Music for Sacraments and Rites
The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the Body of Christ and, finally, to give worship to God… They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it. Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Anytime we give worship to God, music is a fundamental means of nourishing, expressing and strengthening our faith. Music also becomes a means of predisposing us toward receiving grace so that we maybe grow in holiness. Our sacramental celebrations are actions involving the whole community of faith. They are not private but public celebrations that require music as a means of expressing our identity as a community gathered to celebrate and to witness this sacred moment. Sacramental Celebrations often need special music. Whenever there is a Sacramental celebration the musical choices involve three important areas of judgement: liturgical, musical and pastoral.
Music for most sacramental celebrations is chosen by the Pastor and the Music Director. However, some celebrations are planned with the families who are involved especially Weddings and Funerals. Staff members at Holy Faith are prepared to assist in this very important process. Information and guidelines are made available through the links listed below, as well as information for how to contact the Music Director for further questions or for an appointment.
Weddings: Planning Music for Wedding
See Catholic Wedding Help
Contact our Music Director Cristina Logan
Funerals: Planning Music for a Funeral
See How to Choose Catholic Funeral Music
Contact our Music Director, Cristina Logan
(direct line) 352-256-9365