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Q: For the first time our cantor led a setting of a Gloria with a refrain. One of my parishioners told me that was not permitted. Is she right?


A: Sing to the Lord 149 quotes the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy Policy for the Approval of Sung Settings of Liturgical Texts: “The addition of refrains to the Glory to God is permitted, provided the refrains encourage congregational participation.”