Musical Resources

For the Rites of the RCIA

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Christ We Proclaim: A Music and Liturgy Resource for the Rites of Christian Initiation 
OCP Publications 

Christopher Walker, Editor 

A year-round resource for musicians, liturgists and RCIA team leaders to help their parishes participate fully in the RCIA process. 

Volume I: Precatechumenate through Catechumenate (11294/$16) 

Volume II: Rite of Election through Holy Thursday (call for availability) 

Volume III: Good Friday through Mystagogy (11298, $16) 

Christ We Proclaim is an innovative, year-round resource for musicians, liturgists and RCIA team leaders to help their parishes participate fully in the RCIA process. It helps streamline music selection and preparation so you can focus on creating the best possible environment for a meaningful spiritual experience. 

Covering the entire period of Christian Initiation, from the Precatechumenate through Easter to the Mystagogy, Christ We Proclaim contains a study edition of the ritual text for all the rites, summaries of the rubrics, planning guides for organizing the liturgies, and a wide selection of music for all the ritual moments — all in the order you will use them. Christ We Proclaim helps you make better use of the provisions of the official ritual documents, The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. 

With these special features, Christ We Proclaim enhances and simplifies your preparation of any aspect of Christian Initiation: 

  • Provides a variety of musical styles for all the rites and periods, including general, contemporary, traditional, bilingual, choral and children’s music

Chosen in Christ/Elegidos en Cristo Music Book 

World Library Publications Editor:  Compiled and edited by Jerry Galipeau 
Product:  017245 
Price:  $24.95 

Initiation for English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and bilingual parish communities. Many of these pieces have appeared in WLP’s time-tested worship resources and are sure to bring life to the various rites that are at the heart of the initiation process. Unique to this resource are the pastoral and performance notes, written in English and Spanish, which introduce each of the sections dealing with the major rituals. Each piece includes a keyboard arrangement and contains chord symbols for the guitarist. This resource will assist presiders, parish musicians, initiation ministers, and liturgy planners in the preparation, implementation, and celebration of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Composers represented in this collection include Sterling Picard, James Marchionda, Lucien Deiss, Lorenzo Florián, Jerry Galipeau, Alan Hommerding, Peter Kolar, Pedro Rubalcava, Carl Johengen, Howard Hughes, Laura Dankler, Lisa Stafford, John Olivier, Paul Page, Steve Warner, Kevin Keil, Joe Mattingly, and Michael Ward. 

Up from the Waters – Marty Haugen 
G-7339 Sing with the World (Music Collection) G-7339CD Sing with the World – Book and CD 

Intercessions for the Elect and the Candidates – Brian Luckner 
G-6031 Intercessions for the Elect and the Candidates 

That You May Have Life – Marty Haugen/Susan Briehl 
G-6614FS That You May Have Life – Full Score 

A Liturgy for Lent G-6537 – That You May Have Life – A Liturgy for Lent G-7069 That You May Have Life – Liturgy for Lent Years B and C. 

Scrutinies and Kyrie – Carol Browning 

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say: Rite of Scrutinies – Marty Haugen 

  • 120 song titles by today’s leading liturgical composers, including music by Jaime Cortez, Bernadette Farrell, Bob Hurd, Ricky Manalo, Mary Frances Reza, John Schiavone, Dan Schutte, Juan Sosa, Christopher Walker and many others 
  • CDs include samples of the ritual text spoken before songs to demonstrate how the music fits into the rite 
  • Resource book contains reproducible assembly editions 
  • Choral songbooks contain keyboard, guitar and choral parts for all the assembly music found in the resource book 


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – Lynn Trapp 
Morning Star Music 
Product Number 80-907, $15.00 

Ritual music for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for Roman Catholic Church. Includes music for Presider, Cantor, Congregation, and optional SATB choir. Musically crafted according to and for Rite.


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