Q: I have a question regarding the process for approval of contemporary religious music for use in liturgical celebrations and inclusion in approved hymnals.
I plan to resubmit these works to approved hymnal publishers. Getting the works approved for liturgy ahead of the submission(s) may assure their being positively received.
A: The best way to begin the process is to send your scores directly to a publisher of Catholic music. If the publisher has an interest in the piece, its officials will secure the necessary approvals for liturgical use.
God bless you for your desire to enhance the spirituality of the faithful