VENTUS – Feb 1 & Mar 1
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life – Feb 5
Marriage Blessing – Feb 11/12 @ All Masses
Special Disciples Mass – Feb 19th @ 3pm
Ash Wednesday – Feb 22 – 8:15am (school)/12pm/7pm (choir)
Lenten Taize Prayer – Feb 26 @ 7pm
MUSIC MINISTRY PRAYER REQUESTS
All our SMM Parishioners who have passed in January.
O Lord, I pray that the music I make or the songs that I sing are always from my heart to You. I pray that as we sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, we genuinely dedicate each melody to You. I pray that I always give You thanks for all things, in Jesus’ Name. I thank You for this talent You have given me, I choose to give it back to You by using it to glorify Your Name, Amen.
MASS SETTING FOR LENTEN SEASON
As we prepare for Lent we will use the ICEL chants from the Roman Missal. Click here to access recordings.
Gospel Acclamation – Mass of the Desert with different verses for each week.
Recordings of each verse are linked on the Liturgy Spreadsheet.
SMM SINGERS SCHEDULE
February 5 @ 10am with Handbells – Ordinary Time 5A
February 12 @ Sat 5p – Ordinary Time 6A
February 22 @ 7pm – Ash Wednesday
February 26 @ 7pm – Lenten Taize Prayer
March 5 @ 12pm
March 5 @ 2:15pm – Concert for Peace
To join the Resurrection Choir email list, contact Dr. Holly
Musicians who sing or accompany music during the funeral Mass. I can’t tell you how many times families have thanked me for the choir being present (even if only three of our choir members could attend! Your voice of support matters and sung prayers are needed during the liturgy).
MODERN MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Adoration begins @ 6:30pm
Confession & Advent Music begins @ 7pm
Benediction @ 8pm
Fellowship to follow in Hospitality Room
CLICK HERE FOR CANTOR/ACCOMPANIST SCHEDULE FEBRUARY-APRIL
LENT MUSIC NOTES
No drums/brass during Lent. Overall, reduced instrumentation.
“In Lent the playing of the organ and musical instruments is allowed only in order to support the singing. Exceptions, however, are Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday of Lent), Solemnities, and Feasts.” (GIRM#313) At SMM we will have no instrumental prelude or postlude music, except by the handbells on the 4th Sunday of Lent. If using the organ for Mass music, please reduce the sound throughout the Lenten season.
NEW LIVING LITURGY BOOKS
The new Living Liturgy 2023 for Music Minister prayer books are in and can be picked up in the music room behind the organ.
We will typically use the metered version of the LaRosa psalms, unless otherwise noted on the music plans. Also, some of her psalms have a sung “coda/ending”, which can be omitted…our practice will be to end the refrain as it is sung throughout the Responsorial Psalm, no extra phrases added. Many LaRosa psalms for Lent have been updated since last year, please download the most recent version from the shared folder.
In the back room behind the organ I have the following resources available:
Keyboard Cabinet: Journeysongs; Gather 4; Gather 3; Green Gather; Choose Christ; Lead Me, Guide Me
Guitar/Instrumentalist Cabinet: Journeysongs Guitar; Journeysongs Instrumental; Gather 4 C Instrument; Choose Christ Guitar
I try my best to maintain a printed copy of any sheet music not in those resources in the binder in the piano bench.
There is always a copy of every song for the liturgy prepare in the cantor binder. I’m always willing to provide printed copies of music in advance, but I need at least 48 hours notice in the rare case I am not around when you ask.
LENTEN TAIZE PRAYER
Save the date for our Lenten Taize Prayer. All are welcome to participate in this beautiful liturgy (singers & instrumentalists). I am excited to have musicians from St. Gabriel join us for this liturgy as well.
February 7th & 14th (combined with choir)
February 21st – TAIZE only
If you made it this far in the newsletter, send Holly a cute picture of a penguin to make her smile. She’ll stop whatever she is doing and offer a up a “Glory Be” in thanksgiving for all the wondrous things God has done.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – STABAT MATER
Please sign up for a Friday, or more, if you’re able to attend and help lead those in attendance of the singing of Stabat Mater, a capella, following Stations of the Cross during Fridays in Lent.
CHANTING THE DIVINE OFFICE
I am excited to offering opportunities to pray Compline (Night Prayer) and Vespers (Evening Prayer) throughout the season of Lent, using Gregorian chant.
Compline – Every night during Lent @ 9pm (SMM Facebook & YouTube Livestream, with some in-person)
Vespers – Thursday’s during Advent @ 4:45pm to end Eucharistic Adoration
I would like to invite others to help lead and assist with these prayers throughout the season. I am happy to provide guidance along the way, but want people to learn how easy and meaningful these prayers can be. We have opportunities for both virtual and live-in-person. Contact Dr. Holly to get involved.
Prayer with us each evening here:
ONE BREAD, ONE CUP
Are you a high school youth who will have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade as of this summer? Are you looking for ways to grow your leadership skills and learn how to serve the Church in various liturgical ways? If so, I want to invite you to attend One Bread, One Cup this summer.
One Bread, One Cup is a five-day liturgical leadership conference focusing on the Word, Sacrament and Mission of the Roman Catholic Church for high school youth groups and their campus and youth ministers. Conferences focus on community building, leadership development, catechesis, liturgical and spiritual formation, and theological reflection. High school youth participants must have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
The total cost is $550. June 12-16, 2023
For more information from St. Meinrad’s website about OBOC, visit: https://www.saintmeinrad.edu/youth/summer-conferences/.
If you are ready to take a leap of faith or and say yes to this incredible week then email Mrs. Ledgerwood and we will coordinate your attendance to the Conference. email@example.com
OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW CLOSER WITH CHRIST
It’s not too late to join the Catechism in a Year Facebook Group.
I am excited to also offer at Lenten Study: Parousia: The Bible & The Mass