Francis Patrick O'Brien
Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston in 1985, Fran has spent all of his priesthood in parish and campus ministry, where, along with his sacramental and parochial duties, he has frequently served as music director and composer. He is currently pastor of St. Matthias Parish in Marlborough, MA, a western suburb of Boston.
Fran began working in music ministry at age thirteen as accompanist for the children’s choir in his home parish. He moved up the ranks from fill-in organist to music director while still in high school. During those years, Fran began composing for liturgy, taking inspiration from the works of Alexander Peloquin, Lucien Deiss, Michael Joncas and the St. Louis Jesuits. Fran later studie… Go to person page >
Display Title: Sing AlleluiaFirst Line: Dark is the night and deep are the shadowsTune Title: [Dark is the night and deep are the shadows]Author: Francis Patrick O'Brien, b. 1958Date: 2011Subject: Christmas Season | ; Hope | ; Incarnation | ; Joy | ; Light | ; New Life | ; Paschal Mystery | ; Salvation | ; Song |
Display Title: Sing AlleluiaFirst Line: Dark is the night and deep are the shadowsTune Title: BRAINTREEAuthor: Francis Patrick, O'Brien, b. 1958Meter: 10 10 10 11 with refrainDate: 2011Subject: Christmas |