A simply stunning “Salve Regina” and the “Mass of Saint Philip Neri”
Singing the Mass
“Tacit approval” alone isn’t getting the job done. It is abdicating authority to composers and publishers, pastors and liturgists.
Let’s not minimize the role of the psalms in the mass to the Responsorial! Plus a FREE download of the Epiphany Communion antiphon.
A Reverse Concept?
But how many times have we heard: “We shouldn’t use that that because nobody can sing it.” This is a self-fulfilling prophecy, is it not?
Reverence, prayer, and internal participation increased through this act of external participation.
Two Contributions from CCW Bloggers
Silence is one of the most important sounds of the liturgy.
If the ICEL chants (or another Gregorian setting) are used at all the masses in a parish, it develops unity. It also helps a parish refrain from being multiple communities under the same roof.
The biggest problem in Roman Catholic liturgical music is the prevailing misunderstanding of its very purpose.
Michael Olbash’s “Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea” demonstrates the mandate of Pope Saint Pius X that music for the liturgy be Sacred, Beautiful, and Universal.
On air discussion with Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral – the youth-propelled chant movement, the new economic model of publishing, and how these are reshaping the liturgical landscape…and broadcast of the “Mass in Honor of Pope Saint John Paul II”.
FREE DOWNLOAD of the complete score AND recordings.
The “Circular Letter Concerning the Preparation and Celebration of the Easter Feasts”
Once the mass began, the children began singing the Gregorian Introit, and fifteen thousand young people immediately stilled to complete silence.