Music Ministry at the Paulist Center


Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; Break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
(Psalm 98:4)
Music as praise and petition to God is an essential component of our communal prayer at our liturgical celebrations.
Ritual music expresses our greatest joys and laments, our thanksgivings and needs, and it gives voice to our journey as an intentional faith community striving to follow Jesus Christ. We strive to reflect the diversity of the world’s many cultures and styles while firmly rooted in the Catholic tradition.Music is our sung prayer not only at our Sunday and vigil Eucharistic celebrations but also at penitential and reconciliation services, at morning and evening prayer, and at several special liturgies. Acclamations, litanies, chant, ostinatos, psalms, songs, and hymns reflect our diverse prayer at these liturgies.
The Paulist Center Pastoral Musician
The Paulist Center pastoral musicians are community members dedicated to leading music that fosters the “full, conscious and active participation” of the assembly. Each member is part of a group responsible for one of the four weekend liturgies. Each group has its own weekly rehearsal, and all musicians join together for seasonal combined rehearsals.
We encourage new recruits who sing in tune or play an instrument to serve as a music minister at the Paulist Center by first contacting the Pastoral Minister of Liturgy and Music, Michael Kurley, at (617) 948-2425. You will be asked to participate in an informal “voice / instrument check” at your convenience. Like any member of the assembly, the pastoral musician needs to hear the Gospel and so proclaim the praise of God. The pastoral musician is not merely an employee or volunteer. He or she is a minister, someone who shares faith, serves the community, and expresses love of God and neighbor through music.

-Liturgical Music Today, 64

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