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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 (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.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to illness in the family, the October - December updates are delayed. I will be posting updates as they are prepared.
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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 summary of the texts includes the Entrance and Communion antiphons, the Scripture references, the Psalm response and the Gospel acclamation for the particular day.
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.
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.
Year A, 2020
October 4 2020 .... Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Septembr 27 2020 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Septembr 20 2020 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Septembr 13 2020 Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 6 2020 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 30 2020 .... Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 23 2020 .... Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 16 2020 .... Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 9 2020 ...... Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 2 2020 ...... Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 26 2020 ......... Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 19 2020 ......... Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 12 2020 ......... Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 5 2020 ........... Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 28 2020 ........ Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 21 2020 ........ Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 14 2020 ........ Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
June 7 2020 .......... Most Holy Trinity
May 31 2020 ......... Pentecost
May 24 2020 ......... Ascension of the Lord
May 17 2020 ......... Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 10 2020 ......... Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 3 2020 ........... Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 26 2020 ......... Third Sunday of Easter
April 19 2020 ......... Second Sunday of Easter
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
March 29 2020 ...... Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 22 2020 ...... Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 15 2020 ...... Third Sunday of Lent
March 8 2020 ........ Second Sunday of Lent
March 1 2020 ........ First Sunday of Lent