Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Do not be afraid One of the constant refrains in the Gospels is the admonition of Our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ: “Do not be afraid.” When the Lord draws near, it is our natural tendency to be afraid. We can be afraid of his presence. We can be afraid of what he might ask of us. We can be afraid of our limitations in the face of the call to true conversion and holiness of life. We can be afraid of our apparent obstacles along the path of our Christian discipleship. As our confidence in God increases, our fear decreases. … Continue reading Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Third Sunday after Epiphany

This morning, I am playing for the Eucharist in the Parish Church of St John the Evangelist, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare at 10 a.m.. The four hymns that I have chosen for the service are: 362 – O God beyond all praising  219 – From heav’n you came, helpless babe  593 – O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;  199 – The people that in darkness walked  They are all from the Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition, published 2000. The service will be Order Two from the Book of Common Prayer, 2004 of the Church of Ireland. Continue reading Third Sunday after Epiphany

1 December 2019 – Advent Sunday

This morning I am playing for Mass at The French Church (St Paul’s, Portarlington) for Advent Sunday. It is the beginning of the Church’s Year. They hymns I have chosen link to the readings (Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary) and also for Advent in general. Opening Hymn: ICH 118 – Behold, the mountain of the Lord For Psalm 122 – ICH 506 – Pray that Jerusalem may have Gradual Hymn – ICH 140 – The Lord will come and not be slow Communion Hymn – ICH 127 – Hark, what a sound, and too divine for hearing  Final … Continue reading 1 December 2019 – Advent Sunday

The Kingship of Christ – 24th November 2019

This morning I played the organ for the Eucharist for the Kingship of Christ in the Parish Church of St John the Evangelist, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. The four hymns were: 34 ICH, O worship the King 90 ICH, Hail Redeemer, King divine 231 ICH, My song is Love unknown 259 ICH, CHrist triumphant, ever reigning. During the Administration of the Communion I played Sweet Sacrament Divine. Continue reading The Kingship of Christ – 24th November 2019