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God’s Blessings in 2019 to everyone here at Holy Spirit!

NOW THAT IT IS A NEW YEAR, we are beginning a fresh season of special music for Ordinary Time and the upcoming Lenten and Easter season!  BELIEVE IT OR NOT….Ash Wednesday this year is on Wednesday, March 6th! SO…all of you who have been hoping to jump into a musical ensemble are encouraged to JOIN ONE NOW!!  The first rehearsals are as follows–(IF YOU MISS FIRST REHEARSAL–check out calendar for upcoming rehearsals!OR contact Leo at X208….*
Holy Spirit Music Ministry Opportunities
  • FULL CHOIR (high school age & up ):  MON, JAN 14, 6:30-8PM
  • MENS’ CHORUS (high school age +):  WED, JANUARY 9, 1-2PM
(rehearsal time is FLEXIBLE–please contact Leo at X208!)
  • CHILDREN’S CHOIR (gr 4-8):  THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 3:30-4PM
  • CONTEMPORARY (hi school & UP): THURS, JAN 24, 6:30-8:30PM
  • CHILDREN’S INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (4th-HIGH SCHOOL):  WED, JAN 9, 3:30-4:30PM
  • CANTORS! IF YOU FEEL CALLED TO BE A CANTOR TO LEAD IN THE RESPONSES AND SONGS OF THE MASS, PLEASE CONTACT LEO AT X208
  • ANY INSTRUMENTALISTS INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOR MASS (HIGH SCHOOL AGE AND UP) PLEASE CONTACT LEO AT X208

*NO AUDITIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ANY OF THESE ENSEMBLES–READING MUSIC HELPS, BUT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT!  

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COPY AND PASTE LINKS TO SOME INSPIRING SACRED MUSIC BELOW*
 
MASS SETTINGS:
MASS FOR A SERVANT CHURCH:  https://youtu.be/uo-pLZBglOo 
MASS OF RENEWAL:  https://youtu.be/9bpQzIaHbUM
MASS OF LIGHT:     https://youtu.be/BzuVF1rwamA
MUSIC INTRODUCED TO US BY THE CONTEMPORARY CHOIR:
  1. O Come to the Altar                           https://youtu.be/rYQ5yXCc_CA
  2. This Is Jesus                                        https://youtu.be/Li_grZb_nOE
  3. Holy Spirit                                           https://youtu.be/2zEiiZi2DKk
  4. Remembrance                                    https://youtu.be/U9kbdFCSrFU
CLASSICAL SELECTIONS
  1. Cantique de Jean Racine by Faure   https://youtu.be/tzhBr1T-LHc
  2. Ave Maria by Biebl                              https://youtu.be/XVyCJlPiHFg
  3. Agnus Dei by Barber                           https://youtu.be/fRL447oDId4
  4. Miserere mei by Allegri                      https://youtu.be/36Y_ztEW1NE
  5. Saint-Saens “Organ Symphony”        https://youtu.be/Eq_jzx-gLBk
SONGS IN  NEW JOURNEYSONGS  HYMNBOOK:

790 Holy Gifts                                                    https://youtu.be/r25TJHGokKU

793 God’s Holy Gifts                                          https://youtu.be/FCXDz2HlsEM

423 Holy, Holy, Holy, Cry                                  https://youtu.be/0zygddw3dqY

637 In Christ Alone                                            https://youtu.be/ENtL_li4GbE

768 Gather Your People, O Lord                      https://youtu.be/y0KWKmRfY2k

777 Here at This Table                                       https://youtu.be/OQmshYgENKc

794 I Am the Living Bread                                 https://youtu.be/2Q_ltPrU47U

716 The Will of Your Love                                  https://youtu.be/Ibx4Opj1xII

588 Shout to the Lord                                          https://youtu.be/Weur_r6_mjs

OUR MUSIC MINISTRY MISSION STATEMENT!!
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we, the members of the music ministry of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, believe the Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated in obedience to His command to “do this in remembrance of Me.”  Music and singing are integral to worship.  Musicam Sacram* states the main purpose of a music ministry is to “glorify God, sanctify the people, and foster participation of the faithful” at Mass through the use of music.

We commit ourselves and our ministry to this purpose by respectfully and carefully choosing music using the three judgments: liturgical, pastoral, and musical as recommended in the USCCB 2007 document “Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship.”  Our musical resources will include Gregorian chant, sacred polyphony and classical music, sacred music for organ and other approved instruments, and sacred contemporary music. We will prepare and present this music with the highest degree of excellence we are capable of, always keeping in mind that the Holy Spirit, our namesake, is ever present to motivate and inspire us.

“Ministry” is defined as “to serve.”  We, therefore, dedicate ourselves to serve God and the faithful of Holy Spirit Church by, not only performing music, but being ever mindful that we are worship leaders whose care and disposition in our musical choices and our comportment during Mass can have a significant impact on the worship experience of the faithful.

Come, Holy Spirit, move us and inspire us!  St. Cecilia, pray for us!

*Instruction on Music in the Liturgy March 1967 (Vatican II)

October 14, 2016