As St. Augustine says, “Singing is for the one who loves.” Music is therefore a sign of God’s love for us and of our love for God. In this sense, it is very personal … By its very nature song has both an individual and a communal dimension. Thus, it is no wonder that singing together in church expresses so well the sacramental presence of God to his people. (Sing To The Lord, 3).
To the members, guests, and visitors of Old St. Pat’s, and to all those who find themselves at mass here — I not only invite, but implore you to join in our beautiful tradition of assembly singing as you participate in our liturgies.
To help you feel at ease, please see below for some of our music for this season of Summer Ordinary Time. Listen, pray, and even practice this music during this season.
We will be gathering to If Today (Ed Bolduc), Sing A New Church (Jeffrey Honore), Gathered As One (Light/Tate) and a new setting of a Ruth Duck text “Diverse In Culture, Nation, Race” set to the Parting Glass tune by Mark Scozzafave
Filling our hungers with Receive Who You Are (Michael Mullink) and A House of Prayer (Tony Alonso)
Emboldening our steps with a new piece from Liam Lawton – You Are The Light which reminds us of the anchor and safety of God’s presence in our lives
Be sent forth as mission-driven people with Ever We Praise You (Liam Lawton)
Later this summer, we’ll be singing The Lord’s Prayer (Steve Warner)
And asking God to hear our prayers by reciting together “Lord Hear Our Prayer”
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And as always, feel free to tell us about your experience at: oldstpats.org/feedback