Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
November 23, 2014
"And the king will say to them in reply,
'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did
for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me."
Christ came to serve, not to be served. As we end this Church calendar year and prepare to immerse ourselves in the reflective season of a new Advent, do we truthfully give serious consideration to our call to imitate this countercultural style of leadership—of raising up the poor and lowly—in every aspect of our lives?
In many places, this Sunday is also the time for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development Appeal, a program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This campaign provides a great model of how the Church lives out the call from Scripture and Tradition to empower people by giving priority to the needs of those who are poor!
Lord Jesus, help us as musicians and liturgists to know your ways of service and justice, remembering to be humble in following your lead in truth and action. May we praise, thank, and serve you through imitating the example of your life dedicated in service and love of all. Help us renew and affirm our shared commitment as disciples of Jesus the King by working to build systems and structures that make the Kingdom of God a reality. Amen. Alleluia!
Dr. Robert Wolf
St. Patrick Church
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, Gayton Road (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, Mechanicsville
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