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At St. Paul's Chapel (location)
Sunday — 5pm
Monday-Friday — 12:20pm

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Monday-Friday — 1-2pm
110 Earl Hall

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"Unless we believe and see Jesus in the appearance of bread on the altar, we will not be able to see him in the distressing disguise of the poor."

— Mother Teresa

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Behold the Dwelling    //     O Radiant Light    //     Soul of Christ

People want their Mass to be beautiful. Or maybe they don't - but they should! After all, God invented beauty, and we're worshiping Him, so giving back to Him the beauty that He first gave to us is exceedingly appropriate for Mass. From a musical standpoint, we have tried several different approaches over the years to do this:

  • Traditional hymns
  • Contemporary hymns
  • Instrumental meditations
  • Features for the choir
  • Gregorian chant
  • Repetitive, meditative Taize chant
  • Music in a "Gouzentine" style

These last two characterize the place to which our search for musical and liturgical beauty has led us. Taize is an ecumenical community in France, whose worship ceremonies feature packed churches full of singing people, who repeat endlessly these simple, beautiful chants in four-voice harmony. Andre Gouzes is a French priest of the Dominican Order, who composes music colored by the sound of Byzantine chant - hence the term "Gouzentine". This, too, is a simple and repetitive (though more adventurous than Taiz ) musical approach, sung in four part harmony. These chants get into your ears and into your heart and it becomes difficult NOT to sing them, and that's really the point: Our Lord deserves our praise, and our praise should be inspired and reverent, and, yes, beautiful. We in the campus choir strive for that beauty which will lift all hearts to God, and we invite you to sing - either with the choir, or from the congregation. We do as the psalmist repeatedly suggests - we "Sing to the Lord!" And we remember the ancient phrase, "he who sings prays twice." May your Masses be always beautiful, and any time you'd like to join us at St. Paul's Chapel, we'll be very grateful for your presence, in song, for the Lord.

God bless,
Chris Mueller
CCM Music Director