Song and music fulfill their function as signs in a manner all the more significant when they are “more closely connected . . . with the liturgical action,”according to three principal criteria: beauty expressive of prayer, the unanimous participation of the assembly at the designated moments, and the solemn character of the celebration. In this way they participate in the purpose of the liturgical words and actions: the glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful. (CCC 1157)
“God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises.” Sing to the Lord 1
Men and Women, high school age and above are invited to join the Mixed Ensembles. Being able to read music is not currently required, but is very helpful. What is required is consistency, and a passion for service through music at Mass. This group offers music on a weekly basis at weekend Masses and Solemnities.
Musical Style: Varied sacred music with some Choral Part Singing
Children aged 6-12 are invited to come together to make a joyful noise to the lord, primarily for the Christmas Season.
Participants: Children aged 6-12 (taking into consideration their reading ability)
Singing: Christmas Eve at the 4:00 PM Mass and the Children’s Pageant
The adult choir will be a true SATB choir. We are in need of singers who know how to read music, and are willing to put in some extra work to create some beautiful sacred music.
The group will begin as a quartet and grow outwards. If you think you would be a good fit for a group like this, please reach out to the director to set up an audition.
Cantors are called to lead the assembly in various sung prayers during weekend liturgy. The ministry is first and foremost, a ministry of service by leadership. Cantors serve their fellow worshippers by leading and encouraging them to unite their own voices to the unifying action of song during Mass. If you are interested in thie ministry, please speak to the Director to set up an assesment.
There is always a need, and interest, to have instrumentalists join our ministry to add beauty to the liturgy through their particular gifts and talents. Please reach out to the director if you are interested in joining and we can see where your instrument may be most needed.
Lifeteen Band / Youth Musicians
A youthful group of musicians, serving the community through their energy, faith, and love of music. Members between 6th-12th grades are encouraged to join, but the young at heart are also welcome. Required are a love of music, an open mind to learn, a passion for Christ, and a willingness to serve.
Style of Music: Modern Sacred Music, Limited part singing
Sing: once a month at a weekend Mass
Practice: Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.
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If you are interested in any of our Music Ministries, please email Alex Navas, Director of Music and Liturgy,
or call 616-842-0001 ext. 126