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Suggested Mass Line-Up for November 27, 2011 (1st Sunday of Advent)

November 27, 2011
1st Sunday of Advent in Year B
Liturgical Color: Purple
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Advent (from the Latin word adventus meaning "coming") is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, called Levavi. The Eastern churches' equivalent of Advent is called the Nativity Fast, but it differs both in length and observances and does not begin the church year, which starts instead on September 1.
The progression of the season may be marked with an Advent calendar, a practice introduced by German Lutherans. At least in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Methodist calendars, Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25, the Sunday from November 27 to December 3 inclusive.
Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used in reference to the Second Coming of Christ. For Christians, the season of Advent serves as a reminder both of the original waiting that was done by the Hebrews for the birth of their Messiah as well as the waiting of Christians for Christ's return.
Advent wreaths are used to mark the passage of the season
The theme of readings and teachings during Advent is often to prepare for the Second Coming while commemorating the First Coming of Christ at Christmas. With the view of directing the thoughts of Christians to the first coming of Jesus Christ as savior and to his second coming as judge, special readings are prescribed for each of the four Sundays in Advent.
The usual liturgical colour in Western Christianity for Advent is purple or blue. The purple colour is often used for hangings around the church, on the vestments of the clergy, and often also the tabernacle. On the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, rose may be used instead, referencing the rose used on Laetare Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Lent. In some Christian denominations, blue, a colour representing hopefulness is an alternative liturgical colour for Advent, a custom traced to the usage of the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) and the medieval Sarum Rite in England. In addition, the colour blue is also used in the Mozarabic Rite (Catholic and Anglican), which dates to the eighth century. This colour is often referred to as "Sarum blue". The Lutheran Book of Worship lists blue as the preferred colour for Advent while the Methodist Book of Worship identifies purple or blue as being appropriate for Advent. There has been an increasing trend to supplant purple with blue during Advent as it is an hopeful season of preparation that anticipates both Bethlehem and the consummation of history in the second coming of Jesus Christ. Proponents of this new liturgical trend argue that purple is traditionally associated with solemnity and somberness, which is fitting to the repentant character of Lent. During the Nativity Fast, red is used among the denominations of Eastern Christianity, although gold is an alternative colour.
In Advent, the Advent Prose, an antiphonal plainsong, may be sung. The "Late Advent Weekdays", December 17–24, mark the singing of the Great Advent 'O antiphons'. These are the antiphons for the Magnificat at Vespers, or Evening Prayer (in the Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches) and Evensong in Anglican churches each day and mark the forthcoming birth of the Messiah. They form the basis for each verse of the popular Advent hymn, "O come, O come, Emmanuel".
From the 4th century the season was kept as a period of fasting as strict as that of Lent(commencing in some localities on 11 November; this being the feast day of St. Martin of Tours, the fast became known as "St. Martin's Lent", "St. Martin's Fast" or the "forty days of St. Martin"). The feast day was in many countries a time of frolic and heavy eating, since the 40-day fast began the next day. In the Anglican and Lutheran churches this fasting rule was later relaxed, with the Roman Catholic Church doing likewise later, but still keeping Advent as a season of penitence. In addition to fasting, dancing and similar festivities were forbidden in these traditions. The third Sunday in Advent was a Rose Sunday, when the color of the vestments was changed and a relaxation of the fast was permitted. The Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches still hold the tradition of fasting for 40 days before the Nativity Feast.
In many countries Advent was long marked by diverse popular observances, some of which still survive. In England, especially in the northern counties, there was a custom (now extinct) for poor women to carry around the "Advent images", two dolls dressed to represent Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. A halfpenny coin was expected from everyone to whom these were exhibited and bad luck was thought to menace the household not visited by the doll-bearers before Christmas Eve at the latest.
In Normandy, farmers employed children under twelve to run through the fields and orchards armed with torches, setting fire to bundles of straw, and thus it is believed driving out such vermin as are likely to damage the crops. In Italy, among other Advent celebrations, is the entry into Rome in the last days of Advent of the Calabrian pifferari, or bagpipe players, who play before the shrines of Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Italian tradition being that the shepherds played these pipes when they came to the manger at Bethlehem to pay homage to the infant Jesus.
In recent times the commonest observance of Advent outside church circles has been the keeping of an advent calendar or advent candle, with one door being opened in the calendar, or one section of the candle being burned, on each day in December leading up to Christmas Eve.
End of the liturgical year
In Anglican churches the Sunday before Advent is sometimes nicknamed Stir-up Sunday after the opening lines of the Book of Common Prayer collect for that day. In the Roman Catholic Church since 1969, and in most Anglican churches since at least 2000, the final Sunday of the liturgical year before Advent has been celebrated as the Feast of Christ the King. This feast is now also widely observed in many Protestant churches, sometimes as the Reign of Christ. In consequence, the collect for the first Sunday of Advent in the Episcopal Church USA is no longer "stir up". Since the 1979 revision of the Book of Common Prayer that collect is read on the third Sunday of the season.
  1. Ayaw Paglangan Ginoo
  2. Andama Ang Dalan
  3. Bayan magsiawit na (Song #33)
    Advent is about, among others, anticipation for Christ’s coming. Naturally being repetitive, this song’s refrain would have an adventish touch and begin very strongly that mission to arouse the congregation’s anticipation for the coming JC when one sings: “Dakilang biyayang pangako Niya sisilay na” rather than “sumilay” na. Kung baga ang lakas ng pasok/dating nito. Parang the film outfit would be creating a teaser dahel may ilo-launch na big budget film! Most sincere apologies po to Father Arnel if binastardo ko yung song niya.
  4. Halina, Jesus, aming Mananakop (Isidro, Que) 
  5. Dinggin Mo (Esteban, Hontiveros) "Ama nami't Panginoon" is so 1R.
  6. Seek the Lord (especially Stanza 1) (Song #289)
    Advent is not only about anticipation for the Christ’s first coming. It is also about preparedness for the Second Coming. (Traces of 32nd and 33rd Sundays in Ordinary Time.)
  7. Blest be the Lord (Schutte)
  8. All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)
  1. Kaloy-I Kami Ginoo
  2. Maawa Ka (Francisco-Reyes)
  3. As We Prepare
For Advent, there should no Gloria. Omit Gloria.

First Reading
Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7
You, LORD, are our father,
our redeemer you are named forever.
Why do you let us wander, O LORD, from your ways,
and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?
Return for the sake of your servants,
the tribes of your heritage.
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
with the mountains quaking before you,
while you wrought awesome deeds we could not hope for,
such as they had not heard of from of old.
No ear has ever heard, no eye ever seen, any God but you
doing such deeds for those who wait for him.
Would that you might meet us doing right,
that we were mindful of you in our ways!
Behold, you are angry, and we are sinful;
all of us have become like unclean people,
all our good deeds are like polluted rags;
we have all withered like leaves,
and our guilt carries us away like the wind.
There is none who calls upon your name,
who rouses himself to cling to you;
for you have hidden your face from us
and have delivered us up to our guilt.
Yet, O LORD, you are our father;
we are the clay and you the potter:
we are all the work of your hands.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
R. (4) Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
O shepherd of Israel, hearken,
from your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth.
Rouse your power,
and come to save us.
R. Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
Once again, O LORD of hosts,
look down from heaven, and see;
take care of this vine,
and protect what your right hand has planted
the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
R. Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
May your help be with the man of your right hand,
with the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
Then we will no more withdraw from you;
give us new life, and we will call upon your name.
R. Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

Second Reading
1 Cor 1:3-9
Brothers and sisters:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God always on your account
for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
that in him you were enriched in every way,
with all discourse and all knowledge,
as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He will keep you firm to the end,
irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

  1. Ang Ginoo, Among Kahayag (D12)
  2. Aleluya! Ang Pulong Mo (D9)
  3. Aleluya Wikain Mo
  4. Alleluya (Francisco-Arboleda-Reyes)
Mk 13:33-37
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge,
each with his own work,
and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
Watch, therefore;
you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,
whether in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: 'Watch!'"

Important Ideas: Anticipation, waiting, preparedness, some degree of eschatology

We mark the passing of time by celebrating special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Some days are more special for us than other days. Wedding days are special days and wedding anniversaries are special days. In one sense those special days are the same as every other day because the sun rises and sets in the same way and everybody else goes about their business in the normal way, but for the happy couple such a day is a special day, a day to be celebrated, a day for which to be thankful and grateful.
Today is a special day, and not just a day, but the beginning of a special season, Advent. During Advent we focus on waiting, waiting for the Second Coming of Jesus, and during the week before Christmas our waiting changes to waiting for our celebration of the birth of Jesus. Anytime we wait we do so because we expect something to happen; we wait for a bus or train because we expect it to arrive. When we are wait for a bus or train we cannot see it coming but hope it will come. During Advent we are waiting for the Second Coming of Jesus because the Second Coming of Jesus will bring all God’s plans for the world to completion. As we wait in hope for the Second Coming of Jesus we know he is with us in so many ways especially in the sacraments. So during Advent we are conscious of the fact that God is present with us while we wait for the fulfillment of God’s plans.
The words of Jesus in the Gospel today express the mood of this early part of the Advent season,
“Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.” (Mark 13:33)
In the first reading today the Jews expressed hope in God even when going through a difficult time and so we heard glimpses of hope in that reading,
“Return, for the sake of your servants….
Oh that you would tear the heavens open and come down
- at your presence the mountains would melt.” (Isa 63:17; 64:2 JB)
In the second reading Paul reminds his listeners of the many gifts they have received from God which will support them until the Second Coming of Jesus,
“you will not be without any of the gifts of the Spirit while you are waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.” (1 Cor 1:7)
For those who are finding these times difficult for one reason or another the message of Advent is “Wait for God in patient hope.” God has not abandoned us, God is with us though sometimes our lack of faith prevents us from seeing him. Remember Jesus in the womb of Mary for nine months; Mary could not see Jesus but she knew that the Word had been made flesh and she was waiting in hope for his birth. Wait in patient hope for God to fulfill his plans in his own way in his own time. Remember the Jews in our first reading waiting in patient hope for God,
“Return, for the sake of your servants….
Oh that you would tear the heavens open and come down
- at your presence the mountains would melt.” (Isa 63:17; 64:2 JB)
Remember Jesus in our Gospel advising never to give up waiting,
“Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.” (Mark 13:33)
Remember Paul,
“you will not be without any of the gifts of the Spirit while you are waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.” (1 Cor 1:7)
If you find these times difficult remember the message of Advent, “Wait for God in patient hope.”

  1. Gasa sa Gugma (Koro Viannista) good choice
  2. Daygon Ikaw, Ginoong Dios
  3. Gasa Namo Kanimo
  4. Pag-aalay ng Puso (Minsan Lamang) (Nemy & Que) as advent (at least the earlier part) has an eschatological notion. Traces of 32nd and 33rd Sundays in Ordinary Time yata ito.
  5. Ang Tanging Alay Ko Prioritize Stanza 3. One reinforces the more common message of Advent even more when in Stanza 3 this is sung: “Aking hinihintay ang ‘Yong pagdarating, Jesus” rather than “pagbabalik, Jesus.” Nevertheless, pagbabalik can certainly remain, as again this season also has an eschatological notion.
  6. Unang Alay (best choice) We can instantly make this song have an Adventish notion: The last line originally runs: “...Ngayo’y nananalig, nagmamahal sa ‘Yo.” Sing instead, “Ngayo’y umaasa, naghihintay sa ‘Yo.” You then reinforce the message re: anticipation.
    Now if your choir sings the Koda, you deliver one solid message if you sing: “Ngayo’y nananalig (umaawit), dumudulog (sumasamba), umaasa (naghihintay) sa ‘Yo.” 
    I will be so excommunicated by Fr. Rey Magnaye.
  7. Prayer for Generosity (Arboleda)
  8. Take our Bread (Wise)
  9. To Be Your Bread (Haas)

1.      Santos (Mass III Villanueva)
2.      Santo, Santo, Santo (Francisco-Arboleda-Torres)
3.      Holy, Holy, Holy (Dufford-Schutte)

1.      Si Kristo atong Handumon (Cebuano version of Si Kristo ay Gunitain)
2.      Si Kristo’y Namatay (Hontiveros)
3.      Memorial Acclamation (Marcelo-Fenomeno)

1.      Amen Pagdaygon ang Dios
2.      Dakilang Amen (Francisco)
3.      Amen Alleluia (Bayogos)

Pater Noster:
1.      Amahan Namo
2.      Ama Namin (Francisco-Arboleda-Torres)
3.      Our Father (Pat-Martell)

1.      Kay Imo Man
2.      Sapagkat Sa’yo ang Kaharian (Francisco-Arboleda-Torress)
3.      For The Kingdom

Agnus Dei:
1.      Kordero sa Dios (Pastorella version by Fr. Villanueva)
2.      Kordero ng Diyos (Hontiveros)
3.      Lamb of God (Folk)

1.      Panahon na Karon sa Pagbag-o, literally Christians repent during Advent and Lent season. So this is a good choice
2.      O Dios, Ikaw Haduol
3.      Andani, Pag-andam sa Ani, the main keyword is Pag-andam. For his coming we should prepare.
4.      Ginoo, Sayud Ka sa Tanan (Ad-7)
5.      Awit ng Paghahangad (Cenzon) Our response to be watchful: Ika’y pagmamasdan sa dakong banal, nang Makita ko ang ‘Yong pagkarangal.
6.      Awit ng Paghilom (Aquino). “Hanap-hanap Ka ng puso”
7.      Hesus na Aking Kapatid (Hontiveros) Focus on “Tulutan Mo aking mata” Lentish admittedly though.
8.      Liwanag ng Aming Puso: Lentish but (“...sa amin manahan Ka...”) 
9.      O Diyos, Iniibig Kita (Rodrigo & Hontiveros)
10.  Pagsibol (Aquino)
11.  Panginoon Aking Tanglaw (Ramirez)
12.  Sa Dapit Hapon (Tabuena & Hontiveros) Sing stanza 1 repeatedly.
13.  Patience People (Foley) 
14.  The Face of God (Francisco)
15.  God of Silence (Francisco)
16.  Holy Darkness “As we await You” pero some consider this for the Easter Vigil mas apt.
17.  Hosea (Norbet) Lentish mas kilala, pero if you consider its links to eschatology...
18.  Love is the answer (Hannisian)
19.  One Thing I Ask (Tirol)
20.  This Alone (Manion)
21.  We Remember (Haugen)

1.      Pagpangatagak na Yamog
2.      Balang Araw 
Suggestion ko lang ‘toh; anyone can very well disagree: consider changing yung ‘Narito na’ng Manunubos, luwalhatiin ang Diyos!’ into ‘Darating na’ng Manunubos, luwalhatiin ang Diyos!’ I just think it will be more faithful to the chronology, na for this season of advent, we should all help build up the anticipation for His coming. Technically Christ already came 2000 years ago, but we do have a liturgical year—every year and time, events that happened 2000 years ago are ever more renewed and ever more recalled to mind, and akma yung message mo when you hit the right pamanahon ng pandiwa (tenses of verbs).
3.      Tanda ng Kaharian ng Diyos (Morano & Francisco)
4.      Any Marian Song (kasi Nov 27 is Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal)
  1. A Time Will Come for Singing (Schutte) 
  2. Wait for the Lord
  3. Life Forever More (Ellerton & Francisco)
Have a happy weekend Brothers and Sisters… For more questions and suggestions please send me SMS at +639089741495… God Bless Us All


  1. Thanks for keeping this weekly blog alive. I have read that you left your group. So sorry to hear that.

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  3. wow laki po help ng site na toh sa choir namen dito sa San Lorenzo Ruiz parish sa taytay Rizal, isa po ako sa choir member na binibgyan ng formation ni Brother Duffy mark if you still remember him...sya po kasi nag bigay sa amin ng site nio, tnx po sa effort ng pag gawa ng line up kasi laki tulong to sa choir.. keep up the good work and god bless..

  4. Maraming salamat :) Yeah I know Duffy Mark of Cabanas... Salamat naman at na-appreciate mo itong gawa ko... :)

  5. Hello! I have been visiting this site for quite sometime now. I am helping a choir group, Koro ni Maria, in Pasig (up to the point of teaching them the mass songs due to lack of available trainer). I am so grateful for your valuable inputs. Keep it up! May the Spirit of God always guide you. - Atty. Beth
    P.S. I am looking for a keyboardist/organist. Would appreciate any referral via atty.scp@gmail.com. Thanks a lot!

  6. Thanks Atty. Beth for following my blog... Please click the follow button on the right side corner para mapadala nalang sa email mo ang link ng lingguhang line-up of songs... God Bless U :)

  7. I am so grateful po for this site. It really helped me a lot sa paghahanap ng songs for advent. I am only 16 years old po at ako na po ang nag fafacilitate ng choir sa chapel namin kaya medyo nahirapan ako kung anong songs ang ipi play... So grateful po talaga ako... thank you so Much ADMIN.. May God Bless you always.. :)


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