1 Corinthians 12:4-6
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.”
“Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.”
Many of us have been blessed with God’s gifts and talents, but few of us use those same gifts and talents for their full purpose. Matthew 25:14-30 in the Parable of the Talents teaches us to cultivate our talents and invest them. In this same way, we should cultivate and invest our God-given talents to worship and participate in the Liturgy.
The purpose of Music Ministry is to promote the active participation of all members of the congregation through song. Sacred music has a magnificent way of keeping the word of God engraved in our hearts and there is no better way to worship His Holy Name than by praising Him with song. Music Ministry is a gateway to have a one on one conversation with God, praising His name and thanking him for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us, while at the same time, encouraging the congregation to participate in that same collective prayer, through song. According to Chapter 6, paragraph 113 of the Sacrosanctum Concilium: 113. “Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when the divine offices are celebrated solemnly in song, with the assistance of sacred ministers and the active participation of the people.” By serving in this ministry, not only are we offering a prayer to God and guiding the congregation through the same prayer, but we are also giving the liturgy a more sacred meaning.
In order to participate in this ministry, a simple skill and musical competence assessment must be made. See the Music Director after mass for more information!