Rev. Robert A. Skeris,
President, Church Music Association of America

This section of the web site is endorsed by:
Church Music Association of America
Affiliated with Consociatio Internationalis Musicae Sacrae (Roma), founded 1963 by Pope Paul VI

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Parishes and Congregations

The following are listed in alphabetical order by state and city:

St. Charles Borromeo Parish, North Hollywood, CA
10:00am Choral High Mass
10828 Moorpark St., North Hollywood, CA 91602
Telephone: (818)766-3838

Saint John Cantius Church, Chicago, IL
825 N. Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60622
Telephone: (312) 243-7373

Assumption Grotto, Detroit, MI
3770 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48205
Telephone: (313) 372-0762

The Church of St. Agnes, St. Paul, MN
548 Lafond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103
Telephone: (651) 293-1710

Corpus Christi Parish, New York, NY
11:15 am Choral High Mass
529 west 121th St., New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 666-9350

Christ the King Chapel, Front Royal, VA
Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630
Telephone: (540) 636-2900 x274

St. Mary, Help of Christians, West Allis, WI
1204 S. 61st Street, West Allis, WI 53214
Telephone: (920) 452-8584


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St. Peters Basilica, Rome
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The papal altar in St. Peter’s Basilica at Rome is set above the tomb of St. Peter. Gianlorenzo Bernini designed the magnificent structure (baldacchino) over the altar in 1624-33 to express the Church's belief that it is the focal point of God's special presence in the Divine Liturgy. The altar is already detached from and elevated above the earth, which groans under the curse of sin. After it is consecrated and anointed with Holy Chrism, the altar becomes a powerful symbol of Christ Himself, the kingly Bridgroom of holy Church. Where He is present the Godhead is enthroned, and everything inferior, earthly, and merely natural recedes into the background; here grace reigns, separates, and elevates on high. "God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." (Psalm 45:8)

Sacred Music America does not guarantee that all the music of every service at the parishes and congregations listed is consistent with its standards. If you plan to visit any of them, call ahead of time to ask for details about the program for the specific liturgy you expect to attend.

A great many parishes and congregations maintain high standards across the country. The listing above offers a few examples worthy of attention at this time. Others will be added to the list, which we plan to expand and enlarge.