Frequently asked questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Liturgy.com

Transitioning to the NEW Liturgy.com

Features

Account

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Transitioning to the NEW Liturgy.com

  • How do I login to Liturgy.com?

    Your Liturgy.com and ocp.org logins have been merged.

    Pre-Existing Liturgy.com subscribers: You have been sent an email with the email address associated with your merged account. If you are having trouble logging in you may need to click forgot password and reset your password.

    New Subscribers to Liturgy.com: When you begin a subscription to Liturgy.com you will be asked to login or create an account. That account will be your login for both Liturgy.com and ocp.org. If you have an existing ocp.org account that you would like to use, simply login using that email address and password when prompted.

    Digital Library Subscribers: Login using the email address and password you have been using for Liturgy.com. If you don’t remember your password, click on “forgot password” to reset your password.

    If resetting your password does not resolve your login issue, please contact customer service at liturgy@ocp.org. We are standing by to assist you.

  • Will my Liturgy.com planners be available on the new site?

    If you have existing Liturgy.com planners the past 6 years of your planner history has been migrated over to your new account.

  • Do I need to renew my subscription?

    The term of your current Liturgy.com subscription has not changed. If you have an existing bill-to account, that process will remain the same. You will also be able to renew your subscription on your "My Account" page using a credit card or payment profile you’ve saved for your ocp.org/Liturgy.com shared account. View details on the "Manage My Subscription" page.

Features

  • 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 Liturgy.com different from the old site?

    The new Liturgy.com has been streamlined for music planning. Comprehensive customer testing identified the most used features from Liturgy.com. 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 Music" 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 usccb.org, 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 Music" 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 2012 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 Music" 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 Music" 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 ocp.org 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 Liturgy.com, a preview may be available on ocp.org.

  • 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 Liturgy.com 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.

  • Where is the Prayers of the Faithful content for celebrations?

    Click on “Plan Music.” Then, select your specific celebration and click “Overview” near the top of the outline. From here, click “Other Resources” and download the PDF for that specific celebration from the appropriate category.

  • Where are the celebration and reading summaries?

    Click on “Plan Music.” Then, select your specific celebration and click “Overview” near the top of the outline. For the celebration and reading summaries, click “Other Resources” and download the PDF under “Celebration Summary.”

  • Where are the readings?

    Where are the readings? Click on “Plan Music.” Then, select your specific celebration and click “Overview” near the top of the outline. The full readings can be found below the reading summaries, by clicking “View Full Readings.” This will lead you to usccb.org.

  • Where is the ordo?

    Click on “Plan Music.” Then, select your specific celebration and click “Overview” near the top of the outline. For the celebration and reading summaries, click “Other Resources” and download the PDF under “Celebration Summary.” Here you will find the ordo.

  • How do I set custom settings for my music outlines?

    First go to “My Account,” and click “Account Details” in the dropdown menu. Now, on the left-hand side of your screen you will find a list of options under “Account Details.” Finally, click on Global Setting for Outline and Print. You can adjust the settings to suit your needs from here.

  • How do I add a second liturgical moment for communion?

    First go to “My Account,” and click “Account Details” in the dropdown menu. Now, on the left-hand side of your screen you will find a list of options under “Account Details.” Finally, click on Global Setting for Outline and Print. Here, you can choose to make changes to your outlines that will remain in your custom settings.

Account

  • How much does a subscription to Liturgy.com cost?

    An annual subscription to Liturgy.com costs $169. If you have a subscription to a Breaking Bread or Spirit & Song Digital Music Library, 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 (liturgy@ocp.org) customer service in order to set up any new users.

    If you have a Breaking Bread or Spirit & Song Digital Music Library subscription 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 Liturgy.com?

    Your initial login will be the email address and password associated with your ocp.org account. If you don’t have an existing ocp.org account, one will be created for you when you set up your free trial. Your login and password for both Liturgy.com and ocp.org will be identical.

  • How do I change my email or password?

    To change your password, go to “My Account” and click “Account Details” in the dropdown menu. On the left-hand side of your screen you will find a list of options under “Account Details.” Click on “Login & Security.” From here, you can change your email, name and phone number. Click “Update Password” near the bottom of the page to change your password.

  • How do I add a user to the account?

    To add a user to the account, go to “My Account,” and click “Account Details” in the dropdown menu. Now, on the left-hand side of your screen you will find a list of options under “Account Details.” Click on “Manage Users.” From here, you can click the "Add New User" button and type in their name and email address. You can also choose to make them an admin. This means that they can add and remove other users.

  • How do I cancel my trial subscription?

    To cancel your trial subscription, go to “My Account,” and click “Account Details” in the dropdown menu. Now, on the left-hand side of your screen you will find a list of options under “Account Details.” Click on “Manage My Subscription.” From here, you can click the "Cancel" button below “Action.” This will cancel your subscription after your initial 30 days are complete. You will still have access to the site until this time.

  • How do I cancel my subscription?

    To cancel your subscription, go to “My Account,” and click “Account Details” in the dropdown menu. Now, on the left-hand side of your screen you will find a list of options under “Account Details.” Click on “Manage My Subscription.” Your Liturgy.com subscription will expire at the end of your yearlong term. From this page, you can view your End Date. If you do not wish to continue from this point on, no action is necessary. Your subscription will automatically expire.

  • How do I renew my subscription?

    To renew your subscription, go to “My Account,” and click “Account Details” in the dropdown menu. Now, on the left-hand side of your screen you will find a list of options under “Account Details.” Click on “Manage My Subscription.” From here, you can click on the green “Renew” button to purchase another yearlong subscription.

  • I cannot use my personal credit card. Can my parish be billed?

    Yes, select your parish’s billing account when checking out. If your parish’s billing account is not appearing, contact OCP Customer Service at 1-800-548-8749.

  • Where do I print my receipt?

    When you purchase or renew a Liturgy.com subscription, you will receive a transaction receipt via email from ocp.org. You can print this receipt at your convenience.

Misc.

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

    Yes! New Liturgy.com subscriptions start with a 30-day free trial. If you cancel your trial at any time during that 30-day period you will not be charged for a subscription.

  • How do I subscribe?

    Go to the Liturgy.com home page and click the "Sign Up" button for a 30-day free trial.

  • 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 ocp.org.

  • What music is suggested for psalms?

    Liturgy.com recommends music using verbatim psalm texts for the psalm response — from Respond & Acclaim, A Lectionary Psalter and Spirit & Psalm. There are additional suggestions based on the psalms intended for use at other points in the liturgy.

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  • My Resources
  • My Outlines
  • My Repertoire
  • Options and My Mass Settings
  • My Scratch Pads
  • My Custom Songs
  • New outline
  • Copy an outline
  • Past outlines/previously used songs
  • Add to Scratch Pad
  • Add/replace song
  • Edit
  • Search
  • Preview
  • Add to favorites
  • Song has been added to favorites
  • Create My List Link
  • Print
  • Remove
  • Delete
  • Save and exit

Resource key

Worship resources supported by Liturgy.com

  • 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