Sacred Music

Sacred Music

"Let everything that has breath give praise to the Lord!"

- Psalm 150:6

The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.

Holy Scripture, indeed, has bestowed praise upon sacred song, and the same may be said of the fathers of the Church and of the Roman pontiffs who in recent times, led by Pope St. Pius X, have explained more precisely the ministerial function supplied by sacred music in the service of the Lord.

Therefore Sacred Music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites. But the Church approves of all forms of true art having the needed qualities, and admits them into divine worship.

SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL, Sacrosanctum Concilium, 112

Music of the Church

By Steve Jannetti | April 28, 2023

A presentation of the history of the Music of the Church will take place  on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. There will be a presentation at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm for those…

Join Us March 14

By Steve Jannetti | March 5, 2023

Mark your calendars for this event, you won’t want to miss it. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Kate’s event will be in the church. This is a free event.…

Liturgy Corner, Feb. 12, 2023

By Steve Jannetti | February 11, 2023

The Psalms: Part 2 – The psalms help the assembly to meditate and respond to the word that has just been proclaimed. The cantor, the who proclaims the psalm, addresses…

Liturgy Corner – Feb. 5, 2023

By Steve Jannetti | February 4, 2023

The Psalms: Part 1 The psalms are part of the Wisdom Books of the Bible. The Wisdom Books are: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiates, Song of Songs, Wisdom & Sirach. The…

Taize Prayer

By Steve Jannetti | September 9, 2022

A half hour of song, praise, meditation, and prayer in the style of the Taizé community Come pray with us! Wednesday, September 14 7:15 – 7:45 pm Our Lady of…

New Music for the Congregation!

By Steve Jannetti | 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…

Musical: Did You Know?

By Steve Jannetti | 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…

Some more information on Another “New” song…

By Steve Jannetti | 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…

Heritage Mass music:

By Steve Jannetti | 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…

Dear Dad – July 31 2020

By Steve Jannetti | 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…

Choirs, Cantors, and Accompanists


Our parish has a robust music program. Please see below the number of music ministries, and contact information to join or get more information.

Steve Jannetti is our Director of Music

(573) 301-2161


Our Allen Digital Organ


Installed in 2016, our three manual, 50 stop digital organ is powerful enough to fill the church, yet configurable to fit any size of congregation.

Our sound system is balanced to ensure everyone in the congregations hears the words and music perfectly. Hearing assist devices are available in the Fellowship Hall.