Music is an important part of our worship, designed to help people participate in praise and thanksgiving, as a form of prayer that enhances the celebration of the Mass. Currently we have three groups leading the music at many Sunday Masses, but there is a need for more singers and musicians.
Singers can join in on simple melodies, and do not have to read music or sing harmony. Musicians can work with current groups to become familiar with the parish repertoire and the sung parts of the Mass. For those considering the possibility of forming a new group, or leading music on their own, training is available.
Participants can help with the planning of music if they wish. Hymns are chosen that complement the weekly scripture readings and are suitable to the current season, normally selected from the Catholic Book of Worship or the Glory and Praise hymnal. Most of the music is familiar to the parishioners, but new material is introduced from time to time. It needs to be within the abilities of the singers and musicians, and sensitive to the needs of the congregation.
Currently, groups arrange to provide music when they are available, using a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
For more information, speak to any of the music leaders at church or contact Jean Gravelle, 519-833-9552, firstname.lastname@example.org.