"Let everything that has breath give praise to the Lord!"
- Psalm 150:6
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 Pope 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. But the Church approves of all forms of true art having the needed qualities, and admits them into divine worship.
Choirs, Cantors, and Accompanists
Our parish has a robust music program. Please see below the number of music ministries, and contact information to join or get more information.
Steve Jannetti is our Director of Music
Our Allen Digital Organ
Installed in 2016, our three manual, 50 stop digital organ is powerful enough to fill the church, yet configurable to fit any size of congregation.
Our sound system is balanced to ensure everyone in the congregations hears the words and music perfectly. Hearing assist devices are available in the Fellowship Hall.
Membership is open to those in high school up to and including senior adulthood who are able to make a commitment to rehearsals and the Mass schedule.
Are Leaders of Song at Masseswho help facilitate the participation of the people, proclaim the Psalm between the Readings and lead the Gospel Acclamation. They work with the Music Director and their accompanist to accomplish these goals.
Capable Teenagers are welcome to participate.
All young people who are interested in exploring God's gift of music are welcome to participate as they are able in praising God in song. PSR masses and special occasions are wonderful opportunities to begin to be a leader in liturgical ministry.
Our Lady of the Lake welcomes those with musical skills on the organ, piano, or other instrument to volunteer their serves at the liturgy. The music director will assist in scheduling occasions for your participation.
On occasion, accompanists and cantors are hired to assist when needed.