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Sing with the Summer Schola!

posted Jun 11, 2011, 7:20 AM by Steven Vaughan
In today's gathering song, Marty Haugen's Send Down the Fire, we ask the Holy Spirit to

“Call us to be your compassion,

teach us the song of your love;
Give us hearts that sing, give us deeds that ring...”

So why not turn our words into action and consider joining the Summer Schola?  (A schola is a small training choir run by a church or religious school.)  If you want to sing but feel you can't commit to a regular weekly choir schedule, here's your opportunity!  And no experience is necessary! The desire to sing and a willingness to learn a few easy hymns are all that's required.  Though the ability to read music is certainly a plus, you don't have to; since there won't be any difficult harmonies to learn, or any foreign words to stumble over.  And if finding time for even this still seems too difficult, or learning simple music feels too challenging; remember that singing with others is an ideal way to relax and relieve stress from the pressures of daily life. 

Plus, there's no commitment to sing every week!  The Summer Schola will sing at the 11:45 Mass each week starting July 3, but just come on the Sundays you are available and help lead our congregation in worship.  So this won't interfere with your vacation plans, and you don't have to worry about being absent.

There will be a monthly rehearsal, on the last Monday of the month, from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.  We'll go over the schedule of hymns for the following month and learn any you feel are new.  But even if you miss that rehearsal, you can still join us!  Simply come to Mass thirty minutes early, and we'll fill you in on what you missed!

And everyone is invited to join, so bring a friend, the kids, or your in-laws!  This offers an opportunity for the whole family to sing together!  Don't worry about your voice being good enough.  There's an old saying that goes “If God gave you a good voice, raise it and sing praise with it.  And if God gave you a bad voice, raise it even louder and get even!”