|Catholics strongly believe in using things we can see, hear, and touch as means for communion with God. In our liturgical celebrations we use things like bread, wine, oil, water, ashes, and incense. We believe they can be used to make God present to us; in a word, they become sacramental. Just as we use what we can see and touch, we can also use what we hear and sing.
When applied to prayer, our voices, that is, our music, can be one of the most powerful tools provided us—the truth of this inspired St. Augustine to coin the phrase, “when you sing, you pray twice."
If music can express the seemingly inexpressible, and fathom depths normally unfathomable, what could be a better medium for communion with God? This is why, in the Church’s wisdom, music has always been given such a prominent role in the Mass.
Below you can explore the various music ministries at Holy Name. If you believe you are being called to one of these groups, please don’t hesitate to contact us as we are always looking for new members.
Brandon Gauvin, Minister of Music and Worship