August 11, 2015
Erica Johnson notices that some of the most heartfelt singing at Mass occurs during one particular prayer.
June 29, 2015
Erica Johnson, our music director, is looking for your input as she prepares for a new permanent hymnal for Blessed Sacrament Parish.
June 24, 2015
Director of Music Erica Johnson focuses our attention on the prelude, the music the plays before the Mass begins and before the processional hymn.
May 7, 2015
Our parish uniquely offers the services of a funeral choir, who provide solace and comfort to the grieving through song.
April 30, 2015
A love for sacred music is a gift that can be passed from generation to generation.
February 26, 2015
Dr. Erica Johnson meditates on the words of a hymn about giving everything over to God and their power to transform our lives if we live them.
November 25, 2014
Several events have coincided over the past several weeks to make me keenly aware of the text of a hymn we sing at Mass occasionally: “For the Fruits of This Creation.” This is a hymn I schedule for the congregation to sing during the fall season because of the textual allusions to the harvest and to labor (listen for it next Labor Day weekend, for instance!).
November 14, 2014
A parish organist doesn't just play the "right" notes, but works to actively interpret the music, inspire the hearer, and adjust to accompany the choir and congregation.