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Sample a beautiful new musical setting for the Mass in English

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Aug 09, 2019

When was the last time you heard new Catholic liturgical music that was beautiful, reverent, accessible, and easy to learn? Since the talented composer Paul Jernberg is a friend and neighbor, it happens to me often.

Do yourself a favor, and watch at least the trailer for a video recording of a new English setting for the Mass. If you’re hooked, here’s the full recording.

By the way, this Mass was celebrated (and filmed, obviously), in my parish: a magnificent church, built with the hard-won money of the Irish immigrants who worked in the mills (now closed) in the neighborhood.

(I’ll send a free autographed copy of Smoke of Satan to the first reader who correctly identifies where I am in the congregation.)

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Aug. 13, 2019 11:52 PM ET USA

    You are visible at 23:19 with your hand on your beard.

  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Aug. 13, 2019 7:49 PM ET USA

    Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Is this what Mass is like there every Sunday? If so, you're truly spoiled.

  • Posted by: Cory - Aug. 11, 2019 8:39 AM ET USA

    Thank you very much for this.

  • Posted by: phil L - Aug. 09, 2019 7:23 PM ET USA

    You win! Send me a private message with your mailing address and I'll send out the book.

  • Posted by: padre3536 - Aug. 09, 2019 4:54 PM ET USA

    well now that can see the whole congregation, the 5th row from the front on left side as see video...

  • Posted by: padre3536 - Aug. 09, 2019 4:38 PM ET USA

    from the left bottom, 4 rows back...blessings of JMJ with Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross! Padre