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Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time   
October 5, 2014

"Pour out your mercy upon us
To pardon what conscience dreads
And to give what prayer does not dare to ask."
Who of us is not aware of the lapse of goodness in our actions, of our failings, and at times, of our sinfulness? We are taken up short when we realize the lack of kindness toward another—perhaps toward another musician, or a choir member, or a member of our family. Often we experience a kind of dread even to think about such attitudes or actions.

There is help for us (we dare to ask in prayer) and that is the pouring out of God’s mercy upon us. We take relief in this mercy, in the whisper of forgiveness or in the hand clasped in friendship. As pastoral musicians, we heal in the beauty of music, in the graced notes of the cantor, and in the hearty sound of the congregation in song. God’s mercy truly wraps us round!
O God, You promise mercy to us, and so we call on you today.
Extend your mercy to us as we learn to be merciful to others.
Give us your peace, lovely and true, so we might praise you all our days. Amen. Alleluia!

Sheila Browne, rsm
Sisters of Mercy

Upcoming Events

The Notre Dame Men's Choir - Glee Club  October 20 at St. Mary's Church (No charge)
St. Michael's Music Ministry Advent Concert - December 5 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
The Vienna Boys Choir - December 17 and 18 at St. Mary's Church (tickets $40 in advance October 11-19 at St. Michael's)
David Haas and Lori True - February 5 and 6 at Church of the Redeemer

St. Michael's Music Ministry  

Jenny Ivens, Minister of Music

Music is integral to the celebration of any liturgical event. The voice of the assembly is the primary voice in any liturgy. Singing unifies and deepens, underscores and heightens our worship. When we sing, we join the heavenly hosts of angels and saints, all those who came before us and all those to follow, in our offerings of praise and thanksgiving to God. We are the voice of Christ alive in the world. Through Abraham, God made us a promise. In Jesus Christ, the promise was fulfilled. Knowing all God does for us, How Can We Keep From Singing? Jesus, following a long tradition, prayed and sang with the disciples. You can join this ancient tradition by becoming a member of a music group dedicated to praising God through Sacred Song. In addition to singing, our lively celebrations are enhanced through the gifts of instrumentalists of all varieties. You can offer thanks to God for the many blessings and gifts he has bestowed upon you, your family and the community of St. Michael Catholic Church. We are offering you and opportunity, what can you offer in return?
The Music Ministry at St. Michael Catholic Church offers a wide variety of musical experiences for parishioners of all ages. We are constantly welcoming new members to our ensembles as they are the lifeblood of all ministries. Whether you are interested in the Children's Choir, the Adult Choir, or an instrumentalist of any kind (guitar, bass, flute, trumpet, drums etc.) you can be sure that you will be joining people with whom you will share many wonderful moments making music and lively fellowship. You will be contributing to the great tradition of musical ministry already established at St. Michael. Your musical talents are treasure that needs to be shared with the community, for the building up of the community and the glory of God!

Adult Choir
Arts & Praise Choir
Breath of Heaven-Christmas CD 2011
Calendars and Schedules
Children's Choir
Hallelujah Resurrection Easter 2012
How Great is Our God Music Easter 2012
I Will Rise Music - Easter 2012
In The Woodshed
Rhythm Section
Songs of the Village CD
St. Michael Theatre Group
Sullivan Guardian Ensemble
We The Voice CD

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