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Contemperary Music

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by DJ B.K., Aug 18, 2003.

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  1. DJ B.K.

    DJ B.K. But I'm Le Tired...

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    In my search for the religoin that's right for me I'm finding a lot to like about the cathlolic religion. I'm wondering though what cathloics think about contemperary music, particurarly in services. Is it wrong to want contemperary music in church to make it a little more exciting? are there any catholic churches with contemparary music? I'm just a teen searching for what God wants.

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  2. Metanoia02

    Metanoia02 Owner of the invisible &a mp;

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    Contemporary music is part of some Catholic services (Mass). For instance the Life Teen Mass on Sunday night has the typical elec Guitar, Bass , drums set-up. They play songs you would be familiar with from the Contemporaty Christian Music scene, Jar of Clay DC Talk etc.

    But it really depend where you live. You would have to call around to see what the local Church has in the way of contemporary music.
    Where do you live? Maybe someone here knows of a Catholic CHurch near you that you can check out to see what its like.


    Peace


    Just Checked your profile. If your in Cincy you should have no problem. Check out Xavier University, it a Catholic College. They probab;y have some thing you would be interested in and they can fill you in on the Catholic Church as well!
     
  3. DJ B.K.

    DJ B.K. But I'm Le Tired...

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    NO NOT XAVIER:eek:! I'm going to University Of Cincinnati and Xavier are our rivals. J/K:p, I don't really care, I really just want to find the right church for me:pray:. Just thought I'd bring that up.
     
  4. edward

    edward Momma's Boy

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    POD Cincy Warrior,

    If you would like to hear some contemporary Catholic Christian music, click on my sound link located under my name to the left. It links to the Catholic Music Network. I think you'll like it!

    Edward
     
  5. nyj

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  6. Avila

    Avila Boohoo moomoo, cebu

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    Our parish's 5:30 p.m. mass is the youth mass. We normally sing contemporary songs. Some of them are from Steubenville, and some are not - but they're all great!! :) Hopefully you find what you're looking for at Xavier! :)
     
  7. Mephster

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    *cough*

    ... uhh..... Church is... about more than the .... uhhh... music. If it was about the music... of course.... I think I would be Baptist just to hear the hymn "My Anchor Holds"!
    :)
     
  8. Wolseley

    Wolseley Beaucoup-Diên-Cai-Dāu

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    If I had my way, every Mass would have Renaissance polyphany by Palestrina, and similar superlative material, instead of dated, putrid hippie folk songs by the St. Louis Jesuits played on guitars. [​IMG]

    But, that's just me. The "liturgical musician" (what used to be called an organist) at our parish, just rolled her eyes when she met up with me at the coffee urn after Mass one Sunday, and I said, "Hello, ma'am---I'm beginning a grassroots campaign to never have to sing another hymn that was written after 1960; can I count on your vote?"

    ;)
     
  9. Mephster

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    *snicker*

    I know what you mean re: post-60's. I know my age does not show it, but the area in which I grew up.... was/is very Catholic. (Two national shrine/basilicas within 10 miles of each other...church on every block etc.

    When people whip out the tambourine, I cringe. When I even SEE a drumset, my blood curdles.

    I don't think that Contemporary music should be run out of the Church :) I do think that a decent balance should be struck.
     
  10. Avila

    Avila Boohoo moomoo, cebu

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    I'm all for balance too!!

    While I love the youth mass, I do wish that there'd be a mass that featured Palestrina settings, too! Of course, then I'd probably never go to another youth mass.... :p
     
  11. Credo

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    Decent balance, absolutely! I prefer reverential, booming organs with a beautiful choir singing classical, traditional hymns, many in Latin, as is the case with my church.

    However, I have been to very reverent "guitar" masses that did not move into the "hippie folk music."

    Then again, I've been to some masses where the "band" tried to make all the focus on them and their wonderful "concert" rather than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

    As you said earlier, it's not about the music, it's about returning to God. To me, holier music helps me remain focused on God rather than tapping my foot and singing along to modern music. I'm there to worship God, not to see a concert.

    Sorry, just my opinion. Contemporary music is the last thing I would look for when returning to God for worship.
     
  12. Mephster

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    One of the priests at the seminary spoke on this when I was serving mass once. People were loud and rustling in the pews. He just started hollering... hehehehehe!!

    "If you want to be entertained, go to the movies, go to the Sabres' game; Mass is not entertainment!"

    The folks sure quieted down... sometimes I do wonder what people think "going to Church" means.
     
  13. Rising_Suns

    Rising_Suns 'Christ's desolate heart is in need of comfort'

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    Music is such a beautiful tool that can help connect us with our Lord. It should not be taken lightly. Of course, you can't satify everyone's taste, but it is pretty clear to see the annointing in certain songs. Whether your taste is for classic hyms and organs, or for more contemporary music matters less than the effect it has on you. If a song helps bring you closer to Christ and encourages a deeper connection to the holy spirit, then it's good. the end.

    holy cow, i remember stuebenville. I went there in '98.
     
  14. princess_ballet

    princess_ballet Senior Veteran

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    I enjoy the songs that we sing at church, and they aren't new at all. Singing is like praying twice, and I believe it should be respectable. But I like the old songs at church. "King of Glory?" Oh yeah.
     
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