Music Ministers

 

Appropriate dress

At St. Francis we ask all of our liturgical ministers to dress appropriately.  Jeans, t-shirts and short skirts are not the ideal dress for this ministry.  It is our role to enhance the worship of the assembly.  Anything that draws the focus from our ministry to ourselves is inappropriate.           

Role of the Music Minister

You are part of the team of those who minister at Liturgy.  Our liturgy is the central event in our parish life.  The Music Minister assists the assembly in raising their voices in sung praise.  It is your duty to lead moments of worship with solo song; share in proclaiming the word of God, particularly in the psalms and in the liturgy of the Word; teach the assembly its songs, refrains and acclamations; and to encourage the whole-hearted sung worship of the assembly.

The gathered assembly relies on the music minister to enhance their worship experience with strong leadership and constant assurance that their singing is important!      

Preparing to serve as a music minister

Music ministers are encouraged to attend a weekly rehearsal to learn new musical selections, reinforce their leadership abilities and foster community spirit between all musicians.

Those called to this ministry must possess the ability to stand in front of an assembly and boldly proclaim their love for the Lord.                         

A Prayer for Music Ministers

Praise God with clarinet and saxophone; praise God with flute and oboe!  Praise God with French horn and tuba; praise God with marimba and xylophone!  Praise God with guitar and fiddle; praise God with banjo and ukulele!  Praise God with bagpipe and accordion; praise God with piano and calliope!  Praise God with steel drum and harmonica; praise God with bongo and maracas!  Praise God with soaring classical music; praise God with mellow blues, and tango!  Praise God with reggae and rap; praise God with jazz and rock!  Praise God with square dancing and line dancing; praise God with polka and waltz!  Let everyone who has breath and hands and feet and voices—sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses—praise the Lord!

 

What qualities do I need to be a music minister?

A love of music and a desire to praise God in song are the most important qualities a music minister should possess. Our primary goal is to assist the gathered assembly in their worship.

Do I need special training to be a music minister?

No. All necessary training is provided during rehearsal and special events throughout the year.

What if I can’t make it every week?

To be a music minister, you must make a commitment to attend rehearsals and to serve at one liturgy per week. However, conflicts do come up that require members to miss, absences are excused.

What musical opportunities are there at St. Francis?

The Music Ministers at St. Francis provide strong leadership at our weekend celebrations as well as providing prayerful meditations for reflection. All liturgies are accompanied by piano. Music selections range from traditional hymns to contemporary pieces. More information. . .

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact Berta Sabrio at 410-792-0470, ext. 212 or via e-mail at liturgymusic@ instrumentofpeace.org.
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