Music for the Catholic Wedding

Marriage is a sacred union between two people. The Catholic wedding is a sacrament and the music selected should be appropriate for the occasion. While many popular love songs may have a special meaning to the couple, they are better left for the reception.

The music at your wedding has the power to encourage or stifle the participation of the Assembly. The norm in the Roman Catholic Liturgy is participatory music; that is, the majority of music during the Liturgy should be sung by the entire Assembly. A little planning and some thoughtful choices can make your wedding a more meaningful and joyous occasion for everyone present. Music should be carefully chosen and should be suitable to the religious nature of the celebration. The text or lyric of a song is as important as the quality of the music. Just because a song is "sacred" doesn't mean it is liturgically appropriate at a particular point in the Mass or ceremony.

You can download document containing suggested appropriate music for this sacred occasion. If you are having a Mass, you may want to consider music for the congregation to sing.

Suggested Music | SES Wedding Planning Book

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