Christmas Mass times

Midnight Mass – 11.30pm Carols followed by Sung Mass at Midnight
Dawn Mass – 9am (Extraordinary Form)
Day Mass – 10.30am Sung Mass


Our music today

The Chant Cafe were asking choirs to add their music lists for the First Sunday in Advent onto the site, so here is ours. Everything from the 6/7th century through to the 21st century. Everything was sung unaccompanied with the exception of the final hymn.

Before Mass:  Rorate Caeli (Plainsong)

Introit: Ad te Levavi (Graduale Romanum)

Mass XVII (Plainsong)

Gradual: All who wait for you (Graduale Parvum)

Alleluia: (Graduale Parvum)

Credo III

Offertory proper : Unto you, O lord, have l lifted up my soul (Simple English Propers)

Offertory motet : Palestrina, Alma Redemptoris Mater

Communion Proper :  The Lord will shower his gift (Richard Rice, Choral Gradual)

Communion Motet: Anima Christi by Jeremy De Satge

Communion Hymn: Creator of the stars of the nights

Recessional hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending.


This is the first time we have tried the Gradual and the Alleluia from the Graduale Parvum. I thought the congregation sang them very well.

Happy new year everyone!