Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sto. Niño Parish Music Ministry: An Overview


At Sto. Niño Parish Music Ministry, our members are committed to creating an environment that best enables our community to fully participate in worship. In the music department, we seek to fulfill that commitment by encouraging participation through the use of well-trained songs, thoroughly prepared choirs and instrumentalists, and thoughtfully chosen song texts that reflect the scriptural readings and lessons of the season. 

As a worshipping community, we are called to take our part in the liturgy. Just as the priest has gestures and words that he must recite or sing in order for the Eucharistic celebration to be fulfilled, so does the congregation have its own responsibilities of gesture, word, and song. We are here for the sole purpose of praising our God – just as the saints and angels are doing at the very same time with us!

For some, the love of music calls them to be more fully involved in the Ministry of Music. Here, we become a more intimate family that joins together in friendship, faith and harmony to worship and praise the Lord. If you are drawn to give thanks to God for the special gifts that He has given to you, you are very much welcome to join our ministry. We have all experienced the joy of receiving abundant blessings in return for our gifts of time, talent, and treasure!

The Vision of the Sto. Niño Parish Music Ministry is:
  • To sing God’s praises in song
  • To grow in our abilities, and so
  • To competently lead the congregation
  • To be an integral part of the liturgy
  • To be an active member of our community
  • To grow in fellowship with each other.

Various chorale groups under Sto. Niño Parish Music Ministry rehearses in the Parish Church usually on Wednesday evening (for elder groups, such as Apostolado ng Panalangin Choir and Confraternity of the Passion Choir) and every Friday and Saturday evening (for younger chorale groups, such as Blessed Harmony Choir, Holy Rhythm Chorale, Holy Angels Choir and Youth Choir) from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Changes to this schedule is clearly announced from time to time using all possible means. The choir also meets at the Parish premises 30 minutes prior to scheduled Mass. The elder choir regularly sings at the 5:30 and 7:00 a.m. during Sunday Mass. Younger chorale groups usually sings at 8:30, 10:00 a.m., 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. during Sunday Mass on a basis of a rotating schedule  for each group in order to bring individual group’s music to the entire community, with the exception of Youth Choir, a group scheduled to sing every Saturday 6:00 p.m. for  youth mass .

There is also a core-group choir in every phases chapel (Phase 1, 4, 8A and 8B). These groups sings during Sunday Mass in their respective chapels as scheduled.

Meanwhile, the children’s choir of Sto. Niño Parish, the Munting Kerubin Choir, provides young children the opportunity to sing to the Mass, and to learn early in their Christian lives the joy of sharing their musical gifts. Through their involvement they learn the importance of actively participating in the Church community and are rewarded with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Liturgy. The children’s choir (MKC) sings every 4:00 p.m. during Sunday Mass. The children’s choir is under the direction of MR. BONG HERNANDEZ.

For more information on our minstry, please contact: MR. RAMIL ALEJO, the Director of Music Ministry at 09215666994 or MR. WALDZ RENALES, the President of Music Ministry at 09997889777 or (02)5134711. E-mail: (also our facebook E-Mail address). Thanks!

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