Music

Cantate Gloria Dei | Sing to the Glory of God

As the united and worshipping community of Our Lady of the Assumption, we are called to take our part in the liturgy. Just as the priest has gestures and words that he must recite or sing in order for the Eucharistic celebration to be fulfilled, so does the congregation have its own role in gesture, word, and song. We are not tasked with entertaining, rather, we are here to praise our God – just as the saints and angels are doing at the very same time with us!

“Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people (1 Pet. 2:9; cf. 2:4-5), is their right and duty by reason of their baptism.” ~ Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Chapter 1, II, 14

In practical terms, raising your voice to God during mass is a perfect example of how to fully participate in the liturgy.  If you desire to become more immersed into worship, consider offering your voice and talents to the music ministry. You will experience the liturgy on a whole different level!

“The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.” ~ Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Chapter 6, 112

You are called, therefore, to participate in this universal art of music – and in the traditions of our church, sing the sacred texts and prayers in the form of Sacred Music. You will find opportunities for spiritual, personal and musical growth.  Although musical excellence is strived for, the priority is for each individual to be nurtured in the love of God and lead the congregation to “Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord.” Let us “sing the mass” and not just sing “at” mass!

Music suggestions for planning your wedding or a loved ones funeral can be found under the Wedding Music or Funeral Music Tabs.

Adult Choir

The adult choir is a group of volunteers and professionals who have a shared love of music and are dedicated to enriching the worship experience of all. Adults of all ages are welcome. We prepare and present music to support the congregation in song at the 10:30 Sunday Masses and prepare special music for Christmas and Holy Week.  ALL are welcome.

Rehearsals: WEDNESDAY Evenings 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Oct-May) Mass: Sunday 10:30

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St. Cecilia Consort                                                                                    

The Schola is comprised of a select group of dedicated singers who are committed to learn how to sing and read the ancient latin chants as well as the beautiful polyphonic repertoire. We specialize in singing the Divine Office and offer it throughout the Diocese. Members tend to have at least a bachelor’s degrees in music and/or extensive experience in sacred music. If you are interested in this challenging ministry, see Mac after mass, send an email to stceciliaconsort@gmail.com, or visit our website: stceciliaconsort.wordpress.org

Michael Andrew Cooney
Director of Sacred Music, Organist
music@olaffld.org
203.572.2213
Blog: Sacred ‘Notes’

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Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Effective May 1, 2021 the time of our Saturday afternoon Sacrament of Reconciliation will be changing. The new start time will be at 3:00 PM and end EXACTLY at 3:45[...]
Oct
30
Sat
8:30 am American Heritage Girls Soup Fun...
American Heritage Girls Soup Fun...
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm
American Heritage Girls Soup Fundraiser Looking for a quick and easy dinner option that’s also healthy? Assumption’s American Heritage Girls Troop 4862 will be offering a variety of delicious soup[...]
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Effective May 1, 2021 the time of our Saturday afternoon Sacrament of Reconciliation will be changing. The new start time will be at 3:00 PM and end EXACTLY at 3:45[...]
Nov
5
Fri
8:30 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – Nov 6 @ 7:15 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Will take place on Friday, November 5, following the 7:30 AM Mass and will conclude on First Saturday, November 6, prior to the 7:30 AM[...]
Nov
6
Sat
11:00 am Mass of Remembrance
Mass of Remembrance
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Effective May 1, 2021 the time of our Saturday afternoon Sacrament of Reconciliation will be changing. The new start time will be at 3:00 PM and end EXACTLY at 3:45[...]
Nov
13
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
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Nov
20
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
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Nov
27
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Effective May 1, 2021 the time of our Saturday afternoon Sacrament of Reconciliation will be changing. The new start time will be at 3:00 PM and end EXACTLY at 3:45[...]
Dec
4
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
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