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The Beauty that Invites Prayer


Suggestions

Our popular Liturgical Song Suggestions help parishes choose beautiful music that is relevant for each particular Sunday of the year, inviting prayerful participation in the liturgy. Suggestions feature songs from Catholic Worship Book II, As One Voice and Gather Australia hymnals and resources from Liturgical Song. 

Links to Resources

Audio tracks, Single Psalm Sheet Music Downloads and Single Song Sheet Music Downloads are available for listening and viewing some of the recommended Liturgical Song Responsorial Psalms.

Liturgical Song Suggestions

1. How do I use the Liturgical Song Suggestions Downloads?

 

Guidelines for Using the Liturgical Song Suggestions

The Liturgical Song Suggestions are presented as a resource to help parish and school music ministry teams select repertoire for each Sunday Mass that is appropriate to the day, feast or season. It is also hoped these Liturgical Song Suggestions may help develop over time a common Core Repertoire of music across parishes. Your feedback, including suggested additions and deletions to the common Core Repertoire, would be most appreciated.

For each Sunday or Feast there is a summary of the texts of the day and a table of suggested songs, settings of the Mass parts and recommended Responsorial Psalms, including common seasonal psalms.

The summary of the texts includes the Entrance and Communion antiphons, the Scripture references, the Psalm response and the Gospel acclamation for the particular day.

The suggestions made here are updates to the suggestions previously made by Paul Mason on the Wollongong Diocesan Liturgy Handbook website (www.liturgydow.org.au). In order to provide for ongoing updates and maintenance of the suggestions after Paul's retirement from the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong, the Diocese has graciously provided Liturgical Song with the original intellectual property on the condition that the suggestions be updated and maintained and made available to the Diocese by way of a link.

RELEVANCE TO THE LITURGICAL MOMENT

The table includes columns for the major parts of the Mass – Entrance, Penitential Act, Glory to God, Responsorial Psalm, Gospel Acclamation, Offertory, Holy Holy Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Amen, Our Father, Lamb of God, Communion, Song of Praise after Communion, and Sending Forth (Recessional). These columns contain check-boxes indicating which particular songs are recommended for each of these parts.

RELEVANCE TO THE DAY, FEAST OR SEASON OF THE PARTICULAR LITURGY

The recommendations are based on the appropriateness of the song to the texts of the day, feast or season, as well as the appropriateness to the part of the Mass as detailed in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Significant citations or references to the day's texts are indicated by an asterisk (*). Where songs have particular relevance to one or more of the day's texts, these are indicated in the Relevance column.

COPYRIGHT COVERAGE

The table provides the recommended song titles with references to hymnal numbers or other musician resources in which the song is found. Each song in the table includes an indication of whether it is in the Public Domain (P), whether it is covered by One License copyright licenses (L), and whether it is covered by CCLI copyright licenses (C). Sometimes a song is listed with multiple copyright licenses. This occurs when (1) there is a public domain edition, (2) there are other editions covered by One License with altered texts or alternate music arrangements, (3) there are other editions covered by CCLI with altered texts or alternate music arrangements.Refer to the music edition being used to determine which license is applicable. 

Liturgical Song Suggestions by Date

January 8 2023 .... Epiphany - Year ABC

January 1 2023 .... Mary Mother of God - Year ABC

December 25 2022 Christmas Dawn

December 25 2022 Christmas Day

December 25 2022 Christmas Midnight

December 24 2022 Christmas Vigil

June 12 2022 ........ Most Holy Trinity - Year C

June 5 2022 .......... Confirmation and First Communion

June 5 2022 .......... Pentecost - Year C

May 29 2022 ......... Ascension of the Lord - Year C

May 22 2022 ......... Sixth Sunday of Easter - Year C

May 15 2022 ......... Fifth Sunday of Easter - Year C

May 8 2022 ........... Fourth Sunday of Easter - Year C

May 1 2022 ........... Third Sunday of Easter - Year C

April 24 2022 ......... Second Sunday of Easter - Year C

April 17 2022 ......... Easter Sunday

April 16 2022 ......... Easter Vigil

April 15 2022 ......... Good Friday Passion

April 14 2022 ......... Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper

April 12 2022 ......... Chrism Mass

April 10 2022 ......... Palm Sunday Passion - Year C

April 3 2022 ........... Fifth Sunday of Lent - Year C

March 27 2022 ...... Fourth Sunday of Lent - Year C

March 20 2022 ...... Third Sunday of Lent - Year C

March 13 2022 ...... Second Sunday of Lent - Year C

March 6 2022 ........ First Sunday of Lent - Year C

January 9 2022 .... Baptism of the Lord - Year C

December 26 2021 Holy Family - Year C

June 7 2020 .......... Most Holy Trinity - Year A

May 31 2020 ......... Pentecost

May 24 2020 ......... Ascension of the Lord

May 17 2020 ......... Sixth Sunday of Easter - Year A

May 10 2020 ......... Fifth Sunday of Easter - Year A

May 3 2020 ........... Fourth Sunday of Easter - Year A

April 26 2020 ......... Third Sunday of Easter - Year A

April 19 2020 ......... Second Sunday of Easter - Year A

April 12 2020 ......... Easter Sunday

April 11 2020 ......... Easter Vigil

April 10 2020 ......... Good Friday Passion

April 9 2020 ........... Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper

April 7 2020 ........... Chrism Mass

April 5 2020 ........... Palm Sunday Passion - Year A

March 29 2020 ...... Fifth Sunday of Lent - Year A

March 22 2020 ...... Fourth Sunday of Lent - Year A

March 15 2020 ...... Third Sunday of Lent - Year A

March 8 2020 ........ Second Sunday of Lent - Year A

March 1 2020 ........ First Sunday of Lent - Year A