The St. Michael Hymnal, 5th Edition
Tom Lyman, Coordinator of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Boston hosts Linda Schafer and Fr. Michael O’Connor, OP, the editors of the St. Michael Hymnal to learn about their newest edition that includes abundant Mass settings and many new hymns.
The ten years since the promulgation of the new Roman Missal have seen a flowering of new compositions, particularly in both the Ordinaries and the Propers of the Mass. And so it seems that now is a perfect time to present the new edition of the St. Michael Hymnal, which includes many of these new and beautiful compositions, plus a rich collection of hymnody, from the patrimony of the Church’s past to more recent compositions. Thanks to other laborers in the vineyard, more and more of the Catholic faithful are understanding the role of music in the liturgy, and are asking for music that serves the liturgy. We are happy to be a part of that grass-roots movement to restore the nobility and splendor of the Church’s music.