Sunday, September 23, 2007


Will someone puh-LEASE get me tickets??

Gerald spreads the word:
The St. Louis Jesuits, considered by many to be the fathers of contemporary American liturgical music...will hold a reunion concert Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Church, 732 18th Ave. E. [Seattle, WA].

The concert, which starts at 8 p.m., will benefit the Ignatian Spirituality Center in Seattle. Tickets are $40 general admission, $125 for patron tickets, which include a pre-concert reception and prime seating. For more information, call (206) 329-4824 or visit the website.

Composers of popular liturgical songs including “Be Not Afraid,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “One Bread, One Body,” “Sing to the Mountains,” “Lift Up Your Hearts,” and “Let Us Build the City of God,” the five men -- Tim Manion, Dan Schutte and Jesuit Fathers Bob Dufford, John Foley and Roc O’Connor – were seminarians at St. Louis University when they came together and began composing. They are credited with combining songs based on Scripture with American culture following the Second Vatican Council.

They are also credited with lacing ditties with heresy, and trading in the Pange Lingua for If God Is For Us.

Oh, and did I mention Dan Schutte used to be Fr. Schutte, but has since left the priesthood and now lives in San Francisco with his partner Mike Gale?

Now there's a pious thought for next Sunday when you've got your OCP Music Issue open to Glory and Praise to Our God. Sing-a-long now! We want full and active participation.


Jenny Mahler said...

Here is a link to funny lyrics of the songs by Marty Haugen and David Haas. My favorite is "Gather Us In (to the IHOP)."
I remember "Here I Am, Lord" being sung a lot in RI when the consecrated women were trying to recruit girls to be consecrated. They fell victim to the Haugen/Haas songs, too.

Tom & Carrie Herring said...


Yeah, I thought about putting some of those lyrics up on here as well. They are too funny!!

I listened to some of the consecrated's CDs and discovered what you said is true. Somebody over there did fall victim to this crap!


Jenny Mahler said...

ps-It was hard not to smile when I realized that we sang 3 Dan Schutte songs tonight at Mass.

Tom & Carrie Herring said...

Sing to the mountains! Sing to the sea!

blah, blah blah, blah blah, blah dee.

That's it...I'm posting some of the lyrics from SMMMHDH.

Michael and Kristine said...

it's funny that, without even realizing it, when I sing from our Adoremus hymnal at our church I feel connected to God, but when I sing from the Breaking Bread somewhere else I feel distracted....hmmmmm? could this be saying something. i guess you'll know a tree by it's fruits!