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

Medical Symbol“You understand, O Lord, remember me and care for me.”  ~Jeremiah 15:15

Pills are often considered the first line of defense but with colds and flu, they will not help since antibiotics are for bacterial infections only and cold/flu germs are viral infections. Some think antibiotics help with symptoms but inappropriate use of medication only trains germs to become drug resistant. This means that when you do need the drug, it will be ineffective and you will need a more expensive, stronger drug – if one is available. Whenever you do receive a prescription, use it as directed and complete the course to be sure to kill all the bacteria in your system. Using your meds incorrectly only hurts you physically and financially.

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal

acaJoy in Christ, Our Gift to Share

The 2019 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.

2019 APPEAL BROCHURE

Download the 2019 Brochure (PDF)

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