February 17, 2023

Ash Wednesday (Feb 22, 2023)

“When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees you in secret will repay you.” Ash Wednesday begins our Lenten journey. It is an invitation to deepen our relationship with God.


Listen to the Podcast:


Ash Wednesday Entrance Antiphon You Are Merciful to All, O Lord (Steve Angrisano, Sarah Hart, Curtis Stephan)

Let Us All Rejoice #63

Entrance Chant Mercy (Timothy R. Smith)

Choose Christ Missal 2023 #220

Responsorial Psalm Be Merciful, O Lord, for We Have Sinned (Curtis Stephan)

Spirit & Psalm 2023: page 88

Gospel Acclamation Glory to You, Word of God: Mass of St. Mary Magdalene (Sarah Hart)

Spirit & Psalm 2023: page 90

Blessing and Distribution of Ashes Have Mercy on Me (Sarah Hart)

Choose Christ Missal 2023 #1 (page 71)

Additional Songs for Distribution of Ashes

Ashes to Ashes (Dan Schutte)

Choose Christ Missal 2023 #114; Breaking Bread #114

Take These Ashes (Sarah Hart)

Choose Christ Missal 2023 #115

Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts Prayer of St. Augustine (Ken Canedo)

Choose Christ Missal 2023 #467

Ash Wednesday Communion Antiphon He Who Ponders the Law of the Lord (Steve Angrisano, Sarah Hart, Curtis Stephan)

Let Us All Rejoice #64

Communion Chant Lead Us to the Cross (Chris Muglia)

Choose Christ Missal 2023 #120

Sending Forth Purify My Heart (Brian Doerksen)

Choose Christ Missal 2023 #125; Spirit & Song #160; Never Too Young #182

Liturgy Podcast is a weekly liturgy planning resource for musicians, liturgists, homilists, youth groups, faith sharing groups, and all who look to the liturgical readings for inspiration and nourishment. Join Ken Canedo as he breaks open the Scripture and plays suggested tracks from the Spirit & Song repertoire.

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