The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.
Holy Scripture, indeed, has bestowed praise upon sacred song, and the same may be said of the fathers of the Church and of the Roman pontiffs who in recent times, led by St. Pius X, have explained more precisely the ministerial function supplied by sacred music in the service of the Lord.
Therefore sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites… (Sacrosanctum concilium, 112)
Sacred Music in the Service of the Lord
Saturday, October 21, 8:30 am - 12 pm (Evansville Time)
Catholic Center, 4200 N. Kentucky Avenue, Evansville
Liturgical music has a very specific and important role in helping the people of God “join themselves with the action of Christ and to give voice to the gift of faith” (Sing to the Lord, 125). With so much riding on it, not just any old music will do. This workshop will give music ministers principles and guidance for making musical choices that serve the needs of the liturgy and the Church.
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