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Music Ministry at All Saints

God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises.  A cry from deep within our being, music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things.  As St. Augustine says, “Singing is for the one who loves."  Music is therefore a sign of God’s love for us and of our love for him. In this sense, it is very personal. But unless music sounds, it is not music, and whenever it sounds, it is accessible to others. By its very nature song has both an individual and a communal dimension. Thus, it is no wonder that singing together in church expresses so well the sacramental presence of God to his people.
~Sing to the Lord (USCCB, 2007)

Catholic liturgical musicians strive to become windows to Christ in the liturgy. The window's transparency allows the person on the outside to peer into the magnificence on the inside.

In the same way, our music, from the prelude to the postlude, becomes a gateway to the greater Liturgical action: Christ presenting Himself in the Eucharist.  

Music Ministry is open to singers and instrumentalists of all abilities, although some roles may require an audition.

For more information about what the Church has to say about the role of music in the liturgy, take a look at the following documents:
 
Rebecca Visser
Director of Music and Liturgy
 
Cynthia Moore
Associate Director of Music and Liturgy