At each Mass, music is led by a cantor and accompanist. Their primary role during the liturgy is to lead the congregation in singing as we worship our God as one community with many voices.
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Singing and music
1156 "The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as a combination of sacred music and words, it forms a necessary or integral part of solemn liturgy."20 The composition and singing of inspired psalms, often accompanied by musical instruments, were already closely linked to the liturgical celebrations of the Old Covenant. The Church continues and develops this tradition: "Address . . . one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart." "He who sings prays twice."21
There are many scripture references that encourage us to sing praise to the Lord:
Psalm 9:2; 30:4, 32:11; 33:1-3; 42:8; 66:1-4; 68:4, 24-26; 71:22-23; 81:1-2; 89:1; 92:1-4; 98:1; 100:2; 105:2; 108:1; 138:1-5; 144:9; 147:1; 149:1-5.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; Revelation 5:9-10; 12-13; 15: 3-4.
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord" - Psalm 98
Interested in singing in the choir during the 9 AM Mass? Contact Karl Rohde in the parish office 360-696-4407 or email. The Parish Choir practices on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 PM in the music room.
Interested in singing in the choir during the Sunday, 5 PM Mass? Contact Greg Stone in the parish office at 360-696-4407 or email. The Youth Music Choir practices on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 PM in the church.