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June 7, 2016

A True Song of missioning


"Go Out, Go Out (Psalm 117)" by Curtis Stephan

In this energetic song of dismissal, the notes on the page might make the composition look a little challenging, but it sings easier than it looks and congregations will pick the refrain up immediately! Listen to the great recording on Amid Passing Things to see how Curtis plays it at his own parish. The Roman Missal instructs us to, "Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord." "Go Out, Go Out" to help parishioners take that message beyond the liturgy, and don't be surprised if they start clapping with the song on the way out the door!

- Eric Schumock, Music Development and Outreach Director
Member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Portland, OR