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Missa Primitiva

Our Latin Mass Setting for Ordinary Time is commonly referred to as “Missa Primitiva” and consists of Kyrie XVI, Mozarabic Gloria XV, Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVIII.

It can be found starting on page 41 of the 2023 Source and Summit Missal. (If you took home one of the white 2022 Source and Summit Missals, this Mass setting can be found starting on page 39.)

Kyrie practice:

Gloria practice:

Sanctus practice:

Agnus Dei practice:

Ave Regina Caelorum. This will be the Marian Antiphon starting Feb.3 through Holy Week.

Practice the Ave Regina Caelorum:

Prelude Hymn

See below this is the prelude hymn that we’ll be doing this weekend.

A prelude is a musical selection that is played or sung before the Mass begins. The purpose of prelude music before Mass is to be a sort of “sacred bridge” that carries us from our worldly context into the presence of God. It helps “set the tone” for worship and can illuminate certain aspects of a particular season or feast.
The Fourth Sunday of Lent is known as Laetare Sunday. It is called this because of the opening words of the Mass as found in the Entrance Antiphon (or “Introit”), “Laetare, Jerusalem”, which translated means, “Rejoice, Jerusalem”. On this “Rejoice Sunday”, a few of the Lenten restrictions that govern our liturgy are relaxed. This is why we see flowers in the Sanctuary, priestly vestments of Rose, and why the organ is allowed to play more freely with a sense of hopeful, but restrained, joy.
Because it is Laetare Sunday, we will introduce the concept of a prelude hymn to the congregation. The hymn text comes to us from Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman, the first English Saint of the modern era. A great theologian and academic, John Henry Newman was also a poet, and the words we will sing today come from his poem, The Dream of Gerontius, a poem about a dying man’s journey from death, through purgatory, and ultimately to Paradise. The Hymn, Praise to the Holiest in the Height are words spoken by one the angels that the dying man encounters along the way. The hymn at once expresses the reality of our human condition, caught up in sin by the undoing of Adam, and the loving atonement of our Savior, the second Adam, sent to us from God for which we sing praise. I can not overstate the theological depths of the text of this hymn which will prepare us greatly to enter into the mystery of this Laetare Sunday Mass.
Praise to the Holiest in the Height can be found in the back of the Source and Summit pew missal, number 287.

Here is a link to the video for learning.

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