St. Simon and St. Jude

Roman Catholic Church, Streatham Hill




Singing is a gift of God, it lies at the heart of all worship. Singing comes naturally to all humans it is an intrinsic part of our lives, we sing at all moments of our lives to celebrate joy, gratitude and grief.

Music in liturgy helps to bind people and communities together so that we collectively sing with one heart and one voice. Singing hymns and songs allows us to share our sentiments and love for each other and our love for God and to commit ourselves to meaning them. When we come together as a community to sing and in the sharing of our talents we can individually offer repentance, praise and thank God. Singing brings us together especially when we sing the hymns and songs with sincerity and with meaning.

Sunday Hymns: The majority of these hymns are selected from the Laudate Hymn book that we have rehearsed on the previous Thursday and sing the following Sunday. 

Laudate - Published by © Decani Music, ISBN 978-1-900314-07-7. Revised in 2013, includes texts for the 3rd edition Roman Missal. 

Choir rehearsal: Every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Church and on Sunday before mass atChurch Floor stone FG 09:30 a.m. Do feel free to join us at  St. Simon & St. Jude. RC.

These suggested hymns serve as a guide for respective Sundays. They are aligned to a degree to the Sunday readings, the psalm and the gospel. The aim is to frame and enhance the liturgy with music and songs that follow both the vertical context (that day's readings, etc.) and also attempt to capture horizontally the liturgical themes throughout the seasons and feasts, for instance, Advent, Christmastide, Lent, Easter and Ordinary time.

Final versions that we sing at Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass.


Liturgical year circle


 Year C - Year of Luke

1st Sunday in LentLent Ash Wednesday

40 days of Lent

3rd Sunday of Lent (C) – 24th March 2019 

Themes: We celebrate the Lord who resolves to free us from our slavery to sin, if only we will listen to his serious warnings to us to repent.

Click here ( dates in Lent).

Readings: Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15     Psalm 102           Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12                                                    Luke 13:1-9
Psalm 102:  The Lord is compassion and love.
LiturgyHymn NumberHymn 1st line
Entrance:   721O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Gloria & Alleluia:    ~Suppressed during Lent
Gospel acclamation during Lenten period:   200Praise to you, O Christ our Saviour, word of the Father, calling us to life; Son of God who leads us to freedom, glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.
Offertory:   750God, your glory we have seen
Sanctus:   1014Holy, Holy, Holy - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Agnus Dei:   1019Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Communion:    211Our Father, we have wandered (2nd Verses)
Recessional:  No Hymn
Quiet reflection
Reflection period after mass no recessional hymn - Ben will play John Field- Nocturne no. 5 B Flat Major Andantino  


The melody is provided for easy self-rehearsal, we will use one of the following in the months ahead.

Laudate Acclamation


Memorial Acclamation, 1,2 & 3 respectively by Daniel L Schutte, see © Laudate details above. Click on Links below for melody


We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.


When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.


Save us, save us, Saviour of the world, for by your cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

playing hands and keyboard


Psalms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.              

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