Music


Holy Spirit Music Ministry Information

 

mosaic-409427_960_720HAPPY BACK TO SCHOOL AND THE LAST “HURRAH” OF SUMMER!

This weekend (beginning August 19th), there will be tables in the gathering space (narthex), with sign-up sheets for those interested in participating in Holy Spirit’s Music Ministry opportunities.  

SEE BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES!!

  • eMail SHEILA KUMKE AT dozenhuskers@gmail.com FOR  CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OR  FULL CHOIR INFORMATION
  • NO AUDITIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ANY OF THESE ENSEMBLES–READING MUSIC HELPS, BUT IS ALSO NOT A REQUIREMENT!  IF YOU’VE BEEN FEELING THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE INVOLVED IN THE MUSIC MINISTRY, NOW IS THE TIME TO GO FOR IT!  

HOLY SPIRIT ENSEMBLES/OPPORTUNITIES:
I. 4TH-8TH GRADE CHOIR*      (HOLY SPIRIT STUDENTS, HOMESCHOOLERS & CHILDREN OF PARISHIONERS & OTHERS)…………………………Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

(IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST, A YOUNGER CHOIR WILL BE FORMED)

II. FULL CHOIR……….SINGERS HIGH SCHOOL AGE AND ABOVE….Mondays 6:30-8:00pm
III. MEN’S CHORUS:  MALE SINGERS HIGH SCHOOL AGE & UP*……Mondays10:30-12:00pm

                 (UNTIL WE HAVE MORE INTEREST!!  THEN WE MAY CHANGE DAY/TIME!)

IV. CONTEMPORARY CHOIR:  SINGERS HI- SCHOOL AGE & UP…….Every other WED.(or THURS) 7-8:30pm
V. INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE/SOLOIST…..ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS HIGH SCHOOL AGE & ABOVE…..tba*

*Contact Leo Lemery!

VI. NEW!!  HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH PRAISE BAND!   TEENS & UP, SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS**
 **(Contact Dr. Terry, or Leo)                                                         …………..Most Thursdays from 6:30-8:00ish


For more information, please contact Leo Lemery, at:
810-231-9199 Ext. 208 or lemery@holyspiritrcs.org
REMEMBER:  Love God with all your hearts, souls and minds…and your neighbor as yourselves!

OUR NEW 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