Catholic Worship Book II

Catholic Worship Book II

The new edition of the Catholic Worship Book, which was first published in the 1980s, has recently been released. Catholic Worship Book II is published in two forms, a People’s Edition that contains all the texts with a melody line of music, and a Full Music Edition for use by organists/keyboard players and choirs or singing groups.

Catholic Worship Book II aims:

To be a book of liturgical music, not just a ‘hymnal’, providing music to accompany and complement the Roman Missal.
To enrich what is currently available for Catholic liturgical worship.
To guide liturgical music ministers, who can be assured that the music is theologically, liturgically and musically appropriate.

Catholic Worship Book II includes:

All the sung elements of the Mass.
Music for all Sacraments, the RCIA, the Liturgy of the Hours and Adoration.
A wide variety of traditional and contemporary hymnody, including hymns for the liturgical seasons and for use during Mass and other Sacraments.

Catholic Worship Book II features:

Commentary or user’s guide at the beginning of each section.
Guitar chords (placed above the melody line) for more recently composed hymns.
Chants set on modern staves and notation (but without stems) for ready reading.
Works by Australian composers included where possible • A number of items composed specifically for children.

Catholic Worship Book II Events

Launch by Archbishop Mark Coleridge Friday 22 July 2016 7pm - 8pm then supper

Sts Peter and Paul Church, 25 Main Ave, Bulimba (gold coin donation appreciated)

Copies of the People’s Edition and Full Music Edition will be available for purchase or order at the launch for the special one-off price of $30 and $270 respectively.

Workshops with Jenny O’Brien, who was involved in the compilation of Catholic Worship Book II, and liturgist and musician Sr Ilsa Neicenieks, both from Adelaide:

St Catherine’s Sippy Downs 10am-1pm Saturday 23rd July
St Peter’s Rochedale 1-4pm Sunday 24th July
St Benedict’s, Mudgeeraba 10am-12noon Monday 25th July
St Joseph’s, Pine Mountain Road, North Ipswich 6-9pm Tuesday 26th July

Further information and registration details will be available on the Liturgy Brisbane under Upcoming Events shortly.



Elizabeth Harrington