded with Confessions and there were many. It is a great parish. It was a joy to visit and they have much to be proud of.

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I can hardly wait....

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Advent Mission

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Leaving today for Camas, WA where I will be preaching an Advent Mission at the Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Faith and Covenant
A mission to confirm our faith and prepare us to live and celebrate our faith

1.Jesus, The Lord
We return to our roots as Followers of Jesus, the Son of God who has united himself with every human being, raising our human nature to an incomparable dignity, and drawing the body of Christ, the Church into intimate communion with God.

2.Mary, Model of Faith and Charity
It was from Mary and from the Church that Christ came; and from Mary and from the Church Christ has still to come for those who have never known him.

3.Peter, Faltering Faith and Faithful Companion
Whether in times of Transfiguration or moments of Agony, Peter is there speaking for us. He is a model both for daring proclamation and for faltering faith. But Jesus has prayed for him that when Peter turns back, he would strengthen his brothers and sisters.

4.Jonah, a Sign for this Generation
Still this is an evil generation that longs for a sign, but no sign will be given except the sign of Jonah. An obscure minor prophet is an example for us of how humanity struggles to listen to God.

5.Eucharist and Covenant
"I have come to my garden, my sister, my bride; I gather my myrrh and my spices, I eat my honey and my sweetmeats, I drink my wine and my milk. Eat, friends; drink! Drink freely of love!"

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