Musical Musings

Preparation of the Gifts

Musical Walk through the Mass: Part 5
September 21, 2021

Following our recitation of the Creed and the Prayer of the Faithful, the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins with the Presentation and Preparation...Read more

Make My Life an Alleluia: The Gospel Acclamation

Musical Walk through the Mass: Part 4
August 11, 2021


The Almighty has done great things for me: he has raised up the lowly....Read more

The Bridge Between Readings: The Responsorial Psalm

A Musical Walk through the Mass: Part 3
July 23, 2021

Many books, masters and doctors thesis have been written on the subject of the Responsorial Psalm.

In this blog entry, I will...Read more

More Than Traveling Music: Entrance Chant

Musical Walk through the Mass Part 2
July 8, 2021

Before Mass begins, we gather in a spirit of recollection, preparing for our participation in the Mass.

We sit or kneel for...Read more

A Musical Walk through the Mass

Part 1: The Entrance Antiphon
June 24, 2021

Now that we are “getting back to normal,” let’s explore the back story of the music at Mass.

Today, we look...Read more

How Can I Keep From Singing?

The Pandemic Couldn't Stop Our Worship
June 9, 2021

In March of 2020, our world as we knew it came to a screeching halt due to the Corona Virus.

We sheltered...Read more

What is so ordinary about ordinary time?

Musical Musings
May 26, 2021

Last Sunday, we concluded the Easter Season with the celebration of Pentecost – the birth of the church.

The altar cloths and...Read more

Singing with Easter Joy

Musical Musings
April 20, 2021

Gloria! Alleluia! Thanks be to God!

We have sung these joyful refrains over the past few weeks, albeit through face...Read more

More than Just Singing

Praying with the Responsorial Psalm
March 2, 2021

When our musicians cantor the Psalm, and the assembly responds, we are doing “more” than singing.

Here’s a little background about the...Read more

Our Eyes and Our Ears are Fasting

The simpler worship environment in Lent
February 19, 2021

By JaNet Hancock , Director of Liturgy and Music

Lent is a season to prepare for the celebration of...Read more

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