Music can evoke strong feelings. The music for the celebration of the funeral rites should be chosen with great care. Music at funerals should not only support, console, and uplift the participants it should help to create in them a spirit of hope in Christ's victory over death and in the Christian's share in that victory.

Secular music (including Broadway tunes) are best used at the wake and are not to be used at the funeral Mass.

In alignment with The General Instruction on the Roman Missal the following should be sung by the congregation: Gathering, Presentation of Gifts, Communion and Going Forth.

 

In addition, the Responsorial Psalm, Alleluia, and Mass parts (Holy, Holy, Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Amen and Lamb of God) should also be sung. While there is room for soloist, it should be limited to communion and meditation after communion.

 

Please download the suggested list of Music for the Catholic Funeral.

Parish Nurse Corner

health

“I don’t know whether he is a sinner” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” -John 9:25

There are many tools that can help people with vision problems. For daily activities, there are magnifying glasses in various strengths in the form of eyeglasses, hand-held devices, full-page magnifiers, or devices for long distance viewing. Search out large print items like books, newspapers, playing cards, telephones, and clocks. Computers can even magnify the text or read the text to the user. For those with some vision, be sure the living space is well-lit to increase visibility and safety. Search the American Foundation for the Blind for other assistive.

2018 Annual Catholic Appeal

acaJoy in Christ, Our Gift to Share

The 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is now underway in the diocese. To view some of the charitable initiatives, please view the video below that displays some of the programs & beneficiaries. 

As a parish it would be an accomplishment to meet our goal and increase parishioner participation. Please pray for a successful campaign. Thank you. Father Prince.

Click here to visit the Annual Catholic Appeal Website

 

Coffee Hour

coffee2The Parish Coffee Hour is held most Sundays following the 9:30 am Mass.

Baked goods are always welcome! There are usually 2 families who volunteer to host each Sunday. The first Sunday of the month is always hosted by the Prime Timers.If you would like to host a coffee hour please contact Mary Hynes