Today is the 16th Sunday after Pentecost...

The 4th and last of September, and at 0539 it is still 90 minutes or so until the sunrise-- certainly the stars are shining brilliantly in the night sky still or were when I had a brief walk after the Office and before clicking on the recording of Holy Mass from Saint-Eugène.

It occurs to me to note that the livrets, libella, at Saint-E. always include the notation for the Asperges  (well, always on Sunday) and Ordinary (i.e. the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei). Today's is here.

Introitus. Ps. 85, 3 et 5. Miserére mihi, Dómine, quóniam ad te clamávi tota die: quia tu, Dómine, suávis ac mitis es, et copiósus in misericórdia ómnibus invocántibus te. Ps. ibid., 1. Inclína, Dómine, aurem tuam mihi, et exáudi me: quóniam inops, et pauper sum ego. ℣. Glória Patri.

Graduale. Ps. 101, 16-17. Timébunt gentes nomen tuum, Dómine, et omnes reges terræ glóriam tuam. ℣. Quóniam ædificávit Dóminus Sion, et vidébitur in majestáte sua. 

Allelúja, allelúja. ℣. Ps. 97, 1. Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: quia mirabília fecit Dóminus. Allelúja.

Offertorium. Ps. 39, 14 et 15. Dómine, in auxílium meum réspice: confundántur et revereántur, qui quærunt ánimam meam, ut áuferant eam: Dómine, in auxílium meum réspice.

The Schola, after the proper antiphon, sang this Dirigatur.

Communio. Ps. 70, 16-17 et 18. Dómine, memorábor justítiæ tuæ solíus: Deus, docuísti me a juventúte mea: et usque in senéctam et sénium, Deus, ne derelínquas me.

The Schola sang this motet by 'an anonymous Jesuit' of the 17th century before singing the proper antiphon.

And the prayer for France; this is the usual tone. Some Americans would look askance at such patriotism at Holy Mass, eh; the videographer always makes sure to include a few seconds' capture of the image of the statue of Saint Jeanne d'Arc at this point.

During the reading of the Last Gospel, the anthem of Our Lady.

At the sortie des clercs.

The video recording of this Mass is infra.

And of Vespers for this beautiful day, infra.