Hi St. Francis.
As you may have heard this past weekend, the Music Ministry is in the process of expanding and preparing for the fall. We are so excited about the ideas we have to further energize and inspire our worship at St. Francis. The only thing we are missing to make these ideas come to life is you. Sharing your gifts of time and talent , especially your musical gifts is something that will increase the depth of your spiritual and faith experience here or at any parish. We are so blessed to have a parish family that exemplifies what "Church" should be. Our unity and our diversity are both characteristics that do not necessarily exist in every faith community. I've heard it said this way..."At our church we get out early to avoid the traffic of all of the other parishes that are crowded." We want to be the church that burst forth from our walls fed by the word and in love with our faith. I encourage you to allow music to become a part of your faith journey. I ask that you come and sit with us as we sing, pray laugh and learn about each other and about our faith and our God. Here are some of the specifics as it pertains to each Mass.
Saturday Vigil - The Saturday Vigil is going to be run by volunteer singers and instrumentalists. We rehearse before Mass from 4:00 - 5:00. Anyone who enjoys singing or playing is welcome to join us any week. There is no obligation, just show up when you can.
Sunday @ 9:00 Mass - We are calling this the "Family Music Mass". We invite all of our Religious Education students as well as their family members to join us in song. The music will not be "Children's Choir" Music but will represent the importance of family and enhance the experience of this Mass by inspiring the congregation through the cooperation of multiple generations making music together. Rehearsals for this Mass will be on Monday's from 6:15 - 7:00 and/or 8:15 - 9:00 on Sunday Morning. Come to either or both rehearsals. They will be fun and energy filled.
Sunday @11:00 Mass - This Mass is going to be filled with high energy Praise and Worship. We are asking for singers and instrumentalists who are interested in "jamming" with us. We also extend a special invitation to our Confirmation and young parishioners to participate more actively in their faith. We come together at different points on the same road. We seek to learn from each other and encourage each other through prayer, praise and worship to walk more closely with each other on the path to finding our God. Rehearsals for this Mass will be on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 and on Sunday Morning from 10:00 - 11:00. Again, come to either or both rehearsals.
Sunday @12:30 Spanish Mass - If you are a spanish speaker and enjoy the culture and prayerful energy of a Spanish Mass, please feel free to join us any week. If you play an instrument or sing, we rehearse before Mass at 12:00.
Sunday @ 6:00 - "Jazz Mass" - If you have not attended this Mass yet, what a cool vibe you are missing. The musicians custom arrange classical and contemporary hymns into a smooth and easy jazz feel integrated with high energy Gospel and Praise. If you happen to be a Jazz junkie like myself and would be interested in joining the group, please contact me or the church office for details.
Great News for those who only sing in the shower!!!
If you are interested in "Taking Your Talents" out of the shower but you are not sure if you would make it past the first round of America's Got Talent auditions, we have the perfect solution. Our amazing cantor Angela is going to begin group Voice Lessons at St. Francis. These lessons will be on Thursday evenings in the Parish Office. Hopefully after a few lessons, you will feel confident enough to share your new found proficiency with us in the Music Ministry. Information about signing up for these lessons will be published in the bulletin and online in the next couple of weeks.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can't wait to see what God has in store for us this fall!!
Processional - Come, Now Is The Time To Worship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPWq8eM4lu8
Psalm - 116 Soper - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd2XFAHulqs
Offertory - Come To The River - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdMVQksOy6w
Communion - Our God Reigns - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px_MIcIwLEw
Recessional - We Are One -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB51ND71fTY