De­cem­ber 21, 1951, Min­ne­a­po­lis, Min­ne­so­ta.

Joncas, a Ca­tho­lic priest, is a li­tur­gi­cal the­o­lo­gian and com­pos­er of con­tem­po­ra­ry mu­sic.

He at­tend­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame (MA Li­tur­gi­cal Stu­dies, 1978), and the Pon­ti­fi­cio Is­ti­tu­to Li­tur­gi­co, Col­le­gio Sant’An­sel­mo, Rome (SLL 1999, SLD 1991).

He was or­dained in 1980, and held a num­ber of po­si­tions, in­clud­ing as­so­ci­ate pas­tor with Pre­sen­ta­tion of the Bless­ed Vir­gin Ma­ry Pa­rish, Ma­ple­wood, Min­ne­so­ta (1980–84); cam­pus min­is­ter and ed­u­ca­tion di­rect­or for the New­man Cen­ter, Un­i­ver­si­ty of Min­ne­so­ta (1984–87); and pa­ro­chi­al ad­min­is­tra­tor at St. Ce­ci­lia’s Pa­rish, St. Paul, Min­ne­so­ta.

As of 2013, he was teach­ing at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of St. Tho­mas, St. Paul, Min­ne­so­ta, at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame, and sum­mer cours­es at the Saint John’s School of The­o­lo­gy - Se­mi­na­ry, Col­lege­ville, Min­ne­so­ta.

  1. All That I Count­ed as Gain
  2. All Who La­bor and Are Bur­dened
  3. As the F­ather Has Loved Me
  4. Blessed Are You Among Wo­men
  5. Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord
  6. Console My Peo­ple, the Ones Dear to Me
  7. Ev’ry Na­tion on Earth
  8. For Those Who Lead and Guide the Church of Christ
  9. I Am the Word That Spoke and Light Was Made
  10. I Feed My Peo­ple on the Fin­est of Bread
  11. I Lift Up My Eyes to the Moun­tains
  12. I Re­joiced When I Heard Them Say
  13. In the Sight of An­gels
  14. Let Us Com­plete Our Ev­en­ing Pray­er
  15. Lord Is My Light and My Sal­va­tion, The
  16. Lord Is My Light, the Lord Is My Strength, The
  17. Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?
  18. May God Sa­tis­fy Your Long­ing
  19. O An­cient Love Pro­cess­ing Through the Ag­es
  20. O God, with Your Judg­ment En­dow the King
  21. O God, You Are My God Whom I Seek
  22. On Ea­gle’s Wings
  23. Seek the Face of the Lord
  24. We Re­mem­ber One Who Loved Us Well
  25. Springs of Wa­ter, Bless the Lord
  26. We Place up­on Your Ta­ble a Gleam­ing Cloth of White
  27. When We Eat This Bread
  28. With the Lord There Is Mer­cy
  29. You Serv­ants of the Lord
  30. You Who Dwell in the Shel­ter of the Lord