Music Ministry

Practice files for Choirs

 

Practice files for the 8:30 AM Choir

 

Follow the links above to a page with files to download.  Most recent files are at the top of the page.  Happy practicing!

Lenten Music

 

How can the music at Mass help you to enter more deeply into this season of Lent?  Every Lent, we may experience the same phenomenon—one week we wear ashes on our foreheads and before we know it, we are waving palm branches and Easter is only a week away.    How does this happen, that Lent is ending before we have had a chance to really get into it?  Music may be able to help you out.  During Lent, the character of the music will change.  The sound of the organ will become softer. There will be more periods of silence.  At many Masses we will sing two of the same hymns every week: Loving and Forgiving at the entrance and Attende Domine after the dismissal.  We fill our voices and our hearts with messages of God’s wonderful mercy.   Those leading the music ministry urge you to not let the season of Lent pass you by this year.  Participate in our songs, whether you think you have a wonderful voice or not.  Every voice is a blessing to hear when it is raised in prayer to God.  By singing throughout this Lent, you will lift up those around you and help us all to enter into Lent without letting it pass us by.  In order to assist you, the choir has recorded many of the hymns and acclamations we will use during Lent. 

 

Attende Domine

Parce Domine

Loving and Forgiving

Hosea

Tis Good Lord to be Here (A great hymn for 2nd Sunday of Lent)

Mass XVII

Missa Simplex

 

And here are two hymns from our Children's Choir:

Draw Near

Softly and Tenderly

New Mass Music

 

This summer we are introducing the Mass of St. Gregory which is at number 241 in the St. Michael Hymnal.  Here are recordings of the new congregational parts:

 

Holy Holy | Memorial Acclamation | Amen

 

For those who attend the 8:30 Mass the Latin Memorial Acclamation is here:

 

Mortem tuam

Summer Unfamiliar Hymns!

 

Some are unfamiliar.  In order to help you learn those unfamiliar hymns we will practice hymns this summer before some of the Masses.  Also, the organ prelude may be based on some of those hymns, so come early and listen and then be ready to sing.  We will post recordings of the following hymns soon.  Check back!

 

438 At the Name of Jesus (7/13, 7/20, 7/27)

509 Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord

666 O Jesus King Most Wonderful (8/3, 8/10)

720 Praise to the Living God (8/10, 8/17)

550 Hail Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star (8/15)

481 Come Christians Join to Sing (8/17)

704 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty (8/17, 8/24)

565 Holy Spirit Truth Divine (8/24)

719 Praise to the Holiest (8/24)

823 We Walk By Faith (8/31)

Interesting in joining the Choir?

 

Contact Michael Galdo, mgaldo@saintfrancisparish.org

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