Music at this Weekend Masses 6/24/18 The Nativity of St. John The Baptist.
Processional: Benedictus by Farrell. This versions sounds very Gaelic
Psalm 139: We are sticking with the version from your Missalette.
Presentation of the Gifts: O God, You Serach Me, also by Farrell. Here is a beautiful version.
Communion: There is a Longing. Here is Fr. Ivan’s choice for this song, enjoy it.
Recessional: Shall We Gather At The River. Check out this beautiful arrangement by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra.
Please contact Jose Velez with any questions – concerns about the music ministry.
St. Mary is looking for you if you have musical talent. We need you to join our choir and if you play an instrument, please see me (Jose) after Masses and let’s talk about your God given musical talent and how you can be part of our Music Ministry.
The Music Ministry is committed to supporting and enhancing our liturgical prayer life through music. It is comprised of vocalists and skilled instrumentalists. Regular attendance at Parish liturgies and rehearsals and an audition with the director or Assistant Director of Liturgical Music is required. Member in this ministry must be willing to commit to service at liturgies as part of the liturgical team.
Adult choir leads the congregational singing and provides choral music weekly and on special feast days.
Cantors lead the responsorial psalm and gospel acclamation during the weekend liturgies, funerals, weddings, and special liturgies and also act as song leaders. Cantors are chosen based on their vocal, musical, and leadership skills, as well as availability. Cantors are normally scheduled on a rotating basis. Regular attendance at liturgies, periodic group training sessions, individual training/rehearsals as needed, and personal preparation are required.
The children’s choir is composed of students from St. Mary Catholic School and provide liturgical enhancement through singing for the glory of God at the weekly school Mass. They also provide liturgical enhancement monthly at the weekend Masses.
Instrumentalists are skilled musicians who may serve on a regular basis or for special liturgies. All instrumentalists must be approved by both the Director of Liturgy & Music and the Assistant Director of Music/ Choir Conductor. Regular attendance at liturgies for familiarity with Parish repertoire and rehearsals is required, as well as personal preparation.