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March 24, 2020

Parish resources


Resources for Parishes
 

For missal and hymnal customers of 50+ books, we're offering free permissions to sing, project and reprint the copyrights found in your worship aid for livestreamed celebrations of the liturgy. These permissions will expire after November 28, 2020 and only apply to copyrights (songs, psalmody and Mass settings) that are solely owned, published or administered by OCP. We hope that this will provide parishes with the support they need to continue serving their communities.

Go here to register for permissions and view a full list of available songs in your resource.


COVID-19 has changed parish life in a way many of us never expected. Walking this new path in ministry together, OCP is here to help connect you through digital experiences, so that you may continue to serve your parish community. Below, you’ll find helpful tips on how to stream Mass, share music with your musicians and communicate with parishioners. You can also learn about our Parish Grants program — now accepting application through June 30 — and our deals on missals and digital octavos. These are just some of the ways that we’re committed to partnering with you and your ministry.

Licensing music for livestreams

If you're currently streaming or planning on streaming Masses, learn how to acquire specific licenses for music to be used in your celebrations.

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Planning and sheet music delivery

You can better plan and communicate with your music ensembles remotely by using our digital libraries. Both Spirit & Song Digital Library and Breaking Bread Digital Music Library are available for two months absolutely free. Share all sheet music and MP3s with your musicians, so they can access everything without attending a physical rehearsal. These resources also come include a subscription to Liturgy.com, allowing you to create and customize an outline for your streamed liturgy. The digital libraries will be made available to you during this remote worship period, even if you don’t have Breaking Bread or Spirit & Song in your pews.

Partner with OCP

To help connect your parishioners with relevant resources to support their worship from home, we have created this email template You can add your own content, and together, we can offer joint support for your assembly’s remote worshiping experience.

Resources for pastors

Look at the resources below and help support pastors who are finding it difficult to continue aspects of their ministry digitally.

Resources for Music Ministers

Read about some of the struggles that music ministers across the country are facing, and find unique solutions to many of these problems.

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Resources for Youth Ministers

Discover ways to inspire and engage the youth in your community — from music directors and artists across the country.

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Resources for consolation and grief

As public gatherings shut down, pain and grief are not finding their usual comforting outlets in gatherings like funerals and prayer services. The blogs below have been created to help those suffering with grief.

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Streaming the Mass

Offering new and intuitive ways to reach your assembly digitally, this section offers a tutorial on livestreaming, a calendar of online concerts featuring OCP artists, information on licensing and more.

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Streaming audio

Below are playlists for Easter, healing, grief and hope that can be shared and linked in your parish communications. You can also easily find our regularly updated streaming channels at the bottom of every page on ocp.org. Follow our profiles to receive all updates on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.

Healing in Christ
 
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Amazon Music
  • YouTube
Grief
 
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Amazon Music
  • YouTube
Easter
 
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Amazon Music
  • YouTube
Hop
 
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Amazon Music
  • YouTube

Share and discover streaming events

Here you can find local livestreamed Masses from parishes across the country, and share your parish’s Mass with others. Plus, many of our artists and presenters are responding to this crisis by hosting streamed digital content on their social media accounts. We have created a calendar for these events, so that you can access them from home and share them with your parishioners.

Book a virtual event for your community

Invite an OCP artist for a digital workshop, concert or retreat, and bring hope and inspiration to your parishioners. Find available artists

Social media

Mention: Mention @OCPmusic in your posts and livestreams on social media, so we can connect with and share in your remote worshiping experiences.

 

Parish Grants

In light of the current circumstances, we realize that now, more than ever before, parishes across the country may need financial help in continuing their ministry. Because of this, OCP’s Parish Grants program is now accepting applications through June 30. apply for a grant today, and your community could receive financial assistance to support its liturgy and/or music ministry.

 

Discounts

Personal missals at 50% off

Please share the coupon code 50OFF with your parishioners on social media, your parish website or through email, so that they may obtain their own copy of your parish’s missal to help connect them to the experience of worship in the parish.

Digital sheet music at 15% off

We’re offering all of our digital octavos at a 15% discount. Use the coupon code DIGITAL15 at checkout to receive the discount. This coupon also applies to our eBook products.

 

Connect with your representative

OCP's Customer Success Team is here to help your parish through its challenges. Want to talk with your Parish Services Associate? Find your representatives and their contact information here.

 

Cleaning/Disinfecting Missals and Hymnals

The Environmental Protection Agency has an approved list of disinfectants for use against the COVID-19 virus. While we cannot endorse any of these products for their effectiveness at killing the virus, if used in moderation, they should cause little or no damage to your missals and hymnals.