“How I wept, deeply moved by your hymns, songs, and the voices that echoed through your Church! What emotion I experienced in them! Those sounds flowed into my ears, distilling the truth in my heart. A feeling of devotion surged within me, and tears streamed down my face, tears that did me good.” – St. Augustine, Confessions 9:6, 14
The choir leads the congregation in song during designated moments of the Mass. Full participation in music and spoken responses is everyone’s responsibility, and we are encouraged to support and encourage one another by our own presence, attentiveness, and good spirit. Singing or playing an instrument during Mass is an offering to God of first-fruits of time and talents. It is a ministry to the congregation seeking to provide appropriate music for prayer, reflection, and meditation. These musical offerings draw from the Church’s rich musical heritage and ministers of music are encourage by the Church to develop their talents in the service of the liturgy. Organ music, instrumental music, and choral works are offered not as mere entertainment or performances, but as a form of prayer which hopefully can move others to pray as well.
Our choirs are always seeking new members. Join us in song!
For more information please contact the church office at 541-258-5333