Many people begin the year with New Year resolutions. These 'resolutions' usually try to address aspects of our lives that we have identified as needing to change or improve on. Things like doing regular exercise, giving up sugar, spending more time with the kids, having tech-free hours, less TV etc... 

I wonder what may emerge if we were to apply the principle of New Year resolutions to our Music Ministry? How might things be different? You might like to suggest a brainstorming exercise with your Music Group. 

Here is a list of New Year Resolutions to get you thinking:

- Pray before or after each rehearsal

- Learn and introduce a new song/hymn at least every x

- Regularly invite new members to the group

- Share the leading

- Participate in ongoing education for music group members

- Include at least one well-loved 'oldie' in the repertoire every x

- Learn and introduce a new Mass Setting

- Choose music that the congregation can sing! (Review all keys)

- Learn about copyright 

- Get organised!

- Celebrate your ministry via social gatherings at least once per year

- Communicate with other Music Groups in the parish (if applicable)

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Ordinary Time is called "ordinary" not because it is common but simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered such as the First Sunday, Second Sunday, Third Sunday and so on. The Latin word ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the English word order. Thus, the numbered weeks of Ordinary Time, in fact, represent the ordered life of the Church.

Ordinary Time celebrates "the mystery of Christ in all its aspects." Many important liturgical celebrations occur during Ordinary Time, including, TrinityCorpus ChristiAll Saints, the Assumption of MaryChrist the King and various feasts, and special occasions.

As musicians and singers we may not be participating in the grand musical aspects of feasts and seasons such as Easter and Christmas, nevertheless, this ‘ordinary time’ deserves equal focus and commitment by ministers of music to encourage the assembly to participate fully in prayer through song. Fortunately, we are blessed with a plethora of high-quality compositions that enrich our worship, our faith communities and our lives. What do you plan to do that is ‘extra- ordinary’ in Ordinary Time? 


liturgical song selection - Planning for 'ordinary TIME'

The popular LITURGICAL SONG SELECTIONS provides an easy and practical means of locating songs/hymns based on the lectionary readings for the day, and includes settings for the Responsorial Psalm and Mass settings. 

When you click on an individual song title in the LITURGICAL SONG SELECTIONS section of the website, you will be taken to a page where you can listen to a sound sample (if available), preview the music score and buy single copies of the sheet music and/or the mp3.  If you are involved in planning music for worship you will know how important it is to choose appropriate music in keeping with the season of the Church, and music that resonates with the scriptures of the day. This popular planning tool will support you in your ministry of pastoral music and save you many hours in researching the scriptures, themes and musical choices for each Sunday. The recommendations draw on compositions contained within the various volumes of As One Voice, collections published by Willow Publishing and a range of new material. 

Alphabetical lists -  'as one voice' hymnals

Click on a list below to access pdf.

As One Voice Vol 1 

As One Voice Vol 2 

As One Voice for Kids 

As One Voice the Next Generation  


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Resources & Links

Liturgy Planning
Creative liturgies, rituals, prayers, meditations and reflections. In addition to this they offer relevant articles on liturgy and spirituality.

Emmaus Productions
The website of Australian composer, Monica Brown.


Liturgical Commission, Brisbane Archdiocese
Offers various resources.


Liturgy Planning
Creative liturgies, rituals, prayers, meditations and reflections. In addition to this they offer relevant articles on liturgy and spirituality.


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