Psalms for Quinceañeras

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  I am creating a music list for quinceañeras, but I am having a difficulty in selecting the Psalm.

Do you have any suggestions? Thank you so much. I appreciate it.


A:  The USCCB has published a booklet for this celebration:

It recommends taking readings either from the lectionary of the mass of the day, or from the Mass of Thanksgiving among the Masses for Various Needs and Occasions. You’ll find these in the fourth volume of the lectionary in English, heading III, number 26. Here are the suggestions for the psalm (lectionary #945):

1 Chronicles 29:10bc, 11, 12

Psalm 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Psalm 138:1-2a, 2bc-3, 4-5

Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11

But almost every quinceañera I’ve seen has used a version of Psalm 40, “Here I am, Lord.”