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St Canice’s Elizabeth Bay 1889 - 2014

125TH Anniversary Celebrations


Greetings

Introduction and Welcome

Welcome to this celebratory Mass to mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of St Canice’s and the first Mass celebrated here by Cardinal Moran on May 5th 1889.

ORGAN & TRUMPET FANFARE

Our community here at St Canice’s is part of the wider family of faith of the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese. Our faith, and passion for serving the poor has grown even stronger with support from the Jesuits, who have been custodians of this parish for the last twenty-five years. Today we honour our past, celebrate our present and anticipate our future. Thank you for sharing this day with us.

Introduction

TE DEUM – CHARPENTIER MICHAEL MUSGRAVE

Entrance Procession Processional Hymn: FOR ALL THE SAINTS

COMPOSER: RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

For all the saints who from their labours rest,

WE INVITE ALL

All who by faith before the world confessed, Your name, O Jesus, be forever blessed. Alleluia! Alleluia! You were their rock, their fortress and their might; You, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight; You in the darkness drear, their one true light. Alleluia! Alleluia! From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast, Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,

Fr Chris Jenkins SJ PP

Singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost;

4th May 2014

Alleluia! Alleluia!

TO JOIN IN THE SINGING


ALL SING

Kyrie Eleison

SECOND Reading Peter 1: 17-21

ALL SING MOST REVD. BISHOP PETER COMENSOLI READ BY KEVIN WALSH

CHRISTOPHER WILLCOCK SJ

ALL SING

Gloria Opening Prayer First Reading Acts 2:14, 22-33/1.

Responsorial Psalm Let us go rejoicing Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord; Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. I rejoiced when I heard them say: “Let us go to God’s house.” And now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built as a city strongly compact. It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord. For the peace of Jerusalem pray: “Peace be to your homes! May peace reign in your walls, in your palaces, peace! For the love of my fam’ly and friends, I say: “Peace be upon you!” For the love of the house of the Lord, I will ask for your good.

READ BY BARBARA CAMPBELL

Gospel Acclamation

CELTIC ALLELUIA ALL SING

Gospel

BISHOP PETER COMENSOLI

Luke 24:13-35 (46)

Homily

BISHOP PETER COMENSOLI

The Spirit of St Canice’s

GERARD BRENNAN SUE WITTENOOM

The Apostles Creed

ALL

Prayers of the Faithful

READ BY TONY HUNT & MARGARET SPENCER

Response: We pray to the Lord


Liturgy of the Eucharist CHRISTOPHER WILLCOCK SJ

ALL SING

Offertory Hymn Do not be afraid Refrain:

LAMB OF GOD

ALL SING

COMMUNION HYMNS Panis Angelicus

COMPOSER: CÉSAR FRANCK. CATHERINE DE LUCA, SOLO

I Love Thee, O thou Lord

IRISH TRADITIONAL. Greg McCreanor, Solo

Do not be afraid, I am with you. I have called you by your name, you are mine. I have called you by your name, you are mine. The Lord is my light and my help; whom shall I fear?

POST COMMUNION HYMN Where There is Charity and Love

RICHARD CONNOLLY AUSTRALIAN COMPOSITION

The Lord is the stronghold of my life; before whom shall I shrink?

Refrain: Where there is charity and love,

There is one thing I asked of the Lord; for this I long:

there the love of God abides

to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. The love of Christ has gathered us as one. I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Hope in Him! Hold firm and take heart. Hope in the Lord.

Prayer Over The Gifts The Eucharistic Prayer ALL SING

Sanctus

ALL SING

The Lord’s Prayer

ALL

Sign of Peace

Rejoice in him with joy which he imparts; Let us revere and love the living God And love each other with unfeigning hearts. And so when we are gathered here as one; Let quarrels die and envious rancour cease; Be our resolve all bitterness to shun And in our midst be Christ, his love and peace. O, lead us, Master, by your saving grace, To where the blessed glory in your sight; There let us see and love you face to face, Gathered once more in everlasting light.

ALL SING


Prayer After Communion BISHOP PETER COMENSOLI

FINAL PRAYER AND BLESSING

FR CHRIS JENKINS SJ

A WORD OF THANKS

COMPOSER: STUART HINE

RECESSIONAL HYMN How Great Thou Art

ALL SING

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed, Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee; How great Thou art, how great Thou art! Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee; How great Thou art, how great Thou art! When through the woods and forest glades I wander And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze; Refrain: When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

HORNPIPE FROM WATER MUSIC: G F HANDEL CHRISTINE MORIARTY AND IAN COX

Refrain:

‘Postlude’ Organ and Trumpet

“Who we are” – At St Canice’s After Vatican II, we were challenged to find a deeper meaning to our faith. The scriptures and the two great commandments – to love God and neighbour – were given a new vitality. We come to St Canice’s to answer these challenges, to be supported by others who are on the same journey and to be encouraged when we fail. We give thanks for one another and for the comfort of being pilgrims together. Meditation and the study of the scriptures strengthen the spiritual life of the parish. We are proud of our recently refurbished church and its surrounds but, more importantly, we are proud of the variety of people who make up the church that we know. St Canice’s extends its welcome to all – to the lonely people of the street and to the comfortable middle class, to the transvestites and the fashionistas, to the public figures and the unknown, to the hungry and the well fed, to the devout and the doubtful. There is openness in our parish life, welcoming the refugees, feeding the hungry and clothing the naked. Canice’s Kitchen offers both food and hospitality and if the sounds of the assembled guests are wafted through the windows of the church, they are an authentic hymn of praise to Him Who ate with Matthew and other tax collectors and sinners. St Canice’s is a parish but it is not parochial. One of the benefits that we receive from the Jesuits is an opportunity to participate in the work of Jesuit Missions and the Jesuit Refugee Service. Whether it is the hunger of the people of East Africa, or the plight of refugees in the camps of Thailand or Villawood, we offer our prayers and practical assistance thankful for the benefits of living in a free and peaceful country. Our parishioners have been closely involved in our sister parish in Railaco, Timor Leste, rejoicing in the rebuilding of a community devastated by conflict. In all, St Canice’s is unique, a very inclusive parish, in the Ignatian tradition.

AN EXTRACT FROM AN ADDRESS BY GERARD BRENNAN IN 2011


Acknowledgements Principal Celebrant

Most Rev’d. Bishop Peter Comensoli DD Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Sydney

Parish Priest

Fr Chris Jenkins SJ

Altar Servers

Graham Fear Chris Gration

Master of Ceremonies

Michael Musgrave

Organist & Musical Director

Christine Moriarty

Vocalists

Catherine de Luca Greg McCreanor

Trumpeter

Ian Cox

Flautists

Christine Buddery Tim Fisher

Choir

St Vincent’s College

Hospitality

Elizabeth Strutt

Flowers

Gerhard Haas

Invitation

We cordially invite you to join us outside after Mass To greet each other and partake in light Refreshments

The three stained-glass windows behind the main altar depict stories from the life of our patron saint – St Canice. Canice’s mother was baptised by the great St Patrick himself. Patrick succeeded in converting much of the population to Christianity by first converting influential women.

So too, it was influential women descendants of our benefactor John Hughes, who were very much involved in the installation of these windows to mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the church in 1889. In the centre window, St Canice is seen praying for his close friend St Columba with his monks in a small wooden boat, a curragh, being swamped by huge

waves in a storm, as they cross to Iona to bring Christianity to Scotland in the sixth century. Now, in the 21st century, another woman, Rosemary Whitehead and her homeless friends, have depicted these waves in the multi-coloured covers that are on the kneelers in our church.


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