Baptism of the Lord

Processional: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise was written by Christopher Wordsworth (1807 - 1885), the nephew of the great lake-poet, William Wordsworth. He was educated at Winchester, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A., with high honors, in...

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Epiphany

Prelude: The March of the Magi Kings. Theodore Dubois (1837-1924) is a very strange piece. The French elite were in love with everything "Eastern". Here is The Death of Sardanapalus (La Mort de Sardanapale) an oil painting on canvas by Eugène Delacroix, dated 1827. It...

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The Third Sunday in Advent or Gaudate Sunday

Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [BWV 659]* Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) Based Veni Redemptor Gentium by St. Ambrose [Aurelius Ambrosius] ( c. 340 – 397). Here is a link to the original: Latin.https://youtu.be/1yZr3w7YHuQ. This music is from a large body of...

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The Second Sunday in Advent

The Prelude this week is an arrangement by J.S. Bach of a movement from Kantate 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, [also known as Sleepers Wake], He composed the cantata in Leipzig for the 27th Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 25 November...

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The First Sunday in Advent, 2018

The Church has begun a New Year! Advent marks the start of a new cycle of readings and a new beginning but we begin quietly. The General Instructions of the Roman Missal says: "In Advent, the organ and other musical instruments should be used with a moderation that is...

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Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive 2018

Every year Sacred Heart provides food for Thanksgiving week to the needy. Last year we served 116 households (158 adults and 130 children)! We help migrant workers on the Eastern Shore. We support women in crisis pregnancies through Hope 4 Life. Our boxes go out to...

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Message From Bishop Knestout

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance...

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The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude: Symphonie 2 ‘V. Adagio’ Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) Offertory, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Expectans Expectavi Charles Wood The poem is by Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley (19 May 1895 – 13 October 1915) a British Army officer who fought in the WW I. He was...

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