Ask a Franciscan: Can We Sing the Our Father?

Q. Why can’t we sing the Our Father at Mass? When I asked our parish organist, the response was that our parish was told not to do this. A. There is no general prohibition about this. I have participated in several Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica or in its square when the Our Father was sung in Latin. I have also participated in Masses where it was sung in English or in other languages.