Music Ministry. Sing for joy to the Lord.
Music facilitates a sense of prayerful participation amongst parishioners and is an important part of worship and praise to God. At Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, we are blessed to have trumpet player, pianist, organist and Grammy®-nominated vocalist, Michael Hawes, leading sung prayer. Michael is joined by musicians from within and around the OLBS parish community for Sunday and Holy Day liturgies.
Under the direction of the Music Ministry, volunteer and paid cantors and accompanists lead music for Sunday and Holy Day or special liturgies. Paid musicians are selected by the Music Ministry and wages are paid in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Divine Worship.
Volunteer choir members unite around a shared love of music and faith to experience the thrill of text coming to life as they lead song for select Sunday and Holy Day liturgies under the direction of the Choir Director:
The Adult Choir, age 18+, sings at select Sunday and Holy Day Masses at both Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard. Please check the parish calendar for rehearsal dates and times.
The Charismatic Music Group sings and plays at one Mass at Queen of the Rosary or St. Julian Eymard per month and features drums, guitars and trumpets to create praise and worship music you may hear on the radio, plus many of our favorites from right here at OLBS. Please check the parish calendar for rehearsal dates and times.
The Kid’s Choir, children in grades 3 through 8, sings at select Sunday and Holy Day Masses at both Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard and rehearses on Wednesdays from 2:45-4pm at Queen of the Rosary. Please check the bulletin or parish calendar for specific dates and times.
The Handbell Choir, under Christina Ray’s direction, brings scripture alive with a wide range of powerful notes to create a unique musical experience for worship. Handbell Choir plays one 10:30am Mass per month plus select special liturgies at Queen of the Rosary and rehearsals are Thursdays 7-9pm at Queen of the Rosary. Please check bulletin or parish calendar for specific dates and times.
Are you called? If you are ready to help us make a joyful noise, please contact the Parish Office for more information today (847) 979-0901 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com to reach Music Director, Michael Hawes, directly.