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Dear Partners in Ministry,

This week, we remember and celebrate the life of Ken Bollam, our longtime friend, parishioner, and fellow Music Minister. His funeral Mass tomorrow morning will be a joyous and fitting celebration for a man who lived, served, shared, and sang boldly! The Bollam family sends their gratitude to all of you for your love, prayer, and support.

Ken Bollam Funeral May 11

If you are interested and available to serve as music ministers tomorrow, please arrive around 10:20 am; we'll rehearse music as needed, but we'll want to give ourselves some time to allot for setup, getting the children's choir situated, etc.

Music selections for the funeral Mass can be downloaded here.

Summer Schedule

Our Thursdays this summer provide opportunities to acheive three big goals: to stay prepared and grow as ministers; to spend time one on one; and to get some much-needed rest! Here's what I'd like to do with our Thursdays. Please contact me with any concerns or questions...

25: Last regular weekly rehearsal. Music for May 28–June 25 as needed.

1: Taizé Prayer, 7:00 pm, along a Trinity theme. I'd love to see as many of you as possible there in the assembly!
29: Rehearsal night: Music for July as needed. Choral Music Turn-in Night.

6, 13, 20: SING SESSIONS! A 15-20 minute, one-on-one time with me, to get to know your voice a little better, and to discuss how things are going for you and what you'd like to see in our future. Appointments will be available from 3:00–8:00. (Signups available next week)

3: Rehearsal night: Music for August 6–20 as needed.
10: Women's night! Working in sections to find best balance and blend.
17: Men's night! Working in sections to find best balance and blend.
24: Weekly rehearsals resume

Mass of Encounter Review Session Report

Thanks to everyone who was able to join me for the readthrough of my new Mass setting this past Sunday. The overall impression was enthusiastic and very positive! I'm making a few small tweaks here and there based on feedback and then will introduce this setting to all of you soon.  


Pick up:

  • Taizé Chants: Veni Sancte Spiritus
  • 3.064 · May We Praise You


  • (score) Psalm 66: Let All the Earth (Ward) run with cantors
  • 3.026 · The Summons (KELVINGROVE/Bell, arr. Fisher) quick review, just to be sure we're ready to roll this weekend...
  • JS 776 · Ubi Caritas (Hurd) to polish harmony in verses
  • JS 245 · Mass of Glory: Alleluia! Give the Glory (Canedo/Hurd) harmony, verses, etc.
  • JS 429 · Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (LLANFAIR) for familiarity, harmony practice, etc.



Glory to God: BB 875 · JS 176 · Mass of Renewal: Glory to God (Stephan)

Gospel Acclamation: BB 876 · JS 177 · Mass of Renewal: Alleluia (Stephan)

Holy: BB 878 · JS 179 · Mass of Renewal: Holy (Stephan)

Prayer of the Faithful (EV/ES): WA · score · Mass of Encounter: Prayer of the Faithful (Ward)

Mystery of Faith: BB 879 · JS 180 · Mass of Renewal: We Proclaim Your Death (Stephan)

Amen: BB 882 · JS 183 · Mass of Renewal: Amen (Stephan)

Lamb of God: BB 883 · JS 184 · Mass of Renewal: Amen (Stephan)

MAY 14 · Sixth Sunday of Easter

Gathering: BB 568 · JS 593 · Lift Up Your Hearts (O’Connor)

Responsorial Psalm: WA · (score) Psalm 66: Let All the Earth (Ward)

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 387 · 3.026 · The Summons (KELVINGROVE/Bell, arr. Fisher)

Communion: BB 328 · JS 776 · Ubi Caritas (Hurd)

Sending Forth: BB 319 · JS 245 · Mass of Glory: Alleluia! Give the Glory (Canedo/Hurd)


MAY 21 · Ascension of the Lord

Gathering: BB 188 · JS 429 · Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (LLANFAIR)

Responsorial Psalm: WA · score · Ps 118: Give Thanks to the Lord (Ward)

Preparation of the Gifts: BB 412 · JS 640 · Christ Before Us (SUO GÁN/Whitaker)

Communion: BB 347 · JS 789 · Lamb of God/Taste and See (Kendzia)

Sending Forth: WA · 3.071 · Sent Forth as Light (Ward)

MAY 28 · Pentecost

Gathering: WA · Taize chants: Veni Sancte Spiritus

Responsorial Psalm: BB 803 · JS 88 · Ps 104: Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord (C. Walker)


Preparation of the Gifts: BB 455 · JS 433 · Send Us Your Spirit (Schutte)

Communion: BB 341 · JS 793 · One Bread, One Body (Foley)

Sending Forth: BB 424 · JS 745 · One Spirit, One Church (Keil)


Triduum and Easter Season (April 6–May 28, 2023)

Ordinary Time II (Summer: June 4–August 27, 2023)


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