All parish adults are cordially invited to consider joining our parish choir. The choir meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM for practice. The choir sings bi-monthly at the 10:00 AM Mass in the Upper Church and for special liturgies throughout the year. They are a wonderful group of friends with a love of liturgical music, sharing their gifts as they praise the Lord. No audition is required; just an ability to sing on pitch. Male voices are particularly needed. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 2nd in the choir loft. For further information, please contact Joan Kozlowski at ext. 206.
The musical tradition of the universal Catholic Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater than that of any other art form. The main reason for this pre-eminence is (that) it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn Liturgy and adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites. (Sacrosanctum Concilium)
At Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, sacred music enhances the prayer of the assembly at liturgy. Therefore, cantors, choirs and musicians are not performers but leaders of sung prayer who engage the faithful to lift up their hearts to the Lord. OLGC’s sacred music includes traditional to contemporary hymnody. OLGC music ministries strive to echo the words of St. Ignatius of Antioch to form yourselves into a choir, so that in perfect harmony, and taking our pitch from God, you may sing in true unison and with one voice, as strings of a harp, to the Father through Jesus Christ.
Do you like to sing and want to be part of a parish ministry? If you can sing on pitch and have a love of music and Catholic worship, please consider joining one of our wonderful musical ensembles. There is something available for every age. Please contact Joan Kozlowski, extention 206, for further information regarding any of the following programs:
OLGC Adult Choir – Sings at 10:00 AM Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Rehearsals weekly on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. These talented parishioners provide beautiful liturgical and sacred music throughout the year from September through Pentecost Sunday. They are a perfect mix of men and women of all ages who not only enjoy making beautiful music but also wonderful friendships. Why not join them?
Junior Cantors – Sing at the 5:00 PM Vigil Mass on the 4th week of the month, and weekly at the 10:00 AM downstairs Mass. All parish children in grades 5 – 8 are eligible. This is a great opportunity to get your children involved in our parish music ministry!
LaSchola – Sings the 2nd Saturday of the month at the 5:00 PM Vigil Mass. Available to all parish young women beginning in the 9th Grade. LaSchola’s pure harmonic sound truly enhances the liturgy with their classic as well as contemporary hymnody. What a perfect way to stay involved with your parish in high school, college, and beyond!
Contemporary Group – Sings at the 12:00 Noon Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month. This vocal and instrumental group is available to any parishioner beginning in the 9th Grade. The upbeat, contemporary sound of this group adds youthful energy to our parish liturgies. For information, call Shannon McMullen at 215-357-0856.