"For he who sings praise, does not only praise, but also praises joyfully; he who sings praise, not only sings, but also loves Him whom he is singing about"                            St. Augustine of Hippo


The Music Ministry seeks to exalt, praise, and glorify the name of Jesus through music and worship.
There are many opportunities for you to use your gifts and talents - you can be a member of the choir, a cantor, or an instrumentalist at any one of our three weekend Masses. You can also share your gifts with the bereaved at wake services and funerals. 

Choir Rehearsals are from 12:15-1:30pm on Sundays at church (Sanford). These will continue every Sunday unless noted in the music room. We are currently looking for NEW members!! If you love to sing or play an instrument, please attend a rehearsal or contact Bill Bankstahl for further details. We also sing at Dow Gardens, Washington Woods and The Pines as well as other activities. No Experience or Try Outs Necessary! Try it you will like it!!


Choir Contacts   

Director
Bill Bankstahl
bill.bankstahl@ourladyofgracemi.org
Assistant Director
Jan Zirwes
jzirwes@yahoo.com

Instrumentalists
Dave & Marguerite Schrader
the_schraders@hotmail.com


 

Music Schedule   

 

 

 

 

November 26

CP

Opening

To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King

729

322

Offertory

We Remember

494

438

Communion

I am the Bread of Life

364

520

Closing

Crown Him with Many Crowns

728

320

December 3- 1st Sunday of Advent (Violet)

CP

Opening

Save Us Oh Lord

553

414

Offertory

Christ Be Our Light

596

428

Communion

Turn to Me

661

258

Closing

Soon and Very Soon

576

503

 

December 8 – Immaculate Conception

CP

Opening

Immaculate Mary

198

334

Offertory

Sing of Mary

702

335

Communion

Hail Mary Gentle Woman

706

332

Closing

Hail Holy Queen

200

333

 

December 10-2nd Sunday of Advent (Violet)

CP

Prelude

Gaudete

 

 

Opening

On Jordan’s Bank

215

296

Offertory

Beyond the Moon and Stars

28 

219 

Communion

Like a Shepherd

402

436

Closing

Let the Valleys Be Raised

30

215

 

December 17-3rd Sunday Advent (Violet or Rose)

CP

Opening

O Come Divine Messiah

32

218

Offertory

The Whole World is Waiting

47

 

Communion

The Song of the Body

333

522

Closing

Soon and Very Soon

576

503

 

December 24-4th Sunday of Advent (Violet)

CP

Opening

 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel   

 20

 210

Offertory

 O Come, Divine Messiah

 32

 218

Communion

 Christ Be Our Light

 596

 428

Closing

 Soon and Very Soon

 576

 503

 

December 24/25 – Christmas Eve & Day

CP

Opening

O Come All Ye Faithful

 64

 226

Offertory

Silent Night

 69

 231

Communion

The First Noel

 89

 248

Closing

Hark the Herald

 74

 229

December 31-The Holy Family (White)

CP

Opening

Angels We Have Heard

62

237

Offertory

Where Charity and Love are Found

668

351

Communion

O Little Town

81

232

Closing

Joy to the World

60

228

 

January 1 – Mary Mother of God (White)

CP

Opening

Immaculate Mary

129

334

Offertory

Instrumental

 

 

Communion

Hail Mary Gentle Woman

706

332

Closing

Let There Be Peace on Earth

526

481

 

January 7-The Epiphany of the Lord (White)

CP

Opening

We Three Kings

90

251

Offertory

Silent Night

69

231

Communion

What Child is This

86

246

Closing

Go Tell it on the Mountain

77

234

 

January 14-2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green)

CP

Opening

All Are Welcome

415

499

Offertory

Precious Lord

689

359

Communion

Shepherd Me Oh God

459

474

Closing

In Christ There is No East and West

584

564

 

January 21-3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green)

CP

Opening

Table of Plenty

310

518

Offertory

I Want to Walk

600

682

Communion

Gift of Finest Wheat

324

526

Closing

Sing a New Song

544

394

 

January 28-4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green)

CP

Opening

Blessed Be the Lord

431

455

Offertory

Be Not Afraid

432

453

Communion

We Remember

495

438

Closing

How Great Thou Art

425

413

 

February 4-5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green)

CP

Opening

Lord of all Hopefulness

403

421

Offertory

Here I Am

443

457

Communion

We are the Light of the World

597

430

Closing

Lead Me Lord

630

432

 

February 11-6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green)

CP

Opening

Gather us in

303

511

Offertory

Prayer of St Francis

523

484

Communion

Seed Scattered and Sown

356

530

Closing

Change Our Hearts

659

352


CANTORS  




 

5:00pm

8:30am

11:00am

Nov. 1

Kelley(9:00am)

Rosalie(7:00pm)


Nov. 5

Chris

Deb

Sereah

Nov. 12

Fred

Joe

 Shelli

Nov. 19

Kelley

Jan

Chris

Nov. 23

Aaron(9:00am)



 Nov. 26        Fred Joe Rosalie


 

5:00pm

8:30am

11:00am

December 3

Kelley

Mike/Linda

Geoff

December 8

Rosalie (9:00am)

Kelley (7:00pm)

 

December 10

Fred

Joe

Sereah

December 17

Kelley

Jan

Chris

December 23/24

 Fred

 Paul

 Rosalie

December 24/25

Aaron (4:30pm)

Kelley (7:00pm)

Fred (10:00am)

December 31

Fred

Deb

Geoff

 

 

5:00pm

8:30am

11:00am

January 1

 

Rosalie (10:00am)

 

January 7

Aaron

Mike/Linda

Sereah

January 14

Kelley

Jan

Chris

January 21

Fred

Deb

Rosalie

January 28

Kelley

Mike/Linda

Sereah

 

 

5:00pm

8:30am

11:00am

February 4

Aaron

Jan

Geoff

February 11

Fred

Mike/Linda

Shelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Practice Schedule


 Adult Choir

12:15 - 1:30 pm

September 10

 
12:15-1:30 pm  
  
    

October 1