Singing the Angelus after 11am Mass on a Sunday is a very popular devotion at St Chrysostom’s. Children, parents and carers come forward to Mary’s statue and are joined by clergy and servers. The Angelus is introduced, often with a theme for prayer, and then together the Angelus is sung. Often a lay person leads the singing.
We also encourage church members to pray the Angelus during the day – especially in May.
In the Angelus we remember that God became human in the womb of Mary. Through Mary’s YES to God, Jesus came to the world.
Many of our worshippers comment on this special moment of a Sunday and here are some of those comments:
It is like a great Amen at the end of worship.
The Angelus is a special gathering moment and its great the children have a place of honour.
It finishes off Mass with a special moment, as we unite our worship and prayers with those of Our Lady and other Christians around the world
Why not have a go at singing it yourself? Click here: (angelus pdf) for the music we use.
And for more about the Angelus as a devotion click here.