Leader: Johanna Ortegon
773.561.2141 x116 or 734-717-8789
The music ministry of Our Lady of Lourdes invites ALL to take part in our choirs. Children and adults are invited, singers or instrumentalists - no formal musical training necessary, only the desier to learn and join us in our joy of making music- remember to sing is to pray twice!The music ministry of Our Lady Of Lourdes invites ALL to take part in our choirs. Children and adults are invited, singers or instrumentalists—no formal musical training necessary, only the desire to learn and join us in our joy of making music—remember, to sing is to pray twice!
"For he that singeth praise, not only praiseth, but only praiseth with gladness: he that
singeth praise, not only singeth, but also loveth him of whom he singeth. In praise, there
is the speaking forth of one confessing; in singing, the affection of one loving."
(St. Augustine, Commentary on Psalm 73, 1)
The Music Ministry in our Lady of Lourdes is formed by roughly forty parish volunteers who share their time and talent to help our community pray as one. All of them enrich this Ministry with their different cultures, musical abilities and experiences. The main mission of the Director of Music consists in providing our ministers with the necessary tools to enable them to reach their full potential.
Our Liturgical Music has the purpose to help the congregation in their singing to worship God. To reach this beautiful goal, each group rehearses at least twice a week. The music selection is always based on the Readings for each Sunday. We try to achieve a balance between those songs the assembly feels comfortable with, and those others that capture best the essence of the Sacred Readings for a given celebration.
Our Music Ministry is organized in six different groups who provide musical support for our celebrations:
- 5 pm English Vigil Mass on Saturday: Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:30 in church and on Saturdays at 4 in the Music Office.
- 6:30 pm Spanish Vigil Mass on Saturday
- 8 am English Sunday Mass
- 9:30 am Spanish Sunday Mass. Rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 in Church and on Sundays from 8 am in the Lounge.
- 11:30 am English Sunday Mass: Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:30 and Sundays at 11:00 in Church.
- 1:30 pm Spanish Mass. Rehearsals on Sundays at 11:30 in the Lounge.