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THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: November 1, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 11/01/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy November! We're already off to a great start (snow notwithstanding) with the first of our All Saints Day Masses already in the books; All Souls and Thanksgiving Day are on the radar; and Advent is only 32 days away (yikes!).

A trio of ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: October 25, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 10/25/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

What a wonderful weekend! Thanks so very much to all of you for making this feast-day weekend such a joyful, moving, and beautiful celebration of our faith family. From our terrific trio of cantors to the wonderful piece by the bells—not to mention the ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: October 18, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 10/18/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

I know you know this already, but: wow, this campus is beautiful, especially this time of year. 

Anyway: the season is moving along quickly! We're already at the Parish Feast Day weekend; All Saints and All Souls are just around the corner, and did ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: October 11, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 10/11/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Perhaps you might have noticed a familiar but surprising name among the presenters for this year's GIFT (Generations in Faith Together) series... 

I'm very happy to confirm that Janèt Sullivan Whitaker is indeed coming to visit! Several of her liturgical compositions have become beloved ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: October 4, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 10/04/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Saint Francis Day! October is upon us, and we're just 60 days out from Advent. So: Advent Music: Set! Christmas: Getting There

Music selections for Advent are ready to go and linked at the bottom of this post. Christmas Day is mostly done, and ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: September 27, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 9/27/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy last Wednesday of September! This week, I've gotten back in the habit of linking the songs listed in "This Week in Liturgy" to good/official recordings on YouTube for you. All three weekends are ready at the end of this post. I'm also in the ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: September 20, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 9/20/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

If you listen closely, you can still hear the sounds of big band music echoing in the church! Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for the Dan Zola concert, especially those who volunteered that day. If anyone wants one, I'll have "souvenir" ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: September 13, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 9/13/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Today's Wednesday Report is all about strategy and revision... read on! Christmas Mass Survey

Last week, I told you about our revised Mass times for Christmas and opened a survey for you, but made the mistake of burying the link in a bunch of text. SO:

If you can, please take this brief survey sometime in the next two weeks to let me know which Masses (if any) you're planning on being present for as a Music Minister. ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: September 6, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 9/06/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Post-Labor Day! Four items for you on this occasionally stormy afternoon: Christmas Masses (Spoiler Alert: There's a Survey)

After reviewing the data collected in our recent survey, we came to the conclusion that we didn't need to completely re-invent our Christmas schedule. We did ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: August 30, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 8/30/23

Rehearsal Agenda · This Week in Liturgy · Looking Ahead · Resources

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Somehow, we've arrived at the end of August, and September brings a slew of busy-but-good moments for us. Read on! A Few Updates to the Wednesday Report

I came up with a few ... Read More »

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