Churches will gain access to a repertoire from top sacred music publishers including The Taizé Community, The Iona Community, Oregon Catholic Press, GIA Publications, Inc., the Royal School of Church Music, Oxford University Press, Hope Publishing, Kevin Mayhew and many more.
Bishop Nulty asked Liam Lawton to co-ordinate a virtual performance because choirs were not able to come together to sing due to COVID-19 restrictions. They want the song to give people hope during these difficult times of pandemic.
Over 2,500 students from 70 different schools perform three pieces which have been specially written for the World Meeting of Families in August.
It is my hope that this new edition of An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach will serve those who celebrate the liturgy in Irish, and that it may help to strengthen our Irish language as a living language of prayer
“I have taken various elements of the Requiem in the Latin, English and Irish languages to reflect the immensity of what happened to our children and what sadly is still happening throughout the world today” – Liam Lawton.
Many churches and missionary societies offer the faithful an opportunity to remember their deceased loved ones on the 'altar list of the dead' in November.