Music Ministry Notes 21st Sunday
Is anyone reading this?
Is there a way to find out if my musings teach you anything about the close relationship of music and liturgy? I could go on and on about it - and with great passion - but I wonder if you, the parishioners, even know there's something to learn while the hymnals are out of reach.... please let me know if you're appreciating this....
About this Weekend's Music:
Musical shape of liturgy
is a concept I admit I've only just begun to learn more about. The average Catholic I would venture (myself included, fully formed in the 70's and 80's) has grown up enjoying a musically SQUARE shape to Liturgy (4 hymns), not the COVID-like SHAPE of a slowly rising curve, that ultimately peaks and then tapers to nothing. You see, notice how the liturgical action of the Mass moves along, and then notice how the music complements and makes sense of it. The action itself moves from low to high, with the consecration at the peak of the Mass. Let's follow the music along the way and see what we shall see....
Please find links to assist your music participation at Mass during this time of pandemic. The Parish continues to offer ONLINE Masses 4 times a weekend as well as 8 limited-capacity IN PERSON Masses at all 4 churches. For each of these Masses, be they live-streamed or in person, a DIGITAL WORSHIP AID is available for you to use. Simply go to the Music Selections resource page available at our website for
DIGITAL WORSHIP AIDS
Each week included in the Friday Flocknote sent out by Communications is a link to these resources:
If do not own a DIGITAL DEVICE (such as a smart phone, ipad, or android) please contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be happy to provide you and your family a Missalette and/or Music Issue for home use.
Should you have any questions or concerns, or ideas on how we can further assist your musical participation, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Director of Music Ministries, POTHE
BLOG: "Notes" from the Director of Music Ministries
Choral Music worth Hearing
...O Glorious Star of the Sea, preserve us from pestilence; hear us, O Lady, for Thy Son honours Thee by denying Thee nothing.
Stella Caeli Extirpavit composed by Sisters of the Monastery of Santa Clara in Coimbra, Portugal, during the “Black Death” (1347-1351)
on Friday, August 21 at 6:13PM