Welcome to Mother of Mercy Catholic Hymns

My mission in creating this collection of hymns to St. Joseph and other collections that will follow is to share them with you because they mean so much to me and because some of you may never have heard them. The hymns help to remind me of my Catholic faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church. These traditional Catholic hymns can be used in a very efficacious way to instruct children, young adults, men, and women of all ages about our Catholic Faith and St. Joseph’s role in salvation history and in our own personal lives.

They are a collection of the most widely used devotional hymns from classic public domain hymnals like the SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN BOOK, ST. BASIL’S HYMNAL, ST. GREGORY’S HYMNAL and others of the late 19th and early 20th century period. The hymns are a wonderful source for music directors, musicians, home educators, choir members, parishioners and those curious about Catholic hymnody.

A good method for using these traditional Catholic hymns for devotion at Mass is the following: Before Mass, Beginning of Mass, Offertory, Communion, and at the Blessing. You may find this a helpful addition to your family’s devotions as well.

It is my hope that these traditional Catholic hymns will become part of a parish or choir repertoire and help renew our understanding and devotions of the Catholic Church.

If you have any questions, you can reach me by email at: dhowe@neo.rr.com

Donald A. Howe, Author

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