Votive Mass of the Eucharist

Well, tomorrow I will be singing my first mass. St. Paul’s is initiating me into the ranks of those priests who carry on the tradition of singing the service. As some are well aware, singing is by far not my strong point. I am very thankful that so many have reinforced my music professor, David Hurd’s, teaching that this is not a performance. It isn’t. It is for the worship of God, and God loves even a joyful noise! The parishioners are very patient and good natured with me mistakes.
I am aware, however, that a really lousy job can and will effect the experience of worship for some. I’ve been practicing, a lot. Breath. Breath. Breath. That is Mark Peterson’s constant refrain as he patiently helps me along with my chanting/singing.
A Votive Mass of the Eucharist with Benediction
Thursday, Oct. 5th, 2006 – 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
199 Carroll St. (Corners of Clinton and Carroll)
Brooklyn, NY 11231