prelude programs at SMG are designed to create an inviting,
reflective, prayerful atmosphere that acts as a bridge between
home and church and encourages us to enter into the spirit of
the Eucharistic Liturgy when we gather to give thanks for the
week ending and seek the wisdom and courage to meet the
challenges of the week ahead.
To achieve this, our
prelude music is carefully selected and rehearsed each week.
Many of our volunteer musicians of all ages spend hours
preparing these selections to the benefit of all parishioners.
We offer reflective and liturgically appropriate instrumental
and vocal musical selections. Quite frequently the vocal
selections are designed to expose us to music to be heard and
sung during this particular or future liturgical celebrations
and to foster familiarity and conscious and active participation
of everyone present in the sung prayer.
We are invited to come
early, sit and relax, let ourselves be transformed by the
melodies and let go of the burdens and challenges of our daily
lives so that we are able to enter fully into the weekly
celebration of the community of faith.