Change to Conclusion of Doxology in Prayers at Mass

The USCCB recently announced a change in wording to the conclusion of the prayers at Mass, from “one God, for ever and ever” to “God, for ever and ever.” A February 4 memo from the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship explained that the...

Best Practices for Returning to Public Worship

Since the publication of the archdiocesan “Faith Forward” Guidelines for returning to public worship, parishes have continued to take appropriate and prudent steps to ensure parishioners’ safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many lessons have been learned along the...

Planning the Funeral Mass

The Order of Christian Funerals [OCF] states that family members of the deceased should take an active part in planning the funeral Mass. In coordination with the parish, they should arrange the place and time for the Mass and participate in the selection of texts and...

How to Select Music for Mass Workshop – February 22

Are you a parish musician looking for direction on how to choose uplifting, beautiful, and singable music for your congregation? Are you eager to learn more about the Church’s understanding of the role of sacred music at Mass? On February 22, from 10am-12pm, Dr....