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Friday, July 13, 2007

Embracing Sacred Music



Say "hello" to the Holy Family Gregorian Chant Schola for Boys! Mr. Michael Connaughton, parishioner and FSSP seminarian, is heading this effort and will be devoting his brief summer break to the instruction of these dedicated youths.

What an incredible opportunity for these young men to discover the beauty of chant. Sacrosanctum Concilium, emphasized that the “combination of sacred music and words forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.” Our Holy Father reiterated this, during a trip to Regensburg, by stating that "music and song are more than an embellishment of worship; they are themselves part of the liturgical action"

May God bless the efforts of these young men and all those striving to enhance the beauty of the liturgy by embracing "sacred music."

3 comments:

KRISLYNNE LYONS said...

Kimberly,

What a great picture! Are there only 5 boys in the class? I thought there would be more. I'm so glad Michael is teaching them about sacred music. What a wonderful teacher!

Krislynne

Kimberly Wasson said...

The class was organized rather quickly. One young gentleman was absent for the photo, and I believe perhaps one or two more are expected to join. Here's to hope! Mr. Connaughton is a marvel - such patience and example for these young men. We're fortunate to have him back!

Leticia said...

My girls go to schola class every month before the Indult Mass, and we love the hymns they are learning. How fortunate you are to have the FSSP nearby.