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

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” ~Proverbs 3:24

Sleep is essential for your well-being. It is necessary for the body to recharge its batteries, heal its wounds, and regroup for another day. We all need a slightly different amount of sleep, but we all need good quality rest. This means deep, uninterrupted sleep of at least 6 hours for adults, but preferably 8, and even more for children and teenagers. Without the right amount of sleep, we become short-tempered, quick to anger, and make poor decisions. Remember to say a bedtime prayer to set the stage for a long and deep sleep.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~Matthew 11:28.

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