Music is something that really has an effect on the way we feel. You know what I mean, you have been somewhere and heard that certain song that really seemed to lift your spirits, bring you comfort or make an event more joyful. When we pray with song at Mass it deepens our experience of prayer in the same way. That’s why we need you. You are invited to share that feeling with our parish by joining one of our music groups. And here is the great thing – you don’t have to be an expert. That is usually the first thing I hear when I speak with someone about joining a parish choir, “Well I don’t have a professional voice.” Most of us don’t. That’s not what we need. Of course we will never turn down an interested person who has a great deal of musical experience. But frankly, those folks aren’t pounding down the doors. What we need is you. You love God. You enjoy coming to Mass because it touches you, feeds you. You have a sense of how music affects your feelings. The rest of it – the music stuff – we can teach you as we go. We are seeking singers and those with instrumental experience of all ages. Hey you high school band & choir members out there, I’m talking to you, too! It would be great to have one of you playing flute, clarinet, violin, cello or trumpet on occasion at Mass! You may choose to become involved at any Mass. Practice for the 4:00 and 10:30 Masses is on Wednesdays at 7:00 in the music room of church. The first practice of the season is Wednesday, September 9. The 8:00 Mass choir practices every other Thursday evening. Even if you can’t be there every week, come when you can. Most choir members come to think of choir as a sort of small Christian Community, an extended family if you will, because we share so much together over the years. So how about it? Why not come and try it out? I guarantee you will feel like you gain more than you invest. For more information please contact Susan Ratigan.

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