Last weekend, we began an initiative to encourage more parishioners to join our music ministry. It has been great to see people already volunteering their support. There is still time for you to volunteer – there are more forms available from the parish centre. In particular, there are some Masses that need particular support: We … Continue reading 30/5/10 – Our Music Ministry: Still More Helpers Needed
The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few… This weekend, we are appealing to you as we look to improve our parish’s music ministry. The first part of this is working to ensure that all our Sunday Masses have live music. This requires the participation of more singers and instrumentalists in our ministry. You … Continue reading 23/5/10 – Join the Music Ministry
Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Over recent years, we have focused each Pentecost Sunday on the various liturgical ministries in our parish. This year, we are going to focus on one liturgical ministry in particular. Music should be an integral part of every liturgical celebration, particularly on Sundays. Music can give our prayer greater richness … Continue reading 16/5/10 – Music Ministry
On Tuesday, Fr Edward McNamara, regular liturgy contributor for the Catholic news site Zenit, published his usual "Q & A" style liturgy column for the week. This week's article responded to the submitted question of whether a song, perhaps relating to the second reading or the gospel, could be used in place of the responsorial … Continue reading Substituting the Psalm
Taking into account the layout of each church, the choir should be placed in such a way: a) That its nature should be clearly apparent-namely, that it is a part of the whole congregation, and that it fulfills a special role; b) That it is easier for it to fulfil its liturgical function; c) That … Continue reading 7/6/09 – People of God, Rejoice and Sing!