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Liturgical Song is pleased to provide the following Liturgical Song Suggestions for Sunday Masses based on their relevance to the readings and antiphons for the particular celebration and the purpose of each song as set out in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. These suggestions are provided to help liturgy committees and music leaders plan and prepare relevant and inviting music for Sunday Mass. 

The suggestions made here are updates to the suggestions previously made by Paul Mason on the Wollongong Diocesan Liturgy Handbook website ( 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.

Links to Resources

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

Liturgical Song Suggestions

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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 table provides the recommended song titles with references to hymnal numbers or other resources in which the song is found. 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.

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.

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.


March 1 2020 ........ First Sunday of Lent First Sunday of Lent

March 8 2020 ........ Second Sunday of Lent Second Sunday of Lent

March 15 2020 ...... Third Sunday of Lent Third Sunday of Lent

March 22 2020 ...... Fourth Sunday of Lent Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 29 2020 ...... Fifth Sunday of Lent Fifth Sunday of Lent

April 5 2020 ........... Palm Sunday Passion Palm Sunday Passion

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

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

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

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

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

April 19 2020 ......... Second Sunday of Easter Second Sunday of Easter