During these times of the pandemic and various levels of lockdown; it is good to have something to help lift our spirits.

For the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time try these two songs of praise based on Psalm 146 from this Sunday’s Mass at www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK4e9kkQrT4 and www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtaDd6wdEMQ

For the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time try Psalm 95 www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUiatjOVUVQ or
‘Word of God Speak’ by MercyMe www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JK_6osCH74

For the Third Week of Ordinary Time try this sung version of Psalm 24(25) at www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjVoPBuBRj8
Or Pope St. John Paul II’s favourite hymn ‘Lord, you have come to the seashore’ at www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6JH3OQzzBA (English) or www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c5IiTVDT6k (Polish)

For the Second Week of Ordinary Time you may like to listen to “Come and See” by Connection Music at www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lOHf2uyzc0

This week you may like “When Jesus comes to be baptized” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVIU_K2nBVY

For this Epiphany Week you may like “Ecce Advenit – Hymn from the Introit on the Feast of the Epiphany” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpKg7nwRdRc or this beautifully melodic version of “We Three Kings of Orient are” arranged by ‘The Hound + The Fox’ at www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEtUGgBwzEM

For the Octave of Christmas here are a couple of choices (out of so many available) ‘O Holy Night’ at www.youtube.com/watch?v=17kiIIxSdC0
Or a blast from the past ‘Adeste Fidelis’ www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rUFy3Id7aI

For the Fourth Week of Advent this hymn “Marantha! Come Lord Jesus” is great prayer to make as our preparations to celebrate the birth approach their fruition. www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhrsSTXXNFg

For the Third Week of Advent you may like “O come, O come Emmanuel” – Traditional Choir version www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xtpJ4Q_Q-4
Or this hymn sung by Lichfield Cathedral Choir “Lo, He comes with clouds descending” www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjn3fBTvBjY

For the Second Week of Advent the suggestion is a traditional Catholic Hymn “Come Thou Long Expected” as an Organ Instrumental www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGDR4x7AfR8 Or as a sung hymn www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dmO8UPlWoo

For the First Week of Advent try this original version of “Prepare The Way Of The Lord” composed and performed by Nathaniel Cabanero http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZqpwaiWWok

For the Feast of Christ the King you may like a traditional Catholic Hymn “To Jesus Christ Sovereign King” sung by Schola Cantorum of St. Peter’s www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH7j5P5yq9U

For the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time our ‘Hymn of the Week’ is by Cleft Music and is called “Jesus, the High Priest.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN8D2ys73Xo Praise be to Jesus! All Glory, Honour and Power to Our God!

Our first ‘Hymn of the Week’ to help us feel better, for the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time, is called “He is Exalted” and is sung by ‘Sounds like Reign’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM3DCuDVafY Praise God!

If you have any suggestions for future hymns of the week, please email me stjudesworksopoldcotes@gmail.com with the details. Many thanks.