Welcome To Our Mass Of Renewal

Welcome To Mass Of Renewal by William Gokelman and David Kauffman Since winning the National Association of Pastoral Musicians New Mass Setting Competition in July of 2010, over 2000 parishes have adopted Mass of Renewal for use in parish and diocesan settings.

For the competition, over 160 Mass Settings were submitted. A Five Judge Panel pared that down to Four Settings. And 2000+ Choral Music Directors, Cantors, and Choir members voted the Gokelman Kauffman setting the Number 1 Mass!

"Our hope was to write a musical setting to enhance the prayer experience of the living liturgy," said Bill Gokelman, co-writer of Mass of Renewal and Chairman of the Music department at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.

Gokelman and Kauffman's composition may be sung with various combinations of instruments, including guitar, piano, organ, brass, and even full orchestra. This setting is quite adaptable and can be used by the congregation alone, with the participation of an SATB choir or in contemporary settings.

Download Our Lectionary Song Match

Looking for a Kauffman/Gokelman Song to go with a Sunday celebration? Download a FREE PDF spreadsheet matching our songs to each Sunday in all three cycles. While we don't have a perfect song-match for every Sunday, many of our songs work well for many Sundays. Some are in octavo format, and others, meant for solo or ensemble unison singing.


""I was drawn to this Mass setting for our community. A diocesan reading session confirmed that choice!""

—Sr. Camille Martinez, S.E.C., Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Lake Charles, LA
"It works with my Chorale and my Contemporary Ensemble. It's quite flexible. We already purchased the resources."

—Joan Maher, Director of Worship, Holy Spirit Church, St. Louis, MO
"It was as if the congregation already knew it. That's what we need…a singable Mass. We're using Mass of Renewal."

—Fr. Larry Christian, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi, San Antonio, TX
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