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ALL REHEARSALS FOR MUSIC ENSEMBLES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 PANDEMIC-we are looking forward to resuming our music activities when the crisis has passed!  God Bless–

Thank you for visiting the Holy Spirit Music Ministry Web Page…..

HAPPY 2020

we sincerely hope that our Music Ministry is a blessing to you!  If you are new to this parish or have been thinking about joining our ministry, please check out the opportunities listed below.  If you have questions please do not hesitate to call Leo at 810.231.9199 X208 or leave a message at lemery@holyspiritrcs.org

Check out the calendar for upcoming rehearsals!  OR contact Leo at X208….*
Holy Spirit Music Ministry Opportunities
  • FULL CHOIR (high school age & up ):  MONDAYS, 6:30-8PM
  • MENS’ TRIO (high school age +):  WEDNESDAYS 1-2PM 
  • CHILDREN’S CHOIR(gr 3-8): THURSDAY 3:15-4:30pm
  • BEGINNING CHILDREN’S CHOIR(K-2):WEDNESDAY 3:15-4:15pm
  • CONTEMPORARY(hi school+): “every other THURS 6:30-8:30pm
  • Feel led 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! 


PLEASE CLICK ON MUSIC LINKS BELOW—SAMPLES OF SOME OF THE WORSHIP MUSIC WE SING AT HOLY SPIRIT and some classical favorites of mine!**

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I have experienced healing in my life.  I feel that music can help us to pray for healing–as St. Augustine aptly put it:   “TO SING IS TO PRAY TWICE.”

Some links to  “healing” songs from our hymn books:

Jesus, Heal Us David Haas (T18–Worship Supplement)

https://youtu.be/WIzfBIMCH7E

Healer of Our Every Ill Marty Haugen ( T 14–Worship Supplement)

Healing Waters Trevor Thomsen (526–Journeysongs)

The Will of Your Love Suzanne Toolan (716–Journeysongs)

https://youtu.be/Ibx4Opj1xII

Flow River Flow Bob Hurd (515–Journeysongs)

https://youtu.be/36fqt-5fDVo

Precious Lord, Take My Hand Thomas A. Dorsey (548–Journeysongs)

https://youtu.be/1JfQEX5uOgw

Links to “healing” songs NOT in our hymn books:

Jesus, You Are My Healer Don Moen

https://youtu.be/VFjbCA4RLJY

Through It All Andrae Crouch

https://youtu.be/CvIxwc90BEIc90BEI

MASS SETTINGS USED AT HOLY SPIRIT

MASS OF RENEWAL:

                   Glory to God: https://youtu.be/Jylrv2jAg78   

                    Holy:  https://youtu.be/WzqV93F-Vsw;

                    Lamb of God:  https://youtu.be/WzqV93F-Vsw

CHANT MASS:

               Holy:  https://youtu.be/LLg-iXsg8WY

                Agnus Dei:  https://youtu.be/f-WJK_Fjkkw

CONTEMPORARY

We Believe                                                           https://youtu.be/WjZ01FcK0yk

Adoration                                                            https://youtu.be/4vSM0z6Wsj8

O Come to the Altar                                          https://youtu.be/rYQ5yXCc_CA

This Is Jesus                                                          https://youtu.be/Li_grZb_nOE

Holy Spirit                                                             https://youtu.be/2zEiiZi2DKk 

Remembrance                                                    https://youtu.be/U9kbdFCSrFU

Good, Good Father                                             https://youtu.be/CqybaIesbuA

Amazing Grace, My Chains…                          https://youtu.be/Y-4NFvI5U9w

Love So High M. Redman                                 https://youtu.be/z0UctF2LYj4

Sweet Heart of Jesus (Irish)                        https://youtu.be/GNsTtBMm4YM

How Deep the Father’s Love                         https://youtu.be/tzQj7XvKFmA

SONGS IN  NEW JOURNEYSONGS   

730 Go Make a Difference                              https://youtu.be/CJ9-toxYm1M

856 Abide With Me                                           https://youtu.be/kkXI-8no9ZE

601 When In Our Music…                              https://youtu.be/Y5A9iX7KFC0

602 Grateful                                                       https://youtu.be/UkbuokZESGU

753 In the Day of the Lord                            https://youtu.be/-GlDd5wEqos

637 In Christ Alone                                          https://youtu.be/JnXv2gAfPpE

391 Your Only Son                                             https://youtu.be/YoJM4H6igos

CLASSICAL SELECTIONS

Ave Maria by Biebl                                        https://youtu.be/ycAtH_b7PnI

Ave Maria by Schubert (cello Hauser)      https://youtu.be/bgv_AHQN7Wg

Agnus Dei by G.Faure                                      https://youtu.be/q1FKoPO-S2w

Miserere mei by Allegri                                  https://youtu.be/36Y_ztEW1NE

Ubi Caritas by Durufle                                      https://youtu.be/2-LQve92U1o

Lacrimosa by WA Mozart                                https://youtu.be/JE2muDZksP4

Sweet Heart of Jesus (Irish)                            https://youtu.be/hJsAjEgTShI

The Lord’s Prayer sung by A Bocelli            https://youtu.be/aEplqV0scyo

Resurrection Symphony Final Mahler         https://youtu.be/4cvpYqqlWes

Bless the Lord…S. Rachmaninoff                 https://youtu.be/XfDreatXYeU          

NON-ENGLISH SACRED SONGS
Baba Yetu (Lord’s Prayer in Swahili)    https://youtu.be/PCa8RxaOPW8
Hymn of the Cherubim Tchaikovsky       https://youtu.be/SZQzW_QfPew
Pescador de hombres                                      https://youtu.be/8j4CQoj5HAc
Serdeczna Matko                                              https://youtu.be/FrW_qYrcdw0
Hungarian (Salvator Noster)                        https://youtu.be/qScdAtQ1Ru
Creo en Dios                                                      https://youtu.be/B1eUnhaNNRY
 

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