Music in Service to the Gospel
Where: Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish in Gilroy.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 10am-3. Lunch with Bob.
Extras: Plenty of time for questions. Stay and join us for Mass at 5:00p.
Price: $15 for out-of-parish, includes lunch. $100 per parish—send all your ministers!
Reservations or more information: Rose Barry or Becki Campanella at Saint Mary Parish, 408-847-5151.
The idea is that music serves the liturgy by serving the communication of the Word—which includes not only the readings, and seasonal themes of the readings—like Advent—but also the “Word” in the ritual texts (like the Gloria, or the eucharistic acclamations, or the Lord’s Prayer, or the Lamb of God). In other words, the Paschal Mystery is communicated both through the word of the readings and the word of the rites—both express the basic gospel message. This gives us a standard for measuring the appropriateness of our musical choices: does the song we have chosen serve the readings of the day? Or does it help people enter into the meaning of the rite (gathering, communion, etc)? If it is not doing one of these things, it is probably not the right choice.
We have 100 spaces. First come, first served, so reserve your spot now.