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Here's the latest information for music leaders in our parish


Lent is a preparation for the celebration of Easter. For the Lenten liturgy disposes both catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery: catechumens, through the several stages of Christian initiation; the faithful, through reminders of their own baptism and through penitential practices.

Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord's Supper exclusive. The Alleluia is not used from the beginning of Lent until the Easter Vigil.

On Ash Wednesday, a universal day of fast, ashes are distributed.

The Sundays of this season are called the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent. The Sixth Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week, is called Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday).

General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, 27 – 30
Liturgical preparations for the Sundays of Lent will resembly those from previous years
  • The Confiteor will be prayed as the Penitential Act.  Singing the Kyrie after the Confiteor is strongly encouraged
  • The Apostles' Creed will be prayed as the Profession of Faith
  • Instrumental music is not used during the season
  • The amount of music should be reduced to what is more essential.  The recessional hymn should be omitted, and omitting the offertory hymn as well is encouraged.

Music suggestions

Music suggestions for Lent Year B have been updated on the Music Ministry website.  Please refer to these to know what music you can use to that is appropriate for each Sunday.  Alternatively, use the quick pick guide, and you can't go wrong.
View music suggestions for Lent
View the quick pick guide for Lent
Thank you to the music groups that are ensuring that their Entrance, Communion and Thanksgiving (if sung) Hymns are all chosen from our Core Parish Repertoire.  This simple act of liturgical hospitality helps the assembly pray and is an important component of us supporting our parish vision.

Join the choir for the Easter Triduum celebrations

Rehearsals begin on Monday 19 February at 7:15 pm in the church.  This choir is open to singers from across the parish and provides music at the Holy Thursday evening Mass, the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday.
View the Dedication Mass Music Resources Page
Share the rehearsal resources with your singers
so that they can become familiar with the material
They can find the resource page at

PowerPoint slides and copyright

All parishes and music ministers have a moral and legal obligation to observe Australia's copyright laws.  Music used at Mass must be sourced from the Catalogue of PowerPoint Slides.  Further, music groups must complete a list of music used at that Mass, which is then placed in the red folder on the sacristy notice board after the Mass so the parish office can report hymn usage.

Music groups that would like to use a hymn that is not in the catalogue must email Robert at and ask for it to be added.  It is at this point that it will be checked that the hymn is covered by our licence before proceeding.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Mass for the dedication of our new altar.  The preparation and hard work by all involved ensured beautiful music that supported the assembly in its prayer.
Remember, if you have any questions or feedback, please contact Robert

Thank you for your continued support and liturgical leadership in our parish
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