"Free-to-use" means the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing - sometimes in a limited setting. Many of these hymns are old / traditional - but where possible a variety of styles and genres are included.
A small selection of hymns that are still copyright may also be included, if these are particularly appropriate.
ReadingsFirst: Isaiah - On this mountain, the Lord will prepare a banquet ... remove the mourning veil ... destroy death forever. ... It will be said "We exult and rejoice that he had saved us..."
Psalm 22 - In the Lord's own house I will dwell for ever and ever / The Lord is my shepherd there is nothing I shall want / He guides me along the right path / You have prepared a banquet for me / Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me.
Second: Philippians - Paul reflects on his life and notes that there is nothing he cannot master with the help of the One who gives him strength: He acknowledges the companionship he received, and prays that God will fulfil the Philippianss needs.
Gospel: Matthew 22 - The parable of the wedding banquet - the invited guests would not attend - the servants gathered guests from the highways ... many are called, few are chosen.
ThemesGod fulfills our needs through Christ. All are invited, no matter how unworthy - God is forgiving. Gathering in God's house.
Free-use hymn suggestionsA Multitude Comes from the East and the West
All is Ready the Master Said
All People that on Earth do Dwell
All Things are Ready, Come to the Feast
Alleluia Sing to Jesus
Come ye Disconsolate
Come ye Thankful People Come
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
In Christ There is no East or West
In Heavenly Love Abiding
Let us Break Bread Together
My Shepherd will Supply my Need
Psalm 22 - Music for Mass setting
Praise we our God with Joy
Precious Lord Take my Hand
The Church's One Foundation
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
The Living God my Shepherd Is
The Lord's my Shepherd