March 2, 2017

Explore Josh Blakesley’s new contemporary Mass of Restoration


Josh Blakesley continues to serve one simple calling: to make music that moves people into prayer and action. His Mass of Restoration is no exception.

Co-written with Grae McCullough, as well as bandmates Blake Powell and Christian Gaudet, this new Mass setting is at once both singable and truly beautiful. Developed as an easy-to-sing Mass setting for contemporary liturgy, Mass of Restoration will appeal to anyone who enjoys music with a more modern feel, especially teens and young adults. Its simplicity also lends itself well to Life Teen groups, summer camps and other youth and young adult retreats.

In this series of videos, Josh, Grae and a collection of Catholic singers and musicians share the different songs that are part of the Mass of Restoration. In addition to Josh Blakesley and his band, the choir members singing include Sarah Kroger, Dave Moore, Lauren Moore, Andrea Thomas, Adam Ubowski, Lori Ubowski, James Opdenhoff, Kristyn Opdenhoff, John Finch, Laurie Lopez and Kristin Fuselier.

Kyrie

Gloria

Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia)

Lenten Gospel Acclamation

Holy, Holy, Holy (Sanctus)

We Proclaim Your Death O’ Lord (Mystery of Faith A)

When We Eat This Bread (Mystery of Faith B)

Save Us Savior of the World (Mystery of Faith C)

Amen

Lamb of God (Agnus Dei)

 

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Josh Blakesley

Josh Blakesley

With five solo albums under his belt, Josh Blakesley is no longer a newcomer in contemporary Catholic music. He and his band appear at some of the biggest faith-based events around the country.

 
Grae McCullough

Grae McCullough

After years of playing guitar in Josh Blakesley's band, Grae McCullough is making a name for himself in his own right—as a contemporary Catholic songwriter of heartfelt lyrics and easy-to-sing melodies.