I often refer to a wonderful resource, “Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship,” published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Paragraph 49 states:
“Liturgical musicians are first of all disciples, and only then are they ministers. Joined to Christ through the Sacraments of Initiation, musicians belong to the assembly of the baptized faithful; they are worshipers above all else. Like other baptized members of the assembly, pastoral musicians need to hear the Gospel, experience conversion, profess faith in Christ, and so proclaim the praise of God. Thus, musicians who serve the Church at prayer are not merely employees or volunteers. They are ministers who share the faith, serve the community, and express the love of God and neighbor through music.”
We are going to be learning a new Mass setting —It’s called “Mass of Saint Ann” by Ed Bolduc. It will eventually be used at all Masses, including the Youth Ministry Worship Band. We’ll all learn it together. There will be “assembly cards” inserted inside the hymnals for you to learn the music. This Mass has been around for a few years, but this will be the first time using it for Saints John & Paul Parish.
Please click below and listen to the music to help you learn it.
Our Music Ministry includes Cantors and Musicians, Children’s Choir (Cherubim), Middle School Choir (Seraphim), High School Music Ministry, Adult Choir, and a Resurrection Choir for funerals.