First Sunday of Lent
March 9, 2014
"The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve."
Don’t we all have our gods, our temptations, and our desire to be in control? Yet here is Jesus, tempted by the devil to take over the world, and he responds: “No, thanks!”
On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded once again of the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. In order to be filled with the grace and goodness of God, we must first empty our hearts of all that does not belong there—all that prevents us from serving God faithfully and hinders others as they seek to encounter God. Now, Jesus shows us how to walk away with courage from those times when we would love to succumb to the drunkenness of power and control.
We need to empty ourselves and make room for God to take over and work through us.
Isn’t that what Lent is all about?
Gracious and loving God,
guide us through these days of Lent,
that we might honestly embrace the self-sacrificing humility of your Son. Amen!
St. Margaret Mary Parish
Winter Park, Florida
St. Michael's Music Ministry
Jenny Ivens, Minister of MusicMusic 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!
Arts & Praise Choir
Breath of Heaven-Christmas CD 2011
Calendars and Schedules
Hallelujah Resurrection Easter 2012
How Great is Our God Music Easter 2012
I Will Rise Music - Easter 2012
In The Woodshed
Songs of the Village CD
St. Michael Theatre Group
Sullivan Guardian Ensemble
We The Voice CD