PAUL SHAFER, MUSIC MINISTER
On Saturday February 9, The National Pastoral Musicians National President, Steve Petrunak presented a Beyond Strumming workshop at St. James Catholic Church in Novi. Guitarists from St. Thomas the Apostle, The Spirit of love ensemble, and others from around the diocese attended.
They spent the morning hearing about guitar techniques, styles, rhythms, and music theory to be used while playing for liturgies. It was a great gathering of musicians that help lead our worshiping communities.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
MUSIC MINISTRY PROGRAMS
ADULT CHOIR-The adult choir is open to 9th grade students-adults with a desire to sing and help lead the assembly in sung prayer. Rehearsals are THURSDAYS, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, and a half hour before liturgies scheduled. The adult choir sings at one mass per weekend and special liturgies throughout the year.
CANTORS-The Cantor program is for soloists to help lead the assembly and encourage active participation in sung prayer. rehearsals are as scheduled.
CHILDREN'S CHOIR- Open to students 2nd - 8th grade. Rehearsals are October through Easter on Thursdays 4:30 -5:30 pm. All students receive free group keyboard lessons as part of the program. Weekend liturgies are once a month as scheduled.
INSTRUMENTALISTS- Any instrumentalist with a desire to participate in worship, please contact the music office. Rehearsals are as scheduled.
RESURRECTION CHOIR- This chorus is open to all parishioners who wish to sing for funeral or memorial liturgies for those buried from the St. Thomas community. Rehearsals are one half hour before the liturgy begins.
SUMMER CHOIR-Open to ninth grade students-adults with a desire to sing during June, July, and August. Rehearsals are one half hour before scheduled liturgies.
If you have any questions or would like more information please call the music office at 734-427-1533 or email PShafer@thomastheapostle.org
Paul Shafer, Music Minister
November 18, 2018 at the
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
This Little Light of Mine
City of God
Hail Mary: Gentle Woman
You Are Mine
How Great Thou Art
Be Not Afraid
I Danced in the Morning
***Lord, When I Came to the Seashore (Received the most votes)
Saint Cecelia Sing.
We, as St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Parish, recognize that we are the Body of Christ. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we strive to serve others through Christian Service, Prayer and Worship, Education and Evangelization. We keep within our hearts and minds the statement of faith and conviction of our patron St. Thomas the Apostle, "My Lord and my God".
Thomas the Apostle Parish
31530 BEECHWOOD, GARDEN CITY MI 48135 734 427 1533