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New Music for the Congregation!

April 2, 2021

Virtual presentation of new songs from our Gather Hymnals. March 19, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the church. Here is a list of the songs: Where Two or Three Are Gathered Take and Eat, This Is My Body Christ Be In Your Senses Mary, First Among Believers Ave Maria ( Kantor ) For…

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Musical: Did You Know?

October 2, 2020

The Glory to God in the Mass is the second item of the Ordinary. The Glory to God is also referred to as Greater Doxology. When we sing the Glory to God, we hear the refrain. Often times the refrain is repeated following each verse. Usually, at Christmas and Easter, we repeat the refrain after…

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Some more information on Another “New” song…

September 28, 2020

As I just posted some information on another “new” song the other day, here is more to this story…. In looking through the hymnal I found another song which uses the tune to “Sing of Mary” with another text. This hymn is called: “For the Faithful Who Have Answered.” This is yet another text which…

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Heritage Mass music:

September 22, 2020

Heritage Mass – Owen Alstott We have not sung this Mass setting in some time so I thought I would post the music and recordings of each Mass part in case anyone would care to listen to it. Peace, Steve Here is the music to look at if you would like to do so:

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Dear Dad – July 31 2020

September 22, 2020

Dear Dad, As you know with everything that has happened with the virus, many of the things at church have to be done differently because of the virus. I want to catch you up to how I have had to change a number of things I have been doing since the virus. We had to…

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Another “New” song?

September 4, 2020

As mentioned earlier, there are many new songs in our Gather Book. However, can a song be both new and not new at the same time? The answer is YES!! Here is an example of how a song may be both. A song with a familiar tune and words may be reused. The melody can…

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Answers to Music Quiz #1:

August 4, 2020

The most important music we sing at Mass are the parts of the Mass. The Kyrie, Gloria, Amen and Lamb of God are originally the parts of the Mass in Latin. When we sing this music, we are communicating with God lifting our voices to respond to God, our Father in Heaven. We have different…

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A NEW Song

August 4, 2020

Our Gather Hymnal has many new songs. This new song was written in 2000 by Marty Haugen who wrote Mass of Creation, Gather Us In and Shepherd Me, O God. The new song is entitled: Where Your Treasure Is The text of this song is from Luke 12: 22-34. Here is a link to a…

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Different Types of Music:

July 24, 2020

Song: A song is a musical composition intended to be performed by the human voice. This is often done at distinct and fixed pitches ( melodies) using patterns of sound and silence. Songs contain various forms, such as those including the repetition and variation of sections. Written words created specifically for music for which music…

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Music Quiz #1

July 24, 2020

1) What is the most important music we sing at Mass? A – Songs/hymns B – Psalms C – Mass parts D- Lord’s Prayer 2) How many psalms are there? A – 50 B – 100 C – 150 D – 200 3) Which song/hymn was added to the Mass in the 1950? A –…

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