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Divine Word Catholic Church

Music Ministry

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8100 Eagle Road

Kirtland, Ohio USA

(440) 256-1412

Outdoor Neighborhood Masses

June 23

July 14

July 28

August 11

August 18

Singing at The Ohio Theater

Once again we had the lovely opportunity of singing prelude before A Christmas Carol.

A good time was had by all!

 

A Prayer for Music Ministers


by Divine Word Music Minister Olivia Ockuly

O dear Heavenly Father,
We ask that you bless our Music Ministry.

We thank you for the talents
You have given us through
Singing and playing instruments.

Help us to give solace to the grieving,
Help us to bring joy and praise to all who gather in your name,

Let us learn songs to help your people,
Feel your presence
Give us strength and wisdom
As we work hard and practice to express your Word.

We ask this with peace and love
Through Christ our Lord,
Amen!

 

Bishop Michael stops for a visit

Divine Word 2022 Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert Program (click here)

Here's the link: https://youtu.be/TL7K0OgEaL4

Grab a mug of hot chocolate and some marshmallows and curl up to watch.

Thanks for joining us at the Mimi Ohio Theatre for A Christmas Carol

The Ordination of Bishop Michael G. Woost August 4, 2022

2021 Virtual Christmas Concert

Find the first half of our Christmas Concert here:

https://youtu.be/23vcSEBb-S0

The second half of our Christmas Concert is here:

https://youtu.be/OXQPO2_vEyU
 

Construction!

Our gorgeous new marble altar is in place, our lovely choir area has been renovated and Bishop Roger has made everything official with our altar dedication. We have a very special relic in our altar - Elizabeth Ann Seton. We now await a new baptismal font and carpeting in our Gathering area. It's all very exciting!

Divine Word Virtual Choir Concert 2020

This is our 5th Annual Unto Us: A Night of Hope. So nice to see you online.

Christmas Concert, first half https://youtu.be/rIZvq1m4pnw

~~ Intermission ~~

Christmas Concert, second half    https://youtu.be/VgrmcWmRVzw

The Divine Word Choir went on tour!

We were thrilled to be included in Great Lake Theater's social media!

Click on the link below, scroll to Day 10, Virtual Choir Series 2020:

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John Rutter's Star Carol

Music Director Rebecca Harper is honored to be included in performing Star Carol, composed and directed by John Rutter, along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stay At Home Choir - joined by thousands of people from around the world. The United Kingdom premiere was presented online. Here's the link:

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Looking for sheet music?

Copyrights

We appreciate the time and talent of composers and take copyrights very seriously. Divine Word maintains music licensing to perform, stream and copy all the music we use.

Rock Your Soul!

Music Ministry serves a wonderful role in today's church: to enhance the celebration of the liturgy, and to assist the spiritual needs of the community. Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when it is celebrated in song, with the ministers of each degree fulfilling their ministry and the people participating in it.[1]

One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in song. Therefore the active participation of the whole people, which is shown in singing, is to be carefully promoted. The faithful should . . . unite themselves interiorly to what the ministers or choir sing, so that by listening to them they may raise their minds to God. [2]

Not everyone is called to music ministry. It is a vastly different mass experience, but very rewarding. Our dedicated people are a special family unto themselves.

If you are musically gifted, we'd love for you to join us! Singers, instrumentalists, all are welcome.

 

1. Cf. Constitution on the Liturgy, Art. 113.

2. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council MUSICAM SACRAM 

Sing and be counted!