"We Thank You, Holy Father"
composed by Nick Palmer in honor of the 40th Annivesary
of Ordination of Father G. Fredrick Brucker
for further information you may contact:
Mr. Nick Palmer, Director of Music Cathedral of St. Andrew - Diocese of Grand Rapids,Michigan
360 Division Avenue South
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Welcome to the Music Ministry of the Cluster Parishes of :
St. Joseph, Wright
St. Francis Xavier, Conklin
St. Catherine, Ravenna!
We are privileged to have many parishioners who take leadership roles and help our gathering to have form and nobility as we celebrate the Eucharist. As you are called to “gather” each week, perhaps you are also being called to serve, and perhaps that service may be in the form of singing. Our St. Cecilia Choir is a “gathering” of the three cluster parishes of those who want to share their gifts and talents in the form of liturgical sung prayer. All are welcome to join us: high school and college students, moms and dads, and those who have achieved grandparent status! St. Augustine reminds us: Singing is praying twice!! “Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!” (Psalm 105:2)
The music of our liturgy is so rich and diverse! The people of the assembly are the voice of the liturgy, but those who possess special talents are called upon to enhance our liturgies. Therefore, if you are interested in cantoring, or if you play an instrument, please contact me so that we might discern together how your talent could be utilized by our Cluster Parishes.
We are called to use our time and talent as signs of stewardship to our community. We are reminded of the same instruction in Paul’s letter to the Colossians: Sing gratefully to God from your hearts in psalms, hymns, and inspired songs. Whatever you do, whether in speech or in action, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus. Give thanks to God the Father through him. (Col 3:16 and 17)
Eileen Hoogterp, Director of Music
Phone: 616.899-2286 (a message will be taken)
Below is video from 40 Hours 2013
St. Francis Xavier's