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Dan Schutte's Mass of Christ the Savior Chosen for OCP Missals and Hymnals

Contact: Zach Laney, OCP, 503-460-5311

PORTLAND, Ore., March 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- In anticipation of the new translation of the Roman Missal, OCP has chosen five new and four revised Mass settings for initial publication in the company's missal and hymnal products. One of the new settings selected is Dan Schutte's Mass of Christ the Savior.

"For me it moves my soul to imagine that every time we celebrate Mass, it is Christ the Savior who stands there to pray with us, sing with us, proclaim the scripture with us, give thanks with us, and finally, share the meal of his own body and blood with us," says Schutte. "The title Mass of Christ the Savior seemed most appropriate.

"The same image affected the way I approached the actual writing of the music. I wanted the music to be accessible to the Body of Christ gathered for worship. I wanted the beauty of the music to lift their hearts. I wanted the melodies to quickly and easily become like an old friend. I wanted the wedding of text and music to help people through the process of getting used to this new translation."

This parish-tested setting from Schutte will be included in a supplement, which will be made available to OCP customers using resources affected by the new translation.

More information on Schutte's Mass of Christ the Savior and the other new and revised settings is available on OCP's new Roman Missal online resource page: www.OCP.org/NewMassSettings. This web page was developed to answer concerns church leaders may have regarding the implementation of the new Roman Missal. Visitors to the page will find what they need conveniently located in one place: practical resources, catechetical articles related to the new translation, links to useful websites, frequently asked questions and more.

Because the page will be updated as new information and resources become available, visitors are encouraged to bookmark the address -- www.OCP.org/NewMassSettings -- and check back regularly.

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 80 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. More information is available at 1-800-LITURGY (548-8749) and