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Author: Richard Schletty

My presentation of a popular hymn sung at Masses, weddings and funerals. This recording was made at the funeral of Joseph Schaefer on 4/13/2018 at St. Matthew's Church. The video track is my grandkids at an Easter Egg Hunt in the woods.

On Eagle's Wings

by Michael Joncas

1. You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord
Who abide in His shadow for life
Say to the Lord
"My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"


Author: Alexander John

1st Verse:

I try not to judge

But still cry when I love...

Even when it hurts I know GOD cares

For better or worse I try and give you my soul laid bare...

In these words and rhymes

In order for us to change the world it's gotta take time...

Because we are men and women only

I try and use my pen to love and defend not so lonely...

When GOD is with us

Tears become less than dust

With fears we can adjust...

To love and glory

I'm still trying to get my head around the whole story...

But the picture 

Is in Biblical literature 

And in return our spiritual is richer.


Author: Richard Schletty

A new collaboration of Anthony Moran and Richard Schletty. Tony's daughter, Tara Moran (a Broadway stage singer), will sing the song soon, replacing my voice in this demo. Please listen to more "Songs of Faith for Liturgies and Devotions" sung by Tara. Please visit – or use the shortcut.

Which arrangement do you like – v5, v6 or v7? Please comment below.

We will be adding a chorus of voices singing the Alleluias.

"Queen of Heaven, Rejoice - Regina Coeli" is recited during the Easter season instead of the "Angelus."


Author: Richard Schletty

Refrain: Create in me, create in me a clean heart, O God.

Have mercy on me, O God,

     according to your merciful love;
according to your great compassion,
     blot out my transgressions.
Wash me completely from my iniquity,
     and cleanse me from my sin.

Refrain: Create in me, create in me a clean heart, O God.

Create a pure heart for...

Author: Alexander John

1st Verse:

The life I chose didn't start well

Like a dying rose I was dark but then the hell...

In my life was too much to handle

In such a way I had to dismantle...

Then pick up the pieces

The whole time I got a lift up from Jesus

The ultimate gift that was given for a reason...

A second chance

We are all blessed in advance...

Just sometimes its hard to see

When it's dark we can still be free...

In our hearts and in our minds

We do what we can but its GODS art that is so divine...

Every step I feel his presence

From the day we all met his been as real as blessings

And as important as...

Author: Alexander John

1st Verse:

The older I get

The less shoulders get wet...

Because I've cried a lifetime

I used to hide at night time...

Until I found GOD and I tried harder

I reach for the sky but I don't want to die a Martyr...

I just want to share some words

I just want to care in this world...

My heart spills through my pen

So this art won't kill what's in my head...

I have had demons in the past and they still linger 

Trying to open my scars but these fingers...

Make the sign of the cross

Take some wine cos I'm not lost...

And communion

But realising at the same time I'm only human.

Author: Alexander John

I am working on a Catholic album but have 10 tracks I wanted to release in an ebook form because I thought they read like hip hop poetry rather than alternativly be released as songs. I have provided the link here for you to download for free from God Bless. Alex.

Author: Richard Schletty Table Song by David Haas sung at the Church of St. Matthew on 2/25/2018.


We are the body of Christ, Broken and poured out,
promise of life from death, we are the body of Christ.

1.  Is not the bread of life we break a sharing in the life of God?  
Is not the cup of peace outpoured the blood of Christ?

We are the body...

2.  How shall we make a return to God, for goodness unsurpassing?This saving cup we shall...

Author: Richard Schletty

To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul. Composed by Scott Soper. Text: Based on Psalm 25:1, 4–5, 8–10, 14. Sung at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Prior Lake on 2-18-2018. Piano: Larry Strom. Cantor: Richard Schletty.

Refrain: To you, O Lord, I lift up, I lift up my soul, my God.

1. Your ways, O Lord, make known to me;
teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth, for you are my God,
and for you I will wait.

2. Good and upright is the Lord;
he shows us the way.
He guides the meek to justice,
he teaches the humble to follow his...

Author: Richard Schletty

Psalm 32: I Turn to You, O Lord, in Time of Trouble (Guimont, 2010 revision). Sung at the Church of St. Mary 2/10/2018. Cantor and guitarist: Richard Schletty. 

Refrain:  I turn to you, O Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.

Author: Richard Schletty

Sung at the Church of St. Matthew 9/24/2017. Cantor and guitarist: Richard Schletty. All videos shot by Richard at Church of St. Matthew (, Church of St. Mary (, St. Daniel the Prophet Church (Ouray, CO), Notre Dame Academy ( and in Segovia, Spain (iron cross on stucco wall by Elías Senior). Video created with Apple Final...

Author: Alexander John

Just wanted to say Happy New Year's and that I am looking forward to hearing members new music in 2018. God Bless.

Author: Richard Schletty

Creator of the Stars of Night sung at the Church of St. Mary on 12/23/2017. 

Author: Richard Schletty

People Look East sung at the Church of St. Mary on 12/23/2017. 

Author: Richard Schletty

Awake, Awake and Greet the New Morn. Sung at Church of St. Mary on 12/23/2017. 

Author: Richard Schletty

This is the responsorial psalm for 13th Sunday Ordinary Time (A). I have prepared two practice recordings for you – for high and low voice. GIA guitar books (Gather and Ritual Song) have an optional capo 3 chord map, so I simply removed the capo and played the chords in parentheses when I did the D version (1-1/2 steps down). Text: Psalm 89:4-5, 16-17, 27-29; © 1963, The Grail, GIA Publications, Inc, agent. Refrain translation © 1969, ICEL. Music: Marty Haugen, © 1988, 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.

Addendum 12/23/2017: We sang this responsorial psalm for 4th Sunday of Advent (cycle B) at the Church of St. Mary. Listen to the audio recording in the MP3 player.

Author: Richard Schletty

Responsorial Psalm for Third Sunday of Advent B. My Soul Rejoices in My God. Sung at the Church of St. Mary 12/16/2017. Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. Keyboard: Mary Joy Rieder.

Text: Luke 1:46–48, 49–50, 53–54 from Lectionary for Mass, © 1970, 1986, 1997, 1998, 2001, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc, refrain tr. © 1969, ICEL. Music: Michel Guimont, © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.

Refrain: My soul rejoices in my God, my soul rejoices in my God.

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked upon his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed....

Author: Richard Schletty


Calm Your Heart
© 2017, Antonio Resende and Richard Schletty

Author: Richard Schletty

Sacred music at the Church of St. Mary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Soloist/guitarist: Richard Schletty. Keyboard: Mary Joy Rieder.

Psalm 85: Let Us See Your Kindness

Lord, let us see your kindness;
Lord, let us see your kindness.

Let us hear what our God proclaims: 
Peace to the people of God, 
salvation is near to the ones who fear God.


Kindness and truth, justice and peace; 
Truth shall spring up as the water from the earth, 
justice shall rain from the heavens.


The Lord will come and you shall know his love, 
justice shall walk in his pathways, 
Salvation the gift that he brings


Author: Richard Schletty

Refrain: To you, O Lord, I lift my soul, to you, I lift my soul.

1. Lord, make me know your ways, teach me your paths
and keep me in the way of your truth, for you are God, my Savior.

2. For the Lord is good and righteous, revealing the way to those who wander,
gently leading the poor and the humble.

3. To the ones who seek the Lord, who look to God’s word, who live God’s love,
God will always be near, and will show them mercy.

Text: Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 12-14; Marty Haugen, © 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.; refrain trans. © 1969, ICEL. Music: Marty Haugen, © 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.

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