Music at St. Paul’s
In order to fulfill the directives given at the Second Vatican Council, we at St. Paul’s have been carefully curating the music program to both honour the tradition of the Church and to reflect the culture of our parish. This means we encourage the active participation of every attendant at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Following the outline given in Sacrosanctum Concilium, we feature Gregorian Chant, sacred polyphony, and congregational singing to elevate the solemnity of our prayers, praises, and petitions to God, the Father Almighty.
As is appropriate, the music changes with the seasons. In that vein, the Mass setting for Lent is the chant taken straight from the Missal. Simple, elegant, and beautiful. All features of this great season.
For Easter, we will return to the wonderful music of Paul Jernberg. His Mass of St. Philip Neri draws from both Eastern and Western traditions and complements the liturgy in an appropriate way. The music will be available at the back of the Church at each Sunday and Solemnity, but feel free to listen to the following YouTube videos to prepare for the Easter season.