Music Ministry

If you missed our Advent Candlelight concert, click below to enjoy this experience!

FEATURE VIDEO: “We Remember.”

November is a month where we remember the faithful departed. The Feast Day of Saint Cecilia is November 22nd. Born in Rome during the 2nd Century AD, she lived her life in solemn appreciation of God’s love. A strong and brave woman, she chose to follow what she believed to be God’s will until the end of her life. She is the Patron Saint of Music and one of the many reasons choirs love to sing and celebrate in our parish. Enjoy this memorial tribute to deceased choir members and parishioners:

 

At Our Lady of Lourdes, we are passionate about music as worship! In worship, music is an integral part of the liturgical experience.  It lifts the senses and invites us to actively participate in the praise and worship of God, not only through singing, but through listening.

Sacred music has the capacity to express both joy and lamentation; it asks for mercy and forgiveness and offers thanks and praise to the Creator.  When we assemble as a community, music does not merely support liturgy; music IS our prayer.

Come join us and share your musical gifts!

Music library skills, theater skills, organizational/planning skills are also needed. Email Veronica Kennedy at vkennedy@ollrichva.org with your contact information and areas of interest.

OLL Music Ministry Choirs/Ensembles:

  • OLL “Sit and Sing’ Choirs: Sing the four main hymns at weekend liturgies with the choir.  Come 25 minutes early to practice the hymns.  No attendance at weekly rehearsal required. Note: No instruments are used in this program
  • OLL Weekend Mass Choirs: Focus on SATB singing and special octavo preparations and presentations.  Performs special music at weekend Masses and for special liturgies.  Rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm [9pm for special seasonal rehearsals].
  • OLL Youth and Teen Choir Ensemble: “Ring and Sing” –Seasonal choral and instrumental group [Grades 6-12]. Special presentations and liturgies. Scheduled Rehearsals.
  • OLL Children’s Choir: “Ring and Sing’–Seasonal choral and instrumental group [Grades 1-5].  Special presentations and liturgies.  Scheduled Rehearsals.
  • OLL Instrumental and Handbell Ensemble: By audition-Liturgical instruments–Intermediate to advanced.  Seasonal and weekly participation available.  Scheduled Rehearsals.

Music Ministry – FUNERALS: Our Lady of Lourdes needs Resurrection Choir Members to sing for comfort and support of the bereaved family. We rehearse 45 minutes before the funeral. Preludes start 15 minutes before the actual Mass begins. Contact Mrs. Kennedy to learn more or sign up!

Features:

All-Saints Day: “Each Saint Is a Mission.” – “Cada Santo es una Misión.” -Pope Francis – On the Call to Holiness Apostolic Exhortation-2018

Enjoy this bilingual treat by clicking below from our Music Ministry as you prepare for All Saints Day.

Last October, the Month of the Rosary, Music Ministry prepared this Marian gift for you! Special thanks to Jill Houston for her ASL interpretation!

OLL Hope Serenaders:

 

 

Check out our Music Ministry’s Outreach work!

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