2024 archive of Worship Blog

2024 archive of Worship Blog

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: March 13, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 3/13/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

This Lent has flown by, and you've been amazing throughout the season... but now we're only two weeks from the beginning of our Triduum celebrations! The next two (or three?) rehearsals are critical to our celebrations, and any work you can do on your own ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: February 28, 2024

Posted by Tony Ward on 2/28/24

Dear Partners in Ministry,

An early Happy Leap Day! Be sure to make the most of tomorrow's rehearsal, because Leap Day won't occur on a Thursday again until 2052 (so, you know, save the date).

Once again, thank you so very much for all you did to make Janèt ... Read More »

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 »

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