Music

Music enriches our liturgy and participation by all the diverse groups in our community helps us to experience and to share the different cultures  which we come from. We welcome participation in our musical worship from all members of our community.

If you want to do this occasionally, once or twice a year, then you can join our choir that will lead services and Masses at Christmas, Easter, and other special occasions.

Or on a regular basis, each Sunday, we’ll be happy to welcome you.

We ask only that you commit to attend the rehearsals for Mass at 10.40am, when we will practice the hymns for the Mass. If you cannot come to the rehearsals and commit then please consider joining our special event choir.

Please contact the office and one of the musicians will get in touch.

 

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Our philosphy re: Our Community Singing at Mass

Some may say that, “We judge a parish choir by how well it sings.”  We say  NO - this is NOT ENTIRELY CORRECT

 

Some may say that, “We judge a parish choir by how well it sings.”  We say  NO - this is NOT ENTIRELY CORRECT

Yes we surely do  want the choir to sing well. But they should be judged also by how well they lead and encourage the singing of the ENTIRE congregation.

 

According to the new General Instruction on the Mass, the choir has two functions and should be evaluated accordingly. “Its task is to ensure that parts proper to it are carried out becomingly and to encourage active participation of the people in the singing (No. 103).

In other words, a good choir is one that leads, encourages the people, and does not replace the congregational singing.

Interesting Short article Te l l God You Love Him by Singing

By Rick Warren, pastor Saddleback Church.

 

Te l l God You Love Him by Singing

 

When you express your love for God, it's called worship.

One way you can express your love is by singing to him.

You've probably noticed that music and love go together because music comes from the heart.

It's not something you do intellectually; it's something that comes out of your soul and your emotions. And because of that there are many love songs in the world. It's also the reason more songs have been written about Jesus Christ than any other topic in the world.

>Nothing even comes in as a close second. Christianity is a singing faith. Why?

Because it's not about religion!

It's about a love affair; it's about a relationship with God—God loves you so much that He sent His Son die for you and He wants you to love Him back. Nothing will make you more aware of God's love. God's presence in your life than singing and praising.

I know you may be thinking, "But you don't understand. I can't sing."

That's okay, because the Bible says, "Make a joyful noise" (Psalm 66:1 KJV).

You can do that. When we go to football games or when somebody is getting married we make a joyful noise. So just let it out!

You don't have to hit the right note, you just have to make a joyful noise.

Since you can sing anywhere, you can express your love of God anywhere.

That means you can worship in the shower; you can worship when you're working in the garden you can worship washing dishes; or you can worship driving to work.

 

<Daily?

Regularly?

Occasionally?

If you really think about what God has done in your life, you won't be able to help yourself.

Your praise for God will burst forth and your worship will flow to God. ▪