“Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs
from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your
heart to the Lord”
- Ephesians 5:18-20
St. Augustine has once been quoted as saying, ‘he or she who sings prays twice.’ More than a simple luxury, music in the liturgy has always been an integral part of the liturgy. The formation of good music ministers is a priority at Most Precious Blood.
The Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (n.112) speaks of the "ministerial" rather than incidental function of music. The role of music within the celebration is to enhance what is going on at the altar, not to be the main focal point of the liturgy.
Thank you for expressing interest in this important ministry. Whether your instrument is your voice, a guitar, drums or any other instruments we are interested in hearing from you.
What can you expect?
If you express interest in this ministry you can expect that you will have a meeting with our choir director to discuss how you would like to be involved.
You can expect that you will be treated with respect in regard to your gifts and will be made aware of what the possibilities are for your gifts.
What does Most Precious Blood expect?
If not already involved in another ministry within the parish will be expected to complete appropriate volunteer registration forms. (Called, Gifted and Sent)
In addition to the registration the expectation of the director and the choir is that you would be able to attend practices regularly. The choir meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30 until 9:30 for practice. Of course, implied is your participation at the liturgy.
We rely on volunteer musicians to oversee the music that is so integral to parish liturgies. If you feel called to share your talents, whether singing or playing an instrument, please contact our Choir Director, Agnes D’Andrea @ 519-948-4113