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: Shelli, Church Secretary
St. Christopher Catholic Church in Kanab UT. 84741

Phone: 435-644-3414
Date: October 31, 2018

Our Catholic Church is trying to locate the binders for organ music for the Oregon Catholic Press 2nd edition Journey Song Series. If you have these items available , please contact Shelli, our Secretary

From: Gloria Robinson
Albuquerque Catholic Women's Choir, Albuquerque, NM
Phone: 505 771-0540
Date: June 25, 2018

The Albuquerque Catholic Women's Choir is searching for St Gregory Hymnals (blue hard cover)published before Vatican II. These are no longer in print. The mission of this choir is to preserve the "Treasures of the church", or "sacred Latin music" Gregorian Chant. We are a non-profit.

From: Paul Fell
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-445-7915
Date: April 11, 2018

Attempting to locate Choir/Cantor versions of the JourneySongs Second Edition (ISBN:  1-57992-110-8) to replace copies that have gone missing over time.  Could use at least 8-10 copies in reasonable shape, but additional copies appreciated.  More than happy to pay for shipping and handling.

From: Kathie Zakresky
St Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Chestermere Alberta, Canada

Phone: 403-934-5477

Date: March 13, 2018

We're a new parish celebrating Mass in a school gymnasium, in the process of working towards building a church, looking for Glory and Praise (green) any number of up to 25 copies of Choir edition, 3 Guitar edition and 3 piano accompaniment.  Willing to pay fee and Shipping and handling. 

From: Henrietta Atkin
St Francis of Rome, Cicero, IL
Date: February 28, 2018

Looking for 2-volume set of Gather Landscape Accompaniment books (green cover).

From: Annette Wright
St. Mary’s Church of Redford, Detroit, Michigan
Phone: 586-453-2112
Date: January 25, 2018

Approximately 150 copies of Lead Me, Guide Me Second Edition needed.

From: Marge Wolf, Music Director
St. Therese Catholic Church, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Phone: 239 910 2868
Date: January 24, 2018

We're looking the B flat Trumpet music for GIA Gather Comprehensive First Edition (green)

From: Fr. Jacob Rose
St. Joseph's Church, Peru IL 
Phone: 815-223-0718 
Date: December 21, 2017

We're looking for any number of up to 25 copies of Choir/Cantor volume of the JourneySongs Second Edition.  Willing to pay fee and Shipping and handling.  (ISBN:  1-57992-110-8)

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: 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: Amee Heigl
Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale Street NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011
Phone: (763)753-2011 ext. 7631
Date: January 2, 2019

Our parish has approximately 600+ copies of Gather Comprehensive as well at 600+ copies of Canticle (the Franciscan University hymnal) that we would love to give away.  

From: Heather VandeWeert
Echo Lake Baptist Church, 1355 Macopin Road, West Milford, NJ 07480
Date: December 5, 2018

We have about 100+ hymnals (The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration: WORD MUSIC Copyright 1986) and about 55+ NIV Hardcover Bibles to donate to a church in need. We are in Northern New Jersey. They would be too heavy to ship but I’m sure we can find someone who would be willing to drive halfway ( up to 5 hours) for anyone interested.

From: Jennifer D. Behnke
Sacred Heart Church, 76 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Date: September 13, 2018

We have 500 gently used copies of Gather Comprehensive (green cover) with readings, as well as landscape keyboard edition boxed, and ready to go. No identifying parish name, and the Revised Roman Missal congregational responses have been printed on stickers and placed in the front of each hymnal for congregational reference. Please let me know if you or a parish you know may be interested. Shipping and/or delivery are not included. (There are almost 175 more in not so good condition, boxed separately as well, if you really want them)

From: Dr. Paul Thornock
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 East Harris Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Date: September 12, 2018

We have more than 600 copies of Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition available. They are free for pick-up.

From: Daniel Conte
St. Joseph's Church in Ellsworth, Maine

Date: July 16, 2018

We have around 150 JourneySongs 2nd edition hymnals which we would be happy to give to anyone who can use them. 

From: Michele and Fr Ranallo
St Ann’s Church, 2 Russo St. Providence, RI  02904

Phone: 401-861-5111
Date: July 13, 2018

Our parish has approx. 300+ Catholic Community Hymnals Copyrighted 1999. Books are in excellent condition.

From: Dolores Fredericks
St. Mary’s Catholic Church 2211 E. Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Phone: 423 283 0103
Date: July 4, 2018

Our parish has about 250+ 2005 edition SPIRIT & SONG 1 & 2 Texts and Prayers hymnals to give to someone who will help with the shipping. (no music) We will also send a few accompaniment books. The hymnals are free – just take care of shipping.

From: Kelli Postemski
Hampton Congregational Church, 263 Main St, Hampton, CT 06247
Phone: 860.455.9677
Date: June 27, 2018

We have about 140 "The New Century Hymnal" Copyright 1995 The Pilgrim Press. Published 1995. We also have about 140 of "Pilgrim Hymnal"Copyright May 1977, Twentieth Printing by The Pilgrim Press.

From: Ruth M. Gabriel-Benesh
St. Dennis Parish, Madison WI
Ruth’s Phone: (608) 445-0603
Date: May 14, 2018

We have several hundred pew books, several choir and accompaniment books of Gather Comprehensive, Third Edition,©1994. No Readings. {Mass Acclamations are not revised} Free but you pay shipping. Must know by June 3, 2018.

From: Caleb Mitchell
Ss. Mary and Paul Catholic Parish, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Phone: 608-553-3836
Date: May 8, 2018

About 50 gently used Worship Third Edition, Pew Edition with readings, available for donation.

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.