Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Last night's concert in Brooklyn was the best yet. The parish had taken care of all the arrangements, even printing little blue tickets that went for $10. The church was almost completely filled. We knew it was going to be a fun evening when the people in the pews started clapping in rhythm with the music almost as soon as they heard it. We added an extra encore for them (an a cappella "O Holy Night"), and then met in the parish hall for refreshments and the Monsignor's special raffle. One of the prizes ended up in the hands of the diocesan Vicar! (It just so happens that Monsignor's term in the parish is about to end....)
This morning a group of us went to sing at the home of a young man who was paralyzed in a diving accident a few years ago. He is facing new complications and needs some extra prayers. Now we're about to load up our van caravan and head to Philadelphia for two more concerts: one at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish and one (a benefit) at the Bala Country Club. (See the SingingSisters channel on YouTube for info.) We just got word that we'll also be at the local Fox affiliate on Thursday morning...
A word on the liturgy... Advent is a great season for liturgical connections. The first reading and Gospel will almost always have a strong matching theme, as in today's: Isaiah tells of the Servant of the Lord whose "delight will be the fear of the Lord." What does that look like? Jesus "rejoicing in the Holy Spirit and saying 'I bless you, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth!' "

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I just got an idea: Maybe next year, it would help to have a small group of stagehands and we could travel the concert circuit with the Sisters and provide general set-up and break-down help in each place (or in places where it's most needed). Just an idea you can share with Sister Bridget. In addition to Princeton, I could help out in Philadelphia.