February 5th 2012 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Responsorial Psalm assigned for today is Ps. 147 Praise The Lord Who Heals The Brokenhearted

Below is both a PDF file of the psalm as well as a JPEG image.

PDF Praise The Lord Who Heals The Brokenhearted Ps. 147

January 22, 2012 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Responsorial Psalm assigned to this day is Psalm 25 Teach Me Your Ways . . .

The setting offered here is one that I composed 40 years ago and is found on the Ellis & Lynch recording “There’s A Time, There’s A Moment”  Below is the PDF file of this psalm as well as a JPEG image.

PDF Teach Me Your Ways

“WE SHALL PREPARE” – A Song for Advent by Michael Lynch

We have been singing this song for the past 10 years or so at our parish during the Advent season.  It works well with both adult and children’s liturgies. . . The  Piano figure that is used in the intro and interludes between verses is quite nicely done on the flute or violin.

I’ve had children do handbells on this piece.  We’ve used the Suzuki Tone Chimes

The Handbell part for “WE SHALL PREPARE” by Michael Lynch

We Shall Prepare Handbells parts

Click here to listen to the audio:

Advent “MARANATHA MASS” – Composed by Michael Lynch – revised to be in accordance with the New Roman Missal 2011

The “MARANATHA MASS” has served our parish of Christ The King for many years now and in doing this revision for the New Roman Missal I discovered very little was needed to change because we don’t sing the Glory To God during Advent. . .

In this YouTube video you will hear all of the parts of the mass. . . The “MARANATHA MASS” is available for licensing to parishes.

Click here for PDF of “MARANATHA MASS” by Michael Lynch

Dec. 25th 2011 – Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – At the Vigil Mass

Children's Nativity Scene


On Sunday Dec. 24th 2011 we celebrate the Vigil of Christmas.  The Responsorial Psalm appointed for that day is Psalm 89″Forever I Will Sing”  The music for this Psalm is the same for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

Here is a Christmas song that I composed well over 20 years ago and it has become a sort of “standard” in our parish.  At the time I composed  ‘THIS IS THE TIME”  I asked my family to all write down those things that instantly came to mind whenever they thought about Christmas time and those thoughts formed the basis of this song. . . Sheet music for this song can be purchased $5.00 by simply going to this site: www.ukulelemikelynch.com  and pay thru the PayPal donate button. . . be sure to indicate it’s not a donation but rather to purchase the music for “THIS IS THE TIME”

Dec.18th 2011 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – Psalm 89 “Forever I Will Sing”


On Sunday Dec. 4th 2011 we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent.  The Responsorial Psalm appointed for that day is Psalm 85 “Lord Let Us See Your Kindness”  Below is an image file of the psalm which can be saved by right clicking, “save picture as” then printing out.  I will be posting these regularly giving music directors a week or 2 or more to  be planning, preparing and rehearsing these settings.

A Thanksgiving Gift – “ALL GOOD GIFTS” by Michael Lynch

Here is my Thanksgiving gift. . . I wrote this song over 15 years ago now and it has been a “standard” in our parish every Thanksgiving morning.  Typically we might sing this song together as food offerings and such are brought up to the sanctuary. . .

All Good Gifts by Michael Lynch