|Don't let your choir loft be empty this summer!|
First, the rant.
Why does the choir stop singing in the summer?
…."Summertime is when people are out of town so the numbers will be down anyway. We might as well recess until September."
Ok. So your regular members won't be there every week. But rarely do people go on vacation for three months.
Yes I admit it. It irritates me that summertime is treated this way...in many churches at least as regards the music
…Well...same thing for the music. The sacrifice of the Mass deserves our absolute best effort, every single week.
So here's my very direct statement to you music directors out there...it's a vocation not a job. If you are treating your position like it's a job, trying to get away with doing the minimum, and looking from vacation to vacation...you are in the wrong profession.
This does not really foster a sense of community or family which is I think, partially responsible for the decline in parish life in general.
Besides...Jesus never takes the summer off. We shouldn't either.