The music at a worship service is a key element of the overall experience. For many people, Christmas would not be the same without "Joy to the World" and Easter would lack something important if the congregation did not sing "Lift High the Cross."
According to the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council Instruction on the Music in the Liturgy, Musicam Sacram,
(5 March 1967):
"Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when it is celebrated in song, with the ministers of each degree fulfilling their ministry and the people participating in it. Indeed, through this form, prayer is expressed in a more attractive way, the mystery of the liturgy, with its hierarchical and community nature, is more openly shown, the unity of hearts is more profoundly achieved by the union of voices, minds are more easily raised to heavenly things by the beauty of the sacred rites, and the whole celebration more clearly prefigures that heavenly liturgy which is enacted in the holy city of Jerusalem." (n. 5)
Please consider joining the St. Josephs on Capitol Hill Mass Choir as a form of ministry and means of participation in the New Evangelization. Contact our Music Director, Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adult Ministry Praise and Worship Music Group (First Fridays)