Music and Liturgy

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Most Precious Blood of Our Lord


June 14, 2020

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church

Rev. James Manning, Pastor




Entrance Antiphon:


R/. He fed them with the finest wheat
and satisfied them with honey from the rock





Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you,

we adore you, we glorify you,

we give you thanks for your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;

you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.










First Reading

Moses said to the people:
"Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,
has directed all your journeying in the desert,
so as to test you by affliction
and find out whether or not it was your intention
to keep his commandments.
He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,
and then fed you with manna,
a food unknown to you and your fathers,
in order to show you that not by bread alone does one live,
but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the LORD.

"Do not forget the LORD, your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
that place of slavery;
who guided you through the vast and terrible desert
with its saraph serpents and scorpions,
its parched and waterless ground;
who brought forth water for you from the flinty rock
and fed you in the desert with manna,
a food unknown to your fathers."





Responsorial Psalm:


 Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.



Second Reading


Brothers and sisters:
The cup of blessing that we bless,
is it not a participation in the blood of Christ?
The bread that we break,
is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Because the loaf of bread is one,
we, though many, are one body,
for we all partake of the one loaf.


Sequence for Corpus Christi (Lauda Sion):



Lo! the angel’s food is given
To the pilgrim who has striven;
see the children’s bread from heaven,
which on dogs may not be spent.

Truth the ancient types fulfilling,
Isaac bound, a victim willing,
Paschal lamb, its lifeblood spilling,
manna to the fathers sent.

Very bread, good shepherd, tend us,
Jesu, of your love befriend us,
You refresh us, you defend us,
Your eternal goodness send us
In the land of life to see.

You who all things can and know,
Who on earth such food bestow,
Grant us with your saints, though lowest,
Where the heav’nly feast you show,
Fellow heirs and guests to be. Amen. Alleluia.





Jesus said to the Jewish crowds:
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my flesh for the life of the world."

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,
"How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
Jesus said to them,
"Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
has eternal life,
and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food,
and my blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me
and I have life because of the Father,
so also the one who feeds on me
will have life because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven.
Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died,
whoever eats this bread will live forever."



(Saturday 4pm: Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion

Sunday 10:30 A.M. Commissioning of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sunday from after the 10:30 A.M. Mass until 5:30 P.M.  Benediction at 5:30 P.M.)


Sanctus (Holy):


Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of hosts,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory,

Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the Highest!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,

Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the Highest!


Mysterium Fidei (Mystery of Faith)


We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection until you come again.


Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)


Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis

Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi miserere nobis

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.


(Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.)


Communion Antiphon:


            R/. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.


Hymn:  Panis Angelicus (arr. Lambillotte)


Panis angelicus

fit panis hominum;

dat panis caelicus

figuris terminum;

O res mirabilis:

manducat Dominum

pauper, servus et humilis.

Te, trina Deitas

unaque, poscimus:

sic nos tu visita,

sicut te colimus;

per tuas semitas

duc nos quo tendimus,

ad lucem quam inhabitas.



“The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.

Therefore, sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites. But the Church approves of all forms of true art having the needed qualities, and admits them into divine worship.”

– CSL, the Second Vatican Council

Our Director of Music, John Wright, is a graduate of Wright State University School of Music. He studied organ and liturgy under the late Dr. J. Ritter Werner, conducting with Dr.Hank Dahlman, and piano and chamber music with Dr. Jackson Leung.  Sacred music – music set aside for use in worship – is indeed a treasure of inestimable value, and John strives for the highest ideals as it supports and adds delight to the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.  He is on a mission to share the splendor of the Catholic Church and Her worship through Sacred Music.

Singers and instrumentalists practice on Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the church sanctuary. 

If you would like to be a part of a growing music ministry, please email our director for more information at [email protected], or simply show up to a rehearsal and see if this ministry is right for you!