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Apr 12, 2021

REFLECTIONS ON “CATHOLIC HYMNODY AT THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH: AN AID FOR EVALUATING HYMN TEXTS”

In an article published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, liturgical scholar, musician and composer Jan Michael Joncas takes a close look at a memorandum on hymn texts sent to members of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops in December 2020 by the Chair of their Committee […]

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Mar 23, 2021

The Hymn Society – 2021 Hymn Tune Search

As part of The Hymn Society’s ongoing commitment to the enrichment of congregational song, and in anticipation of the 2021 conference, “Singing Welcome?”, the Executive Committee has announced a search for a new hymn tune. The winning entry will be premiered at our 2021 all-digital conference. For this search, six recent Fellows of The Hymn […]

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Our Latest Blogs

Jun 21, 2021

A TALE OF TWO HEALINGS – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 8, Year B; Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (RC)

June 27, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 or Lamentations 3:22-33 or Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 Psalm 130 or Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13 (2a) 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 Mark 5:21-43 The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

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Jun 14, 2021

QUESTIONS – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 7, Year B; Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (RC

June 20, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-39 or Job 38:1-11 Psalm 9:9-20 or Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41   Lectionary for Mass (RC) Job 38:1, 8-11 Psalm 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31 (1b) 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 Mark 4:35-41 As I reflected on today’s reading from the book of […]

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