The Diocese of Des Moines
Teaching Music Before Mass...and the Reception of a Coadjutor
May 27, 2010
Written By: Kyle Lechtenberg

The people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles received their coadjutor archbishop yesterday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (fun fact--the organ was built by Dobson in Lake City, Iowa). 


Rocco at Whispers had great things to say about the Mass--no doubt he'll have more to add.


Check out the video of the Mass, or the worship aid


A couple of things strike me about this liturgy--the multicultural music that reflects the diversity of the people Archdiocese, and the inviting way in which people are encouraged to sing and learn the new music for this liturgy.  Those planning the liturgy clearly felt it to be time well-spent to ensure that people are prepared to sing the liturgy comfortably and confidently!


Also, taking some time to look at the worship space and consider its theological foundation can be an exercise in prayer--as it can be in each of our own parish churches. 


(Follow links at the Cathedral's website to learn about the organ, art, and architecture of the space). Save to


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