Living Our Faith, Serving Our Community
"God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises."
-Sing to the Lord, Music in Divine Worship, USCCB-
Resurrection Catholic Parish offers a wide variety of music ministry opportunities. From contemporary to traditional our goal is to participate, lead and serve in the Divine Liturgy; the "source and summit" of our lives. We strive to constantly grow in our spiritual lives and musical abilities while retaining the rich tradition of our Church’s history. We turn to God in prayer and ask for strength to be good stewards of this gift he has given us so that we may serve our community in humility and truth, by example and prayer.
Music @ Resurrection/Volunteer Opportunities
A tradition choir that provides music for the 8:30am Sunday mass. We strive to uphold the musical traditions of our Catholic heritage from chant to contemporary. All ages and all skill levels are welcome. We also welcome instrumentalists. For more information on the choir or on how to join please contact Nichlas Schaal at email@example.com or 503-638-1597 ext.127
Our Folk Group provides music for the 4:30pm Saturday vigil mass. We play folk and contemporary catholic music ranging from David Haas and Bob Hurd to Sara Hart and Michael John Poirier. We welcome singers and instrumentalists of all skill levels. We are in specific need of sopranos and instrumentalists. For more information on the Folk Group or on how to join please contact Nichlas Schaal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-638-1597 ext.127.
Our contemporary praise band provides music for the 11:00am Sunday mass. We strive to provide contemporary music that embraces the traditions and history of our Catholic faith. Some of our favorite artists are Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Tom Booth, Twila Paris and Reuben Morgan. We are looking for male singers, a bass player, a drummer and an electric guitar player. For more information on the Praise Band or on how to join please contact Nichlas Schaal at email@example.com or 503-638-1597 ext.127.
This is an opportunity for some of our younger musicians to play a larger role in liturgy. The Youth Band joins up with the Praise Band once a month to provide music for the 11:00am mass. This is also an option for Praise Band members who are unable to play on a weekly basis. For more information on the Youth Band or on how to join please contact Nichlas Schaal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-638-1597 ext.127.
This is a ministry that is most active in the summer as the regular groups take a break or whenever there is a Sunday mass without a regular group or choir. First and foremost cantors and accompanist are participants in the music of the Liturgy. Along with inviting and leading people in song they provide musical settings to the psalms and other prayers during the mass. We are looking accomplished vocal soloist as well as piano/organ/guitar accompanists that have experience leading music within liturgy. For more information contact Nichlas Schaal at email@example.com or 503-638-1597 ext.127.
This is a contemplative form of prayer that incorporates music, scripture readings, prayers and meditations. For more information take a look at the Taizé Prayer page or contact Nichlas Schaal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-638-1597 ext.127.
One of the largest catholic music publishers in the nation and it’s located right here in Portland. Provides helpful resources for liturgy planning and liturgical music.
A great place to listen and buy some of the best contemporary catholic music out there. Including artists like Matt Maher, Sarah Hart, Jesse Manibusen, Ike Ndolo.
A document published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that outlines the role of music ministers in liturgy and prayer. A great resource for anyone working in music ministry.
Last updated by Nichlas Alexander Schaal May 5, 2010.