The Courage to Enter the Song

Liturgical musicians all have them: those songs we just love to hate. Sometimes it’s a hackneyed chord progression, sometimes a lyric that makes us cringe, and sometimes we’ve just sung a hymn so many times we can hardly stand to hear it again. Whatever the reason, we all have a song or two that we […]


As music ministers, Ben, Cameron, Joy, and I are rarely caught without a song at the ready, words and melodies spilling out easily whenever we’re asked to sing. Much of our work throughout this coming year in Clonard will call on us to use this gift, to share our voices readily and joyfully, and to […]