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Music Ministry

Third Sunday of Easter 

April 19, 2015
 
"God has thus brought to fulfillment
what he had announced beforehand.
Acts 3:18
 
Reflection

In today’s Gospel reading, the disciples are gathered in Jerusalem. Two of them have just told an amazing story of recognizing the risen Jesus in conversation on the road to Emmaus and especially in the breaking of the bread at an inn. Then Jesus himself appears to the group and opens “their minds to understand the Scriptures.” He tells them that he is the fulfillment of what was written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms. As musicians, it’s good for us to hear that the lyrics of the psalms are part of that plan to reveal what God has in mind.  


Prayer

Risen Christ, open our minds and hearts to the Word

and help us to see you always in the breaking of the bread.  Amen.

Michael Connolly 
University of Portland, Oregon    
 
 
 

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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