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

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Their weakness was turned into strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight. -Hebrews 11:34.

There are more than 54 million people in the United States with various kinds of disabilities that affect the way they lead their lives. For many, these disabilities lead to feelings of inadequacy and poor self esteem. Special Olympics has used sports to help the disabled use the talents the Lord has given to find success. More than 3 million people have participated in this great enterprise that benefits both the disabled and the volunteers helping them. Think about ways you could volunteer to help the disabled. Christ welcomed everyone to his table. We should do the same.

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. -Isaiah 41:13.

2018 Annual Catholic Appeal

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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 Cyndi Markovitz.