Catholic Playlist Worship for Advent & Christmas

Music for the Complete Season of Advent


We’ve arrived to the end of Advent and the Virgin Birth is imminent. We wait together and sing our praise and wonder for the Child to be born.

Like everyone else, I’m crunched for time when we reach Advent and the end of the calendar year. So much to do and try to wrap up in time to relax once Christmas arrives. For me, this includes getting web postings done for the latest Catholic Playlist shows. Which is a great disservice to you, our faithful listeners, for you get to miss out on music specially written and composed for this season of preparation. We’re so sorry about this and resolve to be better next year.

Jaime Thietten Joy of ChristmasWe play many of the ‘classics’ from your favorite artists – Jackie Evancho, The Priests, Kitty Cleveland, L’Angelus, St Paul’s Choir School, and Adrienne Price. We’re also pleased to include music from two new releases for 2016. Jaime Thietten just released a new Christmas album titled The Joy of Christmas, and we’re pleased to include “O Come O Come Emmanuel” in playlist #80, which is just 1 of 17 songs. This album is well worth a listen and belongs in your collection of music.

abigail-winzer-rejoiceNew artist Abigail Winzer released her first album Rejoice, which includes seven classic songs. This album is peaceful and relaxing to listen to, thanks to a unique instrument called the duduk, which creates a rich, haunting sound. Don’t miss her performance of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” in playlist #78.

Hopefully your wait to hear this sacred music for the season was worth it!

Here is the complete song list for all three shows, from #77 to #80:

Jaime Thietten – “O Come O Come Emmanuel”  Website
Abigail Winzer – “O Come O Come Emmanuel”, “Silent Night”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”  Amazon  iTunes
Adrienne Price – “O Holy Night”, “Away In A Manger”  Amazon  iTunes
Jackie Evancho – “What Child Is This”, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, “Ding Dong Merrily On High”  Amazon  iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “I Wonder As I Wander”, “Lo, How a Rose Eer Blooming”, “Silent Night”     Amazon  iTunes
Marian Grace – “In The Bleak Midwinter”, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”, “O Come O Come Emmanuel”  Amazon  iTunes
Jon Sarta – “My Soul in Stillness Waits”, “O Come, Divine Messiah”, “People Look East”    Amazon  iTunes
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, “O Come Divine Messiah”  Amazon  iTunes
St Paul Choir School – “Angels We Have Heard”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “Still Still Still”  Amazon  iTunes
Abigail Winzer – “O Come O Come Emmanuel”, “Silent Night”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”  Amazon  iTunes
Jack Cassidy – “A Cradle In Bethlehem”  Amazon  iTunes
The Priests – “Little Drummer Boy Peace On Earth”, “The First Nowell”  Amazon  iTunes
WLP Choir – “We Three Kings”   Amazon  iTunes
L’Angelus – “What Child Is This”, “O Holy Night”    Amazon  iTunes
Stile Antico – “Missa Puer natus est Gloria”    Amazon  iTunes
Friar Alessandro – “Veni, Veni Emmanuel”    Amazon  iTunes
Christine Westhoff – “What Child Is This”    Amazon  iTunes
Andrea Bocelli – “Adeste Fidelis”, “Angels We Have Heard On High”    Amazon  iTunes
Collin Raye – “The First Noel”    Amazon  iTunes
Gloria Dei Cantores – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”  Amazon
Sarah Hart – “On a Night Like This” Amazon iTunes

S3:E36 Catholic Playlist – #147

Music for the King!

The Church ends its liturgical year by celebrating the Feast of Christ the King this coming Sunday, November 20, and we thought we’d have a little fun this week. We searched our library of music for songs with ‘king’ in the title and came up with a playlist theme for episode #147. You’ll enjoy songs like “King of Kings” from Tori Harris, “Shout Of The King” from Matt Maher and “Mighty King” from Steve Angrisano.

Plus we debut new music from Connor Flanagan and Danielle Noonan who are releasing new albums in December!

Song List
Danielle Noonan – “Road Less Traveled” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Strong Is Your Love”, “Waterfall” Amazon iTunes
Tori Harris – “King of Kings” Amazon iTunes
Ceili Rain – “The King & I” Amazon iTunes
The Glory Collective – “King of Love (feat Haylee Mitchell) Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “The King He Comes” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Francois – “Your Kingdom Is Glorious” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Shout Of The King” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” Amazon iTunes
Steve Angrisano – “Mighty King” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Awestruck” Amazon iTunes

S3:E35 Catholic Playlist – #146

New Single Debut from Marie Miller

A new single from Marie Miller headlines this episode of the Catholic Playlist show, along with another selection from E.P.I.C. the Band for you to enjoy. Other performers include Alob & Emily Wilson, John Finch, Josh Blakesley, Tori Harris, Francis Cabildo and more. We’re rapidly coming to the end of 2016 which means that Advent is right around the corner. As we do every year, each Catholic Playlist during the season will feature Advent and Christmas songs and hymns. With at least 3 new album releases for the season, we’ll have plenty of great new music to share.

Marie MillerIn this week’s playlist, Miller’s new single “This Side of Paradise” is a song that speaks about staying hopeful and resilient in times of difficulty. She says the song is “my invitation to bravery and acceptance, because no matter what happens, we’ve still got the moonlight.” You can read more about the story behind the song at her new blog, Surprised By Beauty.

And here is the video for “This Side of Paradise”:

Song List
Marie Miller – “This Side Of Paradise” Amazon iTunes
Epic Band – “Agape” Amazon iTunes
Alob & Emily Wilson – “Mercy Wins” Amazon iTunes
Francis Cabildo – “Wildfires” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “It’s a Good Day” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Reach for the Sky” Amazon iTunes
Josh Blakesley – “You Are the Light” Amazon iTunes
Mike Mangione – “The Offerring” Amazon iTunes
NOVUM – “Welcome” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “This Is My Story” Amazon iTunes
Rachel Ann & Cassandra Acree – “No Ordinary Mission” Amazon iTunes
New Name – “He Reigns” Amazon iTunes
Tori Harris – “Overcome the Grave” Amazon iTunes

S2:E34 Catholic Playlist Worship #76

Advent is coming soon, so until then enjoy this playlist of great sacred and traditional songs. This week we discovered Jaime Thietten released an album of seasonal hymns back in 2013. Fans of the contemporary Catholic Playlist Show know about her great voice and music, and now we’re happy to share 2 songs from Seasons of Our Faith– “In This Place” and “Come to the Water.” Along the way you’ll also hear performances by Collin Raye, John Michael Talbot, Jackie Evancho, Lorraine Hess, Jon Niven and many others.

Song List
Collin Raye – “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (feat Andrea Thomas)” Amazon iTunes
John Michael Talbot – “Be Not Afraid” Amazon iTunes
Jon Niven – “Come, Holy Ghost” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “In This Place”, “Come to the Water” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “Eye Has Not Seen” Amazon iTunes
Lorraine Hess – “Soul of Christ” Amazon iTunes
Dana – “Peace Is Flowing Like a River” Amazon iTunes
Brian Flynn – “We Bring Our Gifts to Your Altar” Amazon iTunes
Fr Stan Fortuna – “Gift of Finest Wheat” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Evancho – “The Lord’s Prayer” Amazon iTunes
Edwin Fawcett – “Lord I Am Not Worthy” Amazon iTunes
Donna Cori Gibson – “Anima Christi” Amazon iTunes

S3:E34 Catholic Playlist – #145

We’re back again this week sharing the joy of the Gospel through the power of music! The Catholic Playlist show is the most listened to Catholic contemporary Christian music show in America, and we thank all of our listeners on radio and our on demand podcast for making it happen. You can get the Catholic Playlist Show on demand right here at our website, on iTunes, our podcast page at Podbean, at acast or even at Stitcher.

Show #145 is another playlist of the best and some of the very newest contemporary Christian music from Catholic artists only. This week we have great music to share from artists like Kyle Sinkule, Matt Faley, Dan Francis and Dave Moore (who could use your help right now – check out this GoFundMe page and consider helping!). We’ve got the latest from Alanna Boudreau’s album ‘Champion’ and Joe Zambon too. Enjoy!

Song List
Chris Bray – “Beloved Child of God” Amazon iTunes
Dan Francis – “The Walls” Amazon iTunes
Shaun Garrison – “Exceeding” Amazon iTunes
Joe Zambon – “Jesus I Love You” Amazon iTunes
Dave Moore – “Knocking At Your Door” Amazon iTunes
Kara Klein – “Live” Amazon iTunes
Audrey Assad – “Love Is Moving” Amazon iTunes
Kyle Sinkule – “Saul” Amazon iTunes
Of The Tower – “Sacred Heart” iTunes
Fr Kevin McGoldrick – “Jesus You Are Beautiful” Amazon iTunes
Alanna Boudreau – “Dismantled by Love” iTunes
Matt Faley – “Here I Am” Amazon iTunes
Stephen Kirk – “Rising” Amazon iTunes

S2:E33 Catholic Playlist Worship #75

Join us for episode #75 of the Catholic Playlist Worship show where you’ll hear great sacred and traditional music from artists like John Michael Talbot, Collin Raye, Kitty Cleveland, Jon Sarta and more.

Song List
Jack Cassidy – “Bryan’s Hymn (When I Turn To You)” Amazon iTunes
Bernadette Farrel & Frank Brownstead Choir – “Christ, Be Our Light” Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “How Great Thou Art” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Come, True Light” Amazon iTunes
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist – “Adoro Te” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Evancho – “Ave Maria” Amazon iTunes
Annie Karto – “Hail Mary Gentle Woman” Amazon iTunes
John Michael Talbot – “Hosea” Amazon iTunes
Ed Bolduc – “Praise The Lord, My Soul” Amazon iTunes
Angelina – “The Deer’s Cry (Breastplate of St Patrick)” Amazon iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” Amazon iTunes
Michael W Smith – “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Amazon iTunes

S3:E33 Catholic Playlist Show – #144

It’s another great compilation and showcase of contemporary Christian music from Catholic artists in Catholic Playlist Show #144. Hear the joy of the Gospel through the power of music from artists like Matt Maher, Taylor Tripodi, Ike Ndolo, Mikey Needleman and others. We go way back for a “So Beautiful (feat Kateri Lang) from Connor Flanagan and a brand new one from Aly Aleigha and her just released album “The Labyrinth”.

Let us know if your playlist has new music you heard first on the Catholic Playlist Show! Send an email to or comment on this episode’s post to the Catholic Playlist show Facebook page!

Song List
Taylor Tripodi – “Here I Am” Amazon iTunes
Army of Me – “In My Blood” Amazon iTunes
Benjamin Jude – “All I Am Is Yours” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Lord, I Need You” Amazon iTunes
Curtis Stephan – “Miracle of Grace (Bread of Life)” Amazon iTunes
Dante Schmitz – “Alive in Me” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “So Beautiful (feat Kateri Lang)” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “You Call Us” Amazon iTunes
Ceili Rain – “Greater Things” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Wrestling Flames” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “River Road” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Wade In The Water” Amazon iTunes
Mikey Needleman – “Gathered in Your Name” Amazon iTunes

S2:E32 Catholic Playlist Worship #74

SonLight makes their debut in Catholic Playlist Worship #74, and three new performers cross over from the Catholic Playlist Show with some great music! Check out Sarah Kroger with “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”, Chris Bray with a live recording of “Holy God We Praise Your Name”, and an original song titled “Lord Have Mercy” from Greg&Lizzy. Other performers in this episode include Angelina, WLP Choir, Audrey Assad, the Cambridge Singers and more.

Song List
Greg&Lizzy – “Lord Have Mercy” Amazon iTunes
SonLight – “Deeper” Amazon iTunes
Angelina – “Here I Am Lord” Amazon iTunes
Monks of Silos – “Mass of the Angels – Credo III Mode V” Amazon iTunes
Melinda Kirigin-Voss – “One Bread, One Body” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “For All the Saints” Amazon iTunes
Audrey Assad – “It Is Well with My Soul” Amazon iTunes
Cambridge Singers – “Be Thou My Vision” Amazon iTunes
Schola Cantorum of St Peter – “Gift of Finest Wheat” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “Holy God We Praise Your Name” Amazon iTunes

S3:E32 Catholic Playlist Show – #143

While we wait for new music in the coming weeks from Connor Flanagan and Danielle Noonan, enjoy this playlist of great music in episode #143 of the Catholic Playlist show. Mathias Michael leads off with “Live out Loud” and the energy continues through songs like “God Alone” from FOCUS Worship, “Ablaze” from Ben Walther and Teresa Peterson’s “He Makes All Things New”. Adding performers like PJ Anderson, Rebecca Roubion, Sarah Hart, and Lee Roessler makes this playlist a real treat to listen to any time.

Song List
Adam Bitter – “Flicker” Amazon iTunes
Ben Walther – “Ablaze” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “There Is No One Like You” Amazon iTunes
FOCUS Worship – “God Alone” Amazon iTunes
Jeremy and Ryan – “Your Love Goes On” Amazon iTunes
Katy Blythe – “I Thirst (feat. Alob)” Amazon iTunes
Lee Roessler – “How Sweet the Sound” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “Live out Loud” Amazon iTunes
Noelle Garcia – “Wonderfully Made” Amazon iTunes
PJ Anderson – “Your Name Is Mercy” Amazon iTunes
Rebecca Roubion – “Anywhere I Go” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Joy in These Bones” Amazon iTunes
Teresa Peterson – “He Makes All Things New” Amazon iTunes

S2:E30 Catholic Playlist Worship #72

The Priests, Ed Bolduc and the Cambridge Singers headline this episode of the Catholic Playlist Worship show. “Lord of the Dance” is from The Priests’ latest album “Alleluia” and the Cambridge Singers perform a beautiful arrangement of “Veni, Creator Spiritus”. Ed Bolduc offers us the familiar tune of “If Today”, one of our favorite songs used for a responsorial psalm. Other performers in episode #73 include Jon Niven, Kathleen Fowle, Michelle Romary, Annie Karto and many others.

Song List
Jon Niven – “Open the Eyes of My Heart” Amazon iTunes
Kathleen Fowle – “You Are My God” Amazon iTunes
Michelle Romary – “Ave Verum Corpus” Amazon iTunes
GIA Singers – “Blest Are They” Amazon iTunes
Ed Bolduc – “If Today” Amazon iTunes
Cambridge Singers – “Veni, Creator Spiritus” Amazon iTunes
St Louis Jesuits – “Earthen Vessels” Amazon iTunes
Annie Karto – “Hail Mary Gentle Woman” Amazon iTunes
The Priests – “Lord of the Dance” Amazon iTunes
Angelina – “Servant Song” Amazon iTunes
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Salve Regina” Amazon iTunes
Marian Grace – “Lead Kindly Light” Amazon iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “Refiner’s Fire” Amazon iTunes
Benedictines of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist – “Lauda Sion” Amazon iTunes