"Music adds delight to prayer, fosters oneness of spirit and invests the rites with greater solemnity." God has bestowed on his people the gift of song. God dwells within each person where music takes its source, and is present whenever his people sing his praises. Jesus and his apostles concluded the Last Supper with a hymn, and the Apostle Paul instructs the Christian faithful to sing together psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude to God. (Col 3:16; Eph 5:19). Thus the Church attaches great importance to the use of singing in the celebration of the Mass, continuing and developing the tradition first found in the Old Covenant and handed down by Jesus and his apostles.
"We, though many, are one body in Christ". There are a variety of roles within music ministry. The entire assembly is called to participate fully in the Liturgy and to be actively involved in the music. This participation both expresses and strengthens the faith that is in us. The song of the Congregation is especially important. Some members of the community with special gifts in leading musical praise and thanksgiving are called to serve as liturgical musicians in Choirs, as Cantors, Organists or Instrumentalists. For more information on Music Ministry at Church of the Resurrection, see the "Music Ministry" page under "Organizations".
(G, M, H)
Go to the Music Ministry page