St Caniceâ€™s Elizabeth Bay 1889 - 2014
125TH Anniversary Celebrations
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.
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
TO JOIN IN THE SINGING
SECOND Reading Peter 1: 17-21
ALL SING MOST REVD. BISHOP PETER COMENSOLI READ BY KEVIN WALSH
CHRISTOPHER WILLCOCK SJ
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
CELTIC ALLELUIA ALL SING
BISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
Luke 24:13-35 (46)
BISHOP PETER COMENSOLI
The Spirit of St Canice’s
GERARD BRENNAN SUE WITTENOOM
The Apostles Creed
Prayers of the Faithful
READ BY TONY HUNT & MARGARET SPENCER
Response: We pray to the Lord
Liturgy of the Eucharist CHRISTOPHER WILLCOCK SJ
Offertory Hymn Do not be afraid Refrain:
LAMB OF GOD
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
The Lord’s Prayer
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.
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
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
‘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
Fr Chris Jenkins SJ
Graham Fear Chris Gration
Master of Ceremonies
Organist & Musical Director
Catherine de Luca Greg McCreanor
Christine Buddery Tim Fisher
St Vincent’s College
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.