DESCRIPTION: “Music should be considered a normal and ordinary part of any liturgical celebration………….. Liturgical music, not only incorporates traditional music which keeps us in touch with and preserves our rich heritage; but which can be as diverse and multi-cultural as the members of the assembly.”
“The entire worshiping assembly exercises a ministry of music. Some members of the community, however, are recognized for the special gifts they exhibit in leading the musical praise and thanksgiving of Christian assemblies. These are the pastoral musicians, whose ministry is especially cherished by the Church. “ (Liturgical Music Today)
QUALIFICATIONS: Parishioners who have interest in music and who would like to share their gifs with the community at liturgical celebrations are invited.
GENERAL INFORMATION: At St. Stephen’s, the music ministry teams lead the musical praise and thanksgiving at the Saturday evening and Sunday morning liturgies as well as other special events/ liturgical celebrations.
Currently three music ministry teams lead the liturgical celebrations at St Stephen’s church; folk music with guitar/piano accompaniment, a cantor leading congregational songs with piano accompaniment, and traditional hymns lead by a music director with piano/organ accompaniment.
PREPARATION: Ongoing practice occurs within the music ministry teams. If interested contact someone on one of the teams or contact the Parish office.