You’ll notice that we have a new book in our pews: the Parish Book of Chant, published by the Church Music Association of America. This wonderful collection of Gregorian ordinaries, hymns, and antiphons contains virtually everything the congregation could ever need to participate in a sung Mass, whether it be a Novus Ordo or Traditional Latin Mass. They also include the full texts of both Masses to help you follow along with the priest’s prayers.
Both the white and red (Latin) Mass booklets that we’ve been using for the past year have served as a placeholder for this Parish Book of Chant. The PBC and the Jean de Brebeuf Hymnal skillfully express the riches of our musical deposit of faith, encompassing a vast selection of both liturgical and devotional materials. May they greatly aid you in your assistance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.