next Sunday, September 28, there will be a new youth music group at the
5:30 p.m. mass. Lead by Crystal Sepulveda, the group will be comprised
of teens and young adults. Their music will be youth oriented;
incorporating today’s lively, contemporary Christian worship music
shared by other faith traditions with well loved songs of the Catholic
tradition. It also provides an opportunity to mentor young church
Working in concert with Teri DiRocco and
Fr. Tom, the decision was made to move the current 5:30 group to the
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. mass. After so many years (17) at the Sunday evening
mass, Teri and her group felt a change was in order, and so the ball was
set in motion.
Stimulated initially by the Synod’s
concerns that the parish should try to “reach out” to the youth and the
impetus to move Teri’s group to another mass, it was the Holy Spirit who
ultimately guided us to finding these young new musicians.
Blessed with an abundance of musical
talent, our sung prayer is as rich and diverse as the people we serve.
Hopefully, everyone will find something of their own in our liturgies.
Please pray for the success of the new group and for all of our music
ministers who faithfully offer their talent to the parish. (Sept. 21, 2003)