are indebted to our late parishioner John McGowan who endowed a trust
which provides financial support for the St. Cecilia Music
Ministry. Please remember John in your prayers.
"God has bestowed upon his people the gift of
-- Sing to the Lord:
Music in Divine Worship, USCCB (2007)
God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its
Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his
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."--Vatican
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Parish Choirs at 9:30 a.m. and
11:15 a.m. sing at Sunday liturgies and during major feast days through
the year. Directed by Richard J. Clark,
rehearsals are held
on Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. from September
Reflecting a parish
comprised from diverse people of many cultures and experiences, these
choirs and instrumental ensembles lead the congregation in a very
eclectic blend of sacred music. This includes hymns and motets from
the treasure of
recent liturgical compositions of the last 40 years, new compositions
of many styles, and very importantly, Gregorian Chant. St. Cecilia's
choir, instrumentalists and pipe organs have been featured numerous
times on Boston classical radio.
choirs are open to new singers and instrumentalists at any time. For
more information or to set up an audition
appointment, feel free to stop by after mass and speak with or email Richard J.
& Ensemble--September through May
contemporary ensemble incorporates a wide array of instruments,
acoustic, electronic, and percussion. Many of the musicians and
singers involved in this ministry are students at nearby colleges and
universities, such as the Berklee College of Music, Northeastern,
Emerson, New England Conservatory and The Boston Conservatory.
Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm. For more information, speak with
Richard J. Clark.
5 p.m. Anticipated
Mass, Saturday Evening
8 a.m. Sunday
p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday evening is a sung liturgy with Richard
Clark as cantor and organist. The 8 a.m. Sunday morning mass
include repertoire and improvisations on liturgical themes played on
the extraordinary Smith
& Gilbert Organs of four manuals, 50 ranks and 2,926 pipes.
Please write, call, stop
by, or just say hello!
J. Clark is also a regular
contributor to "Views from the Choir Loft" blog
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