SAU CFDD
May 162013
 

By Celine Klosterman

Choir members sing during the Mass of ordination to the priesthood of Father Joseph Nguyen at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport May 22, 2010.

The U.S. bishops’ 2007 document “Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship” offers numerous guidelines on music in liturgy, but what’s most important is singing and playing from the heart, Patti McTaggart said.
“We need to feel the sacredness of what we’re doing,” she told 16 people in a May 7 webinar on liturgical music. “This is not about us; it’s about God. He’s our only audience.”
A member of the Davenport Diocese’s Liturgical Com­mission, McTaggart serves in music ministry and youth ministry at St. Mary Parish in Iowa City. During the diocesan webinar, she used “Sing to the Lord” as the basis for offering advice on choosing music for liturgies.

To read the rest of this article, subscribe to The Catholic Messenger’s e-edition.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Facebooktwittermail

 Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)

Copyright © 2009-2018 The Catholic Messenger
Site Map
Send feedback to messenger@davenportdiocese.org. All rights reserved. This material may not be broadcast, published, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.