In collaboration with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, S’elahSong brought the ‘Catholic Underground’ to central Jersey for four years.
This was a two part Christian experience, beginning with an hour of Adoration,
followed by performances by Christian artists. This venue advanced the mandate
of Pope John Paul II to share "just how beneficial the rediscovery of Eucharistic
adoration by many Christians is.” Through this experience we found we have
a special calling within our
ministry to provide meditative music to enhance the Adoration experience.
This brings us to the purpose of our reaching out to you. We would like to
bring this experience to your parish family. For your next Holy Hour, we
would welcome the opportunity to enhance your participation in this Sacred
Rite, by adding Evening Prayer, meditative music during the Adoration, and
concluding with a sung Tantum Ergo and Night Prayer.
We share our musical gifts for no fee because this is such an important
part of our ministry.
But we do need you to take the first step and contact us:
email Terri at:
Further down this page you can find our proposed structure for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration. We’ve included music samples of the experience we would like to share.
If you desire, we can also stay, and share an hour of contemporary Christian music with your community, if you have an appropriate setting for this performance.
We can provide a Word .Doc with the text of the evening, so you may print and distribute sheets to congregation members before Holy Hour.
An Evening of Eucharistic Adoration
(click link to hear music sample mp3. There may be a slight delay, depending on length of the music)
Entrance, call to worship:
We provide an entrance song to greet our Eucharistic Lord,
as the celebrant processes through the Church, and places
the Monstrance on the altar.
And Greeting, spoken by the celebrant
Vespers, Evening Prayer
The psalms and Canticle are done as chant, encouraging the
participation of the congregation.
Scripture Reading Of the night,
read by the celebrant
Canticle of Mary
Magnificat-Done as chant (:40)
Intercessions Lead by the celebrant
leading to the Sacred Adoration
Light, meditative music, sung and instrumental;
interspersed with spoken prayer:
Meditation- Before You Now (1:15)
Meditation- The Humility of God (1:30)
Meditation- Here I am (1:10)
Tantum Ergo (:50)
The Divine Praises
Recessional- You Are Our King (:45)
As the celebrant processes out with the Monstrance,
the congregation joins in a closing song
For an extended evening,
S’elahSong can include a 1 hour concert of
Christian music and singalong after the Hour of Adoration-
this would then
conclude with a communal recitation of Night Prayer.
Days Of Elijah (1:30)