2022 archive of Worship Blog

2022 archive of Worship Blog

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT : June 22, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 6/22/22

THINK PAST THE INK

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Imagine you’ve paid what it takes to see a touring Broadway hit. After fighting traffic, shelling out a parking fee, hiking from that distant lot to the theater, and making your way into the house, you find there is no set. ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: June 15, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 6/15/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

I had planned on writing a deep dive into choral technique this week, but I am exhausted! Some of you already know that I am a lifelong Cubs fan (I know, '16) and, naturally, I have passed this love on to my kids. While ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: June 8, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 6/08/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Welcome to Summer (at least, in the liturgical sense)! Despite a lull in our rehearsal schedule, things will be hopping in Music Ministry in the next few months, from a long-overdue cleanup and organization to a new Mass setting you'll help choose. ORDINARY TIME RETURNS

... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: June 1, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 6/01/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

How is it JUNE?! We are just days away from completing our first Easter season together and moving into that summer stretch of Ordinary Time. End-of-Year details and a big favor below. LAST REHEARSAL TOMORROW

A last reminder that tomorrow is our final weekly rehearsal ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT : May 25, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 5/25/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Kyrie eleison.

The last 24 hours have been heart-shattering for us, especially for those of us who see our own children’s faces every time we hear of another school shooting—one after another, after another. I know I was one of the millions of parents who ... Read More »

Three months in, and good things to come

Posted by Tony Ward on 5/20/22

This little opus also appeared in the May 22, 2022 bulletin.

Last Saturday, I began my fourth month in service to the St. Noel community— time that has absolutely flown by! Hectic as these three months have been, however, not a day has gone by without a genuine sense ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT : May 18, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 5/18/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

I almost feel busier now than during Lent, since I “have the time” to start addressing a lot of back-burner items and start really thinking long-term. REMINDER: TURN IN YOUR MUSIC!

If you haven’t done so already, please turn in any choral music that ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT : May 11, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 5/11/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

It’s been a very busy but very productive few days here, and there’s lots to share, including some important questions for all of you. Here we go! WE REMEMBER: CAROLE WIDING

We will celebrate the funeral of Carole Anne Widing, who I discovered this morning ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: May 4, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 5/04/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,May the Fourth be with you! What a week.

First of all, thank you so much for all your prayers and good wishes over the last eight days. Jenny, whose experience of COVID was miraculously asymptomatic, is back to work and feeling fine. I am ... Read More »

Summer Music Selections Now Available

Posted by Tony Ward on 5/03/22

Music for the Summer months (June 12–August 28) is now available! See the full listing here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VMX6Zyw2NyFh7sgEHnhZsTKIorzTMGzQhKxtCHX5mLo/edit?usp=sharing

Ritual Music will be a bit of a hybrid this summer, using pieces from Mass of Glory and Mass of Creation, the Celtic Alleluia, and the Lamb of God that accompanies Tom Kendzia's "Taste and See."

I'm also excited to ... Read More »

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