Many parishes have expressed a willingness to donate hymnals, music, and various other items to assist parishes in need. This page is provided to help them to make connections with communities in need of their assistance.

Please include the name of a contact person along with e-mail address, phone number, and the name and city of the parish.

We will post these messages along with the e-mail address of the sender, so that parishes in need can make contact with individuals and parishes that would like to assist them.


Items Needed

From: Mary Connolly
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, High Point, NC

Phone:  336 317 6662
Date: October 17, 2017

We are in need of 600 covers for Breaking Bread editions. Will pay shipping and fee.

From: Madonna Lechner
St. Joseph's Parish, 114 Lincoln Ave, Round Lake IL 60073

Phone:  847 975 0362
Date: October 16, 2017

We are looking for keyboard  accompaniment versions of Glory & Praise 2nd edition (OCP)

From: Lisa Feldkamp
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, 3115 Lexington Road Rm B209, Louisville, KY 40206-3061

Phone:  502-893-0125 x 1219
Date: October 5, 2017

We are looking for Gather Comprehensive hymnals – choir and/or pew editions. This is the original, dark green, hardback GIA hymnal that was issued in 1994.

From: Martha Farnsworth
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Driggs, Idaho
Phone:  (307) 203-6860 (cell)
Date: September 19, 2017

We are looking for piano accompaniment books for the old version of the Ritual Song Book. We are willing to cover shipping costs.

From:  Scott Arkenberg
St. John Berchmans Church, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-206-6785
Date: July 18, 2017

Looking for Flor y Canto 2nd edition accompaniment books, guitar or keyboard, complete set. Will purchase and pay postage.

From:  Josephine Stracek
Our Lady, Mother of the Church, Chicago
Phone: 773-625-3369 ext. 33
Date: June 25, 2017

Our parish is in need of ten to fifteen Gather: Comprehensive 2nd Edition choir hymnals. We are hoping for donation, but we are willing to pay for them if need be. We are also able to pay shipping and handling.

From:  Dolly Diaz
Santa Barbara Catholic Church
Phone: 1.671.5885660
Date: March 8, 2017

Our parish is in need of Gather Comprehensive 2nd edition hymnals ​for our congregation's use​ ​ on weekdays and Sundays​ . If there is any parish willing to donate used/old copies, ​​ we would appreciate ​ ​it very much.

From:  M. Peggy Lovrien
El Coro de San Patricio, Dubuque IA
Phone: 563-556-2580 x 282
Date: September 19, 2016

We need copies of the guitar edition of Flor y Canto II. We would welcome hymnals of FC II also if you have them. We will pay shipping.

From:  Conner Stigner
Our Lady of Hungary, 829 W Calvert St, South Bend, IN 46613
Parish Phone: 574-287-1700 Cell: 574-229-6607
Date: August 29, 2016

We are in desperate need of a good number of hymnals to replace the inadequate number of Journeysong hymnals we currently have. My preference goes to either Worship (II or III) or Gather. We would need approximately 200.

From:  Jeanette Sprenkle
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 1730 Link Rd Winston Salem, NC 27103
Phone: (336)722-7001 x20
Date: July 28, 2016

We are in need of 50 free choir edition of the Gather Comprehensive Hymnal . Happy to pay shipping and handling expenses.

From:  Norm McGeeney
Catholic Prison ministry at Eldorado Correctional Facility in Eldorado, KS
Phone: 316-207-9642
Date: June 17, 2016

We are in need of 20 Catholic hymnals for a Catholic Prison ministry at Eldorado Correctional Facility in Eldorado, KS. Also interested in Guitar Version.

From:  Anna O’Connell
Cornell Catholic Community
Phone: 609-558-7823
Date: April 11, 2016

Looking for Journeysongs 2nd Edition (blue) Accompaniment book- Volume 2 of Keyboard Accompaniment.

From:  Patrick Sandt, Director of Music
Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Bethlehem, PA

Date: February 18, 2015

In search of 350 congregational hymnals of Gather Comprehensive Second Edition (red cover). If choir hymnals are available, will accept those as well.

From: Kathy Thomas
St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church
Phone: (719) 528-8407

Date: November 14, 2014

Two sets of accompaniment books for Gather Comprehensive – 2nd Edition, copyright 2004.

From: Michael Burgo, Music Director 
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Phone: 617-552-6108

Date: September 10, 2014

We are looking for Flor y Canto - second (secunda) edition, congregation and choir copies. Happy to pay shipping and handling expenses.

From: Ellie Berry, Music Director
Sts. Simon and Jude Church, 293 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA  19382
Phone: 610-692-3624

Date: July 1, 2014

We are in need of 8-10 Gather Hymnal - Choir Edition (green cover). Please contact at

From: Vivian Welton
Albertson Memorial Church, 293 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Phone: 917-968-2614

Date: March 25, 2014

We are looking for hymnals which would be suitable for a multi-faith congregation. We are especially looking for Singing the Living Tradition Unitarian Universalist hymnal. Let us know if there are any others which might fit our needs. We will pick up or pay shipping costs.

Items to Donate

From: Henry Bauer
St. Patrick Church, 4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853
Phone: 301-924-2285 x 306
Date: October 11, 2017

About 490 used Gather Comprehensive Second Edition, Pew Edition with readings, available for donation.

From: Jonathan Korpi, St. Mary University Parish @ CMU, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Phone: 989-317-4675
Date: August 7, 2017

Nine boxes of the Vatican II hymnals (like new) available for donation.

From: Janet George, St. Augustine Church, 235 S. Spalding Avenue, Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: 270-692-3019

Date: June 19, 2017

250 green Gather Comprehensive pew edition hymnals available for donation.

From: Rob Chismar, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Youngstown, Ohio
Phone: 330-788-5082 ex. 12

Date: December 22, 2016

20 Ritual Song hymnals, choir edition (not the revised book) in fairly good condition available for donation.

From: Andrew Coyne, Las Angeles, CA

Date: September 3, 2015

I have about 20 boxes of used Ritual Song Hymnals (GIA)- Unison/Congregation that I am interested in donating. There are about 200 hymnals, in total.

From: Becky Slater St. Pius X Church Edgewood, KY 41017
Phone: 859-802-9344

Date: September 3, 2015

I have about 900 Green Gather Comprehensive pew edition hymnals, about 20 choir, 3 guitar, one each Bb and C instrument book to give.