Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!! The Born of the Spirit Series [EC to Year 6] and the We Are Strong Together Series [Years 7 & 8] cassette tapes and CD’s are copyright with the CCCB [Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops]. This means that they may not be copied without permission from the CCCB. Tapes and CD’s may be purchased from: CCCB 90 Parent Ave. Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B1 Tel:1.800.769.1147 Fax:1.613.241.5090 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org The words and music for the catechetical resources are found in the back of the catechist manuals for each year level. Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Dear Fellow Catechists: “Clap your hands, all you peoples; Shout to God with loud songs of joy.” [Psalm 47:1] Music is an integral part of the programs in the Born of the Spirit Series and the We Are Strong Together Series. Music allows the children to deepen their religious imagination, to freely express feelings and provides a key prayer form for praise and thanksgiving. Music sets the mood and is an excellent means for the children to absorb what is being shared. Music and gestures for songs are provided at the back of the manual in Recommended Resources. The songs are included on a cassette or CD and accompany the specific themes in the resources. These songs are also used randomly throughout the program and may also be integrated into parish liturgical celebrations. The programs use original music composed especially for the programs as well as well known liturgical music. Since music and song are such natural vehicles for children, we encourage you to use them frequently in your sessions as well as in liturgical celebrations within the parish. Music provides yet another way for our children to realize and use God’s precious gifts to each of us, in this case the gifts of voice and song. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!!! Steps to teaching a new song: The best way to teach a new song to children is to sing it to them. 1. Listen to the song and learn it yourself. 2. Print the text on a large piece of paper for the children. Discuss the words together. 3. Sing/play the entire song to them while pointing out the words. 4. Sing/play one line/phrase at a time and have the children repeat it after you. 5. After learning a chunk of music i.e. the refrain or a verse, have the children sing that much back to you. 6. Put the whole song together. You may want to clap out any tricky rhythms. 7. Let them sing without you if they can. 8. Add accompaniment [piano, guitar] or the cassette or CD. 9. Repetition is the best teacher. Sing the song often. Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Here is a list of music from the year level resources with suggestions for possible uses outside the programs i.e. at weekly mass, parent meetings, and year-end catechetical celebrations. Early Childhood [EC] In God’s Image General Aim – Through affirming the child in all aspects of growth, we celebrate the wonder of childhood as a trace of God. The songs that are found within the themes are set to the tunes of familiar nursery rhymes. 1. Welcome, Hello 2. My Body, Your Body 3. God Made All the Seasons 4. Trees, Trees, Trees 5. A Peaceful Day – Pentecost, 6. Me! Me! Me! 7. Birthday Polka 8. Walking Toward Christmas 9. Oh So Good - Scripture reflection [Genesis1] 10. Come and Gather – Meal blessing 11. Praise God for New Life - Easter 12. New Beginnings 13. In the Blue Sea 14. Crayons, Jelly Beans, Ice Cream 15. Symphony of Feelings [Cassette only] 16. Hooray for Senses 17. People in our Community 18. Night and Day – Bedtime song Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Year 1 We Belong to God The Year 1 program assures the children that they belong to a gracious, loving God who provides for most of our basic needs by surrounding us with caring people, and by encircling us with His love. This music enhances the wonderful feeling of being loved and of belonging. 1. What’s Your Name 2. Hello, Hello 3. Circle of Friends – Entrance Procession 4. I Belong 5. Let the Children Come To Me – Catechetical celebrations, Children’s Word 6. Shalom, My Friends - Recessional 7. Who Is This Man? – Gospel Reflection 8. Look What’s Growing – 1st Eucharist 9. Good News – Gospel Acclamation 10. I Will Follow the Good Shepherd – Ordinary Time, 1st Reconciliation, Psalm response 11. Walking Toward Christmas 12. Mary of Nazereth – Advent, Christmas 13. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star [Instrumental] 14. God Cares – Ordinary Time 15. Everybody Come and Share – 1st Eucharist, Communion procession 16. God’s World 17. Let’s Share the Peace – Sign of Peace 18. We Have Alleluia – Easter, Pentecost 19. We Believe – 1st Eucharist, Baptism, Ordinary Time 20. Glory Be – any celebration Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Year 2 We Belong To the Lord Jesus The General aim of the Year 2 program is to deepen the experience of belonging to God by growing in friendship with the Lord Jesus who, through the power of the Holy Spirit, shows us the caring, compassionate, forgiving love of God. 1. Welcome, My Friend 2. Open Our Circle – Entrance procession 3. Taking Our Place 4. God Calls Us Together – Entrance procession 5. Feasting At the Table of the Word – Ordinary Time Gospel Acclamation 6. God Has Come To Me – Advent, Christmas 7. Feasting At the Table of the Word – Advent Gospel Acclamation 8. We Believe – Catechetical Celebrations 9. Ever-loving God – Intercessory Response 10. Song of the Earth – Ord. Time, Thanksgiving 11. Litany Response – Eucharistic Acclamation 12. Spirit of Our God – Entrance, Prep of Gifts, Communion, 1st Eucharist 13. Jesus Is Our Peace – Reconciliation, Sign of Peace 14. At the Table of the God – 1st Eucharist, Communion, Recessional 15. Ubi Caritas [instrumental] – Reflection & Meditation 16. We Have Alleluia – Easter, Pentecost 17. Feasting At the Table of the Word – Easter 18. Journey of Love – 1st Eucharist, Communion, RCIA Gatherings Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Year 3 In the Spirit We Belong General Aim is to deepen the experience of belonging to God through the community of the followers of Jesus gathered in the Spirit. 1. Song of Gathering – Catechetical Celebration 2. Like A Tent [instrumental] 3. With Our Ears – Gospel Acclamation 4. Alleluia – Gospel Acclamation [ord. time] 5. Taking Our Place – Entrance Procession, Gospel Procession 6. Ever-loving God – Intercessory Response 7. Eucharistic Acclamations – Eucharistic Prayer, Intercessory Response 8. Taste and See – 1st Eucharist, Communion 9. Tell the World – Recessional 10. We Believe 11. Initiation Acclamations – Baptism 12. Alleluia – Gospel Acclamation [advent] 13. Alleluia – Gospel Acclamation [Christmas] 14. Gentle Spirit, Gentle Dove - Christmas 15. The Spirit is Upon Me - Pentecost 16. Praise to You – Gospel Acclamation [lent] 17. Two By Two 18. Song of Creation – Thanksgiving, Ord. Time, Communion 19. Like A Tent – Reflection, Meditation 20. Jesus Is Our Peace – Reconciliation, Sign of Peace 21. Alleluia – Gospel Acclamation [Easter] 22. We Have Alleluia – Easter, Pentecost 23. The Spirit Is Alive – 1st Reconciliation, Recessional Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Year 4 Come and See The general aim in Year 4 is to meet the Lord Jesus through the living experience of gospel witnesses and to explore what it means for us to be a disciple and friend of Jesus today. 1. Part of a Circle – Entrance, Children’s Word 2. Spirit Friend – Reconciliation, Pentecost, Recessional 3. The Church Is Wherever God’s People Are Praising – Catechetical Celebrations, Entrance, Recessional 4. Good News – Gospel Accl 5. May Your Word – Gospel Accl 6. Keep In Mind – Memorial Accl 7. Follow Me – Entrance, Recessional, any Gathering, Preparation of Gifts 8. Who Do You Say That I Am? – Psalm, Gospel response 9. The Sower – Gospel Reflection 10.Day By Day – Communion 11.The Lord is My Shepherd – Psalm 12.Children of the Light – Baptism, Advent, Reconciliation, Entrance 13.John Cried Out – Advent, Reconciliation, Entrance 14.Mary, Mary – Advent 15.Hava Nagila – Recessional 16.Come and See – Children’s Word, Entrance 17.What God Is Like – 18.Jesu, Jesu – Holy Thursday, Communion, Lent 19.Prodigal Son – Reconciliation 20.That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright – Easter, Entrance, Recessional 21.Wherever I Am – Communion Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Year 5 May We Be One The General Aim of Year 5 is to explore what the church does as it gives witness to Jesus in the Spirit. It focuses on how the church is a gathering, a communion of people from all nations in and through the Spirit of God. 1. A Wondrous Work of Art – Recessional 2. Speak Lord – Gospel Accl, Reconciliation 3. May We Be One – Entrance, Recessional, Communion 4. In the Spirit We Live – Easter, Pentecost, Recessional, Entrance 5. Living Water – Entrance, Sprinkling Rite 6. In Beauty We Walk – Entrance, Recessional 7. O God, Our Rock – Psalm 8. Alleluia! – Gospel Accl, Easter, 9. My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Advent 10. God’s Covenant – Prep of Gifts 11. And the Nations Will Clap – Recessional 12. People of Peace – Reconciliation, Recessional 13. I Am Your God – Entrance, Recessional 14. You Will Be My People - Reconciliation, Lent 15. My People, Love One Another – Recessional, Reconciliation, Lent, Prep of Gifts 16. Easter People – Easter, Entrance, Recessional 17. Go Out Together – Recessional, Advent Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Year 6 You Shall Be My Witnesses General aim is to explore how young Christians, rooted in the Christian tradition, are witnesses of God’s justice and love. 1. A Light Unto My Path – Gospel Accl, Advent 2. Alleluia – Gospel Accl 3. We Praise You, O God – Eucharistic Accl, Response ie Psalm 4. Wondrous God – Recessional, Entrance, Easter Vigil, Lent 5. Ever-loving God – Intercessory Prayer 6. And Holy Is God’s Name – Response 7. God’s Covenant – Prep of Gifts 8. Alleluia – Gospel Accl Advent 9. My Soul Magnifies the Lord – Advent 10. Alleluia – Christmas Gospel Accl 11. Follow the Star – Advent, Christmas 12. Blest Are They – Entrance, Recessional, Communion 13. Praise To You – Lent Gospel Accl 14. Kyrie – Lent, Penitential Rite 15. Here I Am Lord – Entrance, Recessional 16. Jesus Remember Me – Memorial Accl, Lent 17. Behold the Wood – Good Friday, Lent 18. Celtic Alleluia – Gospel Accl 19. Alleluia – Easter Gospel Accl 20. Litany of Saints – Easter Vigil, Feast All Saints 21. Eucharistic Acclamations – Eucharistic Prayer, Intercessory response 22. Taste and See – Psalm, Communion 23. You Shall Be My Witness – Recessional, Advent Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Year 7 Believe In Me The purpose of this program is to assist young believers in nurturing their relationship with God in and through Christ in the context of a Spirit-filled community. By using the “faith summary” of the Apostles’ Creed, this program allows young believers to participate with the church in exploring the dimensions of our relationship with God, Jesus and the community of the Holy Spirit. 1. Credo – Entrance, Recessional 2. Act Justly – Reconciliation, Confirmation meetings 3. Give Life – Baptism, Confirmation, Easter 4. Dayeno 5. I Am You – Reconciliation, Reflection, Meditation 6. A Reason To Believe – Meditation, Reflection 7. Shout For Joy – Confirmation Entrance, Recessional, Baptism 8. Freedom – Confirmation, Reconciliation 9. Searching - Meditation 10. You Are Life - Reconciliation 11. Let Go – Reconciliation, Lent 12. Let Me Draw Near – Entrance, Reconciliation 13. Our Father Music From Catechetical Resource EC to Year 8 Year 8 Stand By Me The purpose of this program is to assist young believers in nurturing their relationship with God in and through Christ in the context of a Spirit-filled community. By using the “faith summary” of the Apostles’ Creed, this program allows young believers to participate with the church in exploring the dimensions of our relationship with God, Jesus and the community of the Holy Spirit. 1. Expectations – Psalm Response, Confirmation 2. Am I Strong Enough – Confirmation, Pentecost, Reflection 3. Are You Holy? 4. We Are Christ’s Body – Entrance, Confirmation Reflection 5. We Believe in the One – Recessional, Confirmation 6. Love Is Patient – Wedding 7. Won’t Ya Let Me In? - Reflection 8. Forgive Your Brothers and Your Sisters - Reconciliation 9. Sex Can Wait 10. Why? 11. The Web of Life – Entrance, Recessional 12. The Golden Rule 13. Do You Believe?