Music for the Sunday Assembly

Year C

 

 

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

 

Pastoral notes

 

  1. The assemblyís singing always has the priority since this is their sung prayer, and those who are responsible for leadership need to keep the peopleís 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.
  2. 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 parishís liturgy committee and their pastors when preparing their music and are aware of the other ministries as they lead the parish in singing.
  3. Using the same setting of the gospel acclamation, eucharistic acclamations and the Lamb of God throughout a season, i.e., 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Many Roman Catholics observe May and October as a ďMarian month,Ē with special devotions in honour of Mary, the mother of God. However, Sunday is the Day of the Lord, a special day of the resurrection focused first of all on the paschal mystery, and that focus always takes priority in any celebration of a Sunday liturgy (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, no. 106). Therefore, those who prepare the music for Sundays in their parish must keep in mind that no element of the Lordís day celebration may be replaced by any devotional practices, such as Marian hymns during the month of May or October. Hymns to Mary do not have a place in the Sunday liturgy (unless a Marian feast replaces a Sunday in Ordinary Time as happens on August 15). One or two such hymns may be used at a Eucharist during the week when a feast of Mary is celebrated, but even then it is inappropriate to sing Marian songs at communion time. Marian hymns do have a place in Marian devotions that are scheduled at a special time separate from any celebration of the Eucharist, such as the public recitation of the rosary including singing and Scripture readings. 

 

 

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                341 Arise and Shine                                    

     Preparation of Gifts

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

315 The Advent of Our God                               318 The King Shall Come

300 Come, O Long Expected Jesus                477 God of Day and God of Darkness

     Communion Procession

597B Bread of Life                                          608 Now in This Banquet

611 Take and Eat                                           606 My Shepherd Is the Lord

490 Like a Shepherd                                              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

498 Lord of Creation

 

Second Sunday of Advent

 

     Entrance

308 Every Valley                                       317 Prepare the Way

351 On Jordanís Bank                                       302 Arise, Your Light Is Come

     Preparation of Gifts

301 Advent Antiphon                                               318 The King Shall Come

310 O Come, Divine Messiah                         315 The Advent of Our God

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

     Communion Procession

490 Like a Shepherd                                              597B Bread of Life

608 Now in This Banquet                             312 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

319 Wait for the Lord

     Final Song (always optional)

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

314 God of All People

 

Third Sunday of Advent

 

     Entrance

351 On Jordanís Bank                                       557 Let Heaven Rejoice

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

308 Every Valley                                      

     Preparation of Gifts

314 God of All People                                      301 Advent Antiphon

300 Come, O Long Expected Jesus                317 Prepare the Way

305 Be Light for Our Eyes                             315 The Advent of Our God

     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 (always optional)

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

304 Awake, Awake and Fling Off the Night

      Preparation of Gifts

316 The Angel Gabriel                                      462 I Sing a Maid

301 Advent Antiphon                                               467 Servant of the Word

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

314 God of All People

     Communion Procession

597B Bread of Life                                          608 Now in This Banquet

310 O Come Divine Messiah                         319 Wait for the Lord

520 Here I Am, Lord

     Final Song (always optional)

302 Arise, Your Light Is Come                           557 Let Heaven Rejoice

318 The King Shall Come

 

Christmas Ė 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 choice of music needs 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 Midnightís Stillness                                    330 Of the Fatherís Love Begotten

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

     Communion Procession

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 (always optional)

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

326 Child of Gladness

 

Christmas Ė 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 Fatherís Love Begotten                       331 See, to Us a Child Is Born

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

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

     Communion Procession

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 Fatherís 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                            337 Twas in the Moon of Winter Time       

      Communion Procession

57 Let Heaven Rejoice                                     394 The Light of Christ

473 God Is Love                                         597C Bread of Life

     Final Song (always optional)

345 City of God                                                 335 The People Who in Darkness Walked

341 Arise and Shine                                        328 Joy to the World

 

Jan. 1 Ė 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 Fatherís Love Begotten

338 What Child Is This

     Communion Procession

393 Something Which Is Known             597C Bread of Life

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

     Final Song (always optional)

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 Christís Appearing                     349 What Star Is This

338 What Child Is This

      Communion Procession

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

394 The Light of Christ                                               597C Bread of Life

     Final Song (always optional)

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 Jordanís River            431 Christ, You Are the Fullness

429 Word of God, Come Down on Earth

      Communion Procession

394 The Light of Christ                                               490 Like a Shepherd

599 No Greater Love                                         548 All the Ends of the Earth

     Final Song (always optional)

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 Ė Triduum Ė Easter Season

 

Pastoral notes

 

  1. The Triduum is the high point of the liturgical year, and how 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.
  2. It is best to choose one setting of the gospel acclamation, eucharistic acclamations, and the Lamb of God and use it throughout the season, i.e., one for Lent and another for the Easter season (the best one the parish knows), and use it only during that season. People will eventually become more aware of the season because they associate certain music with that season.
  3. Regarding instrumental music during Lent, the 1988 ďCircular Letter Concerning the Preparation and Celebration of the Easter FeastsĒ by the Congregation for Divine Worship says that ďmusical instruments may be played only to give necessary support to the singingĒ (no. 17). This implies that instrumental music apart from supporting the singing is used during the other seasons, such as during the time when people are gathering before the liturgy starts as a sign of hospitality to the body of Christ.

 

 Glory to God: This song of praise is omitted during Lent. It is sung (ďwith bells onĒ) during the Mass of the Lordís Supper to mark the beginning of the Triduum and during the Easter vigil (again ďwith bells onĒ) 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. For Year C, see nos. 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, and 63 for Lent, and nos. 93, 96, 99, 102, 105, 106, and 107 for the Easter season. 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 in the hymnal for the five Sundays in Lent (nos. 41, 42, or 56) and the Sundays of Easter (nos. 91 or 103).

 

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.

 

Ash Wednesday

 

     Entrance

352 Again We Keep This Solemn Fast                  367 Lord, Who Throughout These Forty

     Distribution of Ashes

Psalm 51 (CBW III 41, 44, 57, 83)                   621A Grant to Us, O Lord;

364 Have Mercy on Me.

     Preparation of Gifts
353 Take Up Your Cross                               360 Eternal Lord of Love

     Communion Procession

490 Like a Shepherd                                              357 Be With Me, Lord

597D Bread of Life

 

First Sunday in Lent

 

An optional entrance song:  The ďCircular Letter Concerning the Preparation and celebration of the Easter FeastsĒ suggests the following for the First Sunday in Lent: ďThe 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 saintsĒ (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.

 

     Entrance

352 Again We Keep This Solemn Fast                  367 Lord, Who Throughout These Forty

     Preparation of Gifts

367 O Raise Your Eyes on High                             353 Take Up Your Cross

360 Eternal Lord of Love                             369 O Merciful Redeemer

361 Great God of Mercy

     Communion Procession

487  You Are Near                        599 No Greater Love

597D  Bread of Life                        605 I Am the Living Bread

608 Now in This Banquet                        67   Ubi Caritas

610  Taste and See (see also 167, 170, 173)            357 Be with Me, Lord

     Final Song (always optional)

353 O Cross of Christ                                       304 Fling Off the Night

441 You Are the Way                                                435 Lift High the Cross

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

 

Second Sunday in Lent

 

     Entrance

582 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness            366 O Raise Your Eyes on High

371 O Sun of Justice, Fill Our Hearts              435 Lift High the Cross

     Preparation of Gifts

434 O Light of Light, Love Given Birth                   360 Eternal Lord of Love

368 O Cross of Christ

     Communion Processionl

487  You Are Near                        599 No Greater Love

597D  Bread of Life                        605 I Am the Living Bread

608 Now in This Banquet                        67   Ubi Caritas

610  Taste and See (see also 167, 170, 173)            357 Be with Me, Lord

     Final Song (always optional)

437 Crown Him with Many Crowns             368 O Cross of Christ

503 For the Healing of the Nations             441 You Are the Way

 

Third Sunday in Lent

 

     Entrance

367 Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days    371 O Sun of Justice, Fill Our Hearts

368 O Cross of Christ                                       435 Lift High the Cross

     Preparation of Gifts

374 With Our God                                          382 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

622 I Will Sweep Away                                        360 Eternal Lord of Love

     Communion Procession

487  You Are Near                        599 No Greater Love

597D  Bread of Life                        605 I Am the Living Bread

608 Now in This Banquet                        67   Ubi Caritas

610  Taste and See (see also 167, 170, 173)            357 Be with Me, Lord

     Final Song (always optional)              

503 For the Healing of the Nations             521 Now Let Us From This Table Rise

559 God, Who Gives to Life Its Goodness            582 Praise the One Who Breaks

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent

 

     Entrance

580 Rejoice in God                                          582 Praise the One Who Breaks

435 Lift High the Cross                                              304 Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night

     Preparation of Gifts

360 Eternal Lord of Love                             374 With Our God

373 Tree of Life                                          363 Healer of Our Every Ill

622 I Will Sweep Away

     Communion Procession

487  You Are Near                        599 No Greater Love

597D  Bread of Life                        605 I Am the Living Bread

608 Now in This Banquet                        67   Ubi Caritas

610  Taste and See (see also 167, 170, 173)            357 Be with Me, Lord

     Final Song (always optional)

650 This Day God Gives Me                           475 God, Whose Glory Reigns Eternal

478 O God of Earth and Space                           368 O Cross of Christ

 

Fifth Sunday in Lent

 

      Entrance

371 O Sun of Justice, Fill Our Hearts              368 O Cross of Christ

353 Take Up Your Cross

     Preparation of Gifts

374 With Our God                                          268 O Merciful Redeemer

622 I Will Sweep Away

     Communion Procession

487  You Are Near                        599 No Greater Love

597D  Bread of Life                        67   Ubi Caritas

610  Taste and See (see also 167, 170, 173)            357 Be with Me, Lord

608 Now in This Banquet                       

      Final Song (always optional)   

497 Lord of All Hopefulness                              304 Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night

478 O God of Earth and Space                          

 

Passion Sunday

 

     Blessing of Palms

59, 60, 61 Hosanna

     Procession with Palms

62 All King of Glory

 Passion. See the Lectionary for the places suggested. Another acclamation of praise may be used, such as CBW III 45, 47, 52, 64.

Preparation of Gifts

373 Tree of Life                                          377 The Lord Is Now Exalted

379 Behold the Wood                                       382 When I Behold the Wondrous Cross

     Communion Procession

487  You Are Near                        599 No Greater Love

597D  Bread of Life                        610  Taste and See (see also 167, 170, 173)

608 Now in This Banquet                        357 Be with Me, Lord

     Final Song (always optional)

435 Lift High the Cross                                              437 Crown Him with Many Crowns

 

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lordís Supper

 

     Entrance

435 Lift High the Cross                                              368 O Cross of Christ

     Responsorial Psalm:  66

     Washing of Feet

67 Ubi Caritas                                                   595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another

     Procession with Gifts

376 Where Love and Charity Are Found               687 Though in the Form of God

599 No Greater Love

     Communion Procession

610 Taste and See                                           611 Take and Eat

597 Bread of Life                                          600 Our Daily Bread

605 I Am the Living Bread                             603 Gift of Finest Wheat

     Transfer of the Reserved Sacrament

68B Hail Our Saviorís Glorious Body               68 Pange Lingua

 

Good Friday

 

      Entrance: silence

      Responsorial  Psalm: 70

 Passion. See the Lectionary for the places suggested. Another acclamation of praise may be used, such as CBW III 45, 47, 52, 64.

       Intercessions: 71

      Veneration of the Cross: 72, 73, or 74 (rite of unveiling the cross)         

558 Holy God                                                    435 Lift High the Cross

381 Sing, My Tongue, the Ageless Story                69 Sing, My Tongue, the Song of Triumph

379 Behold the Wood of the Cross                382 When I Behold the Wondrous Cross

373 Tree of Life                                          380 Jesus, Remember Me

     Communion Rite

599 No Greater Love                                         67 Ubi Caritas

600 Our Daily Bread                                       473 God Is Love

357 Be with Me, Lord

 

Easter Vigil

 

     Procession with the Easter Candle:  75

     Responsorial Psalms: 76ó84

     Liturgy of Baptism 86 and 87

    Renewal of Baptismal Promises (619)

  394 The Light of Christ                                   615 How Great the Sign of Godís Love

     Preparation of Gifts

435 Lift High the Cross                                              386 Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing

402 We Who Once Were Dead                            398 We Know That Christ Is Raised

     Communion Procession

403 Now the Green Blade Rises                            383 Alleluia, Give Thanks

393 Something Which Is Known             608 Now in This Banquet

599 No Greater Love                                         603 Gift of Finest Wheat

     Final Song

389 Jesus Christ Is Rísen Today                         385 Christ the Lord Is Rísen Today

392 That Easter Day with Joy                             384 Christ Is Alive

    

Easter Sunday

 

     Entrance

389  Jesus Christ is Risín Today                        385  Christ the Lord Is Risín Today

406  Sing with All the Saints                        388  Hail Thee Festival Day

396  This Is the Feast of Victory           

     Sequence: CBW III 690

     Renewal of Baptismal Promises: see above

     Preparation of Gifts

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

394  The Light of Christ                        395  The Strife is Oíer

397 This Joyful Eastertide                        398  We Know That Christ Is Raised

402 We Who Once Were Dead

      Communion

403 Now the Green Blade Rises                            393  Something Which Is Known

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             599  No Greater Love

605  I Am the Living Bread                             608 Now in This Banquet

     Dismissal: 6L

     Final Song (always optional)

386  Good Christians All, Rejoice             400  Praise To God in Heavín Above

383  Alleluia, Give Thanks

 

Second Sunday of Easter

 

     Entrance

392 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright            396 This Is the Feast of Victory

406 Sing with All the Saints                             385 Christ the Lord Is Risín Today

389 Jesus Christ Is Risín Today

     Preparation of Gifts

404 O Sons and Daughters                                 394 Christ Is Alive

395 The Strife Is Oíer                                     394 The Light of Christ

     Communion Procession

611 Take and Eat                                           599 No Greater Love

383 Alleluia, Give Thanks

     Final Song (always optional)

386  Good Christians All, Rejoice             400  Praise To God in Heavín Above

383  Alleluia, Give Thanks                              384 Christ Is Alive

 

Third Sunday of Easter

 

     Entrance

589 Let All the Earth Cry Out                           394 Christ Is Alive

392 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright            386 Good Christians All, Rejoice

     Preparation of Gifts

394  The Light of Christ                        402 We Who Once Were Dead

397 This Joyful Eastertide                        398  We Know That Christ Is Raised

405 Sing We of One Who Walks Beside Us

      Communion Procession

611 Take and Eat                                           393  Something Which Is Known

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             599  No Greater Love

605  I Am the Living Bread                             608 Now in This Banquet

     Final Song (always optional)

401 Praise the Lord, Godís Glories Show            400  Praise To God in Heavín Above

383  Alleluia, Give Thanks                              389 Jesus Christ Is Risín Today

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

     Entrance

392 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright            388 Hail Thee, Festival Day

406 Sing with All the Saints                             394 The Light of Christ

     Preparation of Gifts

624 You Have Looked upon the Lowly                     436 The Lord Jesus Christ

646 Come and Sing to God Our Savior               403 Now the Green Blade Rises

405 Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us                     489 The Lord, My Shepherd, Rules My Life

     Communion Procession

598 Gentle Shepherd                                              603 Gift of Finest Wheat

611 Take and Eat                                           490 Like a Shepherd

607 The Lord Is My Shepherd                            608 Now in This Banquet

     Final Song (always optional)

386  Good Christians All, Rejoice             400  Praise To God in Heavín Above

383  Alleluia, Give Thanks

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

 

     Entrance

406 Sing with All the Saints                             394 Christ Is Alive

392 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright            401 Praise the Lord, Godís Glories Show

     Preparation of Gifts

595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another            405 Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us

394  The Light of Christ                        398  We Know That Christ Is Raised

402 We Who Once Were Dead

      Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         611 Take and Eat

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             599 No Greater Love

605 I Am the Living Bread                             611 Take and Eat

     Final Song (always optional)

386 Good Christians All, Rejoice             400 Praise to God in Heavín Above

383 Alleluia, Give Thanks                              595 The Strife Is Oíer

391 Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise   345 City of God

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

     Entrance

406 Sing with All the Saints                             394 Christ Is Alive

392 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright            396 This Is the Feast of Victory

383 Alleluia, Give Thanks                              385 Christ the Lord Is Risín Today

     Preparation of Gifts

441 You Are the Way                        595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another

436 The Lord Jesus Christ                        398 We Know That Christ Is Raised

      Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         393 Something Which Is Known

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             599 No Greater Love

605  I Am the Living Bread                             611 Take and Eat

     Final Song (always optional)

386  Good Christians All, Rejoice             400  Praise To God in Heavín Above

391 Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise   384 Christ Is Alive

 

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

 

    Entrance

391 Sing We Triumphant Hymns                          399 Hail the Day That Sees

385 Christ the Lord is Risín Today                        388 Hail Thee Festival Day

396 This Is the Feast of Victory                       

     Preparation of Gifts

384 Christ Is Alive                         394 The Light of

398 We Know That Christ Is Raised                        402 We Who Once Were Dead

      Communion Procession

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                             608 Now in This Banquet

     Final Song (always optional)

401 Praise the Lord                                         386 Good Christians All, Rejoice

383 Alleluia, Give Thanks                             

 

Pentecost Sunday

 

    Entrance

388 Hail Thee Festival Day                        384 Christ Is Alive

396 This Is the Feast of Victory                        409 Creator Spirit, Lord of Grace

414 Send Us Your Spirit

     Sequence: 692

     Preparation of Gifts

408 Come to Us, Creative Spirit                        410 O Holy Spirit, Come to Bless

412 O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath                        413 Filled with the Spiritís Power

407 Come Down, O Love Divine                        415 Spirit Blowing through Creation

417 Holy Spirit, Lord of Love                       

      Communion Procession

394 The Light of Christ                                               393 Something Which Is Known

403 Now the Green Blade Rises                            599 No Greater Love

605 I Am the Living Bread                             608 Now in This Banquet

     Dismissal: 6L

     Final Song (always optional)

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission            389 Christ the Lord Is Risín Today

383 Alleluia, Give Thanks                              400 Praise to God in Heavín Above

401 Praise the Lord

 

 

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 specific hymns that need to be chosen for each celebration are the entrance song and the communion processional.

 

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

593 O Praise the Lord, Sing Unto God                      422 Sing We Praises to the Father

544 O Sing to God a Joyful Song                 556 Let All Creation Bless the Lord  

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

589 Let All the Earth Cry Out

     Preparation of Gifts

525 Christ, from Whom All Blessings Flow            517 Lord Jesus, We Must Know You

429 Word of God, Come Down                           430 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

530 There Is One Lord

     Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                         611 Take and Eat

473 God Is Love                                         598, 606 Psalm 23

     Final Song (always optional)

526 The Churchís One Foundation                    533 Sent Forth By Godís Blessing

650 This Day God Gives Me                           529 In Christ There Is No East or West

 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

587 Gather Us In                                             563 Sing a New Song

551 Give Praise to the Lord                                562 O Bless the Lord

544 Sing to God a Joyful Song                            545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God                       543 All Creatures of Our God and King    

     Preparation of Gifts

439 The Master Came to Bring Good News            433 The Voice of God

505 Discipleís Song                                         430 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation       

     Communion Procession

601 Gather Us Together                                               473 God Is Love

487 You Are Near                                         603 Gift of Finest Wheat

605 I Am the Bread of Life

     Final Song (always optional)

552 Great God, We Lift Our Hearts              533 Sent Forth By Godís Blessing

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission            526 The Churchís One Foundation

571 Praise the Lord with the Sound

 

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

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

443 Thereís a Wideness in Godís Mercy                 422 Sing We Praises to the Father

583 As We Gather at Your Table

     Preparation of Gifts

504 Before the Sung Burned Bright               501 God, Whose Love in Jesus Found Us

631 Where There Is Love                           630 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace

447 A Living Faith                                         439 The Master Came to Bring Good News

     Communion Procession
473 God Is Love                                         601 Gather Us Together

610 Taste and See                                           612 Drink in the Richness of God

487 You Are Near

     Final Song (always optional)

521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise                    691 God, Who Gives the Great Commission

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessings                      568 Praise to the Lord    

580 Rejoice in God                             

 

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

580 Rejoice in God                                          577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker

647 I know That My Redeemer Lives                590 On This Day the First of Days

     Preparation of Gifts

481 Be Not Afraid                                       515 Alleluia, Go and Teach All People

444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness

     Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                         610 Taste and See

605 I Am the Living Bread                             611 Take and Eat

     Final Song (always optional)

555 Holy God, We Praise Your Name               534 Let All Things Now Living

514 Forth in the Peace of Christ                         562 O Bless the Lord

571 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

 

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

406 Sing with All the Saints                             577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                  585 Christians, Lift up Your Hearts

551 Give Praise to Our God

     Preparation of Gifts

482 Eye Has Not Seen                                              471 Blest Are the Pure in Heart

481 Be Not Afraid                                       647 I Know That My Redeemer Lives

     Communion Procession

522 Blest Are They                                         523 The Song of the Beatitudes

393 Something Which Is Known             604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

     Final Song (always optional)

508 Go to the World                                       691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

562 Bless the Lord                                         568 Praise to the Lord

 

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

624 Love, Divine, All Loves Excelling             560 God Is Love, The Heavens are Telling

580 Rejoice in God                                          593 O Praise to the Lord, Sing unto God

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

     Preparation of Gifts

595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another            631 Where There Is Love

630 Lord, Make Us Servants of your Peace            443 Thereís a Wideness in Godís Mercy

     Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         599 No Greater Love

393 Something Which Is Known             67 Ubi Caritas

     Final Song (always optional)

508 Go to the World                                       521 No Let Us from this Table Rise

546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us                    533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing

 

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

           

     Entrance

593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God                       590 On This Day, the First of Days

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                  587 Gather Us In

544 O Sing to God a Joyful Song

     Preparation of Gifts

476 Come and Journey with a Saviour             499 Christ, Our King before Creation

623 O My People, Turn to Me                               439 The Master Came to Bring Good News

     Communion Procession

600 Our Daily Bread                                       605 I Am the Living Bread

608 Now in This Banquet                             598, 606 Psalm 23

     Final Song (always optional)

508 Go to the World                                       571 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing                        568 Praise to the Lord

541 I Sing the Mighty Power of God

 

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

      Entrance

645 God, Our Help and Constant Refuge             593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God

     Preparation of Gifts

444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness            445 Earthen Vessels                       

     Communion Procession

393 Something Which Is Known             602 Eat This Bread

     Final Song (always optional)

442 Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior                    521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise                 

 

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. 110

     Preparation of Gifts

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

493 O Father, Whose Creating Hand

     Communion Procession

602 Eat This Bread                                       601 Gather Us Together

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             605 I Am the Living Bread

608 Now in This Banquet                             600 Our Daily Bread                             

604 Seed, Scattered and Sown                            611 Take and Eat                                       

     Final Song (always optional)

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 Lambís High Feast

583 As We Gather at Your Table

     Responsorial Psalm: see no. 113

     (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 (always optional)

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

533 Sent Forth by Godís 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

650 This Day God Gives Me                           543 All Creatures of Our God and King

512 God Created Earth and Heaven                  545 Sing Out, Earth and Heaven

422 Sing We Praise to the Father

     Preparation of Gifts

495 We Walk by Faith                                                482 Eye Has Not Seen

443 ThereĎs a Wideness in Godís Mercy                 447 A Living Faith

     Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         487 You Are Near

600 Our Daily Bread

     Final Song (always optional)

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

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

 

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

511 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore you                     644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies                         577 Come, Rejoice Before Your Maker

422 Sing We Praises to the Father               587 Gather  Us In

     Preparation of Gifts

495 We Walk by Faith                                                441 You Are the Way

447 A Living Faith                                         485 Lord God and Maker of All Things

      Communion Procession

487 You Are Near                                         604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

610 Taste and See                                           611 Take and Eat

     Final Song (always optional)

497 Lord of All Hopefulness                              480 Amazing Grace

542 Canticle of the Sun                         562 O Bless the Lord

 

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                  443 Thereís a Wideness in Godís Mercy

582 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness            578 All People That on Earth Do Dwell

583 As We Gather at Your Table                587 Gather Us In

     Presentation of Gifts

353 Take Up Your Cross                               474 Lord, You Search Me and You Know Me

492 Eternal Father, Strong to Save             495 We Walk by Faith

     Communion Procession

601 Gather Us Together                                               473 God is Love

610 Taste and See                                           611 Take and Eat

604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

     Final Song (always optional)

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

568 Praise to the Lord                                                571 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

 

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

580 Rejoice in God                                          577 Come, Rejoice Before Your Maker

483 For You Are My God                             589 Let All the Earth Cry Out to the Lord

593 O Praise the Lord, Sing Unto God                      545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

569 Sing to the Lord                                         563 Sing a New Song

     Presentation of Gifts

576 You Are the Voice                                              495 We Walk by Faith

527 O Christ, the Great Foundation                    482 Eye Has Not Seen

    Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                         522 Blest Are They

606 My Shepherd Is the Lord                             598 Gentle Shepherd

608 Now in This Banquet                             600 Our Daily Bread                                         

     Final Song (always optional)

524 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go              533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing

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

535 Now Thank We All Our God                  546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

422 Sing We Praises to the Father               646 Come and Sing to God Our Savior

544 O Sing to God a Joyful Song                 497 Lord of All Hopefulness

590 On This Day, the First of Days

     Presentation of Gifts

408 Come to Us, Creative Spirit                             505 Discipleís Song

444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness            482 Eye Has Not Seen

     Communion Procession

610 Taste and See                                           167, 170 Psalm 34

612 Drink in the Richness of God                  608 Now in This Banquet

     Final Song (always optional)

508 Go to the World                                       514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go

535 Now Thank We All Our God                  546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

534 Let All Things Now Living

 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

581 Church of God                                          582 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

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

651 Morning Has Broken

     Preparation of Gifts
540 Before the Earth Had Yet Begun               595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another
499 Christ, our King before Creation                        444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness
     Communion Procession
393 Something Which Is Known             473 God Is Love

67 Ubi Caritas                                                  631 Where There Is Love

     Final Song (always optional)

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

560 God Is Love, The Heavens Are Telling  521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise

568 Praise to the Lord                                                533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing

546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

 

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

644 O God, Our Help in Ages Past                     581 Church of God

552 Great God, We Lift Our Hearts                   577 Come, Rejoice Before Your Maker

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

567 Praise the Lord, You Heavíns

     Preparation of Gifts

519 To Abraham and Sarah                           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

602 Eat This Bread                                       604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

605 I Am the Living Bread                             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

     Final Song (always optional)

580 Rejoice in God                                          509 When in Our Music God Is Glorified

387 Christ Is the King                                                521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise

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

 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

578 All People That on Earth Do dwell            577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker

497 Lord of All Hopefulness                              387 Christ Is the King    

583 As We Gather at Your Table

     Preparation of Gifts

620 Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive                  474 Lord, You Search Me

654 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts              595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another

478 O God of Earth and Space               528 Father, We Give You Thanks

     Communion Procession

600 Our Daily Bread                                       522 Blest Are They

167, 173 Psalm 34                                            610 Taste and See

611 Take and Eat                                           602 Eat This Bread

     Final Song (always optional)

521 Now Let Us From This Table Rise            571 Praise the Lord with the Sound

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing

 

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

593 O Praise the Lord, Sing Unto God            512 God Created Earth and Heaven

580 Rejoice In God                                         583 As We Gather at Your Table

562 O Bless the Lord                                         542 Canticle of the Sun

     Presentation of Gifts

538 Behold a Broken World We Pray            503 For the Healing of the Nations

476 Come and Journey with a Savior              538 Great God, Whose Will Is Peace

595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another   

     Communion Procession

608 Now in This Banquet                            605 I Am the Living Bread

487 You Are Near                                        603 Gift of Finest Wheat

600 Our Daily Bread                                       602 Eat This Bread

     Final Song (always optional)

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

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing                        645 God, Our Help and Constant Refuge

 

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

509 On This Day the First of Days                580 Rejoice in God

592 This Is the Day the Lord Has Made                     593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God

     Presentation of Gifts

493 O Father, Whose Creating Hand              444 Lord, We Hear Your Word

407 Come Down, O Love Divine               654 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts

595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another

     Communion Procession

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                            610 Taste and See

611 Take and Eat                                           600 Our Daily Bread

602 Eat This Bread

     Final Song (always optional)

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

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing

 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

587 Gather Us In                                             447 A Living Faith

592 This Is the Day That the Lord                 583 As We Gather at Your Table

     Presentation of Gifts

493 O Father, Whose Creating Hand              530 There Is One Lord

407 Come Down, O Love Divine               654 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts

595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another            528 Father, We Give You Thanks

     Communion Procession

605 I Am the Living Bread                             603 Gift of Finest Wheat

610 Taste and See                                          611 Take and Eat

600 Our Daily Bread                                       602 Eat This Bread

     Final Song (always optional)

521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise                    650 This Day God Gives Me

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing                        529 In Christ There Is No East or West

 

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

        Entrance

576 You Are the Voice                                              422 Sing We Praises to the Father  

556 Let All Creation Bless the Lord                        544 O Sing to God a Joyful Song

511 Joyful, Joyful We Adore You                   

     Presentation of Gifts

476 Come and Journey with a Savior               529 In Christ There Is No East or West

444 Lord, We Hear Your Word                            429 Word of God, Come Down to Earth

654 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts              447 A Living Faith

     Communion Procession

604 Seed, Scattered and Sown                            610 Taste and See

487 You Are Near                                         611 Take and Eat

600 Our Daily Bread                                       602 Eat This Bread

     Final Song (always optional)

534 Let All Things Now Living                           521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing                        691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

                                   

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

577 Come, Rejoice Before Your Maker                  585 Christians, Lift up Your Hearts

590 On This Day, the First of Days                565 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

556 Let All Creation Bless the Lord

     Preparation of Gifts

507 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service             517 Lord Jesus, We Must Know You

559 Lord, Who Gives to Life Its Goodness            371 O Sun of Justice, Fill Our Hearts

     Communion Procession

522 Blest Are They                                         611 Take and Eat

167, 173 Psalm 34                                             610 Taste and See

     Final Song (always optional)

546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us                    514 Forth in the Peace of Christ

521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise                    534 Let All Things Now Living

 

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

433 The Voice of God                                      543 All Creatures of Our God and King

590 On This Day, the First of Days                498 Lord of Creation, to You Be All Praise

581 Church of God

     Preparation of Gifts

532 For the Fruit of All Creation                        559 God, Who Give Life Its Goodness

531 For the Beauty of the Earth                            630 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace

     Communion Procession

608 Now In This Banquet                             473 God Is Love

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

     Final Song (always optional)

556 Let All Creation Bless the Lord                        650 This Day God Gives Me

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

 

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

576 You Are the Voice                                              443 Thereís a Wideness in Godís Mercy

302 Arise, Your Light Is Come                           560 God Is Love, the Heavens Are Telling

304 Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night

     Preparation of Gift

622 I Will Sweep Away                                        425 All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure

620 Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive             369 O Merciful Redeemer

638 The Lord Is Tender and Caring              374 With Our God

624 You Have Looked upon the Lowly                     630 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace

     Communion Procession

608 Now in This Banquet                             601 Gather Us Together

610 Taste and See                                           611 Take and Eat

600 Our Daily Bread                                       602 Eat This Bread

     Final Song (always optional)

480 Amazing Grace                                       514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go

521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise                    515 Alleluia, Go and Teach All People 

650 This Day God Gives Me

 

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

512 God Created Earth and Heaven                  497 Lord of All Hopefulness

650 This Day God Gives Me                           580 Rejoice in God

443 Thereís a Wideness in Godís Mercy                 587 Gather Us In

551 Give Praise to the Lord                                577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker

     Preparation of Gifts

474 Lord, You Search Me and You Know Me            439 The Master Came to Bring Good News

495 We Walk by Faith                                                447 A Living Faith

482 Eye Has Not Seen                                             

     Communion Procession

600 Our Daily Bread                                       598 Gentle Shepherd

604 Seed, Scattered and Sown                            601 Gather Us Together

603 Gift of Finest Wheat

     Final Song (always optional)

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 Godís Blessing                        546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

 

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

    Entrance Song

593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God                       542 Canticle of the Sun      

544 O Sing to God in Joyful Song                 577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker 

587 Gather Us in                                              551 Give Praise to the Lord

483 For You Are My God                             590 On This Day, the First of Days

     Preparation of Gifts

503 For the Healing of the Nations             479 All My Hope on God Is Founded

540 Before the Earth Had Yet Begun               482 Eye Has Not Seen

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

    Communion Procession

599 No Greater Love                                         612 Drink in the Riches of God

487 You Are Near                                         602 Eat This Bread

601 Gather Us Together                                   608 Now in This Banquet

600 Our Daily Bread                                       604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

     Final Song (always optional)

559 God Who Gives to Life Its Goodness            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 Godís Blessing

546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us                    345 City of God

 

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

562 O Bless the Lord                                         545 Sing Out, Earth and Sky

422 Sing We Praises to the Father               633 We Praise You, O Lord

     Preparation of Gifts

411 O Jesus, Lord, Increase Our Faith                      495 We Walk by Faith

447 A Living Faith                                         410 O Holy Spirit, Come to Bless

409 Creator Spirit, Lord of Grace               408 Come to Us, Creative Spirit

     Communion Procession

487 You Are Near                                         610 Taste and See

600 Our Daily Bread                                       601 Gather Us Together

602 Eat This Bread                                       611 Take and Eat

     Final Song (always optional)

633 We Praise You                                          514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go

535 Now Thank We All Our God                  555 Holy God, We Praise Your Name

546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

 

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

    Entrance Song

443 Thereís a Wideness in Godís Mercy                 582 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness 644 O God Our Help in Ages Past                 430 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

578 All People That on Earth Do Dwell                      583 As We Gather at Your Table

577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker                  587 Gather Us in

    Preparation of Gifts

447 A Living Faith                                         495 We Walk by Faith

411 O Jesus, Lord, Increase Our Faith                      647 I Know That My Redeemer Lives

     Communion Procession
393 Something Which Is Known             604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

611 Take and Eat                                           610 Taste and See

167, 173 Psalm 34

     Final Song (always optional)

534 Let All Things Now Living                           514 Forth in the Peace of Christ

535 Now Thank We All Our God                  521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing                        546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

 

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

    Entrance

590 On This Day, the First of Days                583 As We Gather at Your Table

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

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

587 Gather Us in                                              551 Give Praise to the Lord

588 I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say                     593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God   

580 Rejoice in God                                          422 Sing We Praises to the Father

     Preparation of Gifts

538 Behold a Broken World, We Pray                       411 O Jesus, Lord, Increase Our Faith

503 For Healing of the Nations                           517 Lord Jesus, We Must Know You

507 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

     Communion Procession

602 Eat This Bread                                       601 Gather Us Together

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

     Final Song (always optional)

514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go              691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission

521 Now Let Us from This Table Rise            533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing

 

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance

582 Praise the One Who Breaks                         587 Gather Us In

625 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling             577 Come, Rejoice before You Maker

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

511 Joyful, Joyful We Adore You

     Preparation of Gifts

507 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service            474 Lord, You Search Me

441 You Are the Way                                                476 Come and Journey with a Saviour

     Communion Procession

611 Take and Eat                                           610 Taste and See

473 God Is Love                                         599 No Greater Love

487 You Are Near                                         605 Seed, Scattered and Sown

     Final Song (always optional)

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission            514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go

562 O Bless the Lord                                         568 Praise to the Lord

           

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance Song

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

684 Bless the Lord                                         585 Christians, Lift up Your Hearts

577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker                  587 Gather Us in                            

590 On This Day, the First of Days                422 Sing We Praises to the Father

     Preparation of Gifts

444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness            528 Father, We Give You Thanks            

531 For the Beauty of the Earth                            529 In Christ There Is No East or West               

     Communion Procession

602 Eat This Bread                                       601 Gather Us Together

603 Gift of Finest Wheat                             605 I Am the Living Bread

600 Our Daily Bread                                       604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

611 Take and Eat                                           610 Taste and See

167, 173 Psalm 34

     Final Song (always optional)

514 Forth in the Peace of Christ                         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 Godís Blessing

546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

 

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance Song

577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker                  483 For You Are My God

590 On This Day, the First of Days                564 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

580 Rejoice in God                                          422 Sing We Praises to the Father

     Preparation of Gifts

507 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service            425 All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure

444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness            429 Word of God, Come Down to Earth               

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

     Communion Procession

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

604 Seed, Scattered and Sown

     Final Song (always optional)

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

535 Now Thank We All Our God                  533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing

546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

 

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

     Entrance Song

497 Lord of All Hopefulness                              578 All People That on Earth Do Dwell            

577 Come, Rejoice before Your Maker                  587 Gather Us in                            

593 O Praise the Lord, Sing unto God                       477 God of Day and God of Darkness

573 To You, Our Holy God                           430 Christ Is Made Our Sure Foundation

     Preparation of Gifts

475 God, Whose Glory Reigns Eternal               683 All Power Is Yours

539 Great God, Whose Will Is Peace               503 For the Healing of the Nations

532 For the Fruit of All Creation                        586 O Day of God

630 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace

     Communion Procession

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

     Final Song (always optional)

650 This Day God Gives Me                           514 Forth in the Peace of Christ

559 God, Who Gives to Life Its Goodness            568 Praise to the Lord

533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing                        546 Strong Is Godís Love for Us

 

Feast of Christ the King

 

     Entrance

387 Christ is the King                                         437 Crown Him with Many crowns

426 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus                             384 Christ Is Alive

438 To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign 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                  528 Father, We Give You Thanks

     Communion Procession

599 No Greater Love                                         608 Now in This Banquet

610 Taste and See                                           380 Jesus, Remember Me

     Final Song (always optional)

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 Ė Presentation of the Lord

 

     Entrance

526 The Churchís One Foundation                    527 O Christ, the Great Foundation

387 Christ Is the King                                                426 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

394 The Light of Christ

     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                  444 Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness          

     Communion Procession

520 Here I Am, Lord                                         601 Gather Us Together                                              

     Final Song (always optional)

533  Sent Forth by Godís Blessing                        514 Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission            568 Praise to the Lord

562 O Bless the Lord

 

June 24 Ė Birth of John the Baptist

 

     Entrance

351 On Jordanís 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

     Communion Procession

599 No Greater Love                                         610 Taste and See

473 God Is Love

     Final Song (always optional)

571 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet            545 Sing Out, Earth and Skies

568 O Praise to the Lord                                    562 O Bless the Lord

 

June 29 Ė 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                            430 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

     Communion  Procession

522 Blest Are They                                         520 Here I Am, Lord

383 Alleluia, Give Thanks

     Final Song (always optional)

387 Christ Is the King                                                508 Go to the World

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission            384 Christ Is Alive

401 Praise the Lord, Godís Glories Show

 

August 6 Ė 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 (always optional)

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

 

August 15 Ė 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 Maryís Womb

      Communion Procession

674 Canticle of Our Lady                                  393 Something Which Is Known

611 Take and Eat                                           610 Taste and See

608 Now in This Banquet

     Final Song (always optional)

463 Immaculate Mary                                        678 My Soul Gives Glory

555 Holy God, We Praise Your Name

 

September 14 Ė Triumph of the Cross 

 

      Entrance

435 Lift High the Cross                                              368 O Cross of Christ

384 Christ Is Alive

     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                          377 The Lord Is Now Exalted

379 Behold the Wood  

      Communion Procession

473 God Is Love                                         599 No Greater Love

393 Something Which Is Known

     Final Song (always optional)

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

 

November 1 Ė 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 (always optional)

387 Christ Is the King                                                447 A Living Faith

508 Go to the World

 

November 2 Ė 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

641 Remember Those, O Lord                           425 All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure

      Communion Procession

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

601 Gather Us Together                                               522 Blest Are They

     Final Song (always optional)

406 Sing with All the Saints in Glory                395 The Strife Is Oíer

447 A Living Faith                                         576 You Are the Voice

 

November 9 Ė 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

593 O Praise to the Lord, Sing unto God

     Responsorial Psalm: no. 226

     Preparation of Gifts

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

595 Christians, Let Us Love One Another

     Communion Procession

393 Something Which Is Known             600 Our Daily Bread

522 Blest Are They                                         610 Taste and See

     Final Song (always optional)

691 Lord, You Give the Great Commission            533 Sent Forth by Godís Blessing

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

 

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 Ė 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

     Communion Procession

600 Our Daily Bread                                       608 Now in This Banquet

601 Gather Us Together

     Final Song (always optional)

387 Christ Is the King                                                447 A Living Faith

555 Holy God, We Praise Your Name

 

March 25 Ė 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 (always optional)

463 Immaculate Mary                                        460 Be Joyful, Mary, Heavínly Queen

 

December 8 Ė 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 (always optional)

463 Immaculate Mary                                        302 Arise, Your Light Is Come