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Old Oct 8, '12, 6:53 pm
LittleFlower101 LittleFlower101 is offline
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Default Re: Should Catholic Church musicians be paid?

I have been a cantor for 9 years. And I started in a college (FUS) that had a great music ministry program that puts most parishes to shame. Here's what I think.

Hold Open Auditions - and promote those auditions

Music Ministers Sing at only one Mass per weekend

Music Ministers are volunteers and are not paid

Music Leaders who give lots of time during their week are paid - they must also play an instrument and they usually attend more than one (1) Mass per Sunday liturgy

Make all Music Ministers go on a training weekend retreat so everyone knows what they are doing

Music Ministers should be Catholic, understand music as a ministry within the Church and Love the Mass

The end.