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formatting credit for this webpage is owed to St. Josaphat, Detroit.

Many people are attracted to the Catholic Church by its treasury of sacred music. For centuries, the Church has been one of the primary instruments of development of not only music meant specifically for the Liturgy, but also motets, organ pieces, and other “classical” music intended to elevate the listener’s mind to God.

At the 12:30 Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle, we use this rich body of music. We use music that is recognizably Catholic, focusing on Gregorian Chant and also employing sacred polyphony, as well as preludes and postludes that fittingly transport one’s mind to the sacred. We also employ traditional hymns.

Click on music selections that are underlined to hear sound clips of those pieces. Click on sheet music to download sheet music.

Click on the Date to see the bulletin / handout for the week. These handouts are designed to print on one page of letter-sized paper front and back, folded in half.

2009 Schedule


February 14, 2010 - SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Prelude: (Introit) Esto mihi in Deum protectórem (mode IV)
Procession: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Ritual Song 627)
KYRIE: Mass XVI - In feriis per annum
GLORIA: Mass XV - Dominator Deus
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 (Aristotle Esguerra) sheet music
ALLELUIA: An alleluia
OFFERTORY: (English Chant) Tu es Deus (Ps. 77:14,15) & Benedíctus es (Psalm 119:12,13)
SANCTUS: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
AGNUS DEI: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
COMMUNION: Manducavérunt et saturáti sunt nimis (mode I)
Recessional: Christ’s Church Shall Glory (Ritual Song 777)
Organ Postlude: Ein’ feste Burg - Wilhelm Friedrich Marpurg (1718-1795)


February 7, 2010 - FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Prelude: (Introit) Veníte, admorémus Deum (mode II)
Procession: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (Ritual Song 624)
KYRIE: Mass XVI - In feriis per annum
GLORIA: Mass XV - Dominator Deus
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8 (Aristotle Esguerra) sheet music
ALLELUIA: An alleluia
OFFERTORY: (English Chant) Tollite hóstias (Ps. 96:8,9; 29:9) & Pérfice gressus meos (Psalm 17:5-6)
SANCTUS: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
AGNUS DEI: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
COMMUNION: Introíbo ad altáre Dei (mode VIII)
Recessional: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Ritual Song 657)
Organ Postlude: Sanctus (Premier Livre d’Orgue) - Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)


January 31, 2010 - FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Prelude: (Introit) Laetétur cor quaeréntium Dóminum (mode II)
Procession: The God of Abraham Praise (Ritual Song 685)
KYRIE: Mass XVI - In feriis per annum
GLORIA: Mass XV - Dominator Deus
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17 (Aristotle Esguerra) sheet music
ALLELUIA: An alleluia
OFFERTORY: (English Chant) Quis sicut Dóminus (Ps. 113:5,6) & Bonum est (Psalm 92:1)
SANCTUS: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
AGNUS DEI: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
COMMUNION: Illúmina fáciem tuam (mode I)
Recessional: The Master Came to Bring Good News (Ritual Song 956)
Organ Postlude: Dialogue (Magnificat in A) - Jean-François Dandrieu (1682-1738)


January 24, 2010 - THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Prelude: (Introit) Adoráte Deum (mode VII)
Procession: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (Ritual Song 683)
KYRIE: Mass XVI - In feriis per annum
GLORIA: Mass XV - Dominator Deus
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 (Aristotle Esguerra) sheet music
ALLELUIA: An alleluia
OFFERTORY: (English Chant) Timébunt gentes (Ps. 102:15-16) & Déxtera Dómini (Psalm 118:16,17)
SANCTUS: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
AGNUS DEI: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
COMMUNION: Comédite pínguia (mode VIII)
Recessional: Joyful, Joyful We Adore You (Ritual Song 669)
Organ Postlude: Mit Freuden zart - Hugo Distler (1908-1942)


January 17, 2010 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Prelude: (Introit) Omnis terra adoret te (mode IV)
Procession: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Ritual Song 684)
KYRIE: Mass XVI - In feriis per annum
GLORIA: Mass XV - Dominator Deus
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 96:1–2, 2–3, 7–8, 9–10 (Aristotle Esguerra) sheet music
ALLELUIA: An alleluia
OFFERTORY: (English Chant) Misit Dominus (Ps. 107:20-21) & Iubilate Deo, universa terra (Psalm 66:1,14)
SANCTUS: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
AGNUS DEI: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
COMMUNION: Dicit Dominus (mode VI)
Recessional: Now Thank We All Our God (Ritual Song 700)
Organ Postlude: Nun danket alle Gott, op. 65, no. 59 - Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)


January 10, 2010 - BAPTISM OF OUR LORD
INTROIT: Dilexisti justiam (mode VII)
KYRIE: Mass XVI - In feriis per annum
GLORIA: Mass XV - Dominator Deus
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 29:1–2, 3–4, 3, 9–10 (Aristotle Esguerra) sheet music
ALLELUIA: An alleluia
OFFERTORY: (English Chant) Benedíctus Dominus Deus (Ps. 72:18) & Benedíctus qui venit (Psalm 118:26-27)
SANCTUS: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
AGNUS DEI: Mass XVIII – Deus Genitor alme
COMMUNION: Omnes qui in Christo (mode II)
Recessional: When John Baptized by Jordan’s River (Ritual Song 537)
Organ Postlude: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam BWV 685 - J. S. Bach (1685-1750)