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THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: August 23, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 8/23/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

First of all: thank you so much for your part in a wonderful weekend celebration of our 40th anniversary in the church! Year #41 promises to be an exciting one, so read on...  Gaudete! Concert Repertoire

First up, I wanted to confirm that we ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: August 16, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 8/16/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Ruby Anniversary! This weekend, our parish family celebrates forty years of worship life in our spiritual home. Whether you were there personally for that first Mass on August 21, 1983, or you've just joined the parish recently, please join in celebrating this milestone ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: August 9, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 8/09/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Just a few reminders to pass along this week... August 15: Assumption

Tuesday, August 15, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day. I always love company, so please feel free to join me in ministry for the Vigil Mass (Monday, Aug. ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: August 2, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 8/02/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Hello, August! It was a crazy but rewarding day at the church as we successfully completed the lion's share of the upgrades to our sound system. Things are definitely in rough-draft condition, and there's a lot of tech-nerdy work yet to do, but we're already ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: July 12, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 7/12/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Wednesday! Just a quick update from the rabbit hole known as the Mass of Encounter:

Cantāmus practice tracks are finally starting to cooperate with me (the Holy is available now, for example, but Cantāmus has no idea how to pronounce the word "Hosanna..." I tried ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: July 5, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 7/05/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Wednesday! I hope your 4th of July was a joyful, safe, and not-too-noisy one.

I had the opportunity to write the article for last week's bulletin and chose to explore the stigmas and fears that can hold the assembly back from praying in song. ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: June 28, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 6/28/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

It's the end of June, and time to rehearse together! It's also time to introduce you to the Mass setting we'll be adding to the repertoire this Fall, so... let's get to it. Reminder: Choir Rehearsal Tomorrow Night!

We're gathering tomorrow night for the ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: June 21, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 6/21/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Summer Solstice! Four items for you this week: Choir Rehearsal June 29

We're gathering next Thursday for one of only three summertime rehearsals. If you can possibly be there, please do, as we'll cover music for all of July and maybe a little ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: June 14, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 6/14/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

A short and sweet post today! Bishop Woost Presides June 25

Fr. Terry is taking some vacation time at the end of the month, and Bishop Woost was kind enough to "sub in" as our presider at the 9:00 Mass on June 25. While ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: June 7, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 6/07/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy June! In what might be a first for me, I don't have any news or announcements for you this week, so enjoy this bit of music-meets-language trivia:

Whether we've used it extensively in other choirs or only know it from The Sound of Music, we've ... Read More »

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