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

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…

Another “New” song?

By Steve Jannetti | 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!!…

Answers to Music Quiz #1:

By Steve Jannetti | 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…

A NEW Song

By Steve Jannetti | 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.…

Different Types of Music:

By Steve Jannetti | 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…

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

olalamusic@sbcglobal.net

 

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.