One Minute Catechesis (OMC)

May 2019

May 19

MUSIC AND THE MASS: PART 2 We Sing the Mass, Not Sing at Mass

We Sing the Mass, Not Sing at Mass The first element of sacred music that was mentioned last week was that the text is a sacred text. A text is considered sacred when it comes from Scripture or Tradition. An example of a Scriptural text at the base of a piece of sacred music is the Responsorial Psalm that is sung at Sunday Masses. An example of...
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May 12

MUSIC AND THE MASS: PART 1 What is Sacred Music?

What is Sacred Music? During the Church’s celebration of liturgies (Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Crowning of an Image/Statue of the Blessed Mother, Christian Burial, and more), the Church calls for the use of “sacred music” to be employed in order to ornament the texts of the Church and give them an elevated sense of solemnity...
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