I am honored and blessed to begin serving the Notre Dame de la Mer parish as your Music Director this coming week. After a wonderful meet and greet luncheon with our current music ministry I began to share my vision to not only continue the outstanding liturgical music program already in place here, but to advance our program as well.
Some additions to our music ministry will be the development of a parish Children’s Choir, Teen Choir, Contemporary Ensemble and to expand our Adult Choir.
As I look forward to the future of our music ministry I look to you, the faithful congregation, to share your musical talents with God and the parish. I would like to personally invite all who love to sing or play instruments and all current music ministers to a special commissioning service to be held next Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 PM at the Assumption Church with a reception to follow at the Msgr. Kelly Hall. Please bring a hot or cold dish and a beverage to share. All family members, friends and guests are welcome to come and witness this beautiful service as well as attend the reception afterwards.
Our Adult choir will have its first rehearsal in our new music center located in the former St. Ann’s School on Thursday, September 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. After a short break, our choir will return and sing at the 10:30 AM Liturgy at St. Ann’s Church in late September. As our Contemporary Ensemble begins to form, a rehearsal schedule will follow. Our Children’s and Teen Choirs will begin rehearsals and singing at liturgies in October. As the Assumption Church and St. Ann Church are ONE wonderful parish, we will have our choirs sing for liturgies at both worship sites.
You will notice on the weekend of September 6/7, the addition of a new instrument at St. Ann’s Church. A beautiful piano has been purchased to, also, enhance our liturgies.
With the wonderful support of Fr. Michel Field, Fr. Joseph Wallace and Fr. Gustavo Agudelo, our current music ministry and our newest members, I am confident that our music program will continue to grow and enhance liturgies for many years to come. Sing to the Lord a new song for He has done marvelous deeds!
I am anxious and excited to meet all of you next weekend and become a part of your parish family!