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THE ST ANASTASIA MUSIC MINISTRY INVITES YOU TO JOIN US!

Music Ministry
Director of Music: Peter Morin
Email: staccmusic@aol.com

We offer the opportunity to sing and play an instrument at one of our weekend liturgies.      

The 8 AM Ensemble

Parish Adult Choir

Contemporary Parish Ensemble

Choristers

The Community Singers

Anastasia Chamber Singers Our various choirs, singers and instrumentalists help us experience the Catholic Church’s rich musical heritage.  Regardless of past experience or current ability, we want you to help us praise God and join in our celebrations at Mass and in the community. For the non-musician, our monthly concert series provides an outlet to be involved in the music program. Greeters, ushers, and assistance needs exist. We also regularly offer a 12 week music reading and sight singing class.

  • Liturgical Music Flows From Love 

Music and Liturgy | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger | Excerpts from The Spirit of the Liturgy
The singing of the Church comes ultimately out of love. It is the utter depth of love that produces the singing. “Cantare amantis est“, says St. Augustine, singing is a lover’s thing. In so saying, we come again to the trinitarian interpretation of Church music. The Holy Spirit is love, and it is he who produces the singing. He is the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit who draws us into love for Christ and so leads to the Father. (The Spirit of the Liturgy, p 142) 

In liturgical music, based as it is on biblical faith, there is, therefore, a clear dominance of the Word; this music is a higher form of proclamation. Ultimately, it rises up out of the love that responds to God’s love made flesh in Christ, the love that for us went unto death. After the Resurrection, the Cross is by no means a thing of the past, and so this love is always marked by pain at the hiddenness of God, by the cry that rises up from the depths of anguish, Kyrie eleison, by hope and by supplication. But it also has the privilege, by anticipation, of experiencing the reality of the Resurrection, and so it brings with it the joy of being loved, that gladness of heart that Haydn said came upon him when he set liturgical texts to music. Thus the relation of liturgical music to logos means, first of all, simply its relation to words. That is why singing in the liturgy has priority over instrumental music, though it does not in any way exclude it. It goes without saying that the biblical and liturgical texts are the normative words from which liturgical music has to take its bearings. This does not rule out the continuing creation of “new songs”, but instead inspires them and assures them of a firm grounding in God’s love for mankind and his work of redemption. (The Spirit of Liturgy, p 149)