music at st. john’s


A tradition of beauty

St. John’s is widely known for its zealous tradition of plainsong and great Anglican hymnody. Depending on the liturgical season and occasion, a variety of mass settings are sung in English or Latin: Merbecke’s Missa Simplicior, Willan’s Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena, MASS XVII for Advent & Lent, MASS X Alme Pater for Lady Days, Requiem mass in Latin and English for All Soul’s and Remembrance Sunday.  In addition, the Parish Choir is continually adding polyphonic masses, motets and anthems to its growing repertoire.

Weekly rehearsals for the Parish Choir are held on Thursday evenings at 7.00 pm and on Sunday mornings at 9.00 am. Membership in the Parish Choir is by audition or invitation.

For further information about the Parish Choir, please contact:

Mr Troy Lamoureux

Director of Music

Troy Lamoureux AVCM, BEd, BMus.

Troy is a former Anglican who became a Catholic in the summer of 2005 after being instructed in the faith by the Fathers of the Toronto Oratory.  The majority of his career was spent in Edmonton where in addition to his constant involvement in church music, he was the Artistic Director of the community choral programme Cantemus Canada and Principal Conductor of the orchestra Ludemus — Classical Garage Band.  In 2010 Troy received the Excellence in Catholic Teaching Award from the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association for his teaching in Catholic Schools. Previous to his becoming the Director of Music at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Programme Director of  the Holy House of Our Lady & St. John, he was the Chaplain and Head of Religious Studies at J.H. Picard Catholic School in Edmonton. The Lamoureux family resides in Airdrie and is delighted to attend St. John the Evangelist.

music list

Sunday, September 9 Trinity XV

Entrance Hymn:  Faith of our fathers! living still (St Finbar) 422

Offertory Hymn:  At the name of Jesus (Evelyns) 357

Communion 1:   Faithful Shepherd, feed me (Pastor Pastorum) NEH 282

Communion 2: My faith looks up to thee (Olivet) 522

Communion 3:  Jesu, the very thought of thee  (St Botolph) 493

Recessional:  Stand up, stand up, for Jesus (Morning Light) 55


Sunday, September 16 Trinity XVI

Entrance Hymn:Jesu, the very thought of thee  (St Botolph) 493

Offertory Hymn: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (St Osmund) 235

Communion 1:My faith looks up to thee (Olivet) 52

Communion 2:God moves in a mysterious way (London New) 516

Communion 3:Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) 229

Recessional: The King of love my Shepherd is (St Columba) 539


Sunday, September 23 Trinity XVII

Entrance Hymn:All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth) 350

Offertory Hymn:We pray thee, heavenly Father (Meirionydd) NEH 311

Communion 1:Bread of heaven, on thee we feed (Bread of Heaven) 219

Communion 2:Blest are the pure in heart(Franconia) 55

Communion 3:Sweet Sacrament divine (Divine Mysteries) NEH 307

Recessional:Immortal, invisible, God only wise (St. Denio) 401


6:30 Wednesday, September 26,  Feast of Saints Jean de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions.



Sunday, September 30 Trinity XVIII

Entrance Hymn:  Joyful, joyful, we adore thee (Hymn to Joy) 40

Offertory Hymn:  And can it be that I should gain? (Sagina) NEP 627

Communion 1: Strong Son of God, immortal  (Wareham) 532

Communion 2: As pants the hart for cooling streams (Marytydom) 383/382? 

Communion 3: The King of love my Shepherd is (St Columba) 53

Recessional: Fight the good fight with all thy might (Duke Street) 549


Sunday, October 7 Thanksgiving Sunday

Entrance Hymn: Come, ye thankful people, come  (St George) 307

Offertory Hymn: All things bright and beautiful  (All things Bright) 308

Communion 1:  For the beauty of the earth  (Dix, BCP 97) EH 309

Communion 2:  Fairest Lord Jesus  (Crusaders’ Hymn) 604

Communion 3: We plough the fields and scatter  (Wir Pflugen) 308

Recessional: This is my Father’s world  (Terra Beata) 600