Monday, August 21, 2017

Choir season begins again on Sunday, September 10th at the 9am mass!

The entire schedule for the season is on the Choir Schedule page. To save the dates to your Google Calendar, go to the lower right-hand corner of the calendar and click on: 



(If you use the calendar app on an iPhone or iPad, you can save the calendar there. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll send instructions.)
Testing Contact Forms

On the right side of the blog, you will notice there are currently two Contact Forms: the original, ad-free form (top) and the newer form with ads (below). 

I want to test the ad-free form (which had been replaced after it began to get glitchy). I don't like the ads that run with the newer Contact Form, so I would like to take it down, but only if we can rely on the ad-free one. 

For the time-being, I'm leaving both forms up as a back up in case the ad-free version is still having problems. Try the ad-free version and if you don't get a response, please use the one with ads. If there are no problems, then we can go back to a blog with no advertisements. Thank you for your patience as I work this out.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

The Mass Music page has been updated with practice links through September 10th.

Cantors, please check the sign-up page and sign up where you can. Thanks!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Saint Ephrem


At the music meeting last night, Marge mentioned reading about Saint Ephrem. Follow the links below to learn more about him. 

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-ephrem/
"Ephrem became one of the first to introduce song into the Church’s public worship as a means of instruction for the faithful. His many hymns have earned him the title 'Harp of the Holy Spirit.'"

http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=3

http://catholicexchange.com/st-ephrem-poet-theologian


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Music Ministry Meeting and Potluck
When: June 14th at 6:30
Where: Don's Place
Bring a dish to pass and 
your thoughts about our music ministry.
 

Friday, June 2, 2017


This Sunday, June 4th we sing at the 10:45 mass (10:15 warm-up).

Our final rehearsal is Wednesday, June 7th and final choir mass is June 11th. Full Control won the Choir's Choice Selection for our last mass! See the Adult Choir page to use the practice links.

 



The Music Ministry Pot Luck and Meeting is on Wednesday, June 14th (location TBA). See the sign up sheets to RSVP and let everyone know what dish you will bring.



 

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FYI


Our next rehearsal has moved! 
The date and location have both changed! 

We will NOT meet on Wednesday, May 31st as usual. Instead, we will rehearse on THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST IN THE CHAPEL.


 
The Music Ministry Pot Luck and Meeting is on Wednesday, June 14th. See the sign up sheets to RSVP and let everyone know what dish you will bring.




Don't forget to vote for the Choir's Choice selection for our final mass on June 11th! Will it be Great is the Lord or Full Control? Go to the Adult Choir page to hear recordings of each, then vote for your preference on the sheet in the music office! 




Greg found a great article from Reader's Digest called, "The 44 Words That Will Give You a Longer (and Happier) Life." Below is the excerpt about the benefits of singing.


Sing

A U.S. study of 166 older adults revealed that those who joined a choir were in better health, used less medication, were less lonely, and had fewer falls after a year than a similar group of non-singers. This could be due to the effect that singing has on breathing as well as the emotional benefits of creating harmony with a group. Another small study out of Sweden found that when choir members sang in unison, their heart rates slowed down and eventually synchronized, which may have long-term benefits for both cardiovascular and mental health.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017