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Resurrection Choir

posted Aug 14, 2015, 6:00 PM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Aug 23, 2015, 7:33 PM ]
Music is integral to the funeral rites. It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that words alone may fail to convey. It has the power to console and uplift the mourners... (Order of Christian Funerals, 30).
This group of volunteers comes together to sing at funerals. Any adult who’s available in the mornings can assist in this ministry. Funeral repertoire is small, so we don't rehearse except maybe once a year. It’s ideal for those whose schedule is limited but still want to be involved in a parish ministry. We sit in the pews behind our Consolation Ministry, so as not to feel like we’re “performing”. But our participation provides a warm and caring liturgical presence that goes a long way in helping grieving families. Besides singing, we provide leadership in the spoken responses of the Mass, which is especially helpful to those who might not be familiar with Catholic liturgy. Lastly, we represent our parish-at-large during this important and holy time. As Jesus says in John 13:35, “This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

If you’d like to be a part of this important ministry, please contact Steven Vaughan, the Director of Music Ministry. Then, when a funeral occurs, he'll notify you a couple days in advance either by email or text, and you simply come 15 minutes early. It’s that easy!