We are our own worst critic. We tend to judge ourselves more harshly than even the haters and Youtube comment trolls. Especially as artists and musicians, we are tough on ourselves. This morning, I was walking into our parish picnic (It’s the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity) to setup a sound system for announcements and […]
Last week at mass, I was leading worship and saw my youngest son in the first pew. As I watched him for a few moments, I realized that he is not responding and praying out loud during the Creed, Sanctus, etc. This irked me. It always has. Here is why… At the bus stop, on […]
“Grace Falls Down”
by Greg Ferrara
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What’s your favorite song to sing at mass, and why?
As I write this, Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy are counting down the remaining hours of 2014. Was it a great year for you? I’m not a resolution person, but I am a reflective type. Unfortunately, the flu or some other wicked bug found its way into my system. I’ll take advantage of the down […]
I ran across this blog on social media, and love it. Great words to ‘right’ the order of what is actually happening at mass. Lord Jesus, help me to remember that at every mass, I “perform” for an “Audience” of one. Post your thoughts on the blog in the comments!
Time Do you have a minute? Got a quick second? Time is money! Time, Talent, and Treasure… Time and music ministry. Let’s talk about it… For the last couple of months, my kids have been in full swing with marching band and club soccer. The impact of time on our family schedule has been substantial. […]
Single most important rule in musicianship… Play in tune, and in time. Simple, right? Here’s a product line that will help you do BOTH. Meet the Snark. Many models under $15. C’mon dude, that’s less than a 1/4 tank of gas for the car, or 3 mocha chocolate, low fat, soy, shaken and stirred latte’s. […]
Have I told you the story of how we got into digital mixing? It’s a crazy story… It’s Christmas Eve 2011. On Christmas Eve, we have so many people attending mass at 4:00PM that we have masses in (4) locations. Every seat is taken, every bit of floorspace is occupied. At 4:00PM on Christmas Eve, […]