Music is an incredible gift of God. It is an amazing, evolving part of creation. Sound waves carrying melody, harmony, and rhythm give sacred texts new power and meaning.
The main focus of the Music Ministry of Resurrection is to help the congregation to sing and pray. We sing contemporary worship songs, great classic hymns, and beautiful Latin chants. We believe all generations are important, so we do everything we can to make everyone feel welcome and included at every Mass.
Each week, we sing the same music at all three weekend Masses. Sometimes people have scheduling conflicts on the weekend, so it’s nice to be able to attend any Mass, and feel welcome and familiar with the music and Liturgy. Also, when the whole congregation comes together for parish-wide celebrations, we all know the same music, so it’s easy to sing together as one church. Each week, all of the words to every song are printed on easy to read songsheets, which are available on music stands near the doors of the church.
There are three choirs at Resurrection, and each one sings at a weekend Mass. Most singers chose one of the three Masses, and mainly attend at that time. But all choir members are welcome to sing at any Mass, at any time.
There is one weekly rehearsal on Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, from September through May. There is also a shorter music rehearsal before every Mass. All rehearsals are in the church. Everyone fourteen years of age and older is welcome to come sing with us!
During the summer, there is a free concert of worship music on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. All are welcome to this fun and spiritual celebration of sacred music!
Please contact Mychal Lotz, Parish Music Director, for more information. You can send him an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the parish office.
Blessings from the Music Ministry of Resurrection Catholic Church!
“God has bestowed upon people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. A cry from deep within our being, music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things.
Within the gathered assembly, the role of the congregation is especially important. The full and active participation by all the people is the aim to be considered before all else, for it is the primary and indispensable source from which the faithful are to derive the true Christian spirit.”
“Music In Divine Worship,” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops