Mass of Our Celtic Roots 2013

Mass of Our Celtic Roots 2013

St Aloysius Church, Garnethill, on Sunday 26th January 2014 at 4 pm.

Since Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival attracts so many visitors to Glasgow and many of them are Christian or Catholic, it was decided more than a decade ago that we would have a Mass to mark the occasion, and to provide the opportunity for visitors to worship together, writes Mgr Gerry Fitzpatrick.

The Mass is well supported both by fellow citizens and by visitors to Glasgow for the Festival.  The clergy and community at St Aloysius, Garnethill, have always been so welcoming, and representation from the Irish Gaelic and Scots Gaelic communities has been consistent..

As people approach St Aloysius, Garnethill, they will be greeted by the pipes of Jacqueline Riley from St Maria Goretti.  The music is chosen carefully to take account of so many choirs as well as people, and it will include David Chilcott’s Irish Blessing  as well as the De Angelis Kyrie and Agnus Dei. A lot of the music will be known already by the participants:  Great God, be near, To Christ the Seed, the Canticle from the Letter to the Ephesians, This is my will, Mozart’s Ave Verum, and Be thou my vision.   The Eucharistic Prayer  will be sung and will be led by Fr Jim Lawlor, while the Sanctus and memorial are taken from a version of Schubert’s Mass.  The homilist will be Canon Peter McBride. Psalm 26 is to Gerry Fitzpatrick’s setting, the Gospel Verse is David Harris’s ‘May the peace of Christ reign’ and  the response at the end of the Intercessions will be Catherine Walker’s arrangement of the Eriskay Love Lilt. The Communion Antiphon is Noel S Donnelly’s re-writing of ‘O Sacrament Most Holy as ‘When we eat this bread’ , and the Creed will be sung in dialogue form as at Baptism.

Fr Tim Curtis SJ will welcome us at the start of Mass after Stephen Smythe’s version of the Canticle from Ephesians 3., The music will be led by the St Mungo Singers and the choir of St Mungo’s, Alloa, with singers from around the Archdiocese and beyond, with instrumentalists and friends, with Jacqueline Riley the  Piper, Carissa Bovil the Harpist, Jane McKenna the organist, Clare, John on Violin and Whistle, Anne Marie on Guitar, Pauline on the Horn, Monica and Annette on the Clarinet – and whoever else wants to join us. Amplification will be handled by Hugh Kelly and David Rankin.  Concelebrants please bring albs. Vestments, including the ‘Vestments of the Celtic Saints’, created by ‘the Sacred Threads’ will be provided.  All are welcome.
The Mass is well supported both by fellow citizens and by visitors to Glasgow
for the Festival.  The clergy and community at St Aloysius, Garnethill, have
always been so welcoming, and representation from the Irish Gaelic and
Scots Gaelic communities has been consistent..

As people approach St Aloysius, Garnethill, they will be greeted by the pipes
of Jacqueline Riley from St Maria Goretti.  The music is chosen carefully to
take account of so many choirs as well as people, and it will include David
Chilcott’s Irish Blessing  as well as the De Angelis Kyrie and Agnus Dei. A lot
of the music will be known already by the participants:  Great God, be near,
To Christ the Seed, the Canticle from the Letter to the Ephesians, This is my
will, Mozart’s Ave Verum, and Be thou my vision.   The Eucharistic Prayer  will
be sung and will be led by Fr Jim Lawlor, while the Sanctus and memorial are
taken from a version of Schubert’s Mass.  The homilist will be Canon Peter
McBride. Psalm 26 is to Gerry Fitzpatrick’s setting, the Gospel Verse is David
Harris’s ‘May the peace of Christ reign’ and  the response at the end of the
Intercessions will be Catherine Walker’s arrangement of the Eriskay Love Lilt.
The Communion Antiphon is Noel S Donnelly’s re-writing of ‘O Sacrament
Most Holy as ‘When we eat this bread’ , and the Creed will be sung in
dialogue form as at Baptism.

Fr Tim Curtis SJ will welcome us at the start of Mass after Stephen Smythe’s
version of the Canticle from Ephesians 3., The music will be led by the St Mungo
Singers and the choir of St Mungo’s, Alloa, with singers from around the
Archdiocese and beyond, with instrumentalists and friends, with Jacqueline Riley
the  Piper, Carissa Bovil the Harpist, Jane McKenna the organist, Clare, John on
Violin and Whistle, Anne Marie on Guitar, Pauline on the Horn, Monica and
Annette on the Clarinet – and whoever else wants to join us. Amplification will be
handled by Hugh Kelly and David Rankin.  Concelebrants please bring albs.
Vestments, including the ‘Vestments of the Celtic Saints’, created by ‘the Sacred
Threads’ will be provided.  All are welcome