Remember your own spiritual health during Lent.
Funerals can be a good time to demonstrate the possibilities of reverent liturgical music at Mass.
“Despite being baptized Catholic, attending Catholic schools, and attending Mass regularly, he never knew about the Church’s musical heritage until the last few years.”
The importance of confidence in performance.
The Communion Antiphon often reflects back to the Gospel.
Saying “No” is an important skill for the music director.
Deciding which principles are deal-breakers.
In which Andrew’s wife Julie writes about the joys of being a music director’s wife at Christmas.
Explaining how to handle death at so many funerals.
Trying to avoid the temptation to complain.
Everyone should be forced to type the words of the pieces they use.
For believers, however, the crucifixion is not a moment of despair, but of triumph. We proudly profess our “weak” Savior, for we know that His weakness was the means of our salvation.
Being the first to post about Thanksgiving so now everyone else looks like they’re copying me.
How the peculiarities of the calendar affect Immaculate Conception this year.
Spending rehearsal time to save more later.
Thanks for noisy babies at Mass.
A brief post about basic liturgical theology.
The repercussions of a childlike faith.
How disposition affects our receptivity of grace.
In which I hopefully make a point without alienating every Traditionalist in the world.
The learning experience that accompanies every mistake.
Grace and IKEA directions.
The importance of the priest singing the orations at Mass.
Music for the Communion procession, even for the “summer slog.”
In which I’m tempted to do the same thing I am frustrated by another doing.