Saturday, April 18, 2009
Divine Mercy Sunday
Missa Cantata tomorrow at 6 PM closing the Easter Octave.
It will be preceded by a Holy Hour at 3 PM with the chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Father will be hearing confessions during the hour.
We're using one of the settings by Aristotle Esguerra, The Recovering Choir Director. All three settings are set to church modes. Throughout the past year, I had set several responsorial psalms to Mode VIII so that one should be familiar enough to people's ears. As Aris suggested on the post, we'll use Dr. Mahrt's setting of the Lord's Prayer and a Psalm tone for the Hail, Mary. I'm sure people will be surprised, though, expecting the more popular rendition that they've come to know through EWTN.