Hymn Sheet. Christ the King with Ordo

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The Catholic Church and Personal Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham with Saint Cuthbert Mayne

CHRIST THE KING DWSM Propers P.1073 Readings p.1028 (34 OT) THE INTROIT HYMN Jesus shall reign where'er the sun Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more. People and realms of every tongue Dwell on his love with sweetest song, And infant voices shall proclaim Their early blessings on his name. Blessings abound where'er he reigns; The prisoner leaps to lose his chains; The weary find eternal rest, And all the sons of want are blest. Let every creature rise and bring Peculiar honours to our King; Angels descend with songs again, And earth repeat the long Amen. RESPONSORIAL PSALM I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’ OFFERTORY HYMN Alleluya, sing to Jesus, His the sceptre, his the throne; Alleluya, his the triumph, His the victory alone: Hark the songs of peaceful Sion Thunder like a mighty flood; Jesus out of every nation, Hath redeemed us by his blood. Alleluya, not as orphans Are we left in sorrow now; Alleluya, he is near us, Faith believes, nor questions how; Though the cloud from sight received him When the forty days were o'er, Shall our hearts forget his promise, 'I am with you evermore'?

Alleluya, Bread of Angels, Thou on earth our food, our stay; Alleluya, here the sinful Flee to thee from day to day; Intercessor, Friend of sinners, Earth's Redeemer, plead for me, Where the songs of all the sinless Sweep across the crystal sea. Alleluya, King eternal, Thee the Lord of lords we own; Alleluya, born of Mary, Earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne: Thou within the veil hast entered, Robed in flesh, our great High Priest; Thou on earth both Priest and Victim In the Eucharistic Feast.

COMMUNION HYMN The head that once was crowned with thorns Is crowned with glory now; A royal diadem adorns The mighty victor’s brow. The highest place that heav’n affords Is His is His by right; The King of Kings, the Lord of lords, And heav’n’s eternal light. The joy of all who dwell above, the joy of all below, To whom he manifests his love and grants his name to know. To them the cross with all its shame, with all its grace, is giv’n; Their name an everlasting name; their joy the joy of heav’n. They suffer with their Lord below, they reign with him above, Their profit and their joy to know the mystery of his love. The cross he bore is life and health, though shame and death to him; His people’s hope, his people’s wealth, their everlasting theme. After the Dismissal PRAYER OF ST MICHAEL Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be thou our defence against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust down to hell Satan, and all wicked spirits, who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen. THE ANGELUS The angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary...

Behold the handmaid of the Lord. be it unto me according to thy word. Hail Mary... The Word was made flesh. And dwelt amongst us. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray. We beseech thee O Lord, pour thy grace upon us, that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an Angel, so by His death and passion we may be brought unto the glory of His resurrection, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Sundays: Year C Weekday: Year II

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The Presentation of the BVM 12.00 St Cecilia, V& M 18.30 Feria before Advent 10.00 St Andrew Dung Lac, Pr & Comps., Ms No Mass Feria before Advent 10.00 BVM on Saturday 10.00 ADVENT SUNDAY 10.00 Advent Carol Service 15.45

Mattins will be said publicly on Tuesday - Friday and at 7.50 Saturday and Sunday at 9.00. For up to date information:

ourladyofwalsingham.online CHRIST THE KING Pope Benedict XVI The Solemnity of Christ the King was established by Pius XI in 1925 and, later, after the Second Vatican Council, it was placed at the close of the liturgical year. The Gospel according to St Luke presents, as in a great painting, the kingship of Jesus at the moment of his Crucifixion. The leaders of the people and the soldiers taunt “the first-born of all creation” (Col 1:15) and put him to the test to see whether he has the power to save himself from death (cf. Luke 23:35-37).

Yet precisely: “on the Cross, Jesus is exalted to the very ‘height’ of the God who is Love. It is there that he can be ‘known’.... Jesus gives us ‘life’ because he gives us God. He can give God because he himself is one with God” (Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth (English translation, Doubleday, New York, 2007, pp. 349 and 354 ).

In fact, while the Lord seems to be mistaken because he is between two wrong-doers, one of them, aware of his sins, opens himself to truth, arrives at faith and prays “the King of the Jews”: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Lk 23:42). From the One who “is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col 1:17) the so-called “Good Thief” straight away receives forgiveness and the joy of entering the Kingdom of Heaven. “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk 23:43). With these words, Jesus, from the throne of the Cross welcomes every human being with infinite mercy. St Ambrose comments that this “is a beautiful example of conversion to which one should aspire: forgiveness is very quickly offered to the thief and grace is more abundant than the request; the Lord in fact”, St Ambrose says, “always gives more than is asked for.... Life is being with Christ because where Christ is there is the Kingdom” (Expositio Ev. sec. Lucam X, 121: ccl 14, 379).