You would have thought that, today being Mardi Gras (or Shrove Tuesday, if you went to confession), and our last chance to sing out that Alleluia before the Easter Vigil, the organist at St. Peter's would have done it up big. Maybe have "Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones" as the opening hymn, for instance, so we could sing the refrain ("Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!). Well, he must be really looking forward to Lenten hymnody, because we sang "Take up your cross the Savior said."
So much for Mardi Gras. Hello, Ash Wednesday!