Ash Wednesday and Works of Mercy

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the great season of Lent.

It is good at this time to renew our efforts to corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy are:

  1. To instruct the igorant
  2. To counsel the doubtful
  3. To admonish sinners
  4. To bear wrongs patiently
  5. To forgive offenses willingly
  6. To comfort the afflicted
  7. To pray for the living and the dead

The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy are:

  1. To feed the hungry
  2. To give drink to the thirsty
  3. To clothe the naked
  4. To shelter the homeless
  5. To visit the sick
  6. To visit the imprisoned
  7. To bury the dead

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“O Little Town of Bethlehem” Video

Merry Christmas from the Smooth Stone Foundation!

Here is the YouTube video for “O Little Town of Bethlehem” arranged and conducted by Timothy McDonnell!

This was recorded in the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA, where the song was written in 1868.

Christmas CDs with this song are now available.

Projects “Adventus” Video

Here is the video for “Adventus” by Timothy McDonnell on YouTube!

Christmas CDs with this song are now available.

You may follow the link off of the YouTube video to get the sheet music for your choir!

New Choir Music Now Available!

Please let us know if you would like a CD. You may contact the Executive Director, Joseph Burke, at The suggested donation for a CD is $20.