Lead Me, Guide Me
Produced under the auspices of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, prepared by an outstanding committee of African-American liturgists and musicians headed by the late Most Reverend James P. Lyke, OFM, PhD, and dedicated to Father Clarence Joseph Rivers, Lead Me, Guide Me is a complete hymnal and service book designed to give African-American Catholics a worship aid that draws from the music of the African-American religious tradition as well as past and contemporary music familiar to Catholics.
Fund Raising Made Easy
When raising hymnal funds, the place to start is Page One
Our experience has shown that parishes can raise the necessary funds quickly and easily within a matter of weeks. Simply encourage each family in the parish to donate a hymnal in their own name, or in memory of a deceased loved one, or both. Parishioners welcome this opportunity-something they just do not get with disposable worship aids. With self-adhesive donor bookplates that affix to the inside cover of the hymnals-which we supply free of charge upon request-the name of the donor or the person they are memorializing will remain in church for years to come. A sample of these free bookplates and donor collection envelopes (available for $10 per box of 500) are enclosed in this packet.
So not only are hymnals more economical in the long run, more environmentally friendly, and more beautiful to hold and use, hymnals virtually pay for themselves!
Our free-upon-request "donor bookplates" affix directly, creating a loving memorial that will remain in church for years to come. At the same time the necessary funds are raised, quickly and easily. You may download bookplate files for the Lead Me, Guide Me Hymnal here.
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"The simple fact is parishioners welcome the opportunity to help pay for hymnals because it's such a wonderful way to honor the name of a loved one."
Please call us at 1-800-GIA-1358 during regular hours if you have any questions.