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 September 23rd at 7:00PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (515 W Opp st in Wilmington, CA – Ave Maria room )

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

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 September 22nd : 25th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal:GM OT 25 (Note: These proper follow the main liturgical calendar. If you attend a Tridentine Mass following the 1962 Calendar, click here to see the Proper)

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 hear OT 25 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):OT25 Introit ENG LC

Click to hear OT 25 Introit , in English

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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: 9/22.

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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!!