Music, a gift and a blessing from God, has played a very important role in Catholic Liturgy for the past two thousand years. The bible resounds with praise and thanks to God through music. In the Old Testament, music played a number of different roles, including assisting in the memorization of God's truth and in reminding God's people of their salvation. In the New Testament, God's people gather together to express their praise to him and to build one another up in the faith. A rich variety of music that is in harmony with the ministry of God's word is a significant part of the life of the church and points towards the role of music in our praise of God in heaven.
Here at St. Francis de Sales, we are blessed to have talented musicians who are able to help us raise our hearts and minds to praise God. Come share your talents with us and help us make a joyful noise.
St. Francis de Sales Music Ministry Award
The Music Ministry at St. Francis de Sales has established a new award called the "St. Francis de Sales Music Ministry Award". This award is given to a graduating, high school student who is a role model for fellow youth in the parish's music ministry. The award recipient must demonstrate active personal faith through regular church attendance and participation in one or more of St. Francis de Sales' five church choirs. The recipient receives an achievement certificate at their high school graduation ceremony as well as a monetary award.
This year, the St. Francis de Sales Music Ministry Award for 2023 was granted to Joshua D'Mello, a new graduate of Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School. Joshua faithfully serves in both our Saturday 5pm and Sunday 7pm Choirs and actively shares his faith through song and prayer. Congratulations Joshua!
If you know someone in elementary or high school who loves to sing, please let them know about this award and encourage them to actively participate in one of our parish's church choirs!