Saint Joseph Catholic Community




Music


The Christian faithful who come together as one in expectation of the Lord’s coming are

instructed by the Apostle Paul to sing together Psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles (cf. Col 3:16).

Singing is the sign of the heart’s joy (cf. Acts 2:46). Thus St. Augustine says rightly, “Singing is for one

who loves,” and there is also an ancient proverb: “Whoever sings well prays twice over.”

Great importance should therefore be attached to the use of singing in the celebration of the Mass,

with due consideration for the culture of peoples and abilities of each liturgical assembly…

[General Instruction of the Roman Missal, para. 39/40.]

 

 

Liturgical music plays a vital role in the parish liturgical life. There are several ways in which the members of our community can use their talents in our liturgies. If you are interested in joining the Music Ministry in any of the following ways, please contact our Director of Worship, Dallas Gambrell, at the parish office: 321-727-1565, ext. 102.

 

Worship Leaders have a special ministry as they lead us in song during our liturgies and in proclaiming through song the responsorial psalm. These individuals should have some vocal training and the ability to read music to some degree.

 

Choir members aid the congregation in singing the sung portions of holy Mass and also provide special choral selections and harmonies that add beauty, solemnity and joy to sung liturgies.

 

Instrumentalists further enhance sung liturgies through a beautiful range of musical sounds and textures that add great depth and vibrancy to our musical environment.