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Music Ministry

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time  
August 3, 2014

"Five loaves and two fish are all we have here."
 
Matthew 14:17    
 
Reflection

The crowds followed Jesus, who was just trying to find some solitude to mourn the death of John the Baptist. He had hoped for a deserted place, but there they were, and they were hungry.

Crowds show up hungry every Sunday at our parishes, too, and at times we feel like the disciples, without enough to share. But somehow, God provides what we need for service.

Sometimes when I am really dragging, lacking energy, enthusiasm, and creativity, God provides prayerful music through me, despite me. That’s a gift for the musician and for the whole assembly!
 
Prayer
 
O God of plenty,
help us to trust that, in you,
we have enough music and inspiration
to share with your people in worship. Amen. Alleluia!
 
Michael Connolly
University of Portland
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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