Chapter VI of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) delves into the musical tradition of the Church. It begins with the assertion that music in the Church is extremely important, “… greater even than that of any other art.” Its centrality to the community’s life of faith has been declared in the Scriptures and by the Fathers of the Church because of the “…ministerial function supplied by sacred music in the service of the Lord.”
Music, as with other art forms, has the ability to emotionally and spiritually inspire those who hear it, and deepen the prayer of those who participate in it. Those involved in music ministry love to quote Saint Augustine: “Those who sing pray twice!”
One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in song. Therefore the active participation of the whole people, which is shown in singing, is to be promoted!
If you would like to participate in the music ministry there are many ways:
Cantors are scheduled for Masses alone, or with the choir(s). If you are interested in training to cantor, or have past experience and would like to start immediately, please contact Rachel Brungardt in the Church office (912) 356-6890, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (c) 316-518-9671.
Join a Choir
We have 3 choirs: youth (grades 2-8), teen (high-school aged students), adult (18 and above).
The teen choir sings twice a month (one 5:30pm and one 10:30am Mass) and practices are generally held an hour before the scheduled Mass. Contact Rachel Brungardt (email@example.com) or Becca Faucette (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be notified of Masses and practices.
The youth choir had great success at Christmas time, but due to other obligations, will resume in the Fall of 2018.
The adult choir sings at most every Sunday 10:30am. Practices for the adult choir are in the church every Thursday evening from 6-7pm. Feel free to drop in and join us!