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Sacred Music

“The Christian faithful who come together as one in expectation of the Lord’s coming are instructed by the Apostle Paul to sing together Psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles (cf Col 3:16). Singing is the sign of the heart’s joy (cf. Acts 2:46). Thus St. Augustine says rightly, ‘Singing is for one who loves,’…”

 -General Instruction of the Roman Missal (p39)

The Roman Missal instructs us of the great importance “attached to the use of singing in the celebration of the Mass.” The mission of this page is the advancement and promotion of the finest in Sacred Music in the parishes of the Diocese of Columbus.  Below you will find resources for the Mass and other liturgies.


A Pastoral Musician's Employment Resource
National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers (Expanded edition, 2006)

Hiring a Director of Music Ministries:  A Handbook & Guide (Revised Edition, 2006)

Work and Remuneration: A Statement and Worksheet


Adoremus Bulletin    

Musica Sacra    

Corpus Christi Watershed    

New Liturgical Movement    

Vatican II Documents     

Graduale Romanum    

Graduale Simplex    

Liber Usualis    

Parish Book of Chants, 2nd Edition    

Simple English Propers


Rejoice in the Lord Always (The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample)    

Frequently Asked Questions on Sacred Music    

What are the Eight Myths About Church Music    

Pope Benedict XVI's Musical Legacy (Jeffrey Tucker)    

2015 BAA Landing Page

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