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  • How do I set up my account?

    Watch this quick tutorial.

  • How do I create an outline?

    Watch this quick tutorial.

  • How do I add songs to an outline?

    Watch this quick tutorial.

  • How do I create a custom template for a Mass setting or a specific celebration?

    Watch this quick tutorial.

  • How is the new different from the old site?

    The new has been streamlined for music planning. Comprehensive customer testing identified the most used features from Those features continue to be available but reorganized in a way that makes them more accessible and user friendly. In addition, new features such as Scratch Pad were created to better serve your needs.

    In order to provide more robust music planning features for your liturgy preparation, some seldom used features, as identified in the customer testing (homily suggestions, Scripture commentaries and prayers) are no longer available.

  • How can I access the full readings for a celebration?

    On the Plan Liturgy landing page, each celebration has an Overview link. You can also click on the Overview link from the top of any Outline. The Overview page offers a summary of the celebration along with reading synopses and Prayers of the Faithful. At the bottom of the page, clicking on the View Full Readings button will take you to, the official United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website where you can review the readings in their entirety. When finished, closing the newly opened window will take you back to the Overview page.

  • How does the Scratch Pad work?

    Think of Scratch Pad like a digital notebook where you can jot down song ideas for a certain liturgy or season. There are several ways you can add songs to your Scratch Pad (search, my repertoire, suggested songs, etc.). There are different Scratch Pads for every liturgical season. You can access all of them through the dropdown menu at the top of the site. Watch the tutorial video about adding songs to outlines for a brief how-to.

  • How do I access outlines from past celebrations?

    Go to the planning landing page by clicking Plan Liturgy from the top navigation. From the buttons at the top of the page, select the year and season you'd like to view. If the celebration was not a Sunday, select Special Liturgies. For past years, click on All Years and select the desired year. Note: Previous outlines are only saved from 2014 on.

    You can also access all previous outlines by date from the My Account dropdown through the My Outlines link.

  • Are there song suggestions to help me fill out my outlines?

    Song suggestions for each Liturgical Moment are drawn from Today's Liturgy and Liturgia y Canción. By default, this will display when you click the Add Song icon. In addition, there are lists of recommended seasonally appropriate songs from the seasonal overview page. The Explore section of the site also offers curated lists of song suggestions for various celebrations and occasions.

  • Is there a place for me to make notes about a song in my outline?

    Yes, when you are in an outline, you'll see a Notes field on the right-hand side of the screen. Anything you type in there will appear on the PDF or printed outline.

  • What can I expect in the Enrich section?

    With the Enrich section, you'll be able to simplify your job of choosing the right music for a specific celebration with insights from well-known liturgists, scholars and composers. There will be articles and commentaries on everything from weddings and funerals to multicultural parishes, working with choirs and more.

  • What can I expect in the Explore section?

    In Explore music, you'll be able to discover new music suggestions and featured songs from OCP experts and music directors. Songs lists will include new and notable music, suggestions for upcoming seasons, ideas for choral music and so much more.

  • Why am I not able to preview sheet music for all the songs?

    If you have a ICR music digital library subscription, you'll be to preview all the songs available in your subscription.

    Currently, a selection of the most used songs from the catalog are also available for preview; that list will continue to grow as previews for the most popular songs are added. If a song you're currently looking for does not have a preview available on, a preview may be available on

  • Can I send a digital copy of an outline to my ensemble?

    Yes, you can save a PDF of an outline through the print feature. Click on the print button at the top of any outline. The next steps will be different depending on your browser. Find your browser from the list below.

    If you use Google Chrome: In the Destination section, click Change to select Save as PDF. Then click Save. A Save As screen will open in which you can rename the Outline and select a destination folder. Then click Save.

    If you use Safari: In the bottom left corner, click on the PDF dropdown menu and select Save as PDF. A Save As screen will open in which you can rename the Outline and select a destination folder. Then click Save.

    If you use Firefox: In the bottom left corner, click on the PDF dropdown menu and select Save as PDF. A Save As screen will open in which you can rename the Outline and select a destination folder. Then click Save.

    If you use Microsoft Edge (previously Internet Explorer): At the top of the print screen, select Printer, and then the option Microsoft Print to PDF. A Save As screen will open in which you can rename the Outline and select a destination folder. Then click Save.

    Once you have saved a PDF, you can attach it to an email and send it to your ensemble.

  • How can I add a song to an outline that doesn't appear in search or any of the listed resources?

    My Customs Songs allows you to add songs that aren't in the catalog if, say, you composed a song for liturgy or you'd like to use a song from another publisher. Select My Custom Songs from the dropdown menu in the top navigation and follow the instructions on the page. Once you have added a custom song, you can add it to a Scratch Pad or an outline right away, but it may not appear in search results for up to 24 hours. Watch this tutorial video for a quick how-to.

  • Why can't I find my custom song in search?

    When creating a custom song, it appears immediately in your My Custom Songs list. From there, you can immediately add the song to your Scratch Pad for use in a celebration. However, it will take 24 hours for the newly added song to be imported into your search results. After that time, the song will appear in search results.


  • How much does a subscription to cost?

    An annual subscription to costs $169. If you have a subscription to a digital library from, the music planner is included in the available features.

  • Are non-OCP resources supported?

    Yes. You can find songs from a select number of third party hymnals and songbooks through the search feature; these songs can be added to any celebration outline.

    To see which third party resources are available, click here.

  • Can other ministers at my church use the same account?

    Yes, more than one user can be associated with an account. Please call (1-800-548-8749) or email ( customer service in order to set up any new users.

    If you have a digital music library subscription from with multiple users, all of them will automatically have access to use the music planner.

    Note: all users on an account will be able to view all the activity of any other user on the account.

  • What is my login for

    Your initial login will be the email address and password associated with your and ICR music account. If desired, you can change your password once logged in. Changing your password affects both your login and your login.


  • Is there a way to test out the site before purchasing a subscription?

    Unfortunately, at this time the site cannot be tested prior to purchasing a subscription. However, if you watch the tutorial videos, you can get a pretty good feel for how the site works.

  • How do I subscribe?

    Currently is only available to a select group of users. Check back here in the near future for updated information on how to subscribe.

  • I accidentally deleted my outline. How do I get it back?

    Unfortunately, there is no way to recover deleted outlines.

  • How do I purchase choral or instrument arrangements for songs I've included in an outline?

    Choral and instrumental arrangements, if available for a song, can be purchased at

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Resource key

Worship resources supported by

  • AC = Alabanza Coral
  • Acc = Accompaniment Books
  • BB = Breaking Bread
  • CC = Choose Christ
  • CM = Companion Missal
  • CPC2 = Choral Praise Comprehensive
  • CPC2S = Choral Praise Comprehensive Second Edition Mass Supplement
  • CP3 = Choral Praise, Third Edition
  • FC3 = Flor y Canto, Tercera Edición
  • GC = Gather Comprehensive
  • GC2 = Gather Comprehensive 2
  • G3 = Gather Third Edition
  • GP2 = Glory & Praise, Second Edition
  • GP3 = Glory & Praise, Third Edition
  • HM = Heritage Missal
  • J2 = Journeysongs, Second Edition
  • J3 = Journeysongs, Third Edition
  • LKAB = Low-Key Keyboard Accompaniment Book
  • MD = Misal del Día
  • MI = Music Issue
  • NTY = Never Too Young
  • OFUV = One Faith, Una Voz
  • RA = Respond & Acclaim
  • RyA = Responde y Aclama
  • ROM = Revised Order of Mass with Supplemental Mass Settings
  • R2 = Rise Up and Sing, Second Edition
  • R3 = Rise Up and Sing, Third Edition
  • RS = Ritual Song
  • SMAcc = Spanish Missal Accompaniment Books
  • SS1 = Spirit & Song 1
  • SS2 = Spirit & Song 2
  • S&S = Spirit & Song
  • SSS = Spirit & Song Revised Order of Mass with Supplemental Mass Settings
  • SP = Spirit & Psalm
  • TM-ADV = Today's Missal, Advent–Lent
  • TM-HLY = Today's Missal, Holy Week–Pentecost
  • TM-OT= Today's Missal, Ordinary Time
  • TS-ADV = Today's Missal with Spanish Insert, Advent–Lent
  • TS-HLY = Today's Missal with Spanish Insert, Holy Week–Pentecost
  • TS-OT = Today's Missal with Spanish Insert, Ordinary Time
  • UCAcc = Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ Accompaniment Book
  • UC-ADV = Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ, Advent–Lent
  • UC-HLY = Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ, Holy Week
  • UC-OT = Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ, Ordinary Time
  • UM = Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ Music Resource
  • WC = We Celebrate
  • W4 = Worship, Fourth Edition