Throughout the next year, and until the implementation of the New Translation of the Roman Missal, The Authentic Update will focus on issues surrounding the New Translation and developments in Sacred Music arising from it. I hope you will visit here frequently and join in the conversation as the Church enters into this remarkable period of liturgical transformation.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Heading towards Lent

As I finalized my liturgy preparations for Lent, I began to feel a real sense of how far we've come in a very short time as regards the integration of chant in parish liturgies.

For most of our parish's liturgies during the season of Lent, our parishioners will experience:

  • The Gregorian Kyrie chanted by the cantor/choir
  • A chanted Responsorial (three of the Sundays)
  • The ICEL Chant Mass (all Sundays)
  • SEP Communion Antiphon (all Sundays)

For a bread-and-butter suburban parish, this is really something, as I can attest to having been a director at several bread-and-butter suburban parishes for more than 30 years now!

It really gives one hope, doesn't it?

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