“The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art.” – Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #112
Director of Music
Mr. Kurt Lichtenstein
The Blessed Sacrament music ministry endeavors to provide the best of sacred, Catholic music firmly planted on the solid foundation of the Church's vast, rich musical heritage. If you've ever given thought to possibly joining our music ministry, now is the perfect time to do so! There are currently openings at each Mass and each section (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and we would welcome any new members!
Why do we sing?
A cry from deep within our being, music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things. As St. Augustine says, "Singing is for the one who loves." Music is therefore a sign of God's love for us and of our love for him. In this sense, it is very personal. By its very nature song has both an individual and a communal dimension. Thus, it is no wonder that singing together in church expresses so well the sacramental presence of God to His people. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever His people sing His praises.
Every Thursday at 6pm in the choir loft (first Thursday in September to Thursday before Corpus Christi)
5pm Saturday Mass
4:15pm in Parish Hall
8:30am Sunday Mass
No pre-Mass rehearsal
11am Sunday Mass
10:15am in Parish Hall (Choral repertoire, sings one Spanish song at Offertory)
Children's Choir (Grades 3-8):
Rehearses Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm in the library at St. Mary's Catholic School.
Performs Wednesdays at the School Mass and one Sunday per month. Children must audition.
For information about music for funerals, please download the Funeral Music PDF.
For information about music for weddings, please download the Wedding Music PDF.
Private Voice Lesson Scholarships:
By being a member of our choir, your are eligible to receive a scholarship for private voice lessons that pays for 75% of the cost for one month. This scholarship is made possible by the Fine Arts Grant from the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma.
Liturgical Music Rubrics & Resources
- Musicam Sacram
- Sacrosanctum Concilium - Chapter VI Sacred Music
- Rubrics Chart
- Letter to Bishops on the Minimum Repertoire of Plain Chant (Voluntati Obsequens)
- Pope Benedict XVI on Sacred Music
- Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (USCCB)
- Musica Sacra (Church Music Association of America)
- Pueri Cantores: the Student Choral Association of the Catholic Church
- Ignatius Pew Missal
- CanticaNOVA Liturgical Planning
- Corpus Christi Watershed