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THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: February 21, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 2/21/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Janèt Sullivan Whitaker arrived safely in Cleveland last night, had a lovely lunch with Michele Baetzold and me, met Elke and had great conversation about bell music, and is already loving our parish campus. This week, we're focusing on the concert with Janèt this Friday— ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: February 14, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 2/14/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Lent! In addition to Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, today is my second anniversary here at Saint Noel. I am so grateful to each and every one of you for the outstanding ministry, servant leadership, hard work, and dear friendship I've witnessed from you, ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: February 7, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 2/07/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

As many of you know, we're swamped this week, so my report is a quick one... but an important one! Read on... LENT UPDATES

Some additional notes for our Lenten season: SONG SHEETS AVAILABLE: I don't know why the sharing permissions changed on the Lent song ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: January 31, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 1/31/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

What a spiritually (and literally) filling week we had at the Liturgical Composers Forum! Our speakers— renowned lyricist Mary Louise Bringle and renowned liturgist Dr. Mary Dumm— challenged us to re-examine and refine our approaches to text writing (which is quite near and dear to ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: January 17, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 1/17/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

We are (gulp) 28 days away from Ash Wednesday! Since the year seems to have a need for speed, let's catch up with some key dates to keep in mind for the next few months. MARK YOUR CALENDARS...

Please get these dates enshrined in the ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: January 10, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 1/10/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Before we delve into the nitty-gritty of the seasons to come, I wanted to thank Elke White from the bottom of my heart as she begins a new chapter in her life. I think it's fair to say that Elke is one of the ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: January 3, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 1/03/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy 2024! I hope that these first three days of the year have been kind to you and that you've been able to recuperate after the Advent/Christmas whirlwind! I'm afraid the next whirlwind is spinning its way to us rapidly... Ash Wednesday is Valentine's ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: December 27, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 12/27/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Christmas Week from the Ward house, where I've been sitting back and basking in the glow of the family tree, and pondering where I could possibly begin thanking you! Between the beautiful music you made for each of our four Masses this Christmas and ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: December 20, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 12/20/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

I can't begin to tell you how many gratitudes and compliments I've heard about you since your marvelous performance at Gaudete! I am so profoundly proud of you all and grateful for all the hard work you put into this concert on top of everything ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: December 13, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 12/13/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Four days until Gaudete; Twelve days until Christmas... Safe to say the proverbial pedal is to the proverbial metal! Two items for you: This Weekend: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"

In lieu of "The Summons," and at Fr. Terry's request, we've invited cellist David Londoño ... Read More »

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