The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
November 2, 2014
"As in Adam all die, so also in Christ will all be brought to life."
I Corinthians 15:22
"She went, like . . . .” “He’s like, y’know . . . .” “Well, it was kinda like . . . .” You hear it all the time (and may even say it yourself): Simile rules our conversations. Everyone and everything is “like” someone or something else; nothing is itself and no one seems to have a personal identity. But today’s observance calls us to plunge into our identity, to embrace it, to acknowledge who we really are. “In Adam,” we are human beings, rich with the gifts that this identity brings but also called to embrace human frailty in its deepest form: death. “In Christ,” we share all that Christ is: united to God, in service to frail humanity, called to resurrection and oneness with the Godhead beyond all time and space.
Our secular culture encourages us often enough to acknowledge our weakness and find ways to cope, but it cannot invite us to acknowledge our real strength, because this strength comes from Christ and is rooted in faith. Be honest with yourself and be faithful to who you are in Christ!
Let perpetual light shine upon us and upon all who sleep in Christ, O Lord,
and let us all live for ever with your saints, for you are merciful. Amen.
Gordon E. Truitt
St. Joseph Catholic Community
Sykesville and Eldersburg, Maryland
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