A rich mosaic of the Catholic Church’s library of ancient and modern liturgical music…

The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council reminds us that music is an integral part of all our liturgical rites, and therefore of our worship to God. Catholic Worship Book II encourages the vision of the Council, providing resources suitable not only for choirs but for the entire Assembly of God’s People. Catholic Worship Book II is not simply a hymnal but a comprehensive source of music for all liturgical times and seasons and celebrations.

Catholic Worship Book II provides music for the Common Festivals of the Church

  • Common of the Dedication of a Church/Altar
  • Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Common of Saints, apostles and martyrs

And for the major feasts of the Church

  • Mary, Mother of God
  • The Presentation of the Lord
  • St Patrick
  • St Joseph
  • The Annunciation of the Lord
  • Mary, Help of Christians
  • The birth of St John the Baptist
  • Sts Peter and Paul
  • The Transfiguration of the Lord
  • St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • The triumph of the Cross
  • All Saints
  • All Souls
  • Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
  • The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholic Worship Book II includes over 190 general hymns, suitable for singing at Mass each Sunday and appropriate to complement dedicated hymns chosen for the liturgical seasons and sacraments.

It is very much the wish of the Church that all the faithful should be led to take that full, conscious and active part in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy, and to which the Christian people … have a right and to which they are bound by reason of their baptism
(Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy, no. 14)

A comprehensive new worship resource for the Catholic Church in Australia
Why a new Catholic Worship Book?
A comprehensive resource for sacraments and seasons
A rich mosaic of the Catholic Church’s library of ancient and modern liturgical music…
‘… a musical resource that will provide a basic repertoire for liturgical music in Australia … that is theologically, liturgically and musically appropriate…’
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