June 2021 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

June 2021 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

Songs of Ascent

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 6/30/21

Our psalm today is one of the Songs of Ascents in Scripture. Psalms 120-134 all start with the superscription “Song of Ascents.” They are also sometimes called the Gradual Psalms. Many scholars believe these fifteen psalms were sung by worshippers as they ascended the road to Jerusalem for worship ... Read More »

Daily and Monthly Devotions

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 6/25/21

Last week I noted that Wednesday is a traditional day in the Church for devotion to Saint Joseph. Did you know that each day of the week and each month of the year has a specific devotion? Sanctifying each day of the week with a particular devotion helps us to ... Read More »

Saint Joseph: Our Spiritual Father

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 6/17/21

A happy and blessed Fathers Day! May all who exercise a fatherly role draw from the example, wisdom, patience, love, and strength of the greatest father who ever lived: Saint Joseph. We continue to celebrate through December 8 of this year the Year of Saint Joseph proclaimed by Pope ... Read More »

Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time? How?!

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 6/11/21

Today is the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Two weeks ago I had someone ask, “How are we in the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time? Didn’t we just start Ordinary Time after Pentecost?” Yes and no! It’s a good question because the numbering system is confusing! Ordinary Time began ... Read More »

Corpus Christi

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 6/04/21

Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity: Christ truly and wholly present under the appearance of bread and wine. The Church has believed this mystery from its earliest days. Today we joyfully celebrate in a more profound way the mystery made present at each Mass. But, if we celebrate it at ... Read More »


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