These musical programs are for Saint Vitus Parish, which belongs to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Parish is staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. Bring your family to the 10:30am High Mass every Sunday.
We also add a polyphonic section, which is #4550.
INTROIT • Sometimes the ladies sing this.
We will sing #89425, a Kyrie by Victoria.
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
We will sing GLORIA X; that means go HERE and find the Gloria under Mass X.
We also know Guerrero’s Gloria based on “Iste Sanctus” • #5612
GRADUAL & ALLELUIA
We will sing #3982 (an Alleluia by Father Morales).
As always, the verses are found in our Goupil Gradual books.
CREDO IV • When we sing Plainsong Credo IV, we use alternatim
Organist will play.
SANCTUS & HOSANNA
We will sing the 13th century Worcester AGNUS DEI.
We also know #90719 by Giovanni Gabrieli.
This will be sung by chosen soloists.
Organist will play.
RECESSIONAL HYMN • #908 Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above
From the Campion Hymnal.
CHOIR PRAYER (usually taken from CAMPION HYMNAL) after attendance:
TENTH STATION • Jesus is stripped of his garments
V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou has redeemed the world.
Jesus is stripped of his garments. Clothing gives a man his social position; it gives him his place in society, it makes him someone. His public stripping means that Jesus is no longer anything at all, he is simply an outcast, despised by all alike. The moment of the stripping reminds us of the expulsion from Paradise: God’s splendour has fallen away from man, who now stands naked and exposed, unclad and ashamed. And so Jesus once more takes on the condition of fallen man. Stripped of his garments, he reminds us that we have all lost the “first garment” that is God’s splendour. At the foot of the Cross, the soldiers draw lots to divide his paltry possessions, his clothes. The Evangelists describe the scene with words drawn from Psalm 22:19; by doing so they tell us the same thing that Jesus would tell his disciples on the road to Emmaus: that everything takes place “according to the Scriptures”. Nothing is mere coincidence; everything that happens is contained in the Word of God and sustained by his divine plan. The Lord passes through all the stages and steps of man’s fall from grace, yet each of these steps, for all its bitterness, becomes a step towards our redemption: this is how he carries home the lost sheep. Let us not forget that John says that lots were drawn for Jesus’s tunic, “woven without seam from top to bottom” (Jn 19:23). We may consider this as a reference to the High Priest’s robe, which was “woven from a single thread”, without stitching (Fl. Josephus, a III, 161). For he, the Crucified One, is the true High Priest.