Welcome to the S.B. Online portal! Though we are miss the opportunities to see each other in person, to gather as a community on Sundays, and to volunteer together, we know that it is still possible to form community online.
The Catechism presents us with three paths through which every person can come to God: creation, the human person, and Revelation. While we are not able to meet together for liturgies and Mass in person, we can still find God in every moment of creation, and in every person.
Please note Masses are still celebrated privately, a listing of this weeks Mass intentions may be found here.
Stations of the Cross
This week’s Spotify list begins with an excerpt from “L’Ascension”, a four-movement work by the preeminent 20th century French organist Olivier Messiaen. Like much of Messiaen’s organ music, “L’Ascension” speaks to his deep spirituality and Catholic faith: “Alléluias sereins d’un âme qui désire le ciel” (Serene alleluias of a soul that desires heaven). The hymns “Hail the day that sees him rise” and “Crown Him with many crowns” are listed alongside William Byrd’s “Viri Galilaei”, a setting of the Entrance Antiphon, a chant on Psalm 47 by John Goss (composer of the hymn “Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven), as well as other choral works for the Feast of the Ascension. Stanford’s “Coelos ascendit hodie” (Today into the heavens has ascended (Jesus Christ)), William Harris’ “Faire is the Heaven”, and Gerald Finzi’s majestic “God has gone up”, round out the set. The Spotify list ends with another excerpt from Messiaen’s “L’Ascension”: “Transports de joie d’un âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne” (Outbursts of joy of a soul before the glory of Christ which is its own).