HOW'S IT GOING? SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE
Now that we've had two months with Mass of Encounter, I'd like to know how you're doing with it, and what you think its future in our parish should be.
If you are registered in our parish Breeze database, you can take the survey online here; paper copies will be available in the narthex beginning Saturday, November 4.
The survey will be open through Sunday, November 26.
Thank you for your honest feedback, and for giving this setting a try! —Tony
Mass of Encounter was inspired by the profound spiritual reawakening I experienced after two years of pandemic-imposed isolation and distance from liturgy. God’s persistence in calling me back to service at Saint Noel finally breached my walls of stubbornness and hurt, and this family of faith has buoyed my soul ever since. This setting is a gift of gratitude, composed after several months of worship with this extraordinary community.
Liturgy is an encounter with the presence of Christ, in Word, in Sacrament, and with one another. The people of Saint Noel are Christ for me, and I pray that Mass of Encounter will serve as a means of growing closer to Christ for all who are welcomed into this family.
To help you pray with this setting, here are printed melodies and audio demos (mp3 format) of the acclamations we're using. Please visit this page throughout the fall as we pray with this setting.
GLORY TO GOD
MYSTERY OF FAITH: SAVE US, SAVIOR
LAMB OF GOD
Produced with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Texts from the Roman Missal, Third Edition © 2010, International Committee on the Liturgy (ICEL). Used with permission. Music © 2023, Tony Ward. All rights reserved.
This pre-publication edition is reserved for the exclusive use of Saint Noel Parish, Willoughby Hills, OH.