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Nation's #1 Mass Debuts Expanded Edition
Contact: Erin McClellan, OCP, 503-460-5363, erinm@ocp.org

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- This month, leading liturgical publisher OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) has announced a new, expanded edition of the popular, Mass of Christ the Savior. Written by world-renowned composer, Dan Schutte, this expanded edition further serves the thousands that already turn to Mass of Christ the Savior to celebrate the Liturgy and offers everything a parish needs to begin with this popular setting.

Since the implementation of the new Roman Missal in November of 2011, no other Mass setting has fostered such unity and participation among English-speaking Roman Catholics. Adopted by parishes from every corner of the United States. Mass of Christ the Savior is fast becoming the most recognized arrangement of sung Mass parts in the whole Church.

"By the first Sunday of Advent it was so well known and sung that it became the piece of normalcy and familiarity in the midst of an ocean of the new and almost new. It was obviously written by someone who knows intimately how many American Catholics sing," said Leslie Selage, Director of Worship at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palm Bay, Fla. "I've used it and implemented it at 3 different parishes. People love how it moves. I believe it has become the new 'standard' mass setting in many churches," said Joseph Keffer, Director of Music at St. Peter's Church in Warren, Ohio.

OCP's publisher, John Limb said, "We are honored to collaborate with Dan in offering Mass of Christ the Savior to worship communities everywhere. Versatile, complete and enduring, this new, expanded edition fosters a more engaging interaction between the priest and congregation encouraging full, conscious and active participation in the Liturgy."

The new expanded edition brings musical settings for each Dialog, a setting of Eucharistic Prayer II, a new song, ideal for the Sprinkling Rite called, "Living Streams," a Presider Edition and a complete CD recording for convenient learning and listening.

To learn more about the expanded edition of Mass of Christ the Savior, please visit, ocp.org/mcs. For more information or other media requests regarding Dan Schutte or OCP, please contact Erin McClellan, erinm@ocp.org, 503.460.5363.

About OCP
OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more than 90 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in more than two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. More information is available at 1-800-LITURGY (548-8749) and
ocp.org. Find OCP on facebook at facebook.com/OCPmusic.