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

A balding man secretly loves his barber

Every two weeks they met. Every two weeks they looked into each other’s eyes. They had been doing this for years and years. When Gareth had first met Harry, he had been a student in the local seminary. They had been handed a book on etiquette.1 which recommended that seminarians should get their hair cut at regular intervals. So he had asked one of the lecturers where could be recommended, and ultimately he had met Harry. All those years ago, Harry had not made it to actually cutting hair. Back then, he looked after sweeping the floor, welcoming men to … Continue reading A balding man secretly loves his barber