Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I wish I could attend this liturgy!!

I tried to find a memorable quote from either of the Sister Act films for the title of this post, but was unable to.

So I see Fr. Blake of St. Mary Magdalene across the pond received this list for Holy Week music. Any music directors want to chime in on this one?

And no, you don't have to be nice.

An email from the Directrix of S M Magdalen Choral Services:

After much thought, I have decided we are doing too much latin, this is the revised music programme for the Easter vigil

LUMEN CHRISTI - This will be replaced by a liturgical dance performed by the choir with the aid of ‘glow in the dark’ sticks and cigarette lighters

EXULTET - This will now be sung in English in a rap style accompanied by a hip hop beat

PSALMS between the readings – O Lord you are the centre of my life
By the rivers of Babylon (boney M)
Let it be – The Beatles

GLORIA - Clapping Gloria. People may use wood blocks if they don’t feel up to clapping

Alleluia Psalm – Hallelujah Song (Leonard Cohen) followed by ‘He’s got the whole wide world in his hands.’ Additional verses can be improvised,
‘He’s got St Mary Magdalen’s in his hands etc." to make it feel more topical.

Sprinkling Rite – A medley of songs from Sister Act II: Back in the Habit

Offertory – Bind us together with tambourine accompaniment

Communion Majesty

End Shine Jesus Shine with Power Guitar solo after verse three

Clare, I concur, we must look after the older generations.


Anonymous said...

This better be an april fools joke

Anonymous said...

Roaming Catholic writes: Rockin 'T, you should go to some of the Halloween masses around here in October. Kids wear masks and all. Pretty scary (pun intended). No Saints allowed, only witches and demons.
As a youngster, I used to go to so-called folk masses where they took selections out of "Jesus Christ Superstar", and "Godspell". In a non-catholic church I can see it, but NOT in a Catholic Church. ARRGH!!!

Anonymous said...

Paul Velder writes-How much longer until the traditionalists control the church again?