Practice Active Participation and Chant

These events are free of charge. Just sing. A booklet is provided. If you choose to keep the booklet, we appreciate $10 to cover the cost. You can also download the booklet here Parish Book Chant – Soli Deo Gloria and print yourself.

When and where? Next dates:

Monday October 14th at 7:00PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (515 W Opp st in Wilmington, CA – Ave Maria room )

Monday October 21st at 7:00PM (John Paul II Polish Center, 3999 Rose drive in Yorba Linda)

Why? To practice chant, and learn about the important role of chant in the Liturgy .

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Proper of the Mass this Sunday…

At the 5:15 PM Sunday Mass at Mary Star of the Sea in San Pedro, CA, the schola sings these Proper every Sunday. Below are practice files. Join us in the loft at 4:45PM for a run through. Contact Hervé at if questions.

— Sunday October 20th – 29th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 29

Introit (cantor intones, schola joins on , then cantor sings alone the first part of the two verses, schola respond with second half, then the whole schola sings antiphon again):

Click to download OT 29 Introit sung in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):

OT29 introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 29 Introit sung in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).

OT29C respons ENG

Click to download OT 29 Responsorial (sung in English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 29 sung Alleluia

Offertory (cantor sings full antiphon, then sings the first part of the verse below, schola joins for the second part of the verse, and sings the antiphon from “Et levabo..”)

OT29 offert verse

Click to download OT 29 sung Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 29 sung Communion antiphon



How do I start chanting?

Gregorian chant is simple. Only two ingredients: breath (spiritus) and the Word (Logos). It can sound foreign to our modern ears used to metered beat and instruments. Once we “reconnect” with our breath, it is no longer foreign. It makes sense.

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Next Missa Cantata (Extraordinary Form) JPII center in Yorba Linda: 10/27.

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Need help with latin and square notes?..

Need help with latin? Our advice is: pick a short phrase (ex: an Introit antiphon) and translate it word by word. How? There’s an app for that :  S.P.Q.R. (click on link)

To help sight-read and sing Gregorian Notation, this App: Square Notes seems to have catalogued the whole Roman Gradual. Fantastic!!