Update on new CCCB English-language hymnal "Music for Catholic Worship"

Thursday, 23 January 2020 15:35

The preparations of the music and texts for Music for Catholic Worship are well underway. With the help of the professional engraving services from GIA Publications, together with the assistance of CCCB Publications, the majority of the hymns have already been sent by the National Liturgy Office to professional proofreaders. In addition, all Psalm settings have been received for both the Pew and Accompaniment editions, and also were sent out for proofreading. Many of the remaining hymn engravings are now ready for proofreading. As well, the engravings for the 10 Mass settings should follow shortly. An update on this information will be posted on the new CCCB website (soon to be launched), and updates will be regularly posted online throughout the rest of the production process.

Because of several unforeseen circumstances, however, there has been a production delay in the projected publication calendar. The new Canadian worship resource will not be available for Lent 2020 as had been estimated at the beginning of this project.

The date of publication will be announced later once contracts are finalized for printing and binding, and the schedule for printing and manufacturing determined. 

Should there be any questions about Music for Catholic Worship, you are invited to direct these to the National Liturgy Office, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


New English-language ritual for the "Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar"

Friday, 02 November 2018 08:50

CCCB Publications announced that the Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar is now available for purchase. Having received confirmatio from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, this publication contains the newly translated English-language texts (2018) for the dedication of a church and an altar.

Information for purchasing the publication is found at, by email (  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), or by phone (1-800-769-1147) . 

order dedication churchandaltar web


Music for Catholic Worship - New Hymnal for Canada

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 13:29

A new hymnal for Canada, Music for Catholic Worship was named and approved by the Permanent Council of the CCCB.  There will be a Pew Edition, Choir Edition and coil bound Instrumental Edition.  Instrumental parts will not  be included in the Choir Edition.  Discounted prices (through Diocesan Offices) will be $20, $50 and $90 respectively.  It is estimated they will be available in Lent 2020.  Digital editions of the Choir and Instrumental editions will be available as well.  A format for projectioin is currently being worked on by CCCB Publications.  For more details on the Hymnal and the approved content please see the announcements below.


"Music for Catholic Worship": Fact Sheet on New Hymnal

Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00


FACT SHEET on New National Hymnal

  • Available in 3 versions
    • Pew*
    • Choir (much more manageable in size than CBW III)**
    • Instrumental**

* Information on projection option forthcoming

** Hardbound and E-book formats

  • Mass texts as per the 2011 Roman Missal
  • 10 Mass Settings
  • Musical settings of the NRSV Psalms matching the Lectionary: Sundays and Solemnities (the only Psalm settings approved for use in Canada)
  • Settings for Morning Prayer
  • Settings for Evening Prayer
  • Over 400 Hymns from many genres appealing to a variety of liturgical music ministries, talent and instruments:
    • Covering all the Seasons of the Liturgical Year
    • Additional Communion hymns
    • For Funerals
    • For Weddings
    • For Ritual Masses
    • For Eucharistic Adoration
  • Favorite hymns retained with some returning from CBW II
  • Introduction of fresh texts with some familiar tunes
  • Comprehensive indexing to assist with appropriate music selections
  • Donation acknowledgement inserts for donor purchases

Hymnal Content As Approved by The Episcopal Commission.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

Hymnal Content As Approved by The Episcopal Commission For Liturgy and The Sacraments
subject to Approval By The Permanent Council of The CCCB.

Please click here for the Hymnal Content list.


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