If we want young people to help restore and promote sacred music, we must get beyond the “what” and the “how” and dig in to the “why.”
The organ postlude is a powerful way to cultivate dispositions of rejoicing, thanksgiving, and awe before the greatness of God at the conclusion of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Here’s how our parish is working to fill the ears, hearts, and minds of the youth with truly sacred music from a young age.
Patrick Torsell is the Director of Music and Organist at Mater Dei Latin Mass Community in Harrisburg, PA, an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. He began playing the organ at age 8, and has held organist and choirmaster positions across the nation.