Music Ministry

What to expect at weekend Masses

Vigil Mass, Saturday, 5:00 PM: Cantor and Piano/Organ

Sunday, 9:00 AM Mass: Choir, Psalmist, Various Instruments, and Piano/Organ

Sunday, 11:00 AM Mass: Choir, Psalmist, Various Instruments, and Piano/Organ

Sunday, 4:00 PM Mass: Choir, Psalmist, Various Instruments, and Piano

MUSIC MINISTRY CREED

We, the members of the Good Shepherd Music Ministry, recognize our call to be pastoral musicians.

We recognize that the beauty of our celebrations is enhanced in song and want to use our gifts and talents to give praise to God our Father, each in our own measure.

Our main function is to lead the congregation in prayer. The psalmist says, "Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; break into song, sing praise." We promise to be faithful to practice and prayer, so that we may prayerfully execute each song.

We do not see our roles as one of performers; but instead we stimulate, reinforce, and sustain the congregation's singing and participation.

We ask the Lord's blessing on our music ministry that the words we sing and the notes we play may transform the lives and hearts of all present and draw us closer to Jesus Christ our Lord.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Brian James Bacon, Jr.

Director of Music Ministry

If you are interested in participation in the music ministry team, contact Brian Bacon, Director of Music Ministries, 817-421-1387. 

 

music ministries at GOOD SHEPHERD

The Music Ministries of Good Shepherd Catholic Community is an important part of the Eucharistic Celebration. Many volunteers share of their time and talent to prepare, lead, and enhance the liturgical celebrations of our community. Outside of the normal weekend Mass schedule, pastoral musicians are also involved in Holy Day Masses, Weddings, and Funerals.

Good Shepherd Catholic Community Choirs and Ensembles

GSCC Children's Choir

GSCC 9:00 and 11:00 Ensembles

GSCC 5:00 Ensemble GSCC Cantors
GSCC 4:00 Ensemble GSCC Youth Orchestra 
GSCC Instrumentalists

GSCC Crystal Bowls

GSCC Handbells  

 

GSCC Children’s Choir: The ensemble is open to all Youth form Grades 2-8. Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday evenings in the St. Cecilia Music Hall from 6-7 p.m.    Top

 GSCC 5:00 Mass: A cantor and an accompanist serve as music ministers for this Mass.  Top

GSCC 9:00 and 11:00 Ensembles: The ensembles minister at the 9:00 and 11:00 AM Sunday masses, respectively, and comprised of singers and instrumentalists. The choirs welcome members of all ages—high school age through adults. The repertoire encompasses all styles of music, from chant and Renaissance motets to twentieth century anthems, sung a cappella or with piano or organ accompaniment. They rehearse Wednesday evenings in St. Cecilia Music Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and one-half hour prior to each mass.  Top

GSCC 4:00 Ensemble: This group leads the worship at the 4:00 PM Sunday mass. The repertoire is both traditional and contemporary and is accompanied by piano, guitar, and other instruments. They rehearse Sundays in the St. Cecilia Music Hall prior to mass, 3:00 to 4:00 PM.  Top

GSCC Cantors: The ministry team members must have a pleasant singing voice, ability to read music, and capable of leading the assembly in the sung portions of the liturgy. An audition is required.  Top

GSCC Instrumentalists: This aspect of music ministry is for those players who possess an ability to read music and produce an acceptable tone quality on the respective instruments. An audition is required.  Top

GSCC Youth Orchestra:  Good Shepherd Youth Orchestra consists of students from grades seventh through twelfth.  Most of the players are GSCC parishioners but all are welcome. The season runs from October through July.  

Rehearsals occur twice a month on Sundays from 12:30-2:00 P.M. in St. Cecilia Hall. The orchestra plays at a parish mass once a month.  So, the ensemble meets three times a month.

The special events include: the GSCC Christmas concert in December, an outreach Christmas concert (TBA), Christmas Eve mass, stations of the cross in Lent, and Easter Sunday mass.

To join, a student must be in a school band program.  There is no audition required at this time.    Top

GSCC Handbells: The ensemble ministers for various liturgies. The ensemble rehearses on Mondays in the St. Cecilia Music Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Top

GSCC Crystal Bowls: The strikers call the assembly to prayer prior to each mass.   Top