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Easter 5A – Music

Music for Sunday Mass

May 10, 2020

Spirit & Song Podcast

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.’”

Listen to the podcast

When things feel out of our control, God extends his hand to us and asks us to commit our destiny to him.

Join Ken Canedo and Robert Feduccia as they break open the Scripture and play suggested tracks from the Spirit & Song repertoire.
Liturgy Planning Resources

Word to Worship

After clicking on link below, click on “Find Related Songs” to search for worship songs for a given Sunday Mass.

Related Songs for this week’s readings

Sunday Website at St. Louis University

Learn what parishes from around the country are singing and music is enhancing their worship. During the pandemic, however, please be advised that not many parishes are submitting their music plans because no public masses are allowed.

View this week’s parish plans

Interested in sharing your parish music with the Sunday Website at Saint Louis University website? Please email their webmaster at liturgy@slu.edu.

National Association of Pastoral Musicians Planning Calendar

NPM serves thousands of Catholic parishes, schools, and institutions in the United States, enabling the Church to “sing the praise of God through divinely inspired musical worship.

View Planning Calendar (Member’s Only)

Bulletin Inserts

Pastoral Music Magazine  – NPM provides FREE ACCESS to the first thirty-six volumes from October-November 1976 through September 2012. Each issue of the magazine is posted in PDF format for the use of pastoral musicians and others doing research on liturgical and musical issues.

The Liturgical Singer – A resource for cantors, song leaders, choirs, choir directors, and all who sing the Liturgy.

CanticaNOVA Publications

CanticaNOVA’s free liturgical planning pages for the Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form consist of a Liturgical Information page and a Music Suggestion page (with options for liturgical music, hymns, choral and organ music).

More Planning Resources

CCCB Recommendations

The following suggestions from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for music in the liturgy are from Catholic Book of Worship III, Canada’s official hymnal for the English sector. Those who use other hymnals are advised to look at the titles and themes of the selections suggested and choose music with similar themes from their own repertoire.


  • 389  Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today
  • 385  Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today
  • 406  Sing with All the Saints
  • 388  Hail Thee Festival Day
  • 396  This Is the Feast of Victory

Preparation of Gifts

  • 384 Christ Is Alive
  • 392 That Easter Day with Joy was Bright
  • 394 The Light of Christ
  • 395 The Strife is O’er
  • 397 This Joyful Eastertide
  • 398 We Know That Christ Is Raised
  • 402 We Who Once Were Dead

Communion Procession

  • 603 Gift of Finest Wheat
  • 393 Something Which Is Known
  • 403 Now the Green Blade Rises
  • 599 No Greater Love
  • 605 I Am the Living Bread

Final Song

  • 386 Good Christians All, Rejoice
  • 400 Praise To God in Heav’n Above
  • 383 Alleluia, Give Thanks
OCP Music Resources

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Entrance Chant

All Creatures of Our God and King (Rick Modlin)

  • Choose Christ Missal 2020 #160;
  • Spirit & Psalm 2020 #203;

Blessing and Sprinkling of Water

I Saw Water Flowing (Curtis Stephan)

  • Choose Christ Missal 2020 #18;
  • Spirit & Psalm 2020 #176;

Responsorial Psalm

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us, As We Place Our Trust in You (Scott Soper)

  • Spirit & Psalm 2020 p.182;

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia: Mass of Restoration (Josh Blakesley and Leland G. “Grae” McCullough IV)

  • Spirit & Psalm 2020 p.184;

Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts

Come to the Lord (Steve Angrisano and Tom Tomaszek)

  • Choose Christ Missal 2020 #275; Spirit & Song #244; Never Too Young #66
  • Spirit & Song #244; Never Too Young #66
  • Never Too Young #66

Communion Chant

Remain in Me, I Am the Vine (Steve Angrisano and Curtis Stephan)

  • Choose Christ Missal 2020 #273;
  • Spirit & Song #257;

Sending Forth

Cornerstone (Jackie François)

  • Spirit & Song #282;
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