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 Lenten music for this season. Listen, pray, and even practice this music during this season.
We’ll be singing:
The Lord’s Prayer (Steve Warner)
Gathering to Valley of the Lord (Liam Lawton)
Acclaiming in song with the Mass of St. Aidan (Rory Cooney)
Be sent forth as mission-driven people with Pilgrim (Liam Lawton)
And asking God to hear our prayers: O God, Hear Us – Intercession Response (Bob Hurd)
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And as always, feel free to tell us about your experience at: oldstpats.org/feedback