Can we sing or say "Allelujah" during Lent?

I know that alleluia is not to be sung before the Gospel during Lent. What about a song containing “Alleluia” during Communion? Specifically, the song was “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me.

Thank you.


There are to be no alleluias during Lenten liturgies. The song you mention is a Christian performance song, not a liturgical hymn.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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