Music that blends both spiritual and artistic temperament is sacred. Such music has the ability to enkindle, strengthen and deepen the spiritual experience for those gathered for worship.
Liturgical music never dominates, but serves. Sacred music stirs one’s mind and soul in prayer, offering another mode of experiencing one’s faith. Music makes liturgy dynamic and encourages congregational unity with singing and antiphonal response. Sacred music provides an enrichment in experiencing worship.
Music is carefully planned and selected, based on liturgical considerations, published documents and the readings of the day so that a synchronicity is achieved that unites liturgy.
All are welcome to join in the music ministry, regardless of ability or experience. Singers and musicians are particularly encouraged to join with seasonal liturgies, for singing is an expression of joy. St Paul invites us to “…sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God.”
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