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Dear St. Agnes Family,
Below is the list of music we’ll be singing this weekend with links to recordings of the music.  I have special connections to much of this music.  Here’s a little bit of trivia.
 “Come, Now is the Time to Worship” – I was first introduced to this song by Curtis Stephen when we taught together at St. Meinrad for the One Bread, One Cup youth liturgical leadership conference. Curtis used this as the opening hymn for one of our morning prayers
Mass of Renewal – Again at One Bread, One Cup, Curtis shared this Mass setting he had just written when the new texts came out.
“Jesus, You Are the Healing” – I first met the composer, Scott Soper, at our 2nd NPM Guitar School in 1988 in Cleveland.  Scott was one of my students.  In 1992 Scott invited me to play on this album.  I’m on electric guitar on this song.  We recorded this in Minneapolis at Prince’s studio, Paisley Park.
“We Remember” – This song holds a very special memory for me at a significant and pivotal point in my life.  In May of 1980 I was invited by music producer, Bill Hartgen, to play on an album by an artist I’d never heard of by the name of Marty Haugen.  This resulted in my very first plane flight, memorable in and of itself because I was terrified.  After I landed in Minneapolis we went to a rehearsal at the church where Marty was music director.  Most of the singers on this album were from Marty’s church music group, Windspirit.  When Marty introduced “We Remember,” I told him I heard electric guitar on it.  Followed by an expression of shock, Marty said there was no way he would have electric guitar on this song.  I convinced him to listen to my idea which consisted of some simple James Taylorish riffs to add a little color to the sound.  After hearing my idea, Marty liked it.  The electric guitar on this youTube link is what I played on the recording,  Overall that session marked a turning point in my life. After all the instruments were laid down, I recall falling asleep on the control room couch and waking up to the beautiful harmonies of Canticle of the Sun, We are Many Parts, We Remember, and other tracks.  I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.  I immediately brought this back to the parish where I was volunteering and we began using it even before it was published.  In a similar way that the St. Louis Jesuits helped lead me on the path to Catholicism, Marty’s session helped lead me on the path to pursue Christian/Catholic ministry more extensively.
Bobby Fisher, Director of Music Ministries

5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 2/6,7

Cantors – Allison Dilbert, Emily Beimesch, Danny

Gathering – Come, Now is the Time to Worship – BB 542

Gloria – Spoken

Responsorial Psalm – Respond & Acclaim

Gospel Acclamation – Mass of Renewal (Speak, O Lord, Your Servant is Listening)

Catachumen Dismissal – Go in Peace

Preparation of the Gifts – You Are the Healing – BB 515

Eucharistic Prayer & Acclamations – Spoken

Lamb of God – Spoken

Communion –  We Remember – BB 493

Sending Forth – We Are the Light of the World – BB 591

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPWq8eM4lu8 – Come, Now is the Time to Worship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpLhkEC2U6w – Responsorial Psalm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWZYPcCCz6o – Alleluia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErKeGhv8yW8 – You are the Healing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzmLi3nddjI – We Remember

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Qa7iOLdMU – We Are the Light of the World