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Is This Hymn Appropriate at a Funeral?

By February 25, 2017 No Comments

Full Question

May the hymn “When the Saints Go Marching In” be sung at a Catholic funeral Mass?

Answer

The most well-known version of this hymn has pretty much been a secular song for almost a century.  As such, it should not be used at Mass (Musicam sacram 4, 43, 63).


By  Fr. Charles Grondin

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