NOTE ON SUNDAYS SEVENTEEN THROUGH TWENTY-ONE
The Gospel texts for the next five Sundays are taken from John 6—the feeding of the five thousand and the “bread of life” sermons, unless the Feast of the Transfiguration replaces one of the Sundays. The appearance of these texts in the B Cycle offers us an opportunity for an extended reflection on the meaning and structure of the Order of Mass. Parishes might want to take this time to provide a homiletic reflection on the Mass itself rather than on the specific texts. Topics might include: the connection between Mass and the Lord’s Day; the liturgy of the Word; the Eucharistic Prayer as our offering and transformation “in Christ”; the Communion rites—Lord’s Prayer, sign of peace, breaking of bread, Communion procession; the connection between Mass and the rest of Christian life, especially its service aspects; and the gestures that involve us in “full, conscious, and active participation”—especially singing.

 

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY B Lectionary #110
God certainly seems to enjoy lavish meals. They are among the actions performed by the prophets; they are Jesus’ favorite events for teaching and transformation; they are signs of the presence of the kingdom.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

2 Kings 4:42-44. This feeding miracle by Elisha may be the source for some details in John’s version of the feeding of the five thousand. Note the use of barley bread in both accounts, the objection voiced by Elisha’s servant and by Philip, and the remainder of the food left over as a sign of divine abundance.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (144) 145
A hymn praising God’s goodness as reflected especially in the divine reign (vv. 11–13). Psalm 145, with the antiphon “I Will Praise Your Name” may also be used as a seasonal psalm; it would be appropriate to connect this Sunday with the following four Sundays by using this psalm. Another appropriate psalm to connect the “bread of life” Sundays is Psalm 34 (see the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time).

Abres Tú la Mano, Señor (Cortés) FYC 275
Abres Tú la Mano, Señor (García) FYC 276
The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Bolduc) PMB 691/WS 181/PRM B87/LPGA B76
The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Chepponis) WOR4 107
The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Guimont) GC2 1008/G3 1141/LPMG 110
The Hand of the Lord (Hunstiger) SS 616
The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Kelly/Gelineau) W3 914/WOR4 1158/RS 191/LPGG 919
The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Kreutz) PSC 55
The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Schiavone) JS 997/LP 142
The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Smith) JS 110/GP 281
The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us (Soper) MI-BB 824
You Open Your Hand PSL B-144/SS 486
Your Hand, O Lord, Feeds Us (Isele) CBW 161

Ephesians 4:1-6. Our incorporation into the unity that is Christ has practical consequences. Because we are one in faith and in baptism, we must live “in a manner worthy of the call [we] have received.”

John 6:1-15. John’s account of the feeding of the five thousand is set near the feast of Passover. The people interpret the miracle as a prophetic sign of the end-time. The rest of this chapter is where one find’s John’s Eucharistic theology.

Songs for the Liturgy

All Are Welcome (2,G) RS 846/GC 753/GC2 741/G3 850/WOR4 833/WC 911/WS 760/MI-BB 418/SS 1000
*All Who Hunger (1,G) RS 845,926/GC 820/GC2 817/G3 852, 925/WOR4 844, 951/SS 1084
At That First Eucharist (2) W3 733/LMGM 134/WC 654/RS 922/GC 852/GC2 840/G3 914/GP 511/OIF 530/PMB 292/WS 589/SS 1079
At the Table of Jesus (2,G) G3 948
At the Table of the World (G) OIF 531/PMB 301/WC 684/WS 586
Awake, O Sleeper SPS 266
Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (2) OIF 689/W3 586/WOR4 915/RS 729/WC 827/WS 693
Bless the Feast (1,Ps,G) GP 532/GC 752
*Bless the Lord (C) LMGM 200/JS 631/GP 252/GC2 576/G3 620/SPS 205/WOR4 603/SS 889
*Blessed Jesus, Living Bread (G) HG 133
*Blest Are They, v 3 (C) GC 659/GC2 636/G3 735/WOR4 721/MI-BB 640/GP 35/CBW 522/RS 774/WC 973/WS 810/SS 950
Bread for the World (1,G) JS 810/MI-BB 359/GP 528/SPS 240
Bread of Life – Farrell (2,G) JS 819/GP 498/CBW 597/GC 821/MI-BB 324
Bread of Life—Fisher SPS 243
Bread of Life from Heaven/Pan de Vida Eterna (G) GC2 803/G3 943/WOR4 948/SS 1063
Bread of the World (2,G) JS 484/OIF 533
Bread That Was Sown (2,G) JS 578/MI-BB 333
Bread to Share (1,G) RS 927
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (2) W3 617/WOR4 732/CBW 430/WC 783/RS 778/GC 662/GC2 642/G3 745/JS 780/OIF 664/PMB 384/SS 964
Come and Eat This Bread (G) GC2 831/SS 1091
Come and Eat This Living Bread (2,G) GC2 820/G3 942
Come to the Feast/Ven al Banquete (G) JS 795/GC2 734/G3 838/MI-BB 307
Come to Us (G) GP 537/GC 743/GC2 740/G3 842
Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race (2) RS 837/GC 739/GC2 729/G3 833/WOR4 842
Eat This Bread (1) W3 734/WOR4 943/MI-BB 335/LMGM 130/RS 928/GC 838/GC2 806/G3 941/OIF 536/CBW 602/WC 649/WS 577/SS 1072
Father, We Thank Thee (2,G) W3 558/WOR4 631/CBW 528/RS 705/GC 568/GC2 547/G3 632/OIF 539/PMB 316/WC 656/WS 560/SS 915
For the Fruits of This Creation (G) W3 562/WOR4 857/MI-BB 427/CBW 532/WC 988/RS 704/JS 629/OIF 893/PMB 519/WS 818/SS 917
Gather Us In (2,G) W3 665/WOR4 836/MI-BB 302/WC 909/RS 850/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/CBW 587/WS 758/SS 1002
Gathered As One (2,G) GC2 745/G3 841/OIF 803/WC 912/WS 763
Gift of Finest Wheat (G) W3 736/WOR4 939/GP 525/CBW 603/MI-BB 328/WC 666/RS 912/GC 815/GC2 816/G3 940/JS 803/OIF 540/PMB 300/WS 581/SS 1086
*God in His Holy Dwelling Place (E) IH 53
*God's Holy Mountain We Ascend (G) OIF 807/WC 910/WS 759
Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises (1,Ps,G) RS 692/GC 562/GC2 529/G3 626/OIF 818/PMB 482/MI-BB 567
Here at This Table SPS 248
*Home for the Lonely (E) PSL B-143/SS 292
I Come with Joy (2) CBW 424/W3 726/WOR4 926/WC 913/RS 854/GC 806/GC2 799/G3 919/OIF 724/PMB 320/WS 597/SS 1056
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (1,G) W3 502/WOR4 572/MI-BB 426/GP 668/RS 633/CBW 541/JS 635/PMB 351/SS 880
In Christ There Is No East or West (2) W3 659/WOR4 824/CBW 529/MI-BB 588/GP 565/LMGM 301/WC 807/RS 836/GC 738/GC2 726/G3 832/JS 850/OIF 683/PMB 391/WS 672/SS 998
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (Ps) W3 525/WOR4 611/WC 945/LMGM 197/GP 693/MI-BB 555/RS 669/GC 528/GC2 520/G3 614/CBW 511/JS 617/OIF 844/PMB 497/WS 780/SS 901
Lead Us to Your Table SPS 253
Let All Things Now Living (Ps) W3 559/WOR4 636/RS 707/GC 567/GC2 551/G3 635/CBW 534/JS 641/OIF 895/PMB 516/WC 984/WS 814/MI-BB 596/SS 918
Let the Hungry Come to Me (G) OIF 551/WC 695
Let Us Be Bread (1,2,G) RS 929/GC 816/GC2 808/G3 946
Let Us Be One (2) OIF 684/PMB 388/WC 802
Life-Giving Bread, Saving Cup (2,G) RS 920/GC 822/GC2 821/G3 926/WOR4 956/SS 1075
*Lord Christ, the People Flocked to You (G) WOR4 830
Lord, Who at Your First Eucharist (2) MI-BB 372/JS 826/WOR4 954
Miracle of Grace SPS 254
*My Soul, Give Thanks (C) W3 55/WOR4 79/GC 98/GC2 57
*O Bless the Lord (C) JS 599/MI-BB 545, 550
*O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit, vss 5-6 (C) WOR4 738
O Blessed Savior, v 4 (G) OIF 553/PMB 308
O Christ, the Great Foundation (2) W3 618/RS 781, 782/GC2 646/SS 958
O Father, Whose Creating Hand (1,G) CBW 493
O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G) W3 605/WOR4 705/RS 759/CBW 654/JS 444/MI-BB 700
O Living Bread from Heaven (G) OIF 937, 938/WC 1017, 1028
One Bread, One Body (2) GP 499/MI-BB 348/LMGM 139/RS 915/GC 830/GC2 813/G3 932/OIF 555/SPS 249/WOR4 931/WC 687/JS 820/WS 556
One Bread, One Cup SPS 255
One Is the Body (2) GC 846/WOR4 731
*One Lord (2) MI-BB 658/JS 715/GP 453/GC2 667/G3 770
One Love Released (2) JS 814/MI-BB 365
*Our Daily Bread (1) CBW 600
Our God Provides (1,G) JS 652
Praise and Thanksgiving (1,G) W3 682/WOR4 856/RS 867/GC 764/GC2 754/G3 861/SS 908
*Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (C) W3 530/WOR4 610/RS 684/GC 551/GC2 531/G3 613/MI-BB 568/OIF 856/PMB 492/WC 957/CBW 565/LMGM 198/JS 612/GP 685/WS 777/SS 893
Praise the Lord, My Soul (C) GP 691
*Shepherd of Souls, in Love, v 4 (G) OIF 565/PMB 307/WC 681
Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (G) W3 728/WOR4 941/WC 665/GC 840/GC2 818/G3 910/JS 825/MI-BB 373/GP 501/OIF 554/PMB 296/WS 562/SS 1070
Singing Songs of Expectation (2) RS 780
Song of Gathering (2,G) GC 740
Table of Plenty (G) JS 793/MI-BB 310/GP 530/SPS 233
Table Prayer (G) RS 701/GC 573
The Broken Body (2) GC 737
The Church of Christ in Every Age (1,G) W3 626/WOR4 785/RS 803/GC2 665/G3 765/OIF 875/WC 965/JS 774/SS 979
*The Church's One Foundation (2) CBW 526/MI-BB 420/WC 789/GP 573/GC 661/G3 742/WOR4 736/JS 779/OIF 671/PMB 385/WS 660/SS 959
The Lord Is My Shepherd (G) LMGM 152/GC 643
The Lord Is Near (Ps) JS 719/GC 609, 619/GC2 599/G3 692/GP 606, 614
*There Is One Lord (2) W3 657/WOR4 921/GP 453/WC 638/MI-BB 499/RS 835/GC 809/GC2 796/G3 905/CBW 530/JS 699/OIF 512/PMB 287/WS 555
To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King (Ps) W3 547/WOR4 570/WC 743/CBW 438/LMGM 92/GP 422/MI-BB 734/RS 629/GC 488/GC2 492/G3 573/JS 485/OIF 642/PMB 370/WS 644/SS 878
We Are Many Parts (2) MI-BB 591/WC 803/RS 840/GC 733/GC2 727/G3 834/WS 674/SS 999
We Are One (2) G3 548, 913
We Are Your People (2) W3 623/RS 789/OIF 673/PMB 387/WC 790/WS 661/SS 963
*We Come with Joy (G) GC2 706/G3 808/WOR4 832/SS 1008
We Give You Thanks (2,G) LMGM 140
*We Will Extol Your Praise (Ps) CBW 574
You Are All We Have (1,Ps,G) RS 643/GC 505/GC2 508/G3 586/SS 1017

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum (SSA)
Ave Verum (SA)
Ave Verum
Byrd
Elgar
F. Peeters
Robison
Mawby
Gontijo
Mozart
Poulenc
Faure
Saint-Saens
OUP & CPDL
CPDL
Schwann
Alliance Music Publications
Mayhew
Cantus Quercus Press
CPDL
Salabert
E.C.Schirmer & CPDL
Morning Star & CPDL
G
Ave Verum Corpus (SATB) Saint-Saens MSM 50-3005 G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ)  Callahan, Charles  Concordia (98-3760)  C
Bless God’s Holy Name (2-part, Keyboard, opt. 6 Handbells)  Kosche, Kenneth T.  Choristers Guild (CGA 766)  C
Bless the Lord (SATB, organ/keyboard)  Brandon, George  GIA (G-1931)  C
Bless the Lord, O Bless His Holy Name (SAB, organ/piano)  Corelli, Arcangelo/Stone, Benjamin J.  Boston Music (13133)  C
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SA)  Bach, J.S./Hopson  Flammer (E-5201)  C
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SAB, Organ)  Handel, G. F./arr by Martaranglo, Mark  GIA (G-3796)  C
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SAB, organ/piano)  Lotti, Antonia/Ehret, Walter  Ludwig Music (L 9138)  C
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SATB)  Ippolitov-Ivanov/arr. by Becker, Arthur C.  GIA (G-6125)  C
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SATB, Keyboard)  Wick, Norman L.  Concordia (Logia) (98-3085)  C
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (SATB, organ/keyboard)  Lovelace, Austin  Canyon (6011)  C
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Unison, organ)  Marshall, Jane  Broadman (4560-92)  C
Bless Ye the Lord (SATB & organ, ad lib.)  Ippolitoff-Ivanoff, M.  H. W. Gray (200)  C
Bless Ye the Lord (SATB & organ, ad lib.)  Ippolitoff-Ivanoff M./Clough-Leighter H.  Oliver Ditson (332.13770)  C
Bless Ye the Lord (SATB, organ/keyboard)  Ippolitoff-Ivanoff, M./Wilhousky, Peter J.  Carl Fischer (CM636)  C
Bless Ye the Lord (SATB, organ/keyboard)   Ippolitoff-Ivanoff, M./Mueller, Carl F.   G. Schirmer (Five Centuries ofMusic)  C
Blessed Are They (SATB, Keyboard)  White, Jack Noble  Brookfield (08743584)  C
Blessed Are They (Unison, opt. 2-part)  Leavitt, John  Concordia (98-3550)  C
Bread to Share (SATB, Solo, Keyboard, Guitar)  Haugen, Marty  GIA (G-4279)  G
Canticle of Praise (SATB, piano/organ)  Beck, John Ness  Presser (312-40588)  C
Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee, The (SATB)  Berger, Jean  Augsburg (0800656784) P
Eyes of All, The (Unison, Organ)  Proulx, Richard  Augsburg (0800656466) P
Hand of the Lord Feeds Us, The (SATB, Solo, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard)  Janco, Steve R.  World Library (005246)  P
Jesus, Sun of Life, My Splendor (SATB) Handel CPH 98-1445 G
Lobet den Herren (SATB/SATB, continuo, German)  Schütz, Heinrich  Hanssler (HE 1.040)  C
Lobet den Herren (SATB/SATB, organ, German/English)  Schütz, Heinrich/Ehret, Walter  Presser (312-41056)  C
Lord is Kind and Merciful, The (SATB, keyboard, guitar, C-instrument, string quartet)  Cotter, Jean  GIA (G-4081)  C
O Bless the Lord, My Soul (2- or 3-part voices, Organ)  Bizet, Georges/arr. by Hopson, Hal H.  Hinshaw (HMC-1339)  C
O Living Bread from Heaven, WEDLOCK  (SB, Keyboard)  arr. by Matheny, Gary  GIA (G-2960)  G
O My Soul, Bless God the Father (SB)  Handel, G.F./Kirby  Flammer (EA-5015)  C
O Esca Viatorum
O Esca Viatorum
Haydn
Isaac
CPDL
CPDL
G
Oculi Omnium Wood, C. CPDL P
One Faith, One Hope, One Lord (SATB, Organ, opt. Brass Quintet)  Courtney, Craig  Sacred Music Press (S-462) 2
O Sacrum Convivium (SAATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
Tallis, Thomas
Biery, James
Messiaen, Olivier Victoria, Tomasso di/ed.
Tovey, Donald F.
Viadana
Croce
Marenzio
Oxford (TCM 74)
MorningStar (MSM-50-8311)
Durand, S.A. (12.742)
Stainer & Bell/Augener (Laudate Pueri, p. 36)
CPDL
CPDL
CPDL
G
Pange Lingua Victoria CPDL G
Panis Angelicus
Panis Angelicus (Unison, SA, TB, SATB, Organ/Keyboard)
Panis Angelicus (T-solo, SATB, String(s), opt. Harp)
Panis Angelicus
Panis Angelicus (SATB, a cappella)
Panis Angelicus (SATB, Organ)
Casciolini
Franck, César
Franck, César/arr. Proulx, Richard
Labillotte
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi/Lee, John
Saint-Saëns, Camille
CPDL
Various publishers & editions
GIA (G-5572)
CPDL
GIA (G-2003)
Oxford (Oxford New Anthems, p. 359) & CPDL
S, G
Psalm 103 (SATB, organ/piano)  Cain, Noble  Flammer (A-5033)  C
Verily, Verily Tallis CPDL G
We Gather At your Table, Lord (SATB) Ehert Sacred Music Press S228  

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