Music for the Sunday Assembly

Year A

 

 

The following suggestions for music in the liturgy are from Catholic Book of Worship III, Canada’s official hymnal for the English sector. Those who use other hymnals are advised to look at the titles and themes of the selections suggested and choose music with similar themes from their own repertoire.

 

Pastoral notes

 

  1. The assembly’s singing always has the priority, since this is their sung prayer, and those who are responsible for leadership need to keep the people’s right to sing as a priority when they make their choices. Since an assembly is more likely to sing what is familiar to them, it is best to include only one new song or acclamation in a given liturgy, and perhaps only one during a given season, such as Advent, Lent or Easter.  Thus it takes long-term planning to build a suitable repertoire of liturgical music for a parish.

 

  1. Liturgical musicians are not an entity unto themselves in the liturgy but are part of a community that celebrates together. It is important that the music leaders work with the parish’s liturgy committee and their pastors when preparing their music and are aware of the other ministries as they lead the parish in singing.

 

  1. Using the same setting of the gospel acclamation, eucharistic acclamations and the Lamb of God throughout a season, e.i., Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter, and to reserve the setting for that season is suggested in order to help people to associate certain music with a specific season.

 

  1. The verse for the gospel acclamation can always be found with the responsorial psalm designated for a given Sunday or feast. It is suggested that these be used even if a parish is using a seasonal responsorial psalm.

 

 

Advent and Christmas

 

Note: The use of the Advent wreath as part of the environment for the liturgy is optional. It is best that the appropriate candle(s) are lit before the liturgy starts, and if a blessing is to be included in the opening rites, it is done only on the first Sunday of Advent.

 

First Sunday of Advent

 

Entrance

304 Awake! Awake: Fling Off the Night             303 Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn

306 Come, O Long Expected Jesus                315 The Advent of our God

341 Arise and Shine

 

Preparation of Gifts

309 Listen, My People                                      307 Creator of the Stars of Night

318 The King Shall Come                               477 God of Day and God of Darkness

300 Come, O Long Expected Jesus

 

Communion Procession

597B Bread of Life                                          608 Now in This Banquet

611 Take and Eat                                           312 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

310 O Come Divine Messiah                         490 Like a Shepherd

 

Final Song

305 Be Light for Our Eyes                             314 God of All People

301 Advent Antiphon                                               302 Arise, Your Light Is Come

 

Second Sunday of Advent

 

Entrance

308 Every Valley                                       351 On Jordan’s Bank

302 Arise, Your Light Is Come                           317 Prepare the way

 

Preparation of Gifts

318 The King Shall Come                               359 Come to the Waters (refrain 3)

310 O Come, Divine Messiah                         301 Advent Antiphon

 

Communion

597B Bread of Life                                          608 Now in This Banquet

611 Take and Eat                                           312 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

319 Wait for the Lord                                         490 Like a Shepherd

 

Final Song

306 Come, O Long Expected Jesus                433 The Voice of God

305 Be Light for Our Eyes                             314 God of All People

 

Third Sunday of Advent

 

Entrance

557 Let Heaven Rejoice                                     302 Arise, Your Light Is Come

303 Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn    308 Every Valley

 

Preparation of Gifts

301 Advent Antiphon                                               300 Come, O Long Expected Jesus

317 Prepare the Way                                         305 Be Light for Our Eyes

 

Communion Procession

597B Bread of Life                                          608 Now in This Banquet

611 Take and Eat                                           312 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

319 Wait for the Lord

 

Final Song

318 The King Shall Come                               345 City of God

545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

Entrance

312 O Come, O Come Emmanuel                     306 Come, O Long Expected Jesus

303 Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn    302 Arise, Your Light is Come

 

Preparation of Gifts

316 The Angel Gabriel                                      301 Advent Antiphon

305 Be Light for Our Eyes                             307 Creator of the Stars of Night

 

Communion Procession

597B Bread of Life                                          608 Now in This Banquet

310 O Come Divine Messiah                         319 Wait for the Lord

 

Final Song

304 Awake! Awake: Fling off the Night                 557 Let Heaven Rejoice

318 The King Shall Come

 

Christmas – Mass during the Night

 

Note: In selecting music for the Christmas celebrations, liturgical musicians will want to be on communication with their pastors and liturgy committees regarding the Scripture readings to be used, since the selections they make need to flow from the readings. Using well known Christmas carols that are appropriate for the liturgy is particularly helpful in encouraging assemblies to participate in the singing.

 

Entrance
329 O Come, All Ye Faithful                          323 Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
320 Angels We Have Heard                              322 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

346 In the Darkness Shines the Splendor

 

Preparation of Gifts

332 Silent Night                                                 338 What Child Is This

341 Arise and Shine                                        331 See, to Us a Child Is Born

324 In Deepest Night                                        326 Child of Gladness

327 In Midnight’s Stillness                                    330 Of the Father’s Love Begotten

336 To People of Good Will                              346 In the Darkness Shines the Splendor

 

Communion

597C Bread of Life                                          334 The First Nowell

557 Let Heaven Rejoice                                     394 The Light of Christ

548 All the Ends of the Earth                            340 Gloria, Gloria

 

Final Song

328 Joy to the World                                       335 The People Who in Darkness Walked

326 Child of Gladness

 

Christmas – Mass during the Day

 

Entrance

328 Joy to the World                                       320 Angels We Have Heard

329 O Come, All Ye Faithful

 

Preparation of Gifts

322 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice                         331 See, to Us a Child Is Born

326 Child of Gladness                                               303 Awake, Awake, and Greet the New Morn

330 Of the Father’s Love Begotten                       331 See, to Us a Child Is Born

336 To People of Good Will                              337 ‘Twas in the Moon of Winter Time

339 Wake from Your Sleep                                342 Arise, Shine Forth, Your Light Has Come

 

Communion

557 Let Heaven Rejoice                                     597C Bread of Life

344 The First Nowell                                      528 All the Ends of the Earth

338 What Child Is This

 

Final Song

323 Hark, The Herald Angels Sing                  303 Awake! Awake to Greet the Morn

335 The People That in Darkness Walked 341 Arise and Shine

 

Feast of the Holy Family

 

Entrance

326 Child of Gladness                                               329 O Come All Ye Faithful

320 Angels We Have Heard                              322 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

 

Preparation of Gifts

330 Of the Father’s Love Begotten                       346 In the Darkness Shines the Splendor

331 See, to Us a Child Is Born                          338 What Child Is This

339 Wake from Your Sleep                                426 Joseph, Be Our Guide and Pattern

 

Communion

557 Let Heaven Rejoice                                     394 The Light of Christ

473 God Is Love                                         597C Bread of Life

 

Final Song

345 City of God                                                 335 The People Who in Darkness Walked

323 Hark, the Herald Angels Sing                  328 Joy to the World

 

Jan. 1 – Mary, Mother of God

 

Entrance

575 Tell Out my Soul                                          335 The People Who in Darkness Walked

326 Child of Gladness                                               320 Angels We Have Heard

 

Preparation of Gifts

461 Holy Mary, Full of Grace                             465 Mary, Woman of Promise

462 I Sing a Maid                                         330 Of the Father’s Love Begotten

338 What Child Is This

 

Communion

393 Something Which Is Known             597C Bread of Life

608 Now in This Banquet                             548 All the Ends of the Earth

 

Final Song

464 The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky       328 Joy to the World

322 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice             303 Awake, Awake and Greet the New Morn

 

Epiphany of the Lord

 

Entrance

343 As with Gladness Men of Old               348 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

341 Arise and Shine                                        335 The People Who in Darkness Walked

 

Preparation of Gifts

342 Arise, Shine Forth, Your Light Has Come   346 In the Darkness Shines the Splendor

347 O Star of Christ’s Appearing                     349 What Star Is This

338 What Child Is This

 

Communion

548 All the Ends of the Earth                            393 Something Which Is Known

394 The Light of Christ                                               597C Bread of Life

 

Final Song

345 City of God                                                 328 Joy to the World

322 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice             303 Awake, Awake, and Greet the New Morn

 

Baptism of the Lord

 

Entrance

350 When Jesus Comes to Be Baptized                       348 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

576 You Are the Voice                                              442 Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior

 

Preparation of Gifts

325 When John Baptized by Jordan’s River            431 Christ, You Are the Fullness

429 Word of God, Come Down on Earth

 

Communion

394 The Light of Christ                                               490 Like a Shepherd

599 No Greater Love                                         548 All the Ends of the Earth

 

Final Song

328 Joy to the World                                       322 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

345 City of God                                                 557 Let Heaven Rejoice

430 Christ is Made our Sure Foundation

 

Lent – Triduum – Easter Season

 

  1. The Triduum is the high point of the liturgical year, and the way the music is prepared should reflect that. Some large parishes that have several choirs for the Sunday liturgies bring these choirs together into one for the Triduum to give a sense of unity to the three celebrations and an experience of the whole for the members.

 

  1. It is best to choose one setting of the gospel acclamation, eucharistic acclamations, and the Lamb of God to use throughout the season, i.e., one for Lent and another for the Easter season (the best one the parish knows), and use them only during that season. People will eventually become more aware of the season because they associate certain music with that season.

 

  1. Regarding instrumental music during Lent, the 1988 “Circular Letter Concerning the Preparation and Celebration of the Easter Feasts” by the Congregation for Divine Worship says that “musical instruments may be played only to give necessary support to the singing” (no. 17). This implies that instrumental music apart from supporting the singing is used at other times, such as during the time when people are gathering before the liturgy starts as a sign of hospitality to the body of Christ.

 

An optional entrance song for the First Sunday of Lent

 

The “Circular Letter Concerning the Preparation and celebration of the Easter Feasts” suggests the following the First Sunday of Lent: “The first Sunday of Lent marks the beginning of the annual lenten observance. In the Mass of this Sunday there should be some distinctive elements which underline this important moment; e.g., the entrance procession with litanies of the saints” (no. 23).

 

There are several points to consider here. First of all, the directive calls for distinctive elements to mark the beginning of Lent, something such as a piece of music which is repeated every year. Secondly, if the litany of saints is used, note the connection with the Easter vigil, during which the litany of saints is sung during the baptism rite.

 

If the litany of saints is not chosen, an entrance song should be chosen from the list below.

 

Suggestions for Sundays in Lent

 

     Entrance

352  Again We Keep this Solemn Fast            367 Lord, Who throughout these Forty Days

359  Come to the Water                                 366  O Raise Your Eyes on High

371  O Sun of Justice, Fill our Hearts                        582  Praise the One Who Breaks the                                                                                                Darkness

 

     Preparation of Gifts

353  Take Up your Cross                        360  Eternal Lord of Love

369  O Merciful Redeemer                        373  Tree of Life

374  With our God                        503  For the Healing of the Nations

 

     Communion

487  You Are Near                        599 No Greater Love

597D  Bread of Life                        605 I Am the Living Bread

611  Take and Eat                        67   Ubi Caritas

610  Taste and See (see also 167, 170, 173)

 

     Final Song (always optional)

368  O Cross of Christ                        435  Lift High the Cross

441  You Are the Way                         442  Praise to You, O Christ our Savior

 

Suggestions for Sundays of Easter

 

    Entrance

389  Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today                        385  Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today

406  Sing with All the Saints                        388  Hail Thee Festival Day

396  This Is the Feast of Victory                        399  Hail the Day That Sees (Ascension)

391  Sing We Triumphan Hymns (Ascension)                409  Creator Spirit, Lord of Grace (Pentecost)

414 Send Us Your Spirit (Pentecost)

 

     Preparation of Gifts

384  Christ Is Alive                         392  That Easter Day with Joy was Bright

394  The Light of Christ                        395  The Strife is O’er

397 This Joyful Eastertide                        398  We Know That Christ Is Raised

402 We Who Once Were Dead

 

      Communion

603  Gift of Finest Wheat                            393  Something Which Is Known

403  Now the Green Blade Rises                599  No Greater Love

605  I Am the Living Bread

 

     Final Song

386  Good Christians All, Rejoice             400  Praise To God in Heav’n Above

383  Alleluia, Give Thanks                             401  Praise the Lord (Ascension)

 

     Glory to God

This song of praise is omitted during Lent. It is sung (“with bells on”) during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper to mark the beginning of the Triduum and during the Easter vigil (again “with bells on”) when the Triduum reaches its climax. It is sung during all of the Sundays during Easter and also on each of the weekdays in the Octave of Easter.

 

     Responsorial psalms

Musicians are encouraged to use the responsorial psalms provided for each celebration in CBW III. If, however, the assembly is not accustomed to singing a different refrain for each Sunday or the cantors have difficulty learning a new one each week and the parish is better off using a seasonal psalm, seasonal psalms are provided for the five Sundays in Lent and the Sundays of Easter in the hymnal.

 

     Gospel acclamation

During Lent the Alleluia is dropped and another acclamation of praise is used in the gospel acclamation. See CBW III, nos. 258-65. The Alleluia is also not used in other musical settings, such as the Great Amen, and hymns that include the Alleluia are not used.

 

Music for Specific Rites

 

     Ash Wednesday: During the imposition of ashes: Psalm 51 (CBW III 41, 44, 57, 83); 621A Grant to Us, O Lord; 364 Have Mercy on Me.

(Other music may be the same as that for the First Sunday of Lent.)

 

     Passion (Palm) Sunday

• At the beginning: 59, 60 or 61 Hosanna

• Procession with palms: 62 All Glory, Praise and Honor

• Proclamation of the Passion: at specified places sing either the gospel acclamation (refrain) or choose from the following: CBW III, 45, 47, 52, 64.

 

     Triduum

  1. Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

• Washing of Feet

67  Ubi Caritas                                     595  Christians, Let Us Love One Another

      • Presentation of gifts

376  Where True Love and Charity             599 No Greater Love

      • Transfer of reserved Sacrament

68B  Hail Our Savior’s Glorious Body            68 Pange Lingua

 

  1. Good Friday

• Silence at entrance

• General Intercessions: CBW III 71

• Veneration of the Cross: CBW III 72, 73, 74

69   Sing, My Tongue, the Song of Triumph                        435  Lift High the Cross

381  Sing, My Tongue, the Ageless Story               368 O Cross of Christ

379  Behold the Wood                                             373  Tree of Life

382 When I Behold the Wondrous Cross

 

  1. Easter Vigil

• Procession with Easter candle: CBW III 75A, B, or C

• Easter proclamation: 283D

• Rites of Initiation

      Litany of Saints : 86

      Blessing of water: 87 and 88, or 618 Who Calls You By Name

      Baptism (after each one): 4E or 4F

• Renewal of baptismal promises

      394  The Light of Christ           615  How Great the Signs of God’s Love

237    Music for the Sprinkling Rite

 

  1. Easter Sunday

• Sequence: CBW III  690

• Renewal of baptismal promises: See above.

• Dismissal: 6L

 

  1. Pentecost

• Sequence: 692

 

 

Ordinary Time

 

Note: The priority for leaders of liturgical music is to have the assembly sing the gospel acclamation, the eucharistic acclamations, and the Lamb of God; these are sung texts. Also, the Glory to God is a hymn text and should be sung. The most important of the hymns are the entrance song and the communion processional.

 

     General Entrance Songs for Ordinary Time

578 All People That on Earth Do Dwell                      543 All Creatures of Our God and King

583 As We Gather at Your Table                684 Bless the Lord

542 Canticle of the Sun                                     585 Christians, Lift up Your Hearts

577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker                  584 Cry out with Joy

587 Gather Us in                                              551 Give Praise to the Lord

591 God Is Alive                                        483 For You Are My God

588 I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say                     511 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You

562 O Bless the Lord                                         593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God   

544 O Sing to God a Joyful Song                 590 On This Day, the First of Days

564 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                       580 Rejoice in God

563 Sing a New Song                                         545 Sing out, Earth and Skies

569 Sing to the Lord                                         422 Sing We Praises to the Father

592 This Is the Day the Lord Has Made                     573 To You, Our Holy God

 

     General Songs for Preparation of Gifts, Ordinary Time

683 All Power Is Yours                                               528 Father, We Give You Thanks            

531 For the Beauty of the Earth                            532 For the Fruit of All Creation

529 In Christ There Is No East or West                 586 O Day of God

576 You Are the Voice

 

     General Songs for Communion Procession, Ordinary Time

597 Bread of Life                                          612 Drink in the Riches of God

602 Eat This Bread                                       601 Gather Us Together

598 Gentle Shepherd                                              603 Gift of Finest Wheat

605 I Am the Living Bread                             599 No Greater Love

606 My Shepherd Is the Lord                             608 Now in This Banquet

600 Our Daily Bread                                       604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

611 Take and Eat                                           610 Taste and See

167, 173 Psalm 34

 

     General Selections for the Final Song during Ordinary Time (always optional)

515 Alleluia! Go and Teach All People              514 Forth in the Peace of Christ

560 God Is Love, The Heavens Are Telling  555 Holy God, We Praise Your Name

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission            521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise

535 Now Thank We All Our God                  571 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

568 Praise to the Lord                                                533 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

546 Strong Is God’s Love for Us

 

Note: The following suggestions are more specific for that Sunday liturgy, but appropriate choices can also be made from the general suggestions provided above, particularly if the choice listed is not familiar to the assembly.

 

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

543 All Creatures of our God and King                 542 Canticle of the Sun

556 Let all creation bless the Lord                        545 Sing out, Earth and Skies

     Preparation of Gifts

415 Spirit Blowing through Creation                        429 Word of God, Come Down on Earth

     Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                         608 Now in This Banquet

     Final Song

534 Let All Things Now Living                           545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

See the general lists for the entrance, communion procession, final song. and more choices for the preparation of gifts.

 

Preparation of Gifts

582 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

 

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

For an entrance song, see the general list.

 

     Preparation of Gifts

471 Blest Are the Pure in Heart                            505 Disciple’s Song

539 Great God, Whose Will Is Peace

     Communion Procession

522 Blest Are They                                         523 The Song of Beatitudes

     Final Song

691 God, Who Gives the Great Commission            533 Sent Forth by God’s Blessings

 

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

577 Come, rejoice before your maker 577            511 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You

551 Give Praise to the Lord                                644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

     Preparation of Gifts

505 Disciple’s Song                                         515 Alleluia, Go and Teach All People

444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness

     Communion Procession

522 Blest Are They                                         520 Here I am, Lord

     Final Song

533 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing                        514 Forth in the Peace of Christ

 

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

512 God Created Earth and Heaven                  650 This Day God Gives Me

     Preparation of Gifts

546 Strong Is God’s Love for Us                    560 God Is Love! The Heavens Are Telling

     Communion Procession

608 Now in This Banquet                             473 God Is Love

   

For the final song, see general list.

 

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

580 Rejoice in God                                          563 Sing a New Song

569 Sing to the Lord                                         545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

     Preparation of Gifts

595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another            625 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

630 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace

     Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         601 Gather Us Together

393 Something Which Is Known

 

For the final song, see general list.

 

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

           

     Entrance

439 The Master Came to Bring Good News

     Preparation of Gifts

620 Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive

     Communion Procession

600 Our Daily Bread

 

For the final song, see general list.

 

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

      Entrance

513 God, Whose Almighty Word              444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness

     Preparation of Gifts

408 Come, to Us, Creative Spirit                

     Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                         393 Something Which Is Known

     Final Song

442 Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior                   

 

Feast of the Holy Trinity               

 

     Entrance

422 Sing We Praises to the Father               421 O God, Almighty Father

590 On This Day                                          420 Creator God, Creating Still

     Responsorial Psalm:  see no. 108

     Preparation of Gifts

492 Eternal Father, Strong to save              466 Father, Lord of Earth and Heaven

493 O Father, whose creating hand

 

For the communion procession, see general list.

 

     Final Song

545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies                         555 Holy God, We Praise Your Name

 

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

 

     Entrance

426 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus                             375 At the Lamb’s High Feast

583 As We Gather at Your Table

     Responsorial Psalm: see no. 111

     (Sequence:693 Praise, O Zion, Christ our Glory)

     Preparation of Gifts

424 I Come with Joy                                                601 Gather Us Together

495 Christians, Let Us Love One Another            654 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts

597 Bread of Life                                          67 Ubi Caritas

      Communion Procession

604 Seed, Scattered and Sown                            600 Our Daily Bread

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             602 Eat This Bread

605 I Am the Living Bread                             611 Take and Eat

610 Taste and See

     Final Song

521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise                    528 Father, We Give You Thanks

533 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing                        691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

 

 

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

590 On This Day, the First of Days                447 A Living Faith

593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God                       587 Gather Us In

582 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness            511 Joyful, Joyful We Adore You

576 You Are the Voice

     Preparation of Gifts

495 We Walk by Faith                                                482 Eye Has Not Seen

443 There ‘s a Wideness in God’s Mercy            374 With our God

     Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         487 You Are Near

     Final Song

498 Lord of Creation, to You Be All Praise   568 Praise to the Lord

521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise

 

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                  577 Come, Rejoice Before Your Maker

578 All People That on Earth Do Dwell

     Preparation of Gifts

504 Before the Sung Burned Bright               630 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace

503 For the Healing of the Nations

      Communion Procession

490 Like a Shepherd                                              604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

 

For the final song, see the general list.

 

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                  443 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

582 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness            480 Amazing Grace

     Presentation of Gifts

481 Be  not afraid                                        495 We Walk by Faith

425 All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure                501 God, Whose Love in Jesus Found Us

500 Surely It Is God Who Saves Me                  

 

For the communion procession, see general list.

 

     Final Song

650 This Day God Gives Me                           691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

345 City of God                                                 580 Rejoice in God

517 Lord Jesus, We Must Know You

 

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

577 Come, Rejoice Before Your Maker                  593 O Praise the Lord, Sing Unto God

545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies                         569 Sing to the Lord

     Presentation of Gifts

647 I Know That My Redeemer Lives                559 God, Who Gives to Life Its Goodness

538 Behold a Broken World

 

For the communion procession  and final song, see the general list.

 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

433 The Voice of God                                      587 Gather Us in

     Presentation of Gifts

425 All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure                481 Be Not Afraid

359 Come to the Waters                                            482 Eye Has Not Seen

     Communion Procession

490 Like a Shepherd                                              608 Now in This Banquet

     Final Song

384 Christ is Alive                                        345 City of God

535 Now Thank We All Our God

 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

543 All Creatures of Our God and King                 542 Canticle of the Sun

512 God Created Earth and Heaven                  651 Morning Has Broken

442 Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior

     Preparation of Gifts
528 Father, We Give You Thanks             541 I Sing the Mighty Power of God
540 Before the Earth Had Yet Begun               532 For the Fruit of All Creation
444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness            429 Word of God, Come Down on Earth
     Communion Procession
604 Seed, Scattered and Sown                            605 I Am the Living Bread
 
For the final song, see general list.
 

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

511 Joyful, Joyful We Adore you                    577 Come, Rejoice Before Your Maker

551 Give Praise to the Lord                             553 How Great Is your Name

567 Praise the Lord, You Heav’ns                        443 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

     Preparation of Gifts

475 God, Whose Glory Reigns Eternal            495 We Walk by Faith

429 Word of God, Come Down on Earth            528 Father, We Give You Thanks

472 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise            518 The Sky Tells the Glory of God

     Communion Procession

604 Seed, Scattered and Sown               605 I Am the Living Bread

 

For the final song, see general list.

 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                     561 O God Beyond All Praising

474 Lord, You Search Me                               560 God is Love! The Heavens Are Telling

443 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy            553 How Great Is Your Name

573 To You, Our Holy God

     Preparation of Gifts

494 We Lift Our Eyes unto the Hills                        544 O Sing to God a Joyful Song

407 Come Down, O Love Diving               482 Eye Has Not Seen

513 God, Whose Almighty Word             498 Lord of Creation, to You Be All Power

 

For the communion procession and the final song, see general list.

 

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                  582 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

443 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy                 583 As We Gather at Your Table

     Presentation of Gifts

359 Come to the Waters                                            532 For the Fruit of All Creation

503 For the Healing of the Nations            

     Communion Procession

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             608 Now in This Banquet

602 Eat This Bread                                       605 I Am the Living Bread

600 Our Daily Bread                                       610 Taste and See

     Final Song

521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise                    384 Christ Is Alive

533 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

 

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

492 Eternal Father, Strong to Save

      Preparation of Gifts

481 Be Not Afraid                                       482 Eye Has Not Seen

495 We Walk by Faith                       

     Communion Procession

487 You Are Near                                         602 Eat This Bread

     Final Song

650 This Day God Gives Me                           644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

650 This Day God Gives Me                           552 Great God, We Lift Our Hearts

548 All the Ends of the Earth                            565 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

587 Gather Us in

     Preparation of Gifts

495 We walk by Faith                                         503 For the Healing of the Nations

363 Healer of Our Every Ill                             529 In Christ There Is No East or West

442 You Are the Way                                                528 Father, We Give You Thanks

     Communion Procession

600 Our Daily Bread

 

For other suggestions for the communion procession and for the final song, see general list.

 

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

526 The Church’s One Foundation                    581 Church of God

442 Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior

     Preparation of Gifts

424 I Come with Joy                                                530 There Is One Lord

     Communion Procession

599 No Greater Love                                         487 You Are Near

 

For the final song, see general list.

                                   

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

585 Christians, Lift up Your Hearts              435 Lift High the Cross

565 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven             556 Let All Creation Bless the Lord

     Preparation of Gifts

353 Take up Your Cross                               507 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

517 Lord Jesus, We Must Know You                  495 We Walk by Faith

 

For the communion procession, see general list.

 

     Final Song

514 Forth in the Peace of Christ                         521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise

533 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

 

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

573 To You, Our Holy God                           590 On This Day, the First of Days

560 God Is Love! The Heavens Are Telling  498 Lord of Creation, to You Be All Praise

     Preparation of Gifts

595 Christians, Let Us Love                             630 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace

 

For the communion procession and the final song, see the general list.

 

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

577 Come, Rejoice before your Maker                   304 Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night

443 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy                 472 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

     Preparation of Gift

620 Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive 620            622 I Will Sweep Away Your Transgressions

 

For the communion procession and the final song, see the general list.

 

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

526 The Church’s One Foundation                    580 Rejoice in God

483 For You Are My God                             587 Gather Us In

     Preparation of Gifts

527 O Christ, the Great Foundation                    525 Christ, from Whom All Blessings Flow

517 Lord, Jesus, We Must Know You

 

For the communion procession and the final song, see the general list.

 

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

See the general list for appropriate selections for the entrance, preparation of gifts, communion procession, and final song.

 

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

512 God Created Earth and Heaven                  543 All Creatures of Our God and King

542 Canticle of the Sun                                     556 Let All Creation Bless the Lord

534 Let All Things Now Living                           562 O Bless the Lord

545 Sing Out, Earth and Sky                           422 Sing We Praises to the Father6

633 We Praise You, O Lord

     Preparation of Gifts

532 For the Fruit of All Creation                        445 Earthen Vessels

 

For the communion procession and the final song, see the general list.

 

Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Sundays in Ordinary Time

 

See the general list for appropriate selections for the entrance, preparation of gifts, communion procession, and final song.

 

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

560 God Is Love! The Heavens Are Telling  625 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

580 Rejoice in God                                         593 O Praise the Lord, Sing Unto God

     Preparation of Gifts

595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another            630 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace

472 Immortal, Invisible< God Only Wise

     Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                        599 No Greater Love

393 Something Which Is Known             67 Ubi Caritas

 

For the final song, see the general list.

           

Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Sundays in Ordinary Time

 

See the general list for appropriate selections for the entrance, preparation of gifts, communion procession, and final song.

 

Feast of Christ the King

 

     Entrance

438 To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King            437 Crown Him with Many crowns

426 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus                             384 Christ Is Alive

387 Christ is the King                                         396 This Is the Feast of Victory

     Presentation of Gifts

683 All Power Is Yours                                               427 At the Name of Jesus

431 Christ, You Are the Fullness                        499 Christ, Our King, before Creation

496 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence                 454 Now from the Heavens Descending

517 Lord Jesus, We Must Know You

     Communion Procession

490 Like a Shepherd                                              598 Gentle Shepherd

     Final Song

383 Alleluia, Give Thanks                              435 Lift High the Cross

514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go

 

Feasts and Solemnities                                 

 

When any of the following feasts fall on a Sunday, they replace the liturgy of Ordinary Time that is scheduled for that particular Sunday

 

February 2 – Presentation of the Lord

 

     Entrance

526 The Church’s One Foundation                    527 O Christ, the Great Foundation

387 Christ Is the King                                                426 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 214

     Presentation of Gifts

680 Lord God, You Now Have Set                   540 Before the Earth Had Yet Begun

517 Lord Jesus, We Must Know You     

     Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                        

     Final Song

533  Sent Forth by God’s Blessing                        514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

 

June 24 – Birth of John the Baptist

 

     Entrance

351 On Jordan’s Bank                                       406 Sing with All the Saints in Glory

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 220

     Preparation of Gifts

13E Blessed Be the God of Israel                660 Blessed Be the God of Israel

447 A Living Faith                                         540 Before the earth Had Yet Begun

 

For the communion procession and the final song, see the general list.

 

June 29 – Feast of Peter and Paul, Apostles

 

     Entrance

452 Let All on Earth Their Voices Raise                 449 For All the Saints

406 Sing with All the Saints in Glory                450 Around the throne a Glorious Band

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 221

     Preparation of Gifts

486 Apostles of Our Ancient Faith                 455 By All Your Saints Still Striving

447 A Living Faith                                         445 Earthen Vessels

471 Blest Are the Pure in Heart

     Communion  Procession

522 Blest Are They                                         520 Here I Am, Lord

     Final Song

387 Christ Is the King                                                508 Go to the World

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

 

August 6 – Transfiguration

 

     Entrance

430 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation                    433 The Voice of God

441 You Are the Way                                                442 Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 222

     Preparation of Gifts

434 O Light of Light, Love Given Birth                   366 O Raise Your Eyes on High

431 Christ, You Are the Fullness                        436 The Lord Jesus Christ

     Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         393 Something Which Is Known

     Final Song

387 Christ is the King                                         555 Holy God, We Praise Your Name

 

August 15 – Assumption of Mary

 

     Entrance

575 Tell Out My Soul                                                460 Be Joyful, Heavenly Queen

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 223

     Preparation of Gifts

457 Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above              459 Highly Favored One

461 Holy Mary, Full of Grace                             462 I Sing a Maid

465 Mary, Woman of the Promise                        467 Servant of the Word

482 Word of God from Mary’s Womb

      Communion Procession

674 Canticle of Our Lady                                  393 Something Which Is Known 393

611 Take and Eat                                           610 Taste and See

608 Now in This Banquet

      Final Song

463 Immaculate Mary                                        678 My Soul Gives Glory

555 Holy God, We Praise Your Name

 

September 14 – Triumph of the Cross  

 

      Entrance

435 Lift High the Cross                                              368 O Cross of Christ

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 224

      Preparation of Gifts

353 Take Up Your Cross                               373 Tree of Life

382 When I Behold the Wondrous Cross                381 Sing, My Tongue, the Ageless Story

687 Though in the Form of God                              432 Jesus, the Lord

427 At the Name of Jesus

      Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         599 No Greater Love

      Final Song

437 Crown Him with Many Crowns             545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

 

November 1 – All Saints

 

     Entrance

406 Sing with All the Saints in Glory                449 For All the Saints in Glory

450 Around the Throne a Glorious Band

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 225

     Preparation of Gifts

455 By All Your Saints Still Striving                         362 Father, We Thank You

471 Blest Are the Pure in Heart                            454 Now from the Heavens Descending

      Communion Procession

522 Blest Are They                                         473 God Is Love

599 No Greater Love                                         448 For Ever I Will Sing

      Final Song

387 Christ Is the King                                                447 A Living Faith

508 Go to the World

 

November 2 – All Souls 

 

      Entrance

647 I Know That My Redeemer Lives                534 Let All Things Now Living

403 Now the Green Blade Rises                            483 For You Are My God

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                 

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 225A

     Preparation of Gifts

398 We Know That Christ Is Raised              482 Eye Has Not Seen

425 All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure                642 O Lord, You Died That All Might Live

643 Rest in Peace                                       405 Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us

636 The Land of the Living                              441 You Are the Way

      Communion Procession

605 I Am the Living Bread                             606 My Shepherd Is the Lord

601 Gather Us Together

      Final Song

406 Sing with All the Saints in Glory                395 The Strife Is O’er

447 A Living Faith                                         576 You Are the Voice

 

November 9 – Dedication of St. John Lateran 

 

      Entrance

430 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation                    341 Arise and Shine

581 Church of God                                          585 Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 226

     Preparation of Gifts

527 O Christ, the Great Foundation                    442 Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior

 

For the communion procession, see the general list.

 

      Final Song

514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go              533 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

387 Christ is the King                                         650  This Day God Gives Me

 

Other Feasts

 

When these feasts fall on a Sunday, they do not replace the Sunday liturgy, but may be transferred to the day before or the day after the Sunday. See the Ordo: Liturgical Calendar.

 

March 19 – Joseph, Husband of Mary                           

      Entrance

449 For All the Saints                                       447 A Living Faith

454 Now from the Heavens Descending

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 215

     Preparation of Gifts

456 Joseph, Be Our Guide and Pattern

 

For the communion procession and the final song¸ see the general list.

 

March 25 – Annunciation of the Lord

 

     Entrance

464 The God Whom Earth and See and Sky       545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 216

     Preparation of Gifts

316 The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came            462 I Sing a Maid

467 Servant of the Word                                  459 Highly Favored One

461 Holy Mary, Full of Grace

     Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                         448 For Ever I Will Sing

     Final Song

463 Immaculate Mary                                        460 Be Joyful, Mary, Heav’nly Queen

 

December 8 – Immaculate Conception of Mary

 

     Entrance

575 Tell Out, My Soul                                                545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

464 The God Whom Earth and See and Sky

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 227

     Preparation of Gifts

316 The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came            462 I Sing a Maid

459 Highly Favored One                             461 Holy Mary, Full of Grace

     Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                         448 For Ever I Will Sing

     Final Song

463 Immaculate Mary                                        302 Arise, Your Light Is Come