Holy Week is fast approaching! Last year, we livestreamed Holy Week from an empty church, and I sang Easter Sunday from my living room with a sound board and laptop connection to Father Derek, who livestreamed from the rectory chapel. Thanks be to God, we will be able to worship together this year. We will miss our choirs and our trumpets, but we give thanks for being back in the church, for the progress that has been made to date, and for the measures that have been put in place to help us all stay safe. We have some wonderful music planned for our cantors and accompanists for Holy Week and Easter, including the singing of Mass parts at some of the liturgies. Since there is still no congregational singing, I have chosen new Mass parts which will be enjoyable and uplifting to listen to. I hope that these new Mass parts will become future St. Bart’s favorites!
This coming Friday, March 26 at 7:30 PM, please join us for our livestreamed Tenebrae service! Tenebrae uses light, darkness, spoken word, and song to explore and experience the Passion of our Lord. Links to watch can be found on our Facebook page and right here in the bulletin/parish email. You do NOT need to be a member of Facebook to watch. If you are currently watching our livestreamed Masses, that’s where Tenebrae will be streaming. If you have never experienced Tenebrae, please take a moment to tune in and see what it’s all about! If you have been with us for Tenebrae before, please do join us this year, and help us celebrate this beautiful Lenten tradition from the comfort of your own homes.