The ability to say “no” is an important gift of which much good can come, if used with wisdom, mercy, and kindness.
“[T]he parish has seen an astonishing increase in Mass attendance and financial stewardship owing in large part to the addition of a weekly traditional Latin Missa Cantata, use of handcrafted Roman vestments, emphasis on sacred music…”
Music and Discernment
Made in God’s image? Really? That’s debatable from my all too human eyes. By the way, I’ve got huge planks in both of them.
It never occurred to him that this would be hard, or that he wouldn’t do well. He just thought it would be fun.
Free download of an Introit for Holy Trinity (Years A&B). English text; SATB, organ, schola/cantor, and congregation.
In the words of Kurt Cobain, “Here we are now, entertain us.” Sometimes, our jobs can feel this way. But church musicians have responsibilities that are anything but entertainment.
To sing in prayer and with joy is pastorally imperative for they are all we have.
The older I get, the more I spend on these. If not, what good am I to the prayer of the people?
The Dedication of a Church is a rare event in anyone’s lifetime.
Read the words of John 3:16 again.
Music has a way of describing the indescribable, of bringing to speech the ineffable. That is what our choirs must do this Holy Week.
Pope Francis decreed Romero was martyred “in odium fidei” (“in hatred of the faith”). He was beatified in El Salvador on May 23, 2015.
Some people are put off…Some are bored to tears. I am fascinated. Why?
Such musical exhortations are not new, but the tone and visibility are.
“Sometimes a certain mediocrity, superficiality and banality have prevailed, to the detriment of the beauty and intensity of liturgical celebrations.”
The real purpose of a Roman Catholic funeral is not what most people think.
This is perhaps my favorite collection to date.
Fr. Gaspar eloquently emphasis key words and phrases, underscoring the beauty of the sacrament.
A very helpful recording for anyone singing this in English for the Ordinary Form.