This ministry is an essential component of Sacred Heart’s weekly liturgical celebrations. The priest presides over and leads the prayers, but it is the musicians who create the environment/milieu/ atmosphere for prayer. Music has a twofold purpose at our weekly celebrations. First music should evoke in the people’s hearts the sense of mystery and awe and paschal joy that is the essence of the Eucharist. Second, this ministry should help people express those profound sentiments of faith and enter more deeply into the ritual experience. Since there is no “audience” at the Eucharist, there cannot be musical “performance” – no music is done for its own sake or for the musician’s sake, but for the sake of the community at worship.
The Music Ministry team includes Barbara Dever, Shauna Dever and Eileen Coyle. They are accompained by pianist and organist Joe Degenhart, and Barbara Dever on the guitar.